SMC Celebrates National Pneumatics Day 2024 with Nationwide Open Houses, Awards, and More

NOBLESVILLE, Ind., (Apr. 27, 2024) – National Pneumatics Day, founded by SMC Corporation of America in 2021 and celebrated annually on April 27th, celebrates the power of air and the importance of pneumatics in sustainable automation. Founded on this same day in 1959, SMC Corporation has since become the world’s largest manufacturer of pneumatic components for industrial automation.

In celebration of National Pneumatics Day, individuals and organizations are encouraged to maintain their industrial compressed air systems. Some essential maintenance practices include minimizing air leaks, changing the element in pneumatic air filters, and reducing the supply pressure from air compressors. The combination of these practices helps to reduce electrical consumption, industrial CO emissions, and machine downtime.

Beyond maintenance, SMC is marking the 2024 National Pneumatics Day with a series of exciting events and initiatives. This year's celebrations include nationwide open houses, the presentation of the Sustainability in Automation award, a community day at SMC headquarters, and a social media contest for next generation engineers. For more information on National Pneumatics Day, visit

Nationwide Open Houses:

This year, SMC will host nationwide open houses at a number of SMC sales branches, as well as at headquarters in Noblesville, IN, on Friday, April 26th in celebration of National Pneumatics Day. Branches are inviting their local customers to these open houses, which will include two featured presentations and a series of workshops that vary by branch. These are listed below:

Featured presentations:

  • Smart Eco-Factory: Best Practices for Reduced Downtime, Cost, and CO Footprint
  • New Product Innovations in Automation-Controls-Process


  • Your Future Factory with Air Management System
  • Empowering Precision with Electric Actuators
  • Cutting the Cable with Wireless Industrial Communication
  • Navigating Online Model Selection Software and eTools
  • Controlling the Flow of Your Process
  • Emerging Technologies: End-of-Arm Tooling for Robots and Cobots
  • Digital Manufacturing: An Overview of Controls, System Architecture, and PLC Basics
  • Pitching Pneumatics: Quick Product Demos
  • Using Suction to Pick, Place, and Palletize: Overview of Vacuum Products

For a full listing of participating branches and their respective registration links, click here: National Pneumatics Day Open Houses 

For customers unable to attend the branch open houses, SMC will be hosting a virtual keynote on April 26th at 1-1:30pm ET. Register for the virtual keynote, here: Smart Eco-Factory: Best Practices in Reduced Downtime, Cost, and CO Footprint

Sustainability in Automation Award:

As the leading global manufacturer of pneumatic components, SMC supports the responsible and sustainable use of pneumatics by partnering with customers to discover creative ways to reduce overall compressed air and electrical consumption. The comprehensive approach focuses on consuming less raw materials in the manufacturing process by making products smaller, lighter, and extending the operating life.

To complement the emphasis on sustainability, SMC will present the Sustainability in Automation award to a company that exemplifies responsibility and sustainability in automation. This year’s recipient will be announced during the Smart Eco-factory Virtual Keynote on Friday, April 26th.

Community Day:

SMC is inviting the community to explore SMC & The Automation Factory: A World of Pure Innovation at SMC’s headquarters in Noblesville, IN on Friday, April 27th from 10am – 2pm. Activities will include the following:

  • Factory tours
  • Golden Ticket scavenger hunt
  • Food trucks
  • Demos from local robotics teams
  • Hands-on STEM activites
  • Local vendor market
  • Bounce houses, outdoor games, music & more

All ages are welcome. To attend this free event, register at

Social Media Contest for Next Generation Engineers:

As SMC celebrates the history and advancement of pneumatics, it also recognizes the future of the industry; SMC has invited college-level engineering clubs from across the country to participate in a social media contest leading up to National Pneumatics Day. This contest entails SMC posting an image for each participating organization, and the organization with the most activity on their respective post wins working SMC product demos along with some SMC swag.

The contest will be live from 12pm ET on April 19th to 12pm ET on April 26th on the SMC Instagram, @smcusacorporation.


About SMC Corporation of America

SMC Corporation of America, a subsidiary of SMC Corporation in Japan headquartered in Noblesville, IN, is a comprehensive manufacturer of components for the Automation, Controls, and Process industries. With technical centers in Japan, the US, Europe, and China, our vision to be the global standard for sustainable automation is realized through partnering with our customers to discover opportunities for energy and resource savings by reducing overall compressed air and electrical consumption. Visit for more information about SMC Corporation of America.