Dust, Bulk and Powder Environment Products
Pneumatic components used in a dusty environment require a different design mindset. The designs must incorporate a method of sealing the dusty outside from the internal pneumatic components as well as limiting electrical and thermal energy. Static electricity control is also a consideration in bulk and powder applications. SMC has products that are specifically designed to be used these types of applications.
Dust Resistant Cylinders (Extreme Dusty Conditions)
Series MGP is designed for high side load applications found in material handling, lifting and stopping. The cylinder utilizes an ultra-compact design by incorporating the cylinder body as part of the guide body. As the stroke length increases, so does the bearing length, thus enhancing the cylinder's load bearing capacity.
The CQ2 compact cylinder is the world's best selling pneumatic cylinder and can be supported globally. The CQ2 is available in 15 bore sizes from 12mm to 200mm. It comes standard with male or female piston rod threads.
The CQS compact cylinder is available for those small bore cylinder applications where saving space is a concern. The CQS offers standard long strokes (up to 300mm) in four bore sizes from 12 to 25mm. Long stroke versions incorporate a wear band and thicker piston to handle the increased bearing needs of the longer strokes. Both switch capable and non-switch capable body styles are the same, and switches can be mounted on three (12-16 bore) and four (20-25 bore) sides. An increased side load version (CQS*S) is available for more demanding applications.
Series CM2-Z stainless steel cylinders are compact, lightweight and offer high performance. The piston seal and rod seal design provides excellent life. Transparent auto switch bracket provides visibility of the status of the switch. The CM2-Z series delivers extra flexibility including the option of male and female rods. Where space is at a premium, you can select a female rod end (up to 29 mm shorter) and/or boss-cut type (up to 16 mm shorter). Rubber bumpers are standard. The CM2-Z series offers a variety of mounting options.
Dust Resistant Cylinder with Rod Scraper Option (Standard Dusty Conditions)
Series CM2-Z stainless steel cylinders with environmental resistant options are designed for tough environments and offer the same compact, lightweight and high performance as the standard CM2-Z. The piston seal and rod seal design provides excellent life. The CM2-Z series delivers extra flexibility including the option of male and female rods. Where space is at a premium, you can select a female rod end (up to 29 mm shorter) and /or boss-cut type (up to 16 mm shorter). Rubber bumpers are standard. The CM2-Z series offers a variety of mounting options.
Series CG1 single rod, double acting air cylinder has 8 bore sizes and can meet any application need. The tube is impact extruded aluminum to produce an extraordinarily smooth finish, allow low break-away pressure and smooth stroke action. Various mounting bracket options are available. Female piston rod threads are available as a standard option. Auto switch capable.
Series CS1 air cylinder single rod double acting version of SMC's largest bore cylinder. This version is pre-lubricated so there is no need for a lubricator in your system. This series is available in bore sizes up to 300mm and stroke lengths up to 2400mm. Additionally, the CS1 can be ordered auto-switch capable. Other options include, large bore sizes up to 300mm, various mounting configurations, cushion for noise damping.
Series MGP with environmental options is designed for tougher applications and still utilizes an ultra-compact design as the standard MGP actuator.
The CNA2 series cylinder with lock is suitable for mid-stroke stops, emergency stops, and drop prevention. An equal holding force in extending and retracting directions make it possible to lock at either end of the stroke. High reliability and stable holding force are maintained by using a substantially lengthened brake shoe with superior wear resistance. The locking mechanism is isolated from lock release air, so lock function is not diminished by excessive dirt or drain in compressed air.
Dust Resistant Grippers with Dust Cover Option
The series MHK2 grippers utilize a wedge cam design to minimize their overall size, allow no lateral vibration along stroke direction once the workpiece is held, while retaining a high holding force. Available in single acting (N.C., N.O.) and double acting as well as with a long stroke option.
The MHSJ3 Series, 3-finger grippers adds a dust cover to protect from the work environment. These are optimal for gripping spherical, cylindrical or round work pieces and loading or unloading of work pieces from the chuck of a machine tool. Its wedge cam design minimizes its overall size while retaining a high holding force making it suitable for end-of-arm (end effector) or space constrained pick and place applications.
Vacuum Equipment for Dusty Environments
Vacuum Flow Air Conveyor Unit
The ZH-X185 is versatile and can function either as a blow off unit or a vacuum unit depending on the direction of the output port. There is only one supply port and with available mounting brackets, it is very easy to install.
Intrinsically Safe Directional Control Valves
Intrinsically safe SY valve is designed to be used in hazardous location by limiting the energy that could cause ignition when used with properly sized barriers.
Dust Collector Valves
Dust collector, 2 port solenoid valve has large port sizes and the flange and flange body type. These are designed with low noise construction and has the option of a silencer.
Angle Seat Valves
VXB series is an air operated valve for steam that utilizes angle seat structure to minimize pressure loss. It is available with stainless steel 316L or bronze body material, and port size ranges from 3/8" to 3/4". FKM seals are utilized to reduce leakage and provide long service life of over 3 million cycles (steam) or 5 million cycles (air)
Static Control Equipment
Static Control Products
Accumulated static electricity causes problems in the manufacturing environment. Plastic wrap, foam packing, or labels cling and attract dust and dirt, causing misapplication or contamination. Excess static charge damages sensitive electronic components. Even comfort and safety of personnel can be compromised.