Robotics Application Equipment
SMC produces compact and lightweight automation components for robotics applications and End-of-Arm tooling. We offer a wide variety of products that can be used for handling work pieces of different shapes and materials.
2 Finger Grippers
2 finger grippers are the most popular style of gripper. SMC has many variations in 2 finger grippers to fit a variety of applications and work pieces.
3 Finger Grippers
3 finger grippers are great for round work pieces. The 3 fingers movement is synchronized by either a wedge cam or a rotary cam mechanism.
4 Finger Grippers
4 finger grippers are optimal for postioning square work pieces as well as picking up round objects. 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.
Auto Hand Change System
The Auto Hand Changing (AHC) system, coupled with a tool adaptor, can be quickly linked and interchanged with either a standard or high precision pneumatic gripper. It is very versatile and can be integrated into a flexible manufacturing system (FMS) making the AHC an effective 2-in-1 gripper component. The MA2 load bearing unit has a max. transportable mass of 3 kg, with a built-in failsafe mechanism for drop prevention when there is loss of air pressure. Paired with the tool adaptor, it can link with two types of grippers.
Electric & Magnetic Grippers
2 Finger Gripper
3 Finger Grippers
Series MHM is a magnetic gripper that can be used in place of vacuum cups or grippers when holding a metallic workpiece. Position sensors can be mounted on all 4 sides and can be mounted on 3 sides.
JMGP Compact Guided Cylinder
Series JMGP compact guided actuators are double acting, compact and lightweight. The JMGP is suitable for pushing, lifting or clamping applications.
JCQ Compact Cylinder
Series JCQ Compact Actuators are double acting, single rod, compact and lightweight.
SMC Vacuum Generators use compressed air to generate vacuum using a venturi. Vacuum levels down to -27 inHG (-91kPa) is obtained from multi stage units with suction flow greater than 7 SCFM (200 l/min.) SMC's air vacuum generators can be connected via a manifold or used individually. These compact devices can also be customized to integrate suction filters, vacuum sensor switches, and supply/release valves onto the generator. Additionally, SMC's generators can be configured to manage distribution of vacuum from a external vacuum source.
SMC vacuum cups are designed in a range of 19 diameters from 2mm to 200mm for use in delicate or heavy applications. SMC vacuum cups are available to fit many unusual shapes and are constructed from a variety of premium materials such as Silicon, NBR, Urethane, Fluorine etc. Installation options can be specified on either spring loaded buffers or threaded stems. Special application cups are also available such as check valve, porous material, annulus area etc.
Vacuum Cup Adaptors
The ZP, ZP2 and ZP3 series lateral entry adapters offer a wide variety of cup diameters, materials and designs to suit multiple applications. The adapters are available with SMC's acclaimed built-in one-touch fittings. Buffer types are available with strokes up to 50mm, depending on the series.
Non-Contact Vacuum Pads
SMC's non-contact, cyclone and Bernoulli type grippers, series XT661 moves work pieces without leaving flaws or adsorption marks. Because no-contact is made with work pieces, the XT661 is ideal for transferring FPD glass substrates, solar cells, wafers, etc.
Vacuum Generator and vacuum cup are integrated for space savings. The two-stage vacuum generator increases suction flow up to 50% and reduces air consumptions up to 30%. Design features allows for daisy-chain piping and the mounting with lock plates makes for easier maintenance.
Vacuum Saving Valve
ZP2V is a vacuum saving valve that when multiple vacuum pads are operated by one vacuum generator, and some of them are not holding the work piece, the reduction of vacuum pressure is restricted and the work piece can remain held by the rest of pads. When the work pieces have different shapes, the control circuit can be simplified. There is no need for switching operation when changing work pieces.
Wireless Fieldbus System
The EX600 serial interface offers a full suite of diagnostics and programmable parameters to meet the most stringent requirements. The EX600 offers excellent flexibility including digital input, digital output and analog input unit options. With the use of D-sub output blocks, a maximum of 9 remote D-sub manifolds can be attached to one EX600 communication module. This serial interface is compatible with series SV1000/2000/3000, VQC1000/2000/4000, S0700 and the new SY series valves. Available protocols include Ethernet/IP™, PROFINET. . The EX600 wireless cannot be used in countries where wireless is not supported. Refer to the catalog for details of countries where wireless is supported.