SMC Products for the Automotive Industry
SMC offers a comprehensive line of pneumatic products which both meet and exceed the automotive industry's demanding manufacturing requirements. The result is a robust pneumatic system capable of:
- Continuous 24/7 operation
- Efficient production ramp up
- Operating in extreme temperatures & weld environments
SMC products address the challenge of providing maximum performance while minimizing energy costs and downtime. The sampling of products below demonstrates how SMC continually innovates to meet the evolving needs of the automotive industry. Featured products are categorized for body and powertrain assembly.
SMC's extensive line of cylinder products suitable for auto body assembly include the series CQ2 and power clamp cylinders. The CQ2 series has a long service life and optional coil scraper for weld spatter removal making it an ideal selection for resistance welding applications. Complementing the CQ2 is a full range of clamp cylinders, including the CKZ2N power clamp which conforms to the NAAMS standard. Series SY 5-port valves in combination with the EX600 modular fieldbus system yield versatile configurations, satisfying diverse user requirements. The AC series modular FRL ensures the precise flow of clean air to maximize operation of system components. A host of available options such as the manual residual pressure release valve on the -X352 variant ASP speed controller includes an internal check valve that will pneumatically lock an actuator in place for drop prevention.
Powertrain machining and assembly requires the convergence of many automation technologies. SMC’s broad selection of pneumatic and electric actuators achieves the precision and reliability necessary for these critical applications. Featured products include the heavy duty MGP series, C95N tie-rod locking cylinder, and a comprehensive line of linear electric actuators. The SY7000 5-port solenoid valve is now available, offering a high flow in a small footprint. With common wiring and multiple porting options, this valve series offers both design flexibility and simple installation, providing you with the highest value.
SMC, the world leader in pneumatic automation systems, has a long history of trusted partnerships with tire producers and their machine builders.
We all know that the tire plays a crucial role in vehicle performance and safety and how, today, a tire must be also fully integrated with the in-vehicle electronics systems.
We, at SMC, are fully aware of the demands of the “smart tire” manufacturing process
in terms of machinery complexity and new technologies.