Food & Packaging
SMC Products for the Food Processing & Packaging Industry
SMC provides a broad array of products for complete systems and multiple applications. This results in pneumatic systems that are capable of meeting diverse food processing and packaging requirements like:
- Continuous 24/7 operation
- Stringent hygiene regulations
- Continual wash down
- Operating in extreme temperatures
SMC products address the industry requirements of providing maximum performance while minimizing energy costs and downtime. The featured products below are categorized for reference under: Food Sanitation & Hygienic, Environment Resistant, Energy Saving/Reduced Wiring, High Speed, Temperature Control, High Pressure, Safety, Adsorption Transfer, Static Control, and Steam.
Food Sanitation & Hygienic
HY Hygienic Cylinders
VFN2120N-X36 NAMUR Valve
TL/TLM/TH/TD Fluororesin Tubing
SMC Fluororesin Tubing has outstanding corrosion resistance, compatible with chemicals such as acids, bases and ultrapure water.
Stainless Steel Fittings
Series KQG2 is a one-touch fitting made of all stainless steel SUS316, except seal parts. The series is suitable for use with steam and is grease-free. Applicable tubing includes FEP, PFA, nylon, soft nylon, polyurethane and polyolefin. The KQG2 series is available in both metric and inch sizes. The KQG2 is more compact and lightweight, and offers more configuration variations and tube sizes than the KQG series.
Water Resistant Cylinders
SMC has a range of standard, made to order, and specialized cylinders with a combination of stainless steel construction, water resistant seals, and special rod scrapers designed to prevent corrosion from exposure to water or coolant.
Paper Powder/Dust Resistant
Selecting pneumatic components for service in a dusty environment presents some hard challenges. SMC pays attention to critical issues of reliability, selection, compact design and support. SMC offers solutions that deliver performance in the extreme applications.
Temperature (Heat/Cold) Resistant
Pneumatic components used in “extreme” temperature applications require a different design mindset. SMC has products that are specifically designed to be used in both high temperature and low temperature applications.
Energy Saving/Reduced Wiring
EX260 Compact SI (IP67)
EX260 series is a compact and cost effective fieldbus solution for output applicable to SMC's most popular directional control valves such as New SY, SV, VQC, and S0700 Series. It can control up to 32 solenoids in one manifold. Available protocols are EtherNet/IP™, PROFINET®, EtherCAT®, PROFIBUS DP®, DeviceNet™ and CC-Link. EX260 series has standard dual port connectivity to eliminate the need of switches or branch connector, reducing wiring and component cost. IP67 enclosure rating ensures protection against dust and washdown environment.
VQ20/30 2-Port Solenoid Valve for Dry Air
The VQ20/30 series is a pilot operated, two port multi-media valve. The series is compact and lightweight with a large flow capacity. The VQ20/30's long life, high speed coil (up to 20 million cycles at 100cps for pneumatic use) along with its all plastic construction make it an excellent choice for those who want high performance at a lower cost.
KN Air Blow Nozzles
With the release of the KN series nozzles and gauge heads 30~90% of air consumption required for the current nozzle operation can be saved with the appropriate selection of the new nozzle and sizing. Many variations of nozzle are available with tube materials including nylon, soft nylon, soft copper pipe and OST tubing. Sizes range from 4mm-20mm.
VQC 5-Port Valve
The VQC series has five standard wiring packages bringing a world of ease to wiring and maintenance work, while the protective enclosures of three of them conform to IP67 standards for protection from dust and moisture. The use of multi-pin connectors to replace wiring inside manifold blocks provides flexibility when adding stations or changing manifold configuration. The VQC series has outstanding response times and long life.
RHC High Powered Cylinder
High speed or high load cylinder applications frequently require additional speed and flow control devices to control the stopping of the load. SMC's RHC series features a longer cushion design which is capable of stopping heavy or high speed loads while maintaining the simplicity of a standard air cushion cylinder. This enhanced cushion allows the kinetic distance, which results in the ability to absorb up to 23.8 ft-lb of energy and operate reliably at speeds up to 118 in/sec. Even with the improved performance of the RHC, cushion adjustment remains as simple as adjusting the cushion needle valve.
SX10 2-Port High Speed Valve
LEF Electric Actuator - Slider Type
HRS Compact Chiller
HRS compact recirculating chillers are designed to meet the widest range of single-point applications in both industrial and technology settings. The package design is robust enough for the factory, yet ergonomic and compact for lab installations. Coolant can be either heated or cooled within the set temperature range. Choose from six cooling capacities, air or water cooled refrigerant, and global power supply options.
HRS090 Large Capacity Compact Chiller
HRS100/150 Large Capacity Chiller
HRS high capacity standard chillers offer cooling capacities of 10 and 15 kW. Coolant and refrigeration circuits are included in a compact package. Air and water cooled versions are available. Set temperatures are PID controlled, while the system is monitored for 42 alarms. Additional features include a heating function, serial communication, and IPX4 ingress rating for outdoor installation.
HRSH090 High Efficiency Chiller
The HRSH090 is a compact chiller with large cooling capacity. A 9.5kW air cooled or 11kW water cooled refrigerating method can be selected. The system is controlled with a triple inverter, offering premium energy savings. Inverter technology allows precise delivery of fan, compressor and pump performance instead of less efficient ON/OFF cycling. The operation interface includes an input keypad and digital display, and an angled fluid supply port with level check. Filter replacement is tool-less for the air cooled model. Power supplies are available in 200 and 400 VAC 3-phase, and function in both 50 and 60 Hz environments for global compatibility. Alarms report on a variety of circuit and equipment conditions to preserve optimal operation.
ISE75(H) Digital Pressure Switch
Pressure Switch series ISE75(H) incorporates a large digital display to monitor both coolant and hydraulic fluids. These high performance, yet lightweight, pressure controls are available in two pressure ranges: the ISE75 for fluids requiring a set rated pressure of up to 10MPa and ISE75H models for a maximum of 15 MPa. Available with Rc, NPT or G1/4 port thread options, and with fixed or selectable MPa or PSI pressure indications, these switches conform to both CE and UL/CSA global accreditations and IP67 enclosure ratings.
VCH41/42 2-Port Solenoid Valve for 5.0 MPa
Series VCH41/42 is a 2 port pilot operated solenoid valve for high pressure application. Designed for use with air or inert gas, the VCH valve can operate up to a maximum pressure of 5.0 MPa. With reduction in the overall volume of the pilot chamber, the VCH's responsiveness can now be measured in just milliseconds. Non-collision armature construction, rubber buffers and a urethane diaphragm give the VCH series an expected service life of 10 million cycles.
VCHR Direct Operated Regulator for 6.0 MPa
Designed for use with air or inert gas, SMC's VCHR can operate up to a maximum pressure of 6.0 MPa with a set range of 0.5 to 5.0 MPa. With large flow passages, and IS01179-1 conforming port thread sizes, high flow rates are ensured. A metal-sealed relief valve, and a polyurethane elastomer poppet improve durability. Expected service life is approximately 10 million cycles.
VCHN 5.0 MPa Silencer
VP/VG Residual Pressure Release ISO Valves
Special versions of the VP and VG series valves that conform to ISO13849-1 safety standard, categories 1 to 4. They are available as dual residual pressure release safety valves with detection of main valve position.
VHS Residual Pressure Relief Valve
AV Soft Start-up Valve
Series AV soft start-up valves allow the user to set the initial rate of system pressurization to minimize system shock. When deactivated, the valve quickly exhausts the system for safe servicing of equipment.
- Modular connectivity with FRL components
- Available voltages: 12, 24VDC; 100, 110~120, 200, 220VAC
- Large effective flow area
- Electrical entry options: grommet, DIN connectors
- Port sizes: 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 3/4
VR51 Two Hand Control Valve
Series VR51 is a safety valve for applications where machine operation with two hands is recommended. It conforms to EN574. The operating pressure range is .25 - 1 MPa.
ZK2 Vacuum Unit
Vacuum Generator ZK2 series is an energy-saving generator with 90% reduced air consumption. The ZK2 has a 50% increase in suction flow compared to other single stage SMC generators. With its compact size and lightweight, it is easier to maintain. The ZK2 also has various mounting options to choose from.
ZP Vacuum Pads
SMC's series ZP, ZP2 and ZP3 vacuum pads offer a complete line of pad options to meet all of your handling and transfer needs. A wide range of sizes, shapes and materials allow design engineers the flexibility to choose the appropriate pad configuration, making the ZP, ZP2, and ZP3 suitable for a variety of routine and unusual lifting applications.
ZP2V Vacuum Saving Valve
ZH-X185 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.
IZS4* Bar Ionizer
The IZS4 family is SMC's 3rd generation of bar ionizers. Bar ionizers generate a curtain of static eliminating ions effective for a distance up to 2000mm / 6.5 ft. The family includes the standard IZS40 model, the IZS41 with feedback or auto balance sensor and rapid static neutralization, and the IZS42 with low amplitude ion generation for sensitive electronics. The IZS41 and 42 are remote control capable, and can be linked via cable for operation from a single power supply. Needle cartridges are easily removed without tools for cleaning or end-of-life replacement.
IZN10 Nozzle Ionizer
The IZN10 is SMC's nozzle ionizer. The nozzle ionizer emits an air-assisted cone of static eliminating ions for focused targets up to 500mm / 20 in. The nozzle can be used with an optional sensor and monitor to suspend emission when static elimination is complete. Available with high flow or energy saving nozzles. The cartridge can be removed for needle cleaning or replacement. Slim, compact design is suitable for installation in tight spaces.
IZF Fan Ionizers
The IZF10 is SMC's compact fan ionizer. The fan ionizer emits static eliminating ions using ambient air, suitable for when an air supply is inconvenient or unavailable. Treatment area can be up to 1200mm / 47 in away. The fan is operated by a power switch, with an ion balance adjustment trimmer in the back. Available with a low noise or rapid static elimination fan.
IZH10 Handheld Static Meter
The IZH10 is SMC's handheld electrostatic meter. This meter features two function buttons and a backlit LCD display. The meter can be used to investigate and verify static electricity charges up to +/- 20,000 V.
VXB 2-Port Air Operated Angle Seat Valve
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)
VXS 2-Port Pilot Operated Solenoid Valve
VXS 2 port solenoid valve for steam is compact and lightweight, designed to operate with no need for differential pressure. The VXS is considerably quieter than similar valves due to its special construction and full wave rectifier type solenoid. A piston main valve and special FKM material for both the valve and seal help reduce internal leakage to 1.0 cm³/min or less, and improve life cycle and valve reliability. The VXS valve series is RoHS compliant and meets IP65 enclosure guidelines.