SMC at Virtual Pack Expo Connects, November 9-13, 2020

PRESS RELEASE / September 15, 2020

SMC Corporation of America will be a Premium Featured Exhibitor at the virtual Pack Expo Connects during the week of November 9-13, 2020 as PMMI has made the difficult decision to temporarily transition Pack Expo from an in-person to a virtual trade show and launch Pack Expo Connects.

SMC will once again co-sponsor the Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network (PPWLN) event at Pack Expo.  This year, it is part of the Jumpstart Sessions.  On November 10 (Tuesday) at 9:00 AM CST, Jan Tharp, President and CEO of The Bumble Bee Seafood Company, will discuss Workforce Equality & The Socially Responsible Brand.

Pack Expo Connects Event Registration:

SMC will host Live Demos throughout the week, varying on product and application themes:

Monday, Nov 9 at 2:15 PM CST

  • Components for a Safe Machine – Utilizing components and air circuit designs to build equipment meeting ISO 13849-1 safety protocols

Tuesday, Nov 10 at 2:45 PM CST

  • IIoT Enabled Solutions – Wireless fieldbus control valves and IO-Link products for easier troubleshooting and remote monitoring

Wednesday, Nov 11 at 2:15 PM CST

  • Raise the Roof with SMC Vacuum Technology – Vacuum ejectors and suction cups applications for case packers, case erectors, robotics palletizers, and beyond

Wednesday, Nov 11 at 2:30 PM CST

  • Cobot End Effectors – Adaptable end effectors to work with Collaborative Robots

Wednesday, Nov 11 at 2:45 PM CST

  • Solutions for Dust Collectors & Static Elimination – JSXFA pulse jet valve for dust collection applications and static elimination components

Thursday, Nov 12 at 2:15 PM CST

  • Information Driven: Pressure & Flow Sensors – How pressure, vacuum and flow switches/sensors provide insights into machine operation and health

Thursday, Nov 12 at 2:30 PM CST

  • Choosing Flexibility: Positioning & Centering Solutions – LE Series electric actuators to meet your motion requirements and MACM Series for centering workloads

Thursday, Nov 12 at 2:45 PM CST

  • Hygienic, Clean Design & Environment Resistant Products – Products and components for use in wash down applications and environmentally adverse conditions

Pack Expo Connects Virtual Exhibit Dates & Hours:

  • Nov 9 – 12 (M - Th)    10:00 – 3:00 CST
  • Nov 13 (Fri)               10:00 – 1:00 CST

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About SMC Corporation of America

SMC Corporation of America is headquartered at 10100 SMC Boulevard, Noblesville, Indiana 46060, and is a subsidiary of SMC Corporation in Japan. SMC Corporation is the world’s largest pneumatics company dedicated to sustainable factory automation with technical development centers in Japan, the U.S., Europe and China.


There are 26 sales offices in the United States and 5 sales offices in Canada supported by domestic engineering, manufacturing and inventory located in Noblesville, Indiana.