SMC Corporation of America Celebrates its Second National Pneumatics Day on April 27, 2022


Founded by SMC Corporation of America in 2021, National Pneumatics Day is an annual celebration that occurs on April 27 each year. SMC Corporation was founded on this same day in 1959 and has since become the world’s largest manufacturer of pneumatic components for industrial automation. This day celebrates the power of air and the importance of pneumatics in sustainable automation.

National Pneumatics Day is to be celebrated by maintaining industrial compressed air systems. A few maintenance best practices are:

  • Minimizing air leaks
  • Changing the element in pneumatic air filters
  • Reducing the supply pressure from air compressors

The combination of these best practices helps to reduce electrical consumption, industrial CO2 emissions, and machine downtime.

SMC celebrates this day through additional activities, including the following:


SMC hosts pre-recorded webinars that cover pneumatic systems, the maintenance of compressed air systems, and sustainability in automation. To watch these webinars, visit

Sustainability in Automation Award

As the leading global manufacturer of pneumatic components, SMC supports the responsible and sustainable use of pneumatics by partnering with customers to discover creative ways to reduce overall compressed air and electrical consumption. The comprehensive approach focuses on consuming less raw materials in the manufacturing process by making products smaller, lighter, and extending the operating life.

To complement the emphasis on sustainability, SMC presents a Sustainability in Automation Award on National Pneumatics Day to a nominated company that exemplifies responsibility and sustainability in automation through corporate messaging, operations, and additional efforts.

To stay updated on the 2022 winner, visit:

Community Day

SMC Corporation of America hosted its first Community Day on Saturday, April 23, 2022. On this day, SMC invited the community to explore the big warehouse behind the gates of SMC Blvd. and welcome them to SMC & The Automation Factory - a world of pure innovation! For more information on the event, visit

Next Generation Social Media Contest

As SMC celebrates the history and advancement of pneumatics, it also recognizes the future of the industry; SMC has invited member schools of NAESC, the National Association of Engineering Student Councils, to be a part of a Next Generation Social Media Contest leading up to National Pneumatics Day. For this contest, SMC posts an image of each participating member school and the organization with the most likes on their respective post wins a working SMC product demo along with some SMC swag.

To participate, follow SMC on Instagram at @smcusacorporation.


About SMC Corporation of America

SMC Corporation of America, a subsidiary of SMC Corporation in Japan headquartered in Noblesville, IN, is a comprehensive manufacturer of components for the Automation, Controls, and Process industries. With technical centers in Japan, the US, Europe, and China, our vision to be the global standard for sustainable automation is realized through partnering with our customers to discover opportunities for energy and resource savings by reducing overall compressed air and electrical consumption.