Sensors, Switches & Controllers
SMC offers a range of pressure monitoring devices to meet the diverse application requirements of our customer base. Within the collection you will find IP ratings as high as IP67, IO-Link capability, and pneumatic or liquid compatibility. Multi-line, multi-color displays offer more information with better visibility. Digital and analog outputs characterize operational conditions in useful ways. Categories are clearly defined to assist product selection.
SMC offers a range of vacuum monitoring devices to meet the diverse application requirements of our customer base. Within the collection you will find IP ratings as high as IP67, IO-Link capability, and pneumatic or liquid compatibility. Multi-line, multi-color displays offer more information with better visibility. Digital and analog outputs characterize operational conditions in useful ways. Categories are clearly defined to assist product selection.
Air flow sensors provide instantaneous flow information for the compressed air supply of your applications. Sensors may have integrated displays, or remote units with separate ouput monitors. Displays may be mult-line and multi-color, offering more information with better visibility. Digital and analog outputs characterize operational conditions in useful ways. Features include multiple flow ranges, enclosure ratings up to IP65, and IO-Link capability.
The Air Management System automatically regulates and isolates the compressed air provided to a machine to improve efficiencies during periods of inactivity. The unit generates pressure, flow, and temperature data to characterize normal operating conditions and identify trends to both compare with similar machines and enable preventative action to maintain optimal system performance. The unit does not require reprogramming of the user's PLC to operate, making integration both simple and cost effective. The high-resolution data is accessed by the PLC via fieldbus and SCADA packages via OPC UA. Using OPC UA and wireless systems, the Air Management System can be added without connector to the PLC or changes to PLC programming.
Liquid flow devices include instantaneous flow sensors and mechanical flow switches giving an ouput signal at a set point. Sensors within the collection are optimized for a variety of conditions, including compatibility with water, coolant, or chemicals; detection method; space constraints; and manifold configuration. Outputs range from simple ON/OFF confirmation signals, mA or V analog, or digital IO-Link. Review the categories to select a product best suited for your application.
SMC offers a variety of auto switches for actuators and air grippers. Reed and solid state switches are available in a general purpose type or with 2-color indication, which allows the optimum operating position to be determined by the color of the light. Solid state switches are also available in 2-color indication with diagnostic output, water resistant 2-color indication, built-in OFF-delay timer (200 ms), magnetic field resistant, heat resistant and wide range detection configurations. Various lead wire lengths are available.
Electro pneumatic air regulators control air/vacuum pressure steplessly in proportion to an electric signal. They are light weight in design with a bright and easy to read LED display. The monitor output is available either as analog output or switch output.
FC2W is a flow controller for water between 0-50°C. A motor driven adjustable flow restriction works together with feedback from a Karman vortex flow sensor to respond to an analog input signal establishing the flow rate. When a single water supply source is divided into multiple lines, the flow rate between lines can be inconsistent. FC2W controllers can adjust flow on each line to a constant rate. FC2W does not include a flow shutoff feature. Pair the controller with a VXZ 2-port soleoid valve to stop flow for any reason. The device includes an error status LED. This is a grease-free product.
IN502-44 and IN502-45 are flow controllers for clean, dry compressed air that can adjust the flow rate automatically in response to an analog voltage or current signal. Control is linear and stepless within the rated flow ranges offered. When power is off, the controller can either stop flow or keep the flow rate unchanged depending on model selection. Features include 1/2 metric ports, a 3-screen 3-color display, raised rubber setting buttons and an M12 cable connector. The main screen will display current flow rate. The sub screens can display the command value, outlet pressure, min and max values, or a user-given line name. IO-Link and analog switch outputs are offered. Fluid temperature is available via IO-Link. The controller offers an IP65 rating for dusty or wet environments.