Vacuum Products – Vacuum Generators
Vacuum Generators use compressed air to generate vacuum using a venturi. Vacuum levels down to -27 inHG (-91kPa) is obtained from multi stage units with suction flow greater than 7 SCFM (200 l/min.) SMC's air vacuum generators can be connected via a manifold or used individually. These compact devices can also be customized to integrate suction filters, vacuum sensor switches, and supply/release valves onto the generator. Additionally, SMC's generators can be configured to manage distribution of vacuum from a external vacuum source.
The ZK2*A series is an energy-saving generator with 93% reduced air consumption. It has a 50% increase in suction flow compared to other single stage SMC generators. The ZK2*A also has various mounting options to choose from.
Vacuum Generator series ZA is compact and lightweight, making it ideal for pick and place operations, and suitable to all industries. Due to the compact design of the ZA, it is possible to install on moving parts. The shortened tube length to pad improves response time. The ZA is available as a single unit or manifold type, with or without pressure sensors and suction filters.
Vacuum Generator Series ZB is a compact vacuum unit includes a vacuum generator, supply valve, release valve, vacuum break flow adjustment needle, suction filter and silencer in a single unit. The ZB is an energy saving design with reduced air consumption and reaches vacuum pressure set point quicker than previous models. The series is constructed with separate vacuum and pressure paths, which effectively reduce the chance of dust collecting in the filter element being discharged into the surrounding atmosphere via the units exhaust. The ZB is available as a single unit or mounted to a manifold of up to 12 stations.
Vacuum Generator series ZL series is a multi-stage, high-efficiency vacuum generator, which operates at 150% efficiency (compared to about 40% for other units). For each scfm of compressed air it consumes, the ZL generates an incredible 1.587 scfm of suction flow. The ZL is available with a built-in vacuum switch with digital readout for design flexibility. Other features include built-in suction filter, exhaust silencer, and one-touch tube fittings. Its' compact design allows for mounting from three sides.
Vacuum Generator series ZH offers a compact and light weight point-of-use generator with standard flow and large flow capability. There are two types available: box type with a silencer exhaust and body ported type with individual exhaust. Also, these generators are often smaller and lighter than the bulky vacuum lines used in central vacuum systems. Available in various nozzle diameters and a number of port sizes.
Vacuum Generator and vacuum cup are integrated for space savings. The two-stage vacuum generator increases suction flow up to 50% and reduces air consumptions up to 30%. Design features allows for daisy-chain piping and the mounting with lock plates makes for easier maintenance.
Vacuum Generator series ZU combine design simplicity with high performance. Simply plug an air supply tube in one end, and vacuum is ready at the other end. Also, these generators are often smaller and lighter than the bulky vacuum lines used in central vacuum systems. The slim ZU generators are extra compact. A built-in exhaust silencer keeps generator noise to a minimum. Available in four nozzle diameters and a number of port sizes.
Vacuum Generator series ZQ is designed for high speed break response handling applications. The ZQ series can be used as a stand alone generator, or as part of a vacuum pump system. The ZQ not only offers a light weight, compact design (10mm body width), but also includes options such as filtration, pressure switches, and vacuum break (blow off valve).
Vacuum Generator series ZX is a single-stage generator. The modular design allows the user to choose only the components needed for the application. The ZX is available with a combination of generator unit, supply/release valve unit, pressure switch unit, and suction filter unit. Order without the generator unit for use as a filter and valve assembly for house vacuum systems. Special function plates allow the use of shop air to create the vacuum, and nitrogen for the blow-off. Available in standalone or manifold configurations.
Vacuum Generator series ZM is an all-in-one unit, complete with internal suction filter, exhaust silencer, supply and break valve, and vacuum switch. Its dual-stage nozzle design increases suction flow by 40% over single-stage generators, yet its compact size makes it suitable for many different applications. ZM series generators also boast a strong vacuum break pressure for quick cycle times. Available in standalone or manifold configurations.