Applications Powered by SMC
SMC believes that worker safety and increased productivity go hand-in-hand. It is not mutually exclusive. You can have both. Through efficient design, you can reduce risk and increase productivity at the same time. SMC has developed a variety of safety related components that can be used in a safe pneumatic system.
Welding cells are a tough environment. Heat, weld spatter, high magnetic fields and dust can cause problems with pneumatic components. SMC has created an extensive line of pneumatic components that are well suited for welding environments.
Accumulated static electricity causes problems in the manufacturing environment. Plastic wrap, foam packing, or labels cling and attract dust and dirt, causing misapplication or contamination. Excess static charge damages sensitive electronic components. Even comfort and safety of personnel can be compromised.
AP Tech, also known as Advanced Pressure Technology, manufactures a wide assortment of gas delivery components. Founded in 1987, AP Tech has grown to be a global leader in pressure regulators and valves used for semiconductor wafer fabrication and other clean industries such as solar and flat panel displays. AP Tech also services many other industries delivering specialty and bulk gases for a wide variety of applications.
The company was acquired by SMC in May 2007 and continues to operate independently, though now a member of the SMC family.
In response to the latest demands in process control, SMC has incorporated leading edge product innovations and engineering excellence to develop a high purity product suite. These high purity solutions strive to continually advance the technology of minimizing contaminates. Achieving success as a quality leader by minimizing both particulate and chemical contamination to levels compatible with the most demanding requirements.
Pick and place applications comprise both primary handling—putting individual pieces of product into a tray or carton—and case packing. SMC has a variety of products that can be used for moving work pieces of all different shapes and materials.
SMC offers the benefit of offering a wide range of products that are well suited in Analyzer applications in the In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) Industry. SMC can be a single source supplier for components like fluid isolation valves, electric actuators, liquid pumps and ionizers.
Pneumatic components used in “extreme” temperature applications require a different design mindset. SMC has products that are specifically designed to be used in high temperature and low temperature applications.
Pneumatic components used in a dusty environment require a different design mindset. The designs must incorporate a method of sealing the dusty outside from the internal pneumatic components as well as limiting electrical and thermal energy. Static electricity control is also a consideration in bulk and powder applications. SMC has products that are specifically designed to be used these types of applications.
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.
SMC produces compact and lightweight automation components for robotics applications and End-of-Arm tooling. We offer a wide variety of products that can be used for handling work pieces of different shapes and materials.
The success of manufacturing processes can be highly dependent upon temperature. Examples include brewing fermentation, dispensing of package adhesives, and biomedical liquid reactions. Excess heat can also lead to damage to the equipment itself. Lasers, printers, traditional chip cutting tools and welders all require cooling during operation.
SMC is leading automation manufacturing with innovative development of next generation products for the machines of tomorrow. The future of automation design is looking to not only make companies more efficient but looking at total cost of ownership including space constraints and energy costs. The next generation product development focuses on compact, lightweight, and energy efficient designs.
Sustainably Supporting Automation
SMC’s products are designed to reduce unnecessary air consumption and electrical consumption while still meeting rigorous performance expectations that meet or exceed existing specifications.
By adopting the latest SMC technologies, we will help you lower energy costs and boost efficiencies, resulting in both cost savings and labor savings.
SMC Corporation of America will exhibit at FabTech 2019, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event at McCormick Place in Chicago. SMC will have two booths, one showing all our products at Booth A1225 and a specific chiller & dryers for temperature control in Booth A1143. To register visit: www.fabtechexpo.com
SMC Corporation of America will exhibit at Rockwell Automation Fair November 20 and 21, 2019 in Chicago. SMC will feature its wireless communication technology in EtherNet/IP™ protocol supporting solenoid valve manifolds, innovations in safety valves and the latest technologies supporting Internet of Things in the industrial space.
SMC Corporation of America will exhibit at PowerGEN International November 19-21, 2019 in New Orleans. SMC will feature its wireless communication technology in EtherNet/IP™ protocol supporting solenoid valve manifolds, air/servo control actuator, the latest pulse jet valve and a vast array of 2 way fluid control valves.
SMC Corporation of America exhibits at Pack Expo and Pack Expo East. SMC will feature its wireless communication technology in EtherNet/IP™ protocol supporting solenoid valve manifolds, the innovation of a square piston actuator to optimize output to area ratio, a higher efficiency air booster/regulator and the latest technologies supporting Internet of Things in the industrial space.
SMC’s commitment to supporting automation in the Food & Beverage, Grains/Cereals, Pharmaceutical and Packaging industries is matched by our global commitments to safe, sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions.
SMC Corporation of America will exhibit at IFPE/Conexpo-Con/AGG March 10-14, 2020 in Las Vagas. SMC will feature its wireless communication technology in EtherNet/IP™ protocol supporting solenoid valve manifolds, air/servo control actuator, the latest pulse jet valve and a vast array of 2 way fluid control valves.
SMC produces compact and lightweight automation components for robotics applications and End-of-Arm tooling. The UR+ Certified MHM Magnetic Gripper Kit’s easy Plug + Play integration is a solution for transferring ferromagnetic workpieces that are of uneven surface, porous, or susceptible to damage when traditional methods of vacuum systems or mechanical grippers are not viable solutions.
Applications Powered by SMC
- Safety Related Products
- Weld Process Equipment Products
- Static Control Equipment
- Chemical Handling Products
- Process Gas Equipment
- Pick and Place
- Analyzer Components
- Temperature Resistant Products
- Dust, Bulk and Powder Environment Products
- Water Resistant Cylinders
- Robotics Equipment
- Universal Robot
- Temperature Control Equipment
- Space Saving and Lightweight Products
- Air Saving Products
- Pack Expo
- Rockwell Automation Fair
- PowerGen International