Machine Tool Industry
SMC manufactures a wide array of automation technologies for machine builders. Compressed air, coolants, and other fluids must be filtered, monitored, distributed and temperature controlled. We offer a complete range of world-class actuators, valves, sensors, industrial filters, fittings, regulators, temperature control devices, and more.
The sampling of products below demonstrates how SMC continually innovates to meet the evolving needs of the machine tool industry. Featured products are categorized by compressed air line, coolant line, and hydraulic line application.
Mitigating and reducing the dew point of compressed air in industrial automation is done by installing refrigerated, membrane and desiccant air dryers. Water and condensate removal from industrial compressed air is done through using either a water or air-cooled aftercooler.
There are three essential processes prior to machine operation to better preserve the cycle life of expensive industrial equipment and ensure reliable machine operation.
Filtration to removal particulates, oils and condensate
Compressed air for industrial automation equipment is treated with air prep components to extend machine longevity and enhance their efficiency. SMC’s point of use air filters, pressure regulators and lubricators are designed for modularity for easy and versatile installation.
Industrial sensors and switches, sometimes referred to as transducers, installed in the factory automation space can provide essential machine feedback. They can monitor On/Off status, confirm operation within an optimal range, or measure real time operation e.g. pressure or flow.
The refrigerant circuit demands considerable energy consumption within an installation, so designing machines with energy-efficient components is crucial.
During the process of handling, positioning and inspection of parts it is necessary to make precise movements to guarantee the quality of the final product.
Discover our energy-efficient solutions for contaminant blow off.
The fittings and tubing are available in inch and metric sizes, in numerous configurations and manufactured in various materials to withstand a wide range of environments from standard factory spaces to aggressive high heat welding and corrosive wash down spaces.
Recirculating chillers and heat exchangers are installed to provide thermal stability for applications in industrial and applied sciences from laser cutting, welding, marking and plastic injection molding. Lab science and analytical equipment applications include: mass spectrometry, gas chromatography, MRIs, CT scanners, radiation therapy machines and other medical equipment.
In applications where laser equipment is used, it is necessary to use temperature control equipment to guarantee a stable temperature of the fluid, as well as components resistant to this type of complex environment.