Connectors – Tubing
Tubing comes in a variety of material types to accommodate for various media through the connectors. Some material types include: polyurethane, fluororesin, polyolefin, spark resistant, water resistant and polyethylene. Varying materials prevent corrosion, damage from high temperatures and hydrolysis.
Tubing is available in sizes of 1/8”, 5/32”, 3/16”, ¼”, 5/16”, 3/8” and ½”. Metric tubing sizes of 3.2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 16 mm are also available.
SMC's series of polyurethane tubing is manufactured from Polyether resin, insuring the longest possible tube life due to its immunity to hydrolysis. Series TIUB inch size tubing is available in 8 "quick ship" colors, in standard stocked lengths of 66ft, 100ft, 500ft, 1000ft and 1640ft. There are 21 additional standard colors to suit special needs.
Flame resistance double layer tubing is suitable for air and water piping in environments where sparks from spot welders, etc., may be a problem. The double layer design uses a flame resistant resin (equivalent to UL-94 Standard V-0) for the outer layer.
High purity fluoropolymer tubing is available as standard in metric and inch sizes. These series has outstanding corrosion resistance, compatible with chemicals such as acids, bases and ultrapure water.
The clean tubing series consists of a polyolefin tubing (TPH), and a soft poly-olefin tubing (TPS). Both are available in six different colors and available in 20m or 100m bundles.
Wear resistant tubing series was designed to reduce sliding motion abrasion. This special polyurethane material is very similar to that of regular polyurethane and still maintains a small bending radius. Piping labor hours can be reduced with the TUZ's ability to fit into narrow piping spaces.
SMC's IDK series is a moisture control tube. Condensation in a pneumatic system will cause operating failure and affect the life of pneumatic equipment. The IDK prevents condensation in small cylinders, air grippers, and air operated valves by diffusing water vapor in the piping to the outside before it is condensed.
SMC's PEAPP series of polyethylene tubing is manufactured from linear low density resin for excellent environmental stress crack resistance. This economical, lightweight material has excellent chemical resistance. It is available in six primary colors and lengths of 100, 250, 500 and 1,000 ft. depending on size.