Machine builders who traditionally use a cylinder and solenoid valve for pushing and clamping applications now have a space and time saving solution with the launch of SMC´s new Series CVQ cylinder and valve range.Developed initially to provide a unique all-in-one compact cylinder/valve system, engineers from world leaders SMC have simply taken their most popular compact CQ2 cylinder and V100 solenoid valve and literally built them together in one single unit. By adopting this innovative approach, the new CVQ cylinder range offers some major space savings as there is no need to allocate space for either the valve or the necessary piping. And by eliminating the piping, further performance benefits are also achieved such as reduced pressure drop and air consumption - by up to 37% per cycle - plus improved response speed when compared to previous separate cylinder and valve configurations. As a single one piece unit, the new CVQ only requires only three piping connections instead of seven connections as previously required thereby ensuring reduced labour time for both installation and maintenance.Currently the CVQ Series combines a double acting compact cylinder in either 32mm, 40mm, 50mm or 63mm bore sizes for application requiring cylinder speed of between 50 – 500 mm/s and a 2 position solenoid valve, which is IP 40 dust proof and is available in low power consumption 24 or 12 V options.
Our new Series CVQM guide rod cylinder - which is fully interchangeable with our popular CQ2 cylinder range - has been specially developed for pushing and clamping applications, where strong lateral load resistance and high non rotational accuracy is required. With its fully integrated solenoid valve it offers great space saving benefits, fast response speeds and installation costs are kept to a minimum as there is no need for traditional piping connections between the cylinder and valve. Available in bore sizes of 32,40,50, 63mm, these double acting air cylinders can be fitted with an auto switch on any one of the three available sides and operate between minimum and maximum pressure ranges of 0,15 - 0,7 Mpa.