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SMC, the world leader in pneumatics, has stepped up a gear to unveil two new in-line speed controllers, with and without an indicator, that complement the existing Elbow and Universal types.
Both the AS and the AS-FS have been designed to give operators greater control, flexibility and cost savings. The AS speed controller has a push-lock type knob allowing operators to set the flow rate by hand and lock it into position without the need for giving it a wrench. Featuring a larger sized knob, it is easy to turn and make fine adjustments. With a variety of single and manifold mounting options, the product acts allows operators to build systems that operate with different pressures and flows.
The in-line type speed controller with indicator provides precise adjustment of the flow rate, through the addition of a numerical display window and 90 degree markers in the push-lock handle rotation. In addition, the use of holes makes it an ideal speed controller for manifold configurations and, to allow flow direction to be easily identified, an identification label can be attached to the index plate.
A spokesperson from SMC said: “These two latest new products from the SMC R&D team demonstrate that the simplest design improvements can make a huge difference to performance accuracy and operating efficiencies, reducing overall costs in terms of time and labour.”
The AS and AS-FS feature different coloured release buttons for standard/stainless steel types and inch/metric tubing sizes, making handling much easier, whilst minimising the risk of human error.