SMC's CG5-S series is a stainless steel cylinder, perfect for use in wash down applications such as food processing machinery requiring intense cleaning. The use of non-toxic additives allows confident use in equipment for foods, beverages and medical products, etc. The CG5-S can be disassembled, allowing replacement of seals, which promotes an extended service life. SMC provides plugs for unused mounting threads to prevent residue build-up in the threads. The use of stainless steel (SUS304) on external metal parts provides improved corrosion resistance in environments with exposure to water.
Following a review of our popular CQ2 compact cylinder Series our R&D engineers have totally redesigned the complete cylinder range to bring you even more performance benefits and increased cylinder options. The major difference between the new CQ2 range and the old model is the totally redesigned body, which offers improved auto-switch mounting possibilities plus an overall reduction of cylinder weight of between 5 -13% depending on the model. Now, all CQ2 cylinders from Ø 32 to 200mm are designed with slide in grooves which can accommodate auto-switches on all four cylinder sides without the need for auto-switch brackets. And, for smaller bore sizes between Ø 12 and 25mm, slide in grooves have also been integrated in the new body design to accommodate bracket free auto-switches on two surfaces. Designed for use with our simple to set, dual colour, solid state auto-switches, the integrated auto-switch channel ensures total protection against potential accidental damage and improved health and safety benefits during both installation and maintenance procedures.
We are proud to reveal our latest tie rod air cylinder, the CA2-Z Series which promises to provide our customers with a competitive edge. The rod and head covers have been re-designed so the CA2-Z is up to 15% lighter than its predecessor. Further performance improvements have been achieved thanks to the introduction of a three turn adjustment range to the cushion valve, delivering easier control, smoother operation at the stroke end and labour cost savings for setting the cylinder speed. It comes with a variety of mounting brackets, as well as compact or magnetic field resistant auto switches that can be mounted on 4 tie-rods. In addition to the broad range of standard designs, there are a number of made to order options, making the CA2-Z ideal across a broad range of industries.
We are proud to introduce our Series CM2-Z round air cylinder. This new model delivers improved assembly time and reduced maintenance costs thanks to the auto-switch position, which can be altered by the loosening of just one screw. The addition of a transparent auto switch bracket provides improved visibility of the status of the switch and the Series delivers extra flexibility including the option of male and female rods. Where space is at a premium, you can select a female rod end (up to 29 mm shorter) and/or boss-cut type (up to 16 mm shorter). With a wide range of mounting brackets available, the CM2-Z also delivers greater mounting flexibility, making it ideal for use in applications such as pick and place, positioning and clamping.
The CQS compact cylinder is available for those small bore cylinder applications where saving space is a concern. While sharing many of the outstanding features of the CQ2 series, the CQS offers standard long strokes (up to 300mm) in four bore sizes from 12 to 25mm. Long stroke versions incorporate a wear band and thicker piston to handle the increased bearing needs of the longer strokes. Both switch capable and non-switch capable body styles are the same, and switches can be mounted on three (12-16 bore) and four (20-25 bore) sides. An increased side load version (CQS*S) is available for more demanding applications.
The series CU free mount cylinder saves space and allows direct and precise mounting. It is available in 6mm to 32mm bore sizes with stroke lengths up to 50mm. Options include auto-switch capabilities, free mount choices, recessed switch mounting grooves, non-rotating rod, double rod, single and double acting, and rubber bumpers standard.
Series CS2 air cylinder is a double acting, non-lube air cylinder. Aluminum die-cast is used for both the rod and head covers, which means a maximum weight reduction of approximately 50% (basic 125mm bore, 100mm stroke). This series is available in bore sizes 125mm, 140mm and 160mm with maximum strokes up to 1600mm (depending on the mounting configuration). Air cushions are standard on both ends. Other options include auto switches, rod boots, and Rc, NPT or G thread types.
Series CXS is available in six bore sizes and stroke lengths up to 100mm. This series is very compact and has a very accurate non-rotating specification. It is suited for accurate pick-and-place applications or light duty material handling. The CXS can be used with either reed or solid state switches. Available in clean room versions.
Machine builders looking to combine small double acting pin cylinders for clamping, pushing or stopping applications in their machines often have to juggle between the available components and the available space. But, thanks to the design engineers at SMC, world leaders in pneumatic technology, this challenge maybe a thing of the past with the introduction of their new Series CJP2 Pin Cylinder range.Now available in four bore size options, Series CJP2 includes a tiny, but powerful, 4mm bore size option making it the smallest double acting pin cylinder around.With 6, 10 and 16mm bore sizes completing the range, all feature extruded aluminium bodies making them not only compact but extremely light in weight.With longer stroke options of up to 40mm dependant on the selected bore size, the entire CJP2 Series can be fitted with direct mounted SMC D-M9/D-A9 auto switches without the need for additional mounting brackets.Further CJP2 options include rubber bumper cushions for impact resistance providing quieter operation and made to order models including both heat and cold resistant types. Mounting possibilities include Basic/Panel, Flange, Foot, Clevis and trunnion options and the new CJP2 Series is fully interchangeable with SMC´s existing CJP range.
We have rolled out an upgraded lightweight tie rod cylinder, the MB-Z series. Delivering market leading customer advantages, it is up to 10% lighter than previous models thanks to the new shape of the rod and head covers. The MB-Z also offers flexibility with a broad range of mounting brackets and the ability to mount both compact and magnetic field resistant auto switches on 4 tie-rods. With an ability to perform various manoeuvres – flipping, clamping, lifting, transportation and turning – the MB-Z is ideal for general industrial equipment. And with a choice of made to order designs, it can also handle bespoke environments.
At SMC we have 'rolled' out an upgrade of our MGP Series guide cylinder, which is now smaller and boasts new features. The new MGP-Z is testament to our commitment to invest in ongoing research and development to refine and improve the performance and functionality of SMC products. The MGP-Z is up to 17% lighter and offers space savings thanks to shorter guide rods, without impacting on the variety of functions, robustness and quality performance of the original series. Another recent key development feature is that round auto switches can now be fitted directly onto the MGP-Z cylinder, removing the need for mounting brackets and reducing labour costs. The common issue of incorrectly positioned auto switches is also mitigated when using SMC's two colour indication solid state auto switch, D-M9*W. The MGP-Z has many standard feature options including three types of bearings, four mount designs, piping from two directions and offers cooper and fluorine free versions. Suitable for many industries including General Automation and Car, it has several applications including smooth pusher and lifter, lateral load by acting as a stopper where shock is applied, or minimising plate displacement.