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September 2021

SMC launches abrasive resistant process pump

A new polypropylene type pump from SMC has been designed to withstand the harshest manufacturing processes, delivering production reliability that lead to cost and energy savings.

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April 2021

Greetings from the newly inaugurated president of SMC

I’m Yoshiki Takada. As of April 1st, 2021, I was appointed as the new president of SMC. Since our founding in 1959, SMC has grown as a comprehensive manufacturer of automatic control equipment, including pneumatic equipment, with the goal of “meeting all of our customer requests”.

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March 2021

SMC launches space saving thermo-chiller

The new HRR rack-mounted thermo-chiller from SMC has been designed for installers where space is an issue. It also delivers efficiencies in terms of installation and maintenance, as it can be adjusted and maintained while installed in a rack.

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January 2021

SMC launches solenoid valve for harsh conditions

SMC has designed a direct operated 2-port solenoid valve that can withstand the harshest of environments whilst saving energy.

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SMC takes aim with launch of a new gun type ionizer

SMC has designed a new lightweight, handysized ionizing gun that can neutralise static, rapidly and effectively, from a variety of products at different phases of production.

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December 2020

SMC launches separate controller bar and nozzle type ionizers

SMC has unveiled the IZT ionizer series that offers customers a compact solution, with a separate controller to optimise space. The new design also offers enhanced monitoring capabilities, the bars and nozzles are simple to adjust, even when located in hard to reach spaces.

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November 2020

SMC launches new energy saving Impact Blow Gun

The new Impact Blow Gun (IBG) from SMC is the most energy efficient on the market, using up to 87% less air than any other standard blowing gun.

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October 2020

SMC launches space saving thermo-chiller

The new HRR rack-mounted thermo-chiller from SMC has been designed for installers where space is an issue. It also delivers efficiencies in terms of installation and maintenance, as it can be adjusted and maintained while installed in a rack.

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September 2020

SMC launches digital flow switch for large flow

The latest digital flow switch to join the SMC family, PF3A7#H, monitors the consumption of the main line with a 100:1 ratio. And now, further benefits come together with IO-Link.

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SMC launches solenoid valve for harsh conditions

SMC has designed a direct operated 2-port solenoid valve that can withstand the harshest of environments whilst saving energy.

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June 2020

SMC launches an all-in-one super silent and energy saving vacuum ejector and pump system

SMC has given its popular all-in-one vacuum unit ejector and pump system a refresh with the launch of the ZK2-A series. The latest incarnation offers customers superb efficiencies in terms of space, energy, maintenance and noise.

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SMC introduces new IN-777 air servo cylinder

For installations that require precise and efficient control in challenging operating conditions, SMC launches its new IN-777 air servo cylinder for multipoint positioning and control

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SMC goes virtual at world’s largest WeAreCOBOTS Expo & Conference

SMC is set to showcase its robotics’ solutions at the world’s largest virtual collaborative WeAreCOBOTS Expo & Conference from 16 – 18 June 2020.

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May 2020

SMC unveils lightweight and high efficient multistage ejector

SMC has renewed its multistage ejector range with the, ZL1/ZL3/ZL6 series, in response to weight reduction demand that comes from the growing use of robotics. This addition to SMC’s vacuum range meets the suction flow requirements for workpieces with high levels of leakage, while also delivering energy efficiencies.

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March 2020

SMC unveils new magnetic gripper for transporting workpieces with uneven or perforated surfaces.

SMC has added to its gripper range with the launch of the MHM, which uses a magnet to handle workpieces. Ideal for workpieces with uneven surfaces or featuring holes, the MHM provides machine operators with reliable and safe handling and reduced cycle times that increases productivity.

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SMC launches new multi-channel digital sensor monitor

The monitoring of multiple lines within a plant has become easier thanks to SMC’s new PSE200A 3-screen display, multi-channel digital sensor monitor.

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February 2020

SMC launches compact type parallel style air gripper

SMC is meeting the challenge of speed and precision presented by the increasing use of robotic arms on production lines with its new JMHZ2 compact type parallel style air gripper.

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January 2020

New Digital Flow Switch Manifold from SMC offers centralised control

A new digital flow switch manifold from SMC simplifies the flow and temperature control of production lines and facilities by housing switches in a single manifold.

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November 2019

SMC launches world’s smallest solenoid valve

In response to working closely with its customers and identifying a need for space optimised and cost efficient solutions, SMC launches its JSY 5-port Solenoid Valve with the shortest valve width in the world at 6.4mm.

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SMC unveils new ISO locking cylinder

SMC extends its cylinder range with the launch of its new ISO locking cylinder, CP96N-C96N that has a stronger holding force and is ideal for intermediate stops and drop prevention.

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September 2019

SMC’s digital gap checker is Industry 4.0 ready with IO-Link communication

SMC’s latest digital gap checker, ISA3-L, features IO-Link compatability, offering manufacturers greater control of applications and more information at a glance with its 3-screen data display.

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SMC reveals its smallest compact speed controller to date

SMC has responded to market demand for smaller components with the JAS compact speed controller. Its launch means SMC now offers a complete range of ‘compact’ solutions that also includes cylinders and small integrated auto switches.

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June 2019

SMC grows European market share

SMC Corporation announces its fifth year of consecutive sales growth for its European business, posting a 6.3% increase to deliver annual net sales of €745.87 million.

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April 2019

On the occasion of SMC’s 60th Anniversary

Yoshiyuki Takada Chairman SMC Corporation

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SMC launches energy efficient air pulse valve

SMC has added to its extensive valve range with the JSXFA, a high peak pressure pulse valve, that is also fast to respond and uses low air consumption, to guarantee energy savings.

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January 2019

SMC in the driving seat with innovative solutions at Tire Technology Expo 2019

TIRE TECHNOLOGY EXPO 2019 5 – 7 March 2019 Deutsche Messe Exhibition Centre, Hanover Hall 21, Booth 9064

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October 2018

SMC showcases life sciences solutions

COMPAMED 2018 12 -15 November 2018 Düsseldorf Trade Fair, Düsseldorf, Germany Hall 8B, Stand H04 Visitors to this year’s COMPAMED will have a chance to view SMC’s diverse range of specialist solutions for the Life Sciences industry.

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January 2018

SMC gets to grip with powerful solutions at Tire Technology Expo 2018

TIRE TECHNOLOGY EXPO 2018 20 - 22 February 2018 Hannover Hall 21, Booth 7045

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SMC makes the grade in the FORBES Global 2000

Japanese automation firm, SMC, has been listed in the FORBES Global 2000 as one of the world’s largest public companies.

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SMC steps up control with its latest multi-axes step motor controller

SMC has extended its multi-axes control step motor controller range, with the launch of the JXC92. This new unit can control up to three electric actuators simultaneously, creating a range of savings and simplifying the process in terms of equipment, wiring, space and programming.

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SMC’s latest centring unit helps to save space and air

The MACM is a new centring unit from SMC that helps to align and position heavy workpieces on the move, so manufacturers can install and operate more compact conveyor lines.

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SMC launches highly adaptable blue silicone rubber vacuum pad

The latest vacuum pad from SMC is the ZP3P, which has been designed to offer optimum absorbing performance and efficient handling. It features a blue coloured, silicone rubber pad that prevents wrinkles and is compliant with the FDA 21CFR§177.2600 elution test.

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SMC merges its digital pressure switch range in 2018 under the same design

SMC is building on the success of its ZSE20(F)/ISE20 pressure switch range that features 3-screen display, 3-step setting mode and selectable delay time function, with the ZSE20(F)#/ISE20# (A, B and C). The extended series will help operators deliver efficiencies in terms of control and time saving.

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December 2017

SMC’s new cylinder with lock unit guarantees easy handling

The MWB Series cylinder from SMC, features a separate lock unit that has been designed with the operator in mind. Versatility and simplicity are key to this latest design with installation and maintenance time kept to a minimum.

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Don’t let static be an issue this winter

Static electricity is an invisible but costly problem for manufacturers that can cause both production issues and lower quality products. This issue can only get worse as winter sets in and temperatures plummet, warns SMC.

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November 2017

SMC launches digital flow switch for large flow

The latest digital flow switch to join the SMC family, PF3A7#H, monitors the consumption of the main line with a 100:1 ratio.

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SMC remains in pole position with enhanced air slide table

SMC has launched an air slide table that is believed to be the most precise, compact and lightweight, offering outstanding performance.

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September 2017

SMC rolls out its most compact cylinder featuring a linear guide

SMC, the worldwide leading expert in pneumatics, has launched a compact cylinder with an integrated linear guide. The innovative MXZ Series benefits from using the design of a compact cylinder, coupled with a linear guide that delivers market leading accuracy and linearity.

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SMC’s new 3-screen monitor is latest addition to its sensor family

SMC has introduced the PSE300AC Series to the monitor market. It simplifies the remote monitoring of different types of sensors being used on a factory floor. Thanks to the display colours and screen layout, the PSE300AC allows three different items to be watched at the same time, enabling operators to view the status of applications at a glance.

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SMC’s latest main line filter features high filtration and water removal capabilities

SMC has launched a new stainless steel main line filter with 1 µm nominal filtration rating. The AFF#D Series can remove water droplets without the need for an additional water separator, creating greater efficiencies and space savings.

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SMC brings solutions to life at COMPAMED 2017

COMPAMED 2017 13 -16 November 2017 Düsseldorf Trade Fair, Düsseldorf, Germany Hall 8B, Stand H04 Visitors to this year’s COMPAMED will have a chance to view SMC’s diverse range of specialist solutions for the Life Sciences industry.

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SMC’s new soft start-up valve cuts energy consumption

SMC, the worldwide leading expert in pneumatics, has updated its AV directional control valve that consumes as little as 0.35W and is suitable for continuous energising.

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August 2017

SMC’s latest valve offers a modular solution for FRL units

The latest VP#17 Series from SMC completes the portfolio of 3 port pressure relief valves for FRL (Filter Regulator Lubricator) units, where electrically operated valves are required.

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July 2017

SMC showcases the right tools for the best performance at EMO 2017

EMO 2017 18 - 23 September 2017 Hannover Exhibition Centre Hall 6, Stand H66 SMC, a global leader in pneumatic and electrical automation technology, will be taking a step into the future as it reveals its tool box of solutions for operators working towards Industry 4.0 at this year’s EMO.

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June 2017

SMC’s launches new air saving speed controllers

SMC has launched two air saving speed controllers that reduce energy consumption and are as simple to operate as standard models.

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May 2017

SMC helps customers ‘EXpand’ their communications

The sharp growth in manufacturing automation and the adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things has seen a rise in interest for SMC’s serial interface solutions.

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SMC steps up with full suite of solutions to support every step of the packaging process

As SMC commits to work in partnership with its customers worldwide to drive productivity, performance and energy efficiency, the global automation expert has developed a full range of solutions that have the flexibility to adapt and evolve with its customers’ packaging needs.

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SMC gives the power of motion to customers

SMC customers can feel the full force of its electric actuator range thanks to ongoing investment in its product portfolio that now delivers total movement and control for any application.

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Keeping five steps ahead of energy efficiency

In our 24/7 economy and as Governments and industries battle with our thirst for ever increasing supplies of energy, the global automation specialist, SMC, commits to work in partnership with its customers to drive energy efficiency and reduce wastage.

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SMC Gives Customers Peace of Mind For 2017

Industry is being offered ‘peace of mind’ in 2017 as SMC highlights the opportunity to improve production and ultimately costs through a focus on efficient temperature control.

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SMC raises the bar at drinktec 2017 with versatile solutions

drinktec 2017 11 - 15 September 2017 Messe, Munich Hall B3, Stand 510 SMC, a global leader in pneumatic and electrical automation technology, will be serving up a range of flexible solutions dedicated to the beverage industry at this year’s drinktec from stand 510 in Hall B3.

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SMC’s success continues following investment in R&D and recruitment

SMC, the worldwide leading expert in pneumatics, has recorded another year of growth across its global network, reporting total operating income of €1,187.81 million and net sales of €4,140.72 million [€633.9 million for Europe], an uplift of 3%.

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SMC showcases its unique portfolio of cooling and tempering devices at Laser World 2017

LASER WORLD OF PHOTONICS 2017 26 to 29 June 2017 Munich Trade Fair Centre, Messe, Germany Hall B3, Stand 351 SMC will be revealing its diverse range of cooling and temperature controlling devices that combine both high and constant cooling capacity with optimum cost effectiveness at this year’s Laser World.

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VXB Series, angle seat valve for air, steam and heated water that delivers an extended operating life, low leakage levels and a compact design, now providing an easy visual check too.

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April 2017

SMC rolls out two new compact cylinders

SMC’s latest compact cylinders, the JMGP guide cylinder and the compact JCQ Series, have been designed with weight and space savings in mind. Both help to reduce machine sizes and costs, and deliver increased efficiency due to their lightweight nature which could enhance cycle time.

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March 2017

SMC unpacks its customer solutions at INTERPACK 2017

INTERPACK 2017 4 to 10 May 2017 Messe, Düsseldorf, Germany Hall 15, Stand D58 Visitors to this year’s INTERPACK will have a chance to view SMC’s energy efficient automation solutions, machine safety components that meet ISO 13849, as well as clean design products for the food industry.

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SMC Launches New 2/3 Port Media Separated Valve

SMC’s new 2/3 Port media separated LVMK20/200 valve series has been designed to prevent armature sticking and corrosion that in the past has led to equipment or valve failure. By preventing fluid from entering the solenoid assembly, it remains pollution free from oil, metal and dust particles, improving overall performance and reliability.

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January 2017

SMC Is The Perfect Component to Drive Exhibitors To Tire 2017

TIRE TECHNOLOGY EXPO 2017 14 - 16 February 2017 Hanover Hall 2, Stand 5088 SMC, a global leader in pneumatic and electrical automation technology, will be showcasing its range of products for the Tire industry, focusing on energy efficiency, machine safety and Industry 4.0, at this year’s Tire Technology Expo.

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Speedy set-up guaranteed with new smc controllers

Two new in-line speed controllers from SMC have been unveiled which are quick and easy to set-up and operate. The in-line type AS features a new push-lock knob, offering simple locking and setting. The AS-FS comes with an indicator that allows for accurate adjustments.

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