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.
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.