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SMC’s expertise helps you to achieve the results you demand from your system. Our experts offer the optimal solution that fits perfectly with your needs. Years of knowledge with vacuum applications together with the wide range of SMC products are the perfect match to fill all your needs with vacuum.
SMC supports you throughout the vacuum system, from the filtration and regulation to the End of Arm Tooling (EOAT), trying to offer the most efficient and energy-saving solution possible, while giving high performance and reliability. As a complete supplier of automation, we offer unique solutions in the market: valve and ejector combined manifold, wireless system, cylinder with vacuum pad, air amplifier, etc.
There are many aspects to be aware of when designing a vacuum system, arguably, at the top of the list, are smart vacuum solutions thanks to the capabilities they bring. SMC offers smart manifolds that provide precise control and communication that allows you to implement a condition-monitoring and predictive maintenance strategy to fit your machines in the IIoT.
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"With energy costs rising rapidly around the globe, few can afford to ignore the energy-saving possibilities that a correctly specified and configured efficient vacuum handling system can bring. Vacuum is frequently about trial and error regarding pressure, flow, pad size, number of pads and more, particularly if it involves special workpiece materials, so why not let the experts work it out."
Becoming fully acquainted with the workpiece should always be your starting point for any project involving a vacuum handling system. SMC offers a wide variety of vacuum pads to meet all your requirements.
Benefit from a wide range of pads and easily select the most suitable one for your application thanks to the advanced search function.
Handle different sizes, materials & shapes gently with the mark-free Bernoulli and cyclone-type grippers.
Simplify the mounting thanks to the easy design that integrates a vacuum pad with an efficient ejector in a compact single unit.
With the world's first integrated Wireless valve system, any robotic application can benefit from both reduced installation time and costly production downtime. Easier and cost-effective with no industrial communication cables.
Max. suction flow rate: 16 l/min (ANR).
Fit it anywhere, as light as 2.4 g, and overall length between 17 to 59 mm.
Max. suction flow rate: 155 l/min (ANR).
Achieve great suction capacity in a compact and lightweight body with a wide range of combinations available.
Max. suction flow rate: 22 l/min (ANR).
Slim and compact unit with energy-saving function for end-of-arm tooling.
Max. suction flow rate: 74 l/min (ANR).
Communicate remotely, control and monitor up to 16 ejectors via IO-Link and PROFINET with IP65 protection enclosure for medium/harsh environments.
Max. suction flow rate: 89 l/min (ANR).
Highly configurable integrated unit with 2-stage ejector, energy-saving function and high-noise reduction silencer.
Max. suction flow rate: 600 l/min (ANR).
Introduce efficiency in your vacuum applications with the 3-stage diffuser construction.
Take a look at our filters that prevent problems in vacuum equipment caused by contaminants in the air. With them, it is possible to achieve or exceed the declared service life of the components, which can save considerably on maintenance costs.
Max. flow rate with vacuum pressure: 100 l/min (ANR).
Mount it as you wish with flexible in-line orientation, positive and negative pressure in a single unit and easy visualisation of the filtration element.
Max. flow rate with vacuum pressure: 660 l/min (ANR)
Profit from an optimised solution in vacuum filtering with dust and water droplet removal in a single solution and filtration ratings of 5, 40, 80 µm.
Max. flow rate with vacuum pressure: 660 l/min (ANR).
Effectively remove over 90 % of droplets from the air sucked into vacuum pumps and ejectors.
Do you need to know how your vacuum installation is working? Sensor measuring needs are as vast as the solutions we have to cater to them.
Get it right when a lack of available machine space is an issue with our 9.8 mm width switch that includes copy function and multi–angle direction visibility.
Get more information at a glance since 2 specified items can be displayed simultaneously with 3 setting modes while enjoying IO-Link advantages.
Simplify the operation with four different display settings, clearly separated rubber button controls and reduce wiring work and maintenance with plug-in connectors.
Discover a wide range of solutions that will adapt to your specific needs, from IP65 enclosure up to a pressure rate of 10 MPa.
Benefit from exceptional portability to take the pressure measurements any time, anywhere and get the most out of the multiple functionalities.
When several tools have to be used in the same robot application, don't hesitate, take a look at our next product.
Take advantage of single-sided connections for ease of installation and panel mounting, with built-in one-touch fittings and a maximum flow rate of 240 l/min.
Control your application simply thanks to the dynamic control of air pressure by electrical signals and integrated LED display while getting ready for the IIoT with IO-Link.
Achieve flexible & simple solutions by merging cobots and end effectors Flexibility, easy integration and fast operation are 3 requirements that industry increasingly demands for automation, the same 3 features that collaborative robots – or cobots – achieve.
OMRON Corporation and TECHMAN ROBOT Inc.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
YASKAWA Electric Corporation
Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Do you have a challenge? We are up for it! Specialised solutions with which SMC allows you to handle whatever you need.
Produce high velocity, high volume, low-pressure output airflow while reducing air consumption by 70 % with a light, maintenance-free simple and easy-to-operate solution
Suitable for various applications such as the adsorption of wet workpieces and environments where it is exposed to water, with a maximum operating temperature of 260 °C.
Save space with the air cylinder that provides a vacuum passage in the rod to install a vacuum pad up to Ø 50 mm.
We now want to share our solutions for energy efficiency with you that will help you to embrace good energy policies for your business in a very intuitive and simple way.
No need for switching operations when changing workpieces with the possibility of restricting the reduction of vacuum pressure even when the vacuum pad is not holding the workpiece
SMC works on smart communication in two ways: supporting our customers in specific solutions and offering state-of-the-art products, such as our unique Wireless Fieldbus System and our wide variety of IO-Link solutions, thereby providing your factory with smart digitalisation and automation.
Compact 5-Port solenoid valves and vacuum ejectors combined in a single manifold. The vacuum manifold with up to 8 ejectors is highly flexible and benefits from the fieldbus communication for the remote control and monitoring.
Unique in the market, the wireless fieldbus system allows the connection of up to 1280 inputs / 1280 outputs to one base without communication cables. Secure, robust and reliable communication is assured.
By Martina Höller, Electrical technology product manager CEE, SMC Austria
JUNE 2022 With energy prices surging across Europe, efficiency has become a high priority for all manufacturing and process plants using vacuum handling systems. Fortunately, based on decades of experience and know-how, SMC can outline four simple ways that you can reduce the energy consumption of your vacuum system. Using less energy per lift/transfer will provide a direct contribution to your bottom-line profitability while simultaneously supporting industry’s drive to net-zero carbon emissions.
By Irina Hermann, Product Manager, SMC Germany
JUNE 2022 We all know that the centrepiece of any vacuum system is the application and system layout, typically involving the method of vacuum generation, and thus whether you use ejectors or pumps to generate the negative pressure and transfer the workpieces. However, there are many more important system components which, if overlooked, could mean that your vacuum handling unit fails to perform at its optimum level.
By Tom Litster, Engineer, Air Equipment, SMC European Technical Centre
JUNE 2022 The performance of your vacuum handling system is typically only as good as its configuration for the specific application in hand. This of course makes direct reference to the workpiece you are looking to lift or transfer in terms of its weight and shape, for example, while further considerations include target cycle time and stroke travel. Upon establishing these factors it becomes possible to experiment with vacuum level, pad diameter and number of pads to deliver the optimal-performing vacuum handling system, one that is fast, reliable and energy-efficient.