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Your safety in our focus

Creating confidence with confidence. SMC is an innovative, reliable and strong partner for pneumatic and electrical automation technology. We accompany our customers throughout the entire life cycle of their plant and, for all relevant safety issues, we have competent and professional solutions at your disposal.

From individually designed machines to highly complex systems, we not only meet all the requirements for flexibility and productivity, but also for smooth user and operational safety.

To also ensure this in your company, we offer innovative and tailor-made safety solutions and ISO 13849-compliant safety components. Achieving the highest possible risk minimisation and protecting machine operators is the focus here.

The success of the whole lies in the detail For all questions about your safety technology, we rely on personal commitment. We have a large customer care team throughout Europe and a wide distribution network. For you this means: Our competent team is directly in your area and is available for you by way of personal contact.

The focus is on the safety between man and machine

Select SMC product solutions for defined safety functions

Use PneuSAFE to choose the right ISO 13849-compliant product solution for your safety-related application. This free software tool offers you TÜV verified circuits, parts lists and instructions for the most common safety functions and applications.

Get information on safety-related parameters for our products

Obtain all safety-relevant key figures and download the SISTEMA files you require. This free software tool, together with our validated product data, will help you to build your safety function in a quick and reliable way.

“Machinery Safety is an integral and important part of the development process of machinery, in its positive impact an essential quality feature and a source of real competitive advantages.
SMC supports you as a competent partner in the implementation of reliable and economic solutions and the creation of tangible added value.”

Clement Pucher | Manager European Working Group Safety Technology

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  • Safety Components

  • Valves

  • Airline equipment

  • Flow control equipment

  • Check valves

Safety Components

Discover our Safety Components certified according to the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. By clicking on the images, you can access the configurator to select the most suitable variants for your application and further information about the product.


Throughout our entire valve portfolio, you will find some that are able to control the flow direction with the addition of a feature that makes the machine more reliable and, therefore, safer. Here are some of them.

Our most popular SY valve specially for safety applications

We have several variations of the SY valve that are specially designed to be used in specific safety circuits.

SY-X350 series Spring return spool                           SY-X31 series Pilot air control with spool position detection
SY-X25 series Spool with detent                                SY-X310 series Pilot air control with pressure detection option
SY-X30 series Spool position detection

Please see the links to the respective leaflets below.

Airline equipment

SMC puts a wide range of pressure regulators at your disposal to control the line pressure of your pneumatic facility. With a modular design to be placed together with other air treatment components or clustered in a manifold to manage different pressure levels at the same time. Choose the one that bests fits you.

Flow control equipment

SMC provides a wide range of flow control valves for direct mounting into the cylinder port. As such, this eliminates the problem of a tube bursting and makes the machine safer. This section also includes residual pressure release valves to release trapped air in the case of a jam. Therefore making maintenance procedures safer.

Check valves

Check valves are usually placed in safety circuits. They are key elements in reliability, making the flow unidirectional when required.