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Coherent Corporation, a global leader in materials, networking, and lasers, has recognized SMC Corporation of America with the Outstanding Innovation & Technology Supplier 2023 award for their outstanding performance in 2022.
As a comprehensive manufacturer of automation equipment, SMC aims to fulfil its product supply responsibilities and maintain the trust of customers by contributing to sustainable growth and the expansion of reliable technological innovations. To help deliver these objectives, SMC has a rock-solid Business Continuity Plan (BCP) that the company is now further strengthening to provide an even more robust automation and motion control offer for its global customer base.
We would like to extend our heartfelt sympathies to all those affected by the terrible Earthquakes occurred in southeastern Turkey on February 6, 2023.
And we sincerely hope that the relief efforts will progress rapidly.
Leading industrial automation and IIoT specialist SMC is addressing the need to reduce CO2 emissions and cut energy consumption with the release of its latest innovation, the AMS20/30/40/60 Series compressed air management system. By adopting this revolutionary new air management unit, any company that deploys pneumatic processes can gain from reductions of up to 62% in compressed air consumption, benefiting both the environment and bottom line profitability.
SMC Corporation, a global leader in manufacturing comprehensive automation control equipment has been recognized by Forbes magazine as a World’s Best Employers 2022.
SMC is introducing the new EXW1 Series Compact Wireless System with an increased range of up to 100 m. Similar in technology to the current EX600-W, the EXW1 is smaller, lighter and fieldbus compatible, and with improved features that augment the current portfolio.
As devastating, unprovoked attacks continue to unfold in Ukraine, they create a tragic crisis for the Ukrainian people, their families, and their futures. SMC is firmly in opposition to authoritarianism and violence, and we stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people. We must continue to provide our courageous Ukrainian colleagues with the support they need and are working tirelessly to help our associates who are still in Ukraine, as well as those who have found themselves in the unenviable position of living under authoritarian Russian rule.
SMC’s ISE7# pressure switch has been updated adding higher pressure ranges apart from offering improved flexibility and higher control of applications, leading to better decision making.
Any machine builder looking to simplify and reduce the cost of adding higher levels of safety, while simultaneously seeking faster and broader communication capabilities should consider the new JXCLF step motor controller from SMC. The JXCLF features an IO-Link communication interface and a Safe Torque Off (STO) function, thus presenting machine builders with the opportunity to deliver better control of the manufacturing process and increase their system’s safety integrity level (SIL 3) and performance level (PL e) in a cost-effective way.
The new JSY & ZK2-A valve and ejector combination manifold from SMC not only simplifies pneumatic systems in applications requiring both positive and negative pressure (vacuum), it also reduces wiring requirements, provides complete compatibility with multiple fieldbus communication protocols and eliminates pressure fluctuations.
Leading industrial control and automation solutions specialist, SMC, is adding a new range of pinch valves to its expansive offer for medical device and food system OEMs. With the new LPV series valve, fluid does not come into contact with any moving parts, avoiding the potential for contamination. Moreover, by simply discarding the tube after use, there is no longer any need for a washing process, ensuring good hygiene. SMC’s energy-saving LPV pinch valve is suitable for controlling a wide range of analytical, medical and food industry fluids.
General industrial equipment designers, manufacturers and maintainers can now benefit from the new SMC ZKJ vacuum manifold with PROFINET-enabled communication for remotely controlling and monitoring manufacturing processes. The ZKJ also offers impressive suction flow rate taking its low air consumption and low power consumption specifications into account. Other features include valve protection functionality, IP65 rating and the ability to control up to 16 ejectors with a single manifold.
The new JSY5000-H valve manifold from SMC is purpose-designed for use in food and beverage manufacturing plants, as well as breweries. Featuring a clean design to cope with regular wash-downs, the IP69K-compliant valve differentiates itself in the marketplace with its high flow rate, low power consumption and IO-Link point-to-point communication capability, bringing a new level of control to production.
One of the latest digital flow switches to join the SMC family, PF3A#H, monitors the consumption of the main line with a 100:1 ratio. It is IO-Link compatible, and it offers the possibility of being connected to air combination units in a simple way. And now, an even more complete solution can be obtained, thanks to the integrated pressure and temperature sensors.
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.
The trend is clear, and there is no going back. Consumer environmental and sustainability concerns, in terms of plastic pollution and the rise of Circular Economy principles consciousness compel the packaging industry towards a more ethical packaging. This means using material easier to recycle like monolayer plastic or paper and reducing the quantity of material used. Moving towards sustainable packaging brings technical challenges to packaging machines. Furthermore, ensuring higher sustainability goes through higher efficiency. How? Keep on reading. By Jorge Salgado, Food & Packaging Industry Manager, SMC Spain.
The Turin-based company DMC Automation, creates a robotic island equipped with SMC components, including the innovative wireless fieldbus system. Both companies portray a solid and stimulating technological partnership oriented towards the search for cutting-edge solutions.
Between 2020 and 2027, the food processing market is expected to grow with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.04% according to Verified Market Search. The industry will have to increase its productivity while simultaneously dealing with a lack of workers and cost pressure.
By Diego Mirabelli – Industry Manager Food, Europe
Sustainability and reduction of energy consumption have been key values for Girbau for many years. The company has recently launched a new ironing unit that is part of a complete automated line. Close collaboration between Girbau and SMC has made it possible to improve ironing quality and achieve an energy saving of 30%, a reduction of 25% in compressed air consumption and a 25% increase in the useful life of textile coatings.
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”.
Release the pressure. The subject is more than serious. Pneumatic equipment accounts for about 20% of all factory power consumption and there is a proven way to improve energy efficiency: reduce the operating pressure. SMC explains how companies can achieve this objective and thus fall in line with manufacturing’s most important current trend.
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.
Cobots and end effectors team up for affordable flexible solutions.
While robotics led the way for the rapid growth of automation, we see cobots as the democratisation of robotics technology. They eliminate the cost and complex programming that robots usually require while providing much greater flexibility. By Andrea Trifone, Cobot project leader, SMC Italy
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.
SMC has designed a direct operated 2-port solenoid valve that can withstand the harshest of environments whilst saving energy.
Detect every leak: Precise leak detection for technical components.
High-vacuum angle valves from SMC ensure clean and precise leak-detection tests at Worthmann
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.
SMC lanserer nå en kompakt og ergonomisk ioniseringspistol for rask nøytralisering av statisk elektrisitet. Du kan velge kontinuerlig strømning eller pulsblåsing, og luftstrømmen er justerbar. Ved hjelp av LED-indikasjon får brukeren kontinuerlig driftsstatus.
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.
In the vast market for packaging machinery, the Swiss company EmbaPlan GmbH specialises in the development and manufacture of flexible filling machines for small quantity production runs, adapted to the needs of innovative and regional producers of high-quality foods. The company recently made a major upgrade to one of their filling machine models, adding a valve manifold from SMC for extra flexibility and performance.
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.
SMC’s position sensor transforms 360-degree window sanding machine from MB Maschinenbau into a true all-rounder.
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
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.
SMC is set to showcase its robotics’ solutions at the world’s largest virtual collaborative WeAreCOBOTS Expo & Conference from 16 – 18 June 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SMC at Compamed 2019
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.
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.
SMC at EMO Hanover 2019
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.
SMC at LASER World of PHOTONICS 2019
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.
TIRE TECHNOLOGY EXPO 2019
5 – 7 March 2019
Deutsche Messe Exhibition Centre, Hanover
Hall 21, Booth 9064
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.
TIRE TECHNOLOGY EXPO 2018
20 - 22 February 2018
Hall 21, Booth 7045
Japanese automation firm, SMC, has been listed in the FORBES Global 2000 as one of the world’s largest public companies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The latest digital flow switch to join the SMC family, PF3A7#H, monitors the consumption of the main line with a 100:1 ratio.
SMC has launched an air slide table that is believed to be the most precise, compact and lightweight, offering outstanding performance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SMC has launched two air saving speed controllers that reduce energy consumption and are as simple to operate as standard models.
11 - 15 September 2017
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TIRE TECHNOLOGY EXPO 2017
14 - 16 February 2017
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.
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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