SMC, the world’s leading provider of pneumatics, has launched a rapid response two port valve, the SX10 series. With super fast response times, the SX10 can signal ON at 0.45 ms and OFF at 0.4 ms, making it ideal for sorting machinery. Also, with high frequency rates of up to 1,200 cycles per second, continuous operation is possible delivering greater productivity. In addition, cost savings are achieved thanks to the SX10’s long life capability of more than 5,000 million cycles and an energy saving option with low power consumption of just 4 W. With several versions available – low, medium and high flow types with varying frequencies, from 150 Hz to 1200 Hz – the SX10 is highly flexible and can be used in compact machinery due to its slender width of just 9 mm. It’s also been designed for easy installation and removal with a quick disconnect mounting option. The SX10 is suitable for an array of uses, from colour sorting machinery for grains, medicine tablets, plastic pellets or dried fruits, to plastics recycling and waste separation and from raisin and olive separation to gluing, dosing, packaging and vacuum applications. Recognised as a global technology leader and voted for the third consecutive year as one of the world’s most innovative by leading business magazine, Forbes, SMC has a diverse customer base covering all automation industries. For more information about the SX10 Series, please visit SMC’s New Product Section at www.smc.eu.