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Dear Reader,
One of the definitions of efficiency is "the ability to accomplish a job with a minimum expenditure of time and effort." That is exactly in line with the essence of our new J cylinders.

In their design, our engineers had three basic and ever so important concepts in mind: optimization of machine size, upper machinery efficiency and increased competitiveness.
Both cylinder concepts are based on studying them down to the last detail; as such, offering their expected performance while providing maximum efficiency.

April is good month to think about efficiency, don’t you think?

Welcome to the April edition of the e-Matters,
The e-matters Team


  Innovations at a glance

SMC’s J Cylinders - Fit for purpose - Maximum efficiency

With SMC J Cylinders you will:

  • Realize cost-efficient machines - By downsizing other components
  • Increase your productivity - Improved cycle times as per cylinder’s lightness
  • Reduce the dimensions of your machine - Highly compact.

JMGP Series - Compact Guide Cylinder

  • As light as 600 gr (Ø 32 - stroke 25 mm)
  • Strokes up to 200 mm
  • Bore sizes (Ø): 12 mm to 100 mm
  • 3 mounting options
  • Piping is possible in 4 directions
  • Bumper cushion.
 Learn all about the JMGP Series here >>>>

The JMGP Series is the ideal solution for increasing the efficiency of a Z-axis in a transfer or handling system, where the reduction in weight translates into downsizing the size of the electric actuator of the other axis.

JCQ Series - Compact Cylinder

  • As light as 176 gr (Ø 32 - stroke 25 mm)
  • Strokes up to 50 mm
  • Bore sizes (Ø): 12 mm to 100 mm
  • Round type auto switches can be mounted directly
  • Auto switches can be mounted on 4 surfaces
  • Auto switches do not protrude beyond the body of the cylinder.
 Learn all about the JCQ Series here >>>>

The JCQ Series is the ideal solution for robot arms where the reduced cylinder weight on them helps to increase operational performance, faster movements, cycle time reduction and overall improved productivity.

  More Innovations this month


AS-X790 Series - Speed Controller with One-touch Fittings, Elbow Type for M3

Speed control at the push of your hand


  • Ease assembly and maintenance - Large push-lock type handle that facilitates adjusting and locking
  • Improve your process quality - High adjustment reproducibility
  • Get a robust solution with improved resistance to vibrations - Prevent deformation as well due to over-tightening.
The newly added M3 port size, makes it ideal to be used in conjunction with JMGP and JCQ Cylinders; as well as other compact cylinders or small grippers.

 Learn all about the AS-X790 Series here >>>>

  SMC will be close to you at

   Save the date for the coming months

Interpack 2017
Dusseldorf, Germany
Hall 15 / Stand D58
4th-10th of May
From ideas to solutions

   Learn all about Interpack 2017 here >>>>

Laser World of Photonics 2017
Munich, Germany
Hall B3, Stand B3.351
26th - 29th of June


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