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  SMC rolls out its latest small, round air cylinder

SMC, the world’s leading pneumatics provider, has designed a small, round air cylinder that will bring financial and productivity benefits to customers. The CJ2-Z Series is available with 10 and 16mm bores and can achieve strokes up to 200mm, but has improved accuracy, performance and added flexibility when compared to the original CJ2 Series. Assembly and maintenance costs are kept to a minimum due to the ease with which adjustments can be made to the auto-switch position by simply loosening one screw, and its status is also much easier to read thanks to a transparent auto-switch bracket. Available with a broad selection of head covers and mounting brackets as standard, the CJ2-Z’s rod end deflection accuracy is improved with the addition of a wear ring on the piston rod. Guaranteed to achieve higher precision thanks to the non-rotating rod, the CJ2-Z also delivers space and time savings thanks to a built-in speed controller and direct mounting options. Suitable for a broad range of environments, the CJ2-Z offers many design variations as standard and is ideal for many industries including material handling, packaging, general automation, food and semiconductor. Recognised as a global technology leader and recently 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 CJ2-Z Series, please visit SMC’s New Product Section at

  April 2014