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  SMC closes the gap in the market with new digital gap checker

SMC, the world’s leading provider of pneumatics, has closed the ‘gap’ in the market place by launching a new durable and highly effective digital gap checker. The ISA3 has been created to meet customer demand for an energy efficient, easy to maintain, quiet and robust gap checker. Subsequently, SMC’s ISA3 has been designed with a two-colour digital display so checks can be made at glance. This has been combined with an easy three-step setting, delivering enhanced labour cost savings. It’s also very simple to maintain as the ISA3 design only has one, but much larger internal orifice reducing the risk of clogging. And it can withstand three times the pressure of its sister product, the ISA2, giving it a longer operating life. Energy and environmental efficiencies are driven by the fact the ISA3 is 55% lighter and consumes up to 60% less air than the ISA2. And because it doesn’t exhaust air from its body, the ISA3 is almost noise-free and, therefore, suitable for quiet environments. Operators can also have peace of mind that the digital gap checker won’t be prone to unintentional changes to the set values with the introduction of a Keylock Function. Suitable across general automation and car production, the ISA3 is ideal for various applications including machining pieces, control positioning installation components, checking for good and bad pieces, quality control or inspection parts for machines and air leakage control. 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 ISA3, please visit SMC’s New Product Section at

  May 2014