Leading pneumatics provider SMC is proud of its reputation for delivering quality products that meet the needs of its customers and deliver improved performance and cost savings.
The company's commitment to innovation and R&D, together with its ability to listen to its customers, has been recognised by leading business magazine, Forbes which crowned SMC as one of the world's most innovative companies for the second year running.
Commenting SMC on its quality commitment: "Quality is at the heart of our customer proposition. With over 50 years' experience in pneumatics and automation, we have been able to research and learn from our customers to develop a comprehensive range of products that fit their applications, are extremely reliable and cost effective, and ultimately deliver excellent results. But, this quality doesn't have to come at a price; we know our customers well and appreciate that they are under increasing pressure to save costs. Our products do just that without sacrificing quality."
There is no doubt that choosing high quality products will have a positive impact on productivity and reducing operating costs, perfectly demonstrated with three classic SMC pneumatics products – cylinders, valves and regulators.
SMC's range of cylinders provides excellent results, longevity and enhanced performance at a competitive price. Thanks to the internal design of the cylinders,they guarantee low friction that allows a very low minimum working pressure. The tie-rod construction also delivers a higher concentric accuracy and smoother operation.
This construction has been adopted in the ISO15552 profile body cylinder, CP96 series, which is unlike other ISO cylinders that simply bolt cylinder covers to the profile. All of these benefits lead to a quality but cost effective product that enhances productivity and longer life.
SMC's valves include high performance and low consumption coils that extend their lifetime and generate energy savings. The optimised design provides outstanding flow, creating space savings and drives down costs. Thanks to SMC's investment in R&D, the company also offers metal seal type valves, unique to the market, which further extends the lifetime of the valve and guarantees less leakage for specific applications that require high cycle frequency. A perfect example of this is the new SY which was recently launched to the market.
Another example of quality products that have helped customers to save time and money are SMC's pressure & regulators, which are designed to minimise pressure drops, saving air and energy. A new AR series of regulators will soon be launched to the market which has been designed to exceed existing conditions. All this, coupled with SMC's one touch fittings and tubing, deliver air tight connections that makes it easy to insert and extract tubing, all of which add up to clear benefits for customers.
SMC added: "At SMC, we firmly believe that using quality products will translate into future costs savings, energy reduction and enhanced performance. We've used this belief, knowledge of the market and have listened to our customers to develop a range of pneumatic and automotive products that lead the way in quality."
From its original pneumatics roots 53 years ago, SMC now has a team of 1,400 R&D engineers and is recognised as the global technology leader in the pneumatics industry. The company offers more than 11,000 basic products with over 620,000 variations and has a diverse customer base covering all automation industries. For more information about SMC and its quality products visit www.smc.eu.