SMC, the world’s largest pneumatics provider is filling the void by offering customers a market leading range of complementary vacuum products.
Both pneumatics and vacuum applications share common ground when it comes to the physical principles of pressure, although they both operate at different levels.
Offering a complete pressure solution for customers, SMC is able to provide a one-stop shop service that is a real advantage for automated machinery, especially for those operating picking systems.
SMC’s xxxx said: “Choosing vacuum technology for a picking system in isolation is a fairly simple and economical process. But the challenge facing our customers is how to integrate their key operating components to achieve the best results in terms of reliability and productivity.
“It comes down to choosing the correct pneumatics or electric actuators for movement and vacuum for gripping, whilst ensuring minimum energy is consumed to reduce operating costs.
“In response, our R&D team has created a full range of products that offer a complete solution for both ejector and pump systems.”
SMC’s vacuum products include a wide ranging series of pads for various applications, including general use to heavy duty and dedicated use. Pads are available in several diameters and materials including NBR, silicon, urethane and fluoro rubber.
Xxx added: “Trying to select the correct pad for your needs can be a challenge, so we have created an easy to read chart within our new SMC vacuum product leaflet.”
In order to generate vacuum, SMC also has a complete range of ejectors – ZU, ZH and ZL Series – ideal for all industry types ranging from small workpieces in the semiconductor and electronic components through to large workpieces in machine tools, sheet metal, woodworking and packaging machinery.
These solutions are supported by other related products including vacuum filters and regulators, compact cylinders and valves or flow switches and pressure sensors.
To download a copy of the SMC vacuum leaflet: SMC is filling the void with vacuum and pneumatics visit the product section of www.smc.eu.