SMC redesigns its air preparation modular units, the AC series, to drive enhanced handling and space savings. With a double layer structure bowl guard for better visibility and extended working life, an in-bowl assembled element construction together with a new bracket system that allows for initial tightening by hand, and integrated pressure gauges and switches, this series brings reduced time and space for maintenance. Ideal for automotive, facility and machine manufacturing, these highly flexible F.R.L. units also feature interchangeable, modular mounting.
The cost effective and clean looking AC-A series allows you to pick a combination of modular style air preparation equipment that best suits your needs. The series, available in 8 size options to ensure optimum performance, offers energy savings, with higher flow rates. Simple assembly and maintenance reduces downtime.
One of the most frequent requests from machine builders and manufacturers with production facilities is for the development of smaller, easier to use, components which require less installation and general maintenance time. Research engineers from SMC, the world's leading automation experts, have clearly recognised this requirement with the launch of their comprehensive range of new regulators and filter regulators with built in pressure gauges – Series ACG/ARG/AWG.Developed initially to achieve space savings and reduced labour costs when panel mounting regulator and filter regulator units. This latest range of compressed air supply components feature integral, non rotating, pressure gauges inside a unique adjustable handle thereby eliminating the need to install separate pressure controls. Offering excellent visibility, Series ACG/ARG/AWG can be clearly seen and adjusted even when mounted in those difficult areas such as close to the floor, or even when side mounted high up a wall. Performance can be set using simple limit indicators, which can be easily adjusted by removing the one-touch see through gauge cover. Additionally, the mounting angle of the gauge can also be selected from four directions – 0º, 90º, 180º and 270º in relation to the piping direction. Designed for use with air, up to a maximum operating pressure of 1.0MPa, with ambient fluid temperature range of between -5ºC to 60ºC these innovative regulators have been designed to fully integrate with SMC´s existing range of FRL units.
The VHS Series is the latest product to benefit from a design review as part of our investment in R&D to improve the performance and functionality of SMC products, as well as to develop innovations that drive energy savings and deliver competitive advantages for our customers. A result of this focus, the updated VHS features an increased flow rate of up to 45%, which means it can be used for larger applications, offering commercial benefits as customers don't have to pay for bigger and therefore, more costly valves. The new VHS Series also has two material options for the handle and bonnet; PBT resin and aluminium. The PBT resin is highly flame resistant and up to 60% lighter than the conventional all-aluminium model. Furthermore, the double action model, which prevents malfunctions, is available in two new sizes, the VHS2510 and VHS3510. Other new features include a built-in silencer to save space in the area below the valve and the mounting bracket. All this is combined with an improved look to complement the new air preparation AC Series.