The MXJ air slide table's integrated front mounting part and table result in a highly accurate, rigid top and front mounting surface. Clean specification styles are available with no dimensional changes. Several options are available for both the standard and the clean series MXJ. These options include a symmetric style, stroke adjusters, axial piping and auto switches.
Applications that call for precise movement ranging from 10-150mm (1/2-6") typically require a cylinder and a precision guide. The MXS accomplishes this by integrating a cross roller bearing with a guide and two small air cylinders for compact force generation. The MXS is available in six sizes each with set stroke lengths and is standard with auto switch capability. Stroke adjustments are available for extend, retract, or both in ranges of 0-5mm, 0-15mm, and 0-25mm. In addition, there are many other standard options that include, shock absorbers, end lock, axial piping, and buffer.
As the proud inventors of slide tables, at SMC we are delighted to reveal our new generation air slide table to meet the demands of today's marketplace. The MXQ-Z series is incredibly versatile with four body types in one guide – double ported, low thrust with high rigidity, single side ported and interchangeable height. It's up to 44% lighter and 23% smaller in height thanks to a thinner table made of a specialised, extremely tough stainless steel material. With a compact design and low centre of gravity there is no movement on the guide unit and the double piston rod construction also delivers higher extending and retracting forces as well as significantly better uniform running characteristics. The MXQ-Z is also handy for applications where space is at a premium thanks to its symmetrical design. In addition, work pieces and machinery are protected from damage thanks to three stroke adjuster options which absorb the impact of the table. Auto switches are also protected from contamination and subsequent damage thanks to the lateral auto switch grooves and they can be mounted directly without the need of a spacer.
Series MXQR, reversible air slide table, uses a recirculating linear guide for high rigidity and high precision. Ports on the MXQR can easily be reversed on site, with an allen wrench, to suit installation conditions.The MXQR is interchangeable with the MXQ air slide table, as the body and workpiece mounting dimensions are the same. MXQR expands from MXQ's shock options to include a new shock for the 6mm bore, as well as RJ shocks for shorter cycle times and lower energy loads.
The MXH-Z compact slide table provides improved moment and reduced weight by incorporating a new high rigidity linear guide and piston for convenient integration of an endless track linear guide and air cylinder. The use of a linear guide provides outstanding displacement accuracy against moments and excellent parallelism of travel. The compact narrow profile of the unit allows for parallel position of several slides in a limited space. The MXH-Z is suitable for a wide range of industries that require material or tool handling and precision non-rotating accuracy. This product is interchangeable with previous MXH model.
The MXP is ideal for applications that require high precision movement in short travel situations. The precision slide table has a machined guide with very tight tolerances that operates in conjunction with highly accurate recirculating ball bearings. This slide is capable of achieving parallelism within 0.02mm and non-rotation accuracy as low as 0.03 degrees. Two of the mounting surfaces allow work to be held to a tolerance +/-0.05mm plus the tolerance of the work piece. The slide contains two pistons that operate independently to supply the movement of the actuator.
The MXW is a long stroke slide table designed for strokes up to 10 inches (300mm). Stroke adjustment is standard with optional shock absorbers. The rigid table makes the MXW ideal for precise transfer of loads.
The MXF is a low profile slide table that utilizes a rigid guide that is mounted parallel to an air cylinder. The actuator is equipped with location holes for quick and easy mounting changes of tools or fixtures. The height of the MXF slide table is 54% to 67% less than the MXS series.
The MXY series is a long-stroke type of the series MXP air slide table. The MXY comes with a built-in magnetically coupled rodless cylinder. Integrated with a linerar guide, the MXY provides a rigid, compact and lightweight design.
The MXQ precision slide is ideal for applications requiring closely held parallelism and perpendicular specifications. Similar in design to the MXS series, the MXQ incorporates a more precise bearing and slide table. The table and bearing guide are integrated into one precisely machined part made of hardened stainless steel. This minimizes tolerance stack-up associated with multiple part assemblies, and affords height tolerances of +/-0.05mm. The bearing is a recirculating linear guide in a stainless steel housing. The result is a very accurate slide with all of the familiar options associated with the MXS series.
At SMC we have 'rolled' out an upgrade of our MGP Series guide cylinder, which is now smaller and boasts new features. The new MGP-Z is testament to our commitment to invest in ongoing research and development to refine and improve the performance and functionality of SMC products. The MGP-Z is up to 17% lighter and offers space savings thanks to shorter guide rods, without impacting on the variety of functions, robustness and quality performance of the original series. Another recent key development feature is that round auto switches can now be fitted directly onto the MGP-Z cylinder, removing the need for mounting brackets and reducing labour costs. The common issue of incorrectly positioned auto switches is also mitigated when using SMC's two colour indication solid state auto switch, D-M9*W. The MGP-Z has many standard feature options including three types of bearings, four mount designs, piping from two directions and offers cooper and fluorine free versions. Suitable for many industries including General Automation and Car, it has several applications including smooth pusher and lifter, lateral load by acting as a stopper where shock is applied, or minimising plate displacement.
At SMC we are always innovating and our latest guided cylinder the MGPW is no exception. This new wide guided cylinder has been designed to handle large work pieces and has enhanced plate rotation torque that is three times larger than the standard MGP Series and has improved non-rotating accuracy of the plate. Although similar in weight to the MGP, the MGPW has 170% more volume by using anodised aluminium and optimising the dimensions of various components. Easy to set-up and mount, therefore reducing labour costs, the MGPW can be used with two colour D-M9*W indication solid state auto switches or alternative round auto switches which can be fitted directly onto the cylinder. Ideal for the transfer of large work pieces and those with eccentric loads, the MGPW has three types of bearing and mounting options as standard and can manage several applications, such as lifting and pushing.
The solution for a linear-actuator subject to high loads. Ideal for material handling applications. Two basic models include a self-lubricating slide bushing and a linear ball bearing style. The 100mm slide bushing model can stop a load of 3,000 lbs. traveling at 55ft/min, or smoothly lift a centered load of 1,000 lbs. with a 40% safety factor. The overall package is very compact, and pre-tapped mounting holes ensure easy attachment of fixtures. Mounts on side or bottom. The MGQ offers bore sizes from 12 to 100mm and is switch capable.
Series MGJ miniature guide rod cylinder is ideal for applications requiring high side load and high non-rotational accuracy (±0.1°). Rubber bumpers are standard. Two auto switches can be mounted with as little as 5mm of stroke.
Series MGF guide tables are low profile, compact cylinders which utilize a large concentric guiding sleeve to provide excellent eccentric load resistance. Mounting is possible from 2 directions. A built-in non-rotating mechanism prevents rotation of the table top. T-slots are provided on 3 faces of the MGF body (except port face), allowing mounting of various brackets. Optional auto switches can be mounted on 4 faces of the body.
The series MGG guided cylinder is ideally suited for material handling applications involving stopping, lifting, and pushing. It combines the functions of a conventional cylinder, linear motion guide, and non-rotation device. Features include built-in shock absorbers, finite stroke adjustment, bumpers, and switch capability. Other features include: Slide or ball bushing bearings available, built-in shock absorbers and stroke adjustments, high degree of non-rotating accuracy, and high load capabilities.
The MGZ series is a non-lube double power air cylinder available in both rotating and non-rotating styles. The MGZ's unique design doubles the pressurized area for extension making the MGZ an ideal cylinder for lifting and pressing operations. The front end lock style MGZ holds the rod when extended.
The MGC guide cylinder is ideal for material handling applications involving stopping, lifting, and pushing. It combines the functions of a conventional linear cylinder, and a non-rotation device. Features include standard air cushions, grease nipple, and switch capability. Other features include, slide or ball bushing bearings, compact design, adjustable air cushion, and lightweight guided actuator.
SMC's hygienic design guide cylinder, series HYG, offers significantly improved water resistance by adopting a new lubrication construction. The cylinder's flat configuration (grooves for auto switches and holes for cushion needles, etc. have been eliminated) allow the surface to be wiped off easily.
The CXT is designed for short stroke (up to 300mm) and high load applications. The cylinder utilizes a slide body, which incorporates large guide rods that allow greater load capability when compared to competitive slides. The CXT is equipped with optional shock absorbers or stroke adjustment. A choice of ball bushing bearing or carbon steel alloy slide bearing is available for applications that require smooth actuation or impact loading, respectively. The power source is supplied by a CQS cylinder, which is attached via a flexible coupling.
Series CXS is available in six bore sizes and stroke lengths up to 100mm. This series is very compact and has a very accurate non-rotating specification. It is suited for accurate pick-and-place applications or light duty material handling. The CXS can be used with either reed or solid state switches. Available in clean room versions.
Slide unit series CXW can absorb energy in a wide range, in high-speed, low-load applications to low- speed, high-load applications, without requiring adjustments. The slide unit can be mounted on the housing or on the plate, depending on the application. Slide bearing or ball bushing bearing is available. Auto switches can be installed.
CX2 slide units offer highly accurate positioning and smooth operation with large forces. Its compact design and low profile accommodate minimum space requirements to meet many design applications. CX2 units are available in three bore sizes and strokes from 1" to 8". Through- holes in the housing provide for direct load mounting or fixed positioning of the body. Optional auto-switches may be mounted either directly to the body housing or on an end-plate supported rail.
The MTS cylinder provides superior non-rotating accuracy and linear stability in a compact package. Traditional non-rotating cylinders typically can only hold position to within 0.5° and have inherent sealing problems. Integrating a ball spline as the rod bearing, this cylinder approximates the non-rotational accuracy of a guided cylinder without the added space requirements of external guide rods. In addition, a special rod seal design limits leakage to the equivalent of a round piston rod seal. An optional end lock retains the rod in the retracted position even in the event of loss of air pressure for added safety. Mounting can be done from four precisely machined faces with parallelism of less than 0.1mm.