How to Choose Chillers

Air Cooled Chiller Most popular-85% of SMC sales Less dense chiller installs- one or two in a large area Only two connections for cooling fluid Have space to release hot air No facility water available Water Cooled Chiller MUST have facility water access Confined space-smaller footprint Where ambient temperature is high Lower noise-no fans Less […]

SMC Products for the Machine Tool Industry

SMC manufactures a wide array of automation technologies for machine builders. Compressed air, coolants, and other fluids must be filtered, monitored, distributed and temperature controlled. We offer a complete range of world-class actuators, valves, sensors, industrial filters, fittings, regulators, temperature control devices, and more. The sampling of catalogs below demonstrates how SMC continually innovates to […]

Smarter Shop Floor with Cloud-Based CNC Monitoring

Tech Manufacturing, a long-time manufacturer of machined metal parts for aerospace clients such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Bombardier, needed to raise production capacity and reduce lead times for their clients’ largest and most urgent orders. GAINING REAL-TIME INSIGHT FROM PEOPLE AND EQUIPMENT With their 5-axis CNC machines already running 24 hours a day up […]

Machine Builders Trust Yaskawa

The Yaskawa name is well known in all types of machining, cutting and fabricating applications for metals, wood, plastics and composites. MACHINE TOOL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Consider a G-code control solution with versatility and power controlling multiple machine processes and mechanisms on a single platform for hybrid machining in additive and subtractive, shape cutting, and robotics. […]

CNC Machine Tending Kit

The Machine Tending Copilot offers you all the software capabilities needed for your machine tending applications. The CNC Machine Tending Kit is a Robotiq product that bundles two Hand-E grippers, two sets of Fingertips Extender, two sets of 2F- 85 Fingertips Conversion Kit and optionally, the Wrist Camera. On the software side, this kit includes […]

Banner Engineering Pick-to-Light for Manufacturing and Assembly

LIGHT GUIDED ASSEMBLY FOR LEAN MANUFACTURING Pick-to-light systems support lean manufacturing initiatives. By reducing the risk of human error in production and assembly processes, pick-to-light is an ideal solution for poka-yoke (error-proofing). Pick-to-light devices visually guide operators to pick the correct parts, in the right quantities and the proper sequence. This reduces errors and defects […]

SMC Vacuum Gripper Unit for Collaborative Robots

Plug and Play with: UR3(e), UR5(e), UR10(e), UR16(e) Operate by Simply connecting 1 compressed air supply tube and an electrical wiring M8 connector. Integrated vacuum ejector, air supply/release valve, pressure sensor and cups Standards: Conforming to ISO9409-1-50-M6 URCap – Plug and Play software incorporated with the teaching pendant.

Wireless Tank Level Monitoring

Reduce unplanned downtime and keep production running smoothly by continuously monitoring remote and mobile tanks and totes.  Application: Monitor levels inside storage tanks Challenges: Multiple storage tanks in remote and hard-to-reach locations Solution: K50U Ultrasonic Sensors and Q45U Wireless Nodes paired with a DXM100 Wireless Controller Benefits: Remote monitoring of up to 16 tanks from a central or mobile […]

Infographic: 9 Common Machine Safety Devices

Machine Safety Fundamentals Mechanical hazards on machinery typically occur at points of operation, points of power transmission, and other points of machine movement. Safeguarding devices are designed to limit the risk to personnel for accident or injury at these points. In the illustration below, common machine safeguarding devices are used to mitigate multiple points of […]

OEE Improved with Banner Engineering Wireless Gateways

Wireless sensors count the inputs and outputs and send the counts to the DXM Controller.  Banner Engineering’s Part Counting Application Banner Engineering’s Wireless part counting application enables LEAN initiatives by providing the ability to measure and analyze OEE metrics of availability, performance, and quality to compare how your process/machine is performing against an ideal state. […]