Thermo Chillers

WHAT IS A CHILLER? A chiller is a machine that removes heat from a liquid via a vapor-compression refrigeration cycle or Peltier technology. This cooled liquid can then be circulated to cool equipment (heat transfer) as required. Generally, this is a closed-loop system. A chiller is a critical piece of equipment for keeping application temperatures […]

Industry 4.0 with SMC IO-Link Products

Expand Your Communications to the Lowest Level Sensors with SMC Fieldbus & Serial Interface Products. Constantly optimize your production processes with IO-Link compatible products from SMC. IO-Link is the first standardized I/O technology worldwide (IEC 61131-9) for communication with sensors and actuators. Use a point-to-point connection (no bus couplers or conditioning modules) to an IO-Link master (see below) […]

Collaborative Robots for Material Handling

Feed, Orient, Load/Unload, or Manipulate Materials in the Correct Position Combine Universal Robots collaborative robot arm, with a Robotiq 3-finger gripper for handling a wide range of objects for assembly. Three fingers cooperate to grasp and manipulate parts for production. Robotiq Adaptive Gripper, General Presentation A cobot that can switch tasks easily and a three finger […]

Static Electricity: Invisible OEE Killer

Eliminate static to improve process & product quality. Ionizers from SMC can eliminate downtime, bottlenecks, and waste caused by static electricity present in high-speed, automated production lines. Ionizer Application Examples Static electricity is an invisible phenomenon, with very visible, and costly effects. In manufacturing processes, one of the most damaging consequences could be the rejection of […]

Magnetic Grippers Collaborative Robots

Integrated SMC UR+ magnetic grippers support workpieces with holes and uneven surfaces where a vacuum pad cannot be used. SMC Corporation of America, a premier partner of Numatic Engineering, has joined Universal Robots’ UR+ program, launching the new UR+ certified MHM Series Magnetic Gripper capable of absorbing a great variety of ferromagnetic pieces, with different geometries […]

Scope of Energy Saving in Pneumatics

Energy conservation is something we are hearing more and more of with each passing day. With rising energy costs and depleting energy resources, it has become imperative that all of us start taking steps to conserve energy very seriously. Some countries are not able to produce enough energy to meet our demand. The most economical […]

SMC Pneumatics for Packaging

SMC products support efficient automation for beverage processing and packaging appilcations. They feature hygienic and environment resistant designs, with energy savings and safety in mind. Industries: Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics SMC has Energy-Efficient Solutions for all your Packaging Processes: Filling and Sealing: Products and materials compliant with your process ensure product & process hygienic conditions. […]

Troubleshooting Pneumatic Systems: Leaking Manifold Valves

Pneumatic Maintenance Situation A machine operator running an automated assembly machine notices air leaking from the exhaust port of a 5-station valve manifold and notifies the maintenance team. A maintenance technician does confirm that compressed air is constantly leaking from the one of the exhaust ports of the valve manifold. He shuts off the main […]

Pneumatic Flow Control

Why does my new air double-acting cylinder stutter when it extends? It’s not likely the lubrication… this can be fixed quickly with proper positioning of the flow controls as “Meter-In” vs “Meter-Out.”   You figured out all the pneumatic actuators and air valves for your new project and now you need to make sure you get […]

Metal that Vacuum and Grippers Can’t

Handle with Reliability, with Safety, and Reduce Cycle Time. SMC Corporation of America, a premier partner of Numatic Engineering, has joined Universal Robots’ UR+ program, launching the new UR+ certified MHM Series Magnetic Gripper capable of absorbing a great variety of ferromagnetic pieces, with different geometries and properties. SMC’s MHM-X6400 Magnetic Gripper In applications where vacuum […]