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SMC USA

SMC Pneumatics

PROMOTING ADVANCED AUTOMATION THROUGH AUTOMATED CONTROL TECHNOLOGY.

Since its establishment, SMC has been a leader in pneumatic technology, providing industry with technology and products to support automation based on the guiding principle of “contributing to automation labor savings in industry.” Over the past 50+ years, SMC's products have become established as a recognized international brand through sales, technical, supply and after sale services in world markets.

SMC offers technology accumulated through the years, engineers that bring it to life in new products, production capacity which can deliver a variety of products in a short time, and an extensive sales network in the U.S. and throughout the world.

With its goal of ever more advanced automation, and using its many achievements as a base, SMC is developing high quality, highly reliable products to contribute to automation in industry, as well as in familiar areas of everyday life.
SMC is dedicated to deliver first-class business solutions to our customers through superior products and top-notch customer service by creating an environment for our employees where each person is valued, challenged to reach his or her full potential, and contributes to the growth of the company, community and themselves.


SMC Actuators

Air Cylinders & Actuators

Air cylinders and pneumatic actuators can support automation by enhancing productivity, increasing throughput, and improving worker safety when they are appropriately specified. The products range from linear (round body, compact, tie rod), guided, rodless, rotary, gripper, locking, clamp, and stopper with variations of non-rotating, corrosion resistant, heat-resistant, repairable and other common options.

SMC cylinders and actuators are available with inch and metric dimensions as well as NFPA and ISO Standards to meet a wide spectrum of industries and application requirements.

SMC Pneumatic Valves

Pneumatic Valves

Directional control valves and manifolds direct air to pneumatic actuators, vacuum equipment, and pilot air for large-scale industrial process valves making them fundamental to industrial automation applications.

SMC pneumatic valves can be actuated manually, pneumatically, or electrically. They can also be connected to industrial fieldbus and ethernet with I/O capabilities to receive feedback from sensors and actuators using protocols such as: ethernet/IP, PROFINET, EtherCAT, DeviceNet, Profibus or IO-Link (IEC 61131-9). SMC valves feature energy saving, low power consumption coils, high flow rates (Cv, SCFM), and quick response times for reliability and longevity.


Air Preparation/Compressed Air

Air Preparation

Compressed air for industrial automation equipment is treated with air prep components to extend machine longevity and enhance their efficiency. SMC’s point of use air filters, pressure regulators and lubricators are designed for modularity for easy and versatile installation.

For more precise air pressure control, SMC offers electro-pneumatic regulators or transducers as well as digital pressure switches to enhance machine safety.




SMC Fittings & Connectors

Fittings & Connectors

SMC’s One Touch, push-to-connect fittings require no tools for tube insertion, just the force of hand insertion is enough to secure its position using the holding force of the KQ’s fitting chuck and spring guide. Air or fluid leaks are prevented with an innovative anchor grip seal. The fittings are available in inch and metric sizes, in numerous configurations and manufactured in various materials to withstand a wide range of environments from standard factory spaces to aggressive high heat welding and corrosive wash down spaces.

SMC is your single source option for all of your pneumatic fitting, tubing, and air cylinder speed control needs.

SMC Vacuum Products

Vacuum Products

Vacuum generators and suction cups are integral to industrial automation pick and place systems as an alternate gripping solution. Supporting products include: vacuum filters, regulators, and vacuum sensor switches.

SMC suction cups are modular allowing for custom configuration of a multitude of sizes, shapes, materials, and mounting adapters. The various materials from non-marking types to FDA compliant, cup shape, and adapter options from ball-joint to stroke buffers ensure a perfect fit is made for each application. The array of vacuum generators, also referred to as ejectors, have variations that include single ejector unit, manifold, inline, and generator/cup in one.

SMC Fittings & Connectors

Process Equipment

Process automation primarily controls fluid flow (air, water, oil and steam), regulates fluid pressure, measures and doses volume, proportionally mixes multiple fluids, and performs countless other tasks by using diaphragm pumps, diaphragm valves, shut-off valves, pinch valves, microfluidic valves and standard 2-way On/Off valves.

SMC fluid process products support industries: Food & Beverage, Life Sciences, Medical Equipment, Blood Analyzers, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Dust Collection (e.g. baghouses), Power Generation, Mining and Mineral Processing, Pulp & Paper etc..




SMC Sensors and Switches

Instrumentation

Industrial sensors and switches, sometimes referred to as transducers, installed in the factory automation space can provide essential machine feedback. They can monitor On/Off status, confirm operation within an optimal range, or measure real time operation e.g. pressure or flow.

Industrial sensors and switches can connect to a PLC or other central controller via fieldbus or IO link to enhance troubleshooting by decreasing diagnostic time. Sensors can also become the data source for providing better predictive analytics integral to Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) or Industry 4.0, all while potentially increasing worker safety.