Non-contact gripper technology from largest pneumatic component company in the world.

SMC pneumatics are the largest pneumatic component company in the world, specialising in the Process, Automotive, Life Sciences, Semi-conductor and Food & Packaging industries.

The PIF team had the opportunity to interview Business Development Manager, Thom Shannon about the innovative products SMC were exhibiting at the Fluid Power & Systems show at the NEC in Birmingham, UK.

Some impressive products on the stand were their ‘energy-saving’ valves, which allow customers to reduce the back-pressure on the actuators, allowing the cylinder to return at the same rate as it would do under normal pressures. Energy saving and reducing energy costs for end-user’s and OEM’s is certainly a focus for SMC.

SMC Non-Contact grippers

Another product SMC were keep to showcase were their ‘non-contact’ grippers. Using innovative technology, SMC’s grippers can grip and move valuable or hazardous product without making any contact to it.

Watch this video interview to learn more about SMC’s Non-Contact Gripper Technology

SMC Pneumatics UK Ltd

SMC Pneumatics has been based in the UK since 1978. Known for the outstanding quality in pneumatics and energy saving products (inc valves). All SMC products are manufactured within an approved ISO9001

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