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.