classic | mobile
 

Search...

SA Instrumentation & Control Buyers' Guide

 

SMC SY series delivers local innovation through flexible design
March 2017, Pneumatics & Hydraulics


The unique SY series of all-purpose valve manifolds from SMC Pneumatics is available in three sizes: SY3000, SY5000 and SY7000. Thanks to its flexibility and innovative redesign, the SY series sees a 29% space saving in installation, while offering increased flow rates.

Looking at usage, two of the smaller valve sizes or two of the larger ones can be mixed on one manifold to match application flow requirements. The manifold offers piping options to the top, side or bottom with various port size options, which results in a flow rate of up to 1500 litres per minute through the biggest valve mounted on the manifold.

With the food and beverage industry in mind, and adhering to its stringent standards, the SY5000 series also includes a new IP69K manifold which is suitable for wet areas and can withstand wash down and cleaning.

SMC Pneumatics product manager Ernst Smith explains, “The SY series has taken the market by storm and today many of our customers are benefiting through shorter lead times from its flexibility and local assembly here in Johannesburg.

“The range offers further savings due to its ability to drive bigger cylinders with reduced cycle times, mitigating the need for larger, more expensive solenoid valves.”

The manifolds are available in either rubber or unique metal seal versions, with the latter optimised for higher operating frequencies and extended lifetime performance, boasting switching cycles of up to 200 million cycles. They also incorporate SMC’s energy efficient V100 pilot valve, a power saving option that reduces consumption (per valve coil) down to just 0,1 Watt.

Flexible innovation and customisation

SMC’s SY series offers a myriad of options, optimised for customised projects and applications, including:

• A single valve can be mounted on a base which will offer flow rates exceeding 1500 lpm, connected through SMC’s M12 waterproof connector.

• Valves can be supplied fitted with a residual pressure release option that enables manual dumping of residual compressed air in the cylinder.

• Power and control options such as D-sub connectors, flat ribbon cables, terminal block box, pre-assembled leads and circular connectors offering options for serial transmission.

• Applicable fieldbus protocols include Profinet, Profibus, DeviceNet, CC-Link, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, CANopen, AS-Interface, Omron CompoBus/S and CompoNet. Digital as well as analog inputs and outputs can be added to suit customer application requirements.

Safety remains key

“Safety is always considered when we look at products and customer applications,” explains Smith.

Overall safety in applications has been improved via optional configurations including:

• The addition of a built-in back pressure check, which can also be retro-fitted afterwards.

• The addition of a manual pressure release valve for every cylinder where required.

• A supply shut-off spacer per valve to allow the maintenance team access to the system, or part thereof, while the rest of the manifold is still pressurised.

• Spacers with double check valves in working lines to enable intermediate stops or for drop prevention of loads in vertical applications.

• Slide locking manual override function with double action and long distance visual indication.

In-house production facilities

SMC’s state-of-the-art production facilities in Midrand focuses on cylinder production, manifold assemblies and air preparation combination sets. “Our in-house production facilities have been well received by the market,” concludes Smith. “We are now able to configure and assemble manifolds to exact requirements in a matter of hours. Benefits have been experienced in cases such as breakdowns and for those wanting larger manifolds matched to unique requirements in a hurry.”

Delivery of these items takes place within a three-tier system:

1. Same day service for breakdowns.

2. Regular orders within three days.

3. Larger orders within two weeks.

The new trend in automation for flexibility and products that are lighter and more compact is on the rise, and, according to SMC, it anticipates this type of product development becoming more and more standard.


Credit(s)
Supplied By: SMC Pneumatics South Africa
Tel: +27 11 100 5866
Fax:
Email: sales@smcpneumatics.co.za
www: www.smcpneumatics.co.za
Share via email     Share via LinkedIn   Print this page

Further reading:

  • Rodless pneumatic cylinders in hygienic applications
    December 2017, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Pneumatics & Hydraulics
    While much of industry is subjected to increasing consumer demands for greater product miniaturisation, one of the principal challenges is faced by those having to manufacture in cleanroom conditions. ...
  • New Transair aluminium pipework eases installation and gives space and cost savings
    December 2017, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Pneumatics & Hydraulics
    Transair, business unit of The Fluid System Connectors Division Europe of Parker Hannifin, has announced the launch of new aluminium pipework products designed for compressed air, vacuum and inert gas ...
  • SMC sees early success with pneumatic panel offering
    November 2017, SMC Pneumatics South Africa, News
    In an effort to innovate and provide total engineering solutions while meeting demand, SMC recently expanded its local production offering to include the design and build of electro/pneumatic control ...
  • Vacuum technology helps mining supplier
    November 2017, Tectra Automation, Pneumatics & Hydraulics
    Tectra Automation’s Schmalz vacuum lifters raise RSC Ekusasa Mining’s packaging efficiency.
  • SMC valve manifolds built to ­withstand cleaning
    November 2017, SMC Pneumatics South Africa, Pneumatics & Hydraulics
    In the food and beverage industry, hygiene is the order of the day. Many systems and parts need to withstand treatment with steam, high-pressure cleaning and aggressive cleaning agents, whilst also preventing ...
  • Aventics presents Clean Line cylinder series
    October 2017, Tectra Automation, Pneumatics & Hydraulics
    Aventics has recently expanded its actuator product range for applications with high hygiene requirements and now offers a solution to meet the strict requirements placed of the food and pharmaceutical ...
  • Cut energy consumption and improve safety
    October 2017, SMC Pneumatics South Africa, Pneumatics & Hydraulics
    SMC Pneumatics has developed a series of standby valve solutions which can be incorporated into a system to reduce energy consumption, especially during brief, recurring equipment stoppages. With safety ...
  • Block and bleed valves for oil and gas
    September 2017, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Pneumatics & Hydraulics
    Parker Hannifin now has a complete range of valves that conform to the API 6A specification for Christmas tree and wellhead applications. For several years, Parker has offered a range of double block ...
  • Safe use of hydraulic hoses and fittings
    September 2017, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG, Pneumatics & Hydraulics
    “Extreme care must be taken in the correct selection, installation and maintenance of matched, quality components in any hydraulic system because hose assemblies can be highly dangerous if misapplied ...
  • EnerMech now a stockist of SMC Pneumatics in Cape Town
    September 2017, SMC Pneumatics South Africa, News
    Thanks to a large consignment holding, EnerMech now boasts over 800 SMC Pneumatics stock items and a dedicated, knowledgeable team who are ready to help solve customer automation challenges. The seamless ...
  • Secure operational pressure with SMC’s new lock-up valve
    September 2017, SMC Pneumatics South Africa, Pneumatics & Hydraulics
    As an industry rule and to ensure efficiencies, downtime on all production lines should be kept a complete minimum. “SMC supports its customers in this regard by constantly developing products that help ...
  • SMC launches motor controller with extended communications
    August 2017, SMC Pneumatics South Africa, PLCs, DCSs & Controllers
    Responding to the demand for broadening the communication capacities of one of the corporation’s most popular controllers, SMC´s direct input step motor controller is now available in three additional ...

 
 
         
Contact:
Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd
1st Floor, Stabilitas House
265 Kent Ave, Randburg, 2194
South Africa
Publications by Technews
Dataweek Electronics & Communications Technology
Electronic Buyers Guide (EBG)

Hi-Tech Security Solutions
Hi-Tech Security Business Directory

Motion Control in Southern Africa
Motion Control Buyers’ Guide (MCBG)

South African Instrumentation & Control
South African Instrumentation & Control Buyers’ Guide (IBG)
Other
Terms & conditions of use, including privacy policy
PAIA Manual





 

         
    classic | mobile

Copyright © Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd. All rights reserved.