Archive for the ‘SMC Product of the Month’ category

SMC Two Port Process Valve for Fluid Control

November 20, 2014

SMC Two Port Process Valve for Fluid Control of Industrial Equipment

Updating from the previous version, the VX2 valve series is available in resin, aluminum (new introductions), brass and stainless steel. This valve supports water, steam, oil, air and medium vacuum media. Common applications include:

Inline Dump Valve
Mixing
Water Transfer
Pick and Place
Direct Air Flow for Cooling and Sorting
System Flush
Spraying
Tank Fill
Air Motor Applications

Improvements from the previous design include:

Up to 20% Increase in Throughput (Size 1)
A 10% Smaller Footprint (Size 1)
As Much as 30% Lighter When Aluminum is Used (Size 1)
One Touch Plug and Play Functionality when Resin Housing is Ordered
Quieter Operation Using Low Noise Construction Techniques
Enhanced Durability Due to Changes in the Armiture and Coil Design

For more information or to order your SMC VX2 Series Two Port Process Valve, call Innovative-IDM at 877.906.2100 or email at info@iidm.com.

SMC Air Combination Unit

June 2, 2014

SMC Air Combination Unit

SMC has introduced new and improved modular air preparation to provide your machine with quality air for maximized equipment life.
Product visibility and safety is enhanced with the introduction of the Dual Layered Polycarbonate bowl.
Product Features:
•Improved flow performance over previous models
•Better visibility and safety from Dual Layered Polycarbonate bowl
•Easy maintenance and installation with newly designed spacer
•Mounting interchangable to previous versions
•Standard backflow function to safely exhaust residual pressure
•RoHS compliant

For more information or to order your SMC Air Combination Unit contact Innovative-IDM at 877-906-2100 or send an email to info@iidm.com.

Gene “The Muscle” Mussell

January 15, 2014

I can’t tell you how many times I have turned to Gene Mussell for help with SMC Products for our customers, hopefully he is not counting either. I can recall sitting down with a customer to specify a product, Gene was able to answer the questions without opening the catalog. Not impressed…Hold on…it was on the bolt holt pattern dimensions of an actuator none of us could find in the catalog. May not be a big deal to you, but 100% told the customer “I am dealing with the RIGHT guy”, and of course I a must be smart for getting him there as well :>.

Last night while working on a customer quote, again I needed some help. Being well after hours, I fully expected to leave him a message to return my call the next day. Well…Gene answered, took the time away from his family, broke out his laptop and stayed with me on the phone to make sure all of my questions were answered. Why would he do this you ask? He knew he had the chance to help both me and ultimately the customer.

I have said it before and I will say it again…I am so glad Gene Mussell is on the Innovative IDM Team!

— Klent Prewitt

SMC Solenoid Valve (Directional Control Valve)

December 14, 2013

SMC, Solenoid Valve (Directional Control Valve)

SMC Solenoid Valves (also known as directional control valves) coordinate the action of various downstream devices including air cylinders, air piloted pumps, slide tables, grippers and rotary actuators.  The updated SY3000/5000 series solenoid valve represents the new flagship of SMC’s pneumatic valve product line by offering customers greater flexibility, reliability and sonic conductance (throughput) within the same footprint.

These improvements allow customers to utilize this product line across a wider range of applications and provide a higher level of performance relative to similar valve products in the market.

For more information or to order your SMC Solenoid Valve contact Innovative-IDM at 877-906-2100 or email us at info@iidm.com.

SMC Product of the Month: Direct Operated 2 Port Solenoid Valve

November 27, 2013

Improving on the previous design, the special construction of the new VX2 valves make them an ideal choice across industries and applications.

Both form and function have been updated with the new design.  First, addressing the magnetic properties of the solenoid coil improved the functionality of the new VX2.  The coil size is more compact, improving the pulling force.  The flow and pressure attributes of the valve are also improved with an increased orifice design.  Next, in order to create a valve that was quieter, a rubber damper is now included as well as a built-in wave rectifier.  The rubber damper deadens the sound by removing any direct metal to metal contact in operation while the armature is moving.

Finally, additional resin and aluminum body options are available to extend the series beyond brass and stainless steel.

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For more information or to order your SMC Direct Operated 2 Port Solevoid Valve contact Innovative-IDM at info@iidm.com or call us at 877-906-2100.

SMC Product of the Month: Air Combination Unit

May 1, 2013

New AC – Modular Filter Regulator Lubricator Combination

SMC Air Combination Unit

SMC is introducing new and improved air preparation equipment to make sure your machine gets the appropriate air quality that it needs with standard 5 micron filtration rating.
The new urban white color sharpen its design and looks to be in line with other SMC’s new product line.
Product visibility and safety is enhanced with introduction to Dual Layered Polycarbonate bowl.

Product Features:

  • Improved flow performance
  • Better visibility and safety from Dual Layered Polycarbonate bowl
  • Easy maintenance and installations with newly designed spacer
  • Mounting completely interchangable to previous versions
  • Standard backflow function to safely exhaust residual pressure
  • RoHS compliant

Order your SMC Air Combination Unit today – contact Innovative-IDM at info@iidm.com or give us a call at 877.906.2100.

SMC Product of the Month – SY Series Solenoid Valve

April 4, 2013

SMC SY Series Solenoid Valves

SMC Solenoid Valves (also known as directional control valves) coordinate the action of various downstream devices including air cylinders, air piloted pumps, slide tables, grippers and rotary actuators. The updated SY3000/5000 series solenoid valve represents the new flagship of SMC’s pneumatic valve product line by offering customers greater flexibility, reliability and sonic conductance (throughput) within the same footprint.

  • The SY series valves can be used on a manifold ranging from 2 to 24 individual stations housing a single valve each.
  • Plug-in valve connections are available as standard which allows for reduced wiring time.
  • This product line is available in both a 2 position 5 port and a 3 position 5 port configuration and can be used with either a metal or resin (connecting) type manifold.
  • A cost/space saving 4 position dual 3 port valve is also available.

Innovative-IDM is your pneumatics technology distributor – save time by letting us kit your SMC parts! Give us a call at 877.906.2100 or send us an email at info@iidm.com.