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SMC Series ZB Compact Vacuum Unit

March 27, 2013

SMC Series ZB Compact Vacuum Unit

The ZB Series Compact Vacuum Unit is an All-In-One solution to your vacuum needs. The unit includes a vacuum ejector, supply valve, release valve, vacuum break flow adjustment needle, suction filter and silencer in a single unit. The ZB is an energy saving design with reduced air consumption and reaches vacuum pressure set point quicker than previous models. The ZB can be used as a single unit or mounted to a manifold of up to 12 stations.

  • Very quick 5ms valve response time
  • Vacuum response time of 28ms
  • Energy savings with a 17% reduction in air consumption over previous models
  • Compact and lightweight with a single unit weight of 46g
  • Easy maintenance of filter element and silencer
  • Fine vacuum break adjustment

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SMC Pneumatics Technical Information and Specs

September 20, 2012

We have a TON of technical information concerning SMC pneumatics parts and applications, including:

  • Actuators
  • Valves and Manifolds
  • Airline Equipment
  • Connectors
  • Vacuum Products
  • Instrumentation
  • Accessories
  • Specialty Equipment
  • Anti-Static Equipment

SMC Customer’s Reliability & Profits Improve

February 29, 2012

With Series IR Precision Regulators and Series AK Regulators

Application:  An OEM was experiencing inconsistent quality, yield and reliability in their production process.  The cause was a manual adjustment of the emission of gases within their process.  This manual adjustment resulted in inconsistent results.  If the customer could automate this manual part of the process, they could solve their problem.

Outcome:  SMC Los Angeles sales engineers designed a system to deliver the gases through calibrated, fixed orifices at a constant regulated pressure.  This ensures the exact same gas flow and a perfect, consistent process for the OEM.  The constant gas pressure was accomplished using pneumatically actuated regulators: Series AK 10PA, remotely piloted by a Series IR Precision Regulator.  SMC sales engineers added an extra safety feature of purging the gas lines of flammable gas when the process is not in use.  Further, SMC valves were used to provide a nitrogen purge which prevents accidental ignition.

The OEM yield, reliability and profits have improved since the new systems incorporating these SMC products were installed and brought on line.

Series IR, Precision Regulators (IR2020-No2) – to send consistent air pressure to the Series AK
Series AK Regulators (AK10PAS 2P 44 HF) – to allow regulated flammable gases through to the Series VXA valves
Series VXA, VX300 Valves (VX313V-00-GR1, VXA2240M-03N-1) – to release the gases through to the fixed orifices