SMC debuts new Air Management System

Manufacturer of pneumatic equipment and machine elements SMC UK will be debuting its new Air Management System that saves thousands of pounds in electricity consumption for businesses, according to the company, at this year’s PPMA Show.

PPMA will be running from 26-28 September at the NEC in Birmingham, UK and will be bringing together processing and packaging manufacturers together to showcase the latest in processing and packaging machinery, robotics and industrial vision systems.

The new Air Management System enables manufacturers to achieve a 50% reduction in air consumption on a production line, in addition to cutting CO2 emissions by up to 30%. By monitoring the air flow in a production line, when systems or sections of a system are idle, the system can reduce or halt air supply to that section. By utilising sensors there can be an instant return to full flow once manufacturing restarts.

SMC will also be showcasing its hygiene focused IP67 rated technology on the company stand with half a dozen new models to explore. As a supplier to both OEMs and end users, SMC has committed to being part of the Partners in Packaging initiative. SMC’s Partners in Packaging customers will also be demonstrating its Air Management System on stands across the exhibition floor.

“Here at SMC we’re all about sustainable development goals. We work really hand in hand with our clients, side by side on the factory floor to explore and define their needs and aspirations. The new Air Management System is really raising the bar – I mean, what manufacturer wouldn’t jump at the chance to save thousands on its production lines? With the bonus of greater sustainability?” explained Tom Campbell, UK Marketing Manager, SMC.

“It’s all about connectivity as well. Why wait six months for a robot when going wireless and losing that comms cable can cut the wait to two weeks? That’s what we did recently for an OEM of ours. It’s a complete game-changer and it can be applied to existing set-ups too. Give us a manufacturer from any industry that uses robots and we’ll show you how they can cut energy use and expenditure, slash lead times, improve productivity and make headway on their sustainability targets. Come and see us at PPMA and we’ll show you how.”

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