SMC Pneumatics


Air Piloted Valves

LVA Series LVA

SMC high purity series LVA valve has three types of body materials (SUS/PPS/PFA) that can be selected based on the customers application. Special diaphragm construction insures gentle opening and closing that prevents the formation of micro-bubbles. A unique guide ring on the piston rod eliminates lateral motion of the poppet, greatly increasing seal life and reducing particle formation.

LVC SeriesLVC

High purity chemical valves, SMC series LVC with integral fittings eliminate the possibility of residual liquid in pipe threads. In addition, the body has been designed for smooth flow with minimal internal dead space. Special diaphragm construction insures gentle opening and closing preventing the formation of micro-bubbles. A unique guide ring on the piston rod eliminates lateral motion of the poppet, increasing seal life and reducing particle formation.

LVM SeriesLVM

SMC Series LVM is a compact, direct acting, 2/3 port solenoid valve for chemicals. The unique construction reduces residual liquid to a minimum. Superior resistance to chemicals requires less maintenance. Service life (based on SMC test conditions) is 10 million cycles or more.

LVQ SeriesLVQ

SMC Series LVQ is a 2 port chemical valve with a non-metallic exterior. A high density PVDF housing offers increased chemical resistance and the special diaphragm construction insures gentle opening and closing preventing the formation of micro-bubbles. The LVQ guide ring eliminates lateral motion of the poppet, which reduces internal leakage.

LVR SeriesLVR

High purity liquid regulator, SMC series LVR, offers superior performance in both pulsation dampening, as well as adjustable liquid flow control.  The LVR series is capable of 110° C operating temperature, which meets many of today's most demanding requirements.  LVR is available with new LQ3 HyperFlare connection.

VN SeriesVN

SMC's VN series is a combination of process valves that can be operated with pressure differential zero and comes with many variations. The VNA series is used for controlling pneumatic systems or air-hydro circuits. The VNB series controls various fluids. VNC is used for controlling the cutting oils and coolants used in machine tools. VNH is for controlling high pressure cutting oils and coolants used in machine tools, and the VND series is for steam control.

VR SeriesVR

SMC Series VR1210/1200 shuttle valve is a 3 ported valve with one output and 2 pneumatic signal and input ports. Output is always supplied by high pressure inlet. The VR12**F series are interrupters for control of air pressure signal system lines. Piping is possible in any position and the one-touch fittings make piping connections simple. Time delay valve series VR2110 with its combination of adjustable orifice and fixed flow allows transmission of a pneumatic signal after a fixed time period.

VXA SeriesVXA

Direct air operated, 2 and 3 port valve SMC series VXA can be used with a wide variety of fluids. The manifold for the VXA21/22 series is available in a common SUP style or individual SUP style (for vacuum use). The VXA31/32 series manifold is individual ported. Valves for both are easily replaced without changing existing piping.

 

Manual Valves

VH Series VH

SMC Series VH rotary hand valve's compact design and variety of flow rates make it ideal for a wide range of applications requiring manual directional control. The slide ring design makes the VH valve easy to operate while offering a high tolerance to contamination with its "self-cleaning, wiping action".

 

VHK SeriesVHK

Finger valve SMC series VHK has a large effective area of 2.0 to 17.5mm². This series begins with a minimum tube O.D of ø4. The valve direction clearly indicates whether the valve is open or closed (shut to open is counter- clockwise). Classification of knob by color difference facilitates distinction between 2 port valves (gray) and 3 port valves (blue). The optional flame resistant model's knob, whether using the 2 or 3 port valve, is red.

 

VHS SeriesVHS

SMC's VHS series is a safety manual switching valve for preventing accidents that could be caused by the residual pressure while performing maintenance service on a pneumatic system. The VHS is easy to operate and the direction of air flow can be verified by the orientation of the handle. The valve is compact yet provides a large capacity.

 

Mechanically Actuated Valves

VM SeriesVM

SMC's VM series is a mechanical, poppet valve. Their compact size requires little mounting space. The VM series offers a wide variety of actuator styles and flow capacity up to 1.0 Cv.

VFM SeriesVFM

SMC Series VFM is a 5 port, compact, mechanical valve available in a rubber (VFM300) or metal (VFM200) seal style. This series has a large flow capacity (Cv 1.0) and a high cycle rate. The VFM offers an internal or external pilot body option and a variety of actuator choices.

VZM SeriesVZM

SMC's VZM series is a 5 port mechanical valve. It is compact in design with a large flow capacity (VZM400 Cv 0.55, VZM500 Cv 0.6). The VZM is available in a metal or rubber spool style, with a variety of actuator choices and optional external pilot.

 

 

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Solenoid Valves & Manifolds

VC SeriesVC

SMC Series VC is a multipurpose, direct operated, 2 port solenoid valve for air. Special construction reduces operating resistance and moving parts for improved longevity and wear resistance. A built-in rectifier eliminates AC coil burning and buzzing. The VC enclosure is IP65 equivalent.

VDW SeriesVDW

SMC's VDW200/300 series is a compact, direct operated, 3 port solenoid valve for water, air and vacuum. The use of a unique magnetic material reduces the operating resistance of moving parts, improving service life, wear and corrosion resistance.

VN SeriesVN

SMC's VN external pilot solenoid series offers 5 models of 2 and 3 port valves for general purpose use. Model VNA process valve is for compressed air and air-hydro circuit control. Model VNB for flow control permits application with a wide variety of fluids such as air, water, oil, gas and vacuum. VNC is a coolant valve available in a wide selection of port sizes and variations. The high pressure coolant valve, series VNH, is ideal for lubrication, dust blowing and cooling. By the adoption of a PTFE seal, the VND valve is suited for steam applications (max. 180°C).

VP SeriesVPW/VPS/VPG

SMC VPW, VPS, VPG series solenoid valves consist of 2 port pilot operated valves for use with steam, water, oil, air & gas. Port sizes available are 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 3/4, 1" depending on model type. Operating fluid temperature ranges from 0~60°C (VPW, VPG) and 0~170°C (VPS).

VQ20 SeriesVQ

SMC's VQ20/30 series is a pilot operated, two port multi-media valve. The series is compact and lightweight with a large flow capacity. The VQ20/30's long life, high speed coil (up to 20 million cycles at 100cps for pneumatic use) along with its all plastic construction, make it an excellent choice for those who want high performance at a lower cost.

VT SeriesVTW/VTS

SMC VTW, VTS series solenoid valves consist of 2 & 3 port direct operated valves for use with steam, water, oil, air & inert gas. Port sizes available are 1/8", 1/4", 3/8" depending on model type. Operating fluid temperature ranges from 0~60°C (VTW) & 0~170°C (VTS).

VX SeriesVX

SMC Series VX21/22/23, direct operated 2 port solenoid valve for air, gas, vacuum, water, steam and oil. Proper selection of body and sealing materials permits application of a wide variety of fluids. Application can be matched by simply choosing body materials (brass, stainless steel), seal materials (NBR, EPR, FPM, PTFE) and the solenoid coil (class B, class H).

VXD SeriesVXD

Series VXD, pilot 2 port solenoid valve for air, gas, water and oil. VXD can be quickly disassembled and reassembled. Variations include, energized open (N.C) and energized closed (N.O) valve, solenoid coil (class B, class H), brass/BC6 or stainless steel body material and NBR, FPM, EPR seal materials.

VXP SeriesVXP

Series VXP pilot operated 2 port solenoid valve for air, gas, steam, water and oil. Variations include energized open (N.C) and energized closed (N.O) valves, class B or class H coils, brass, BC6, or stainless steel body materials and NBR, FPM, EPR, PTFE seal materials.

VXR SeriesVXR

Water hammer relief, pilot operated 2 port solenoid valve series VXR is for use with water and oil. Variations include energized open (N.C) and energized closed (N.O) valves, BC6 body material and NBR, FPM seal materials.

VXZ SeriesVXZ

The VXZ series is a 2 port, pilot operated solenoid valve capable of operating at higher differential pressures by maintaining a zero differential pressure on the seat. The molded coil offers low power consumption, long life and high reliability.

AV SeriesAV

Series AV is a soft start up valve for low-speed air supply to gradually raise initial pressure in an air system and for quick exhaust by cutting off air supply.

S070 SeriesS070

Series S070 is a super compact direct acting 2/3 port solenoid valve that meets the miniaturisation needs of analysers, medical equipment and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. S070 is extremely lightweight (5g for valve single unit type) and operation noise is 38dB(A) or less. It is easy to increase or decrease the number of stations (stacking base). Valve width is 7mm.

SY SeriesSY

Series SY offers major advances in valve performance for cost-effective solutions to your requirements. The series offers high flow with low power consumption in a compact design. The SY is available in body ported or base mounted styles and can be used individually or manifold mounted.

SYJ SeriesSYJ

The SYJ Valve is an innovative combination of space efficiency and performance superiority which provides real value to the design solution. Whether designed in a manifold or used as a single valve, this small profile increases design flexibility and minimizes space requirements. The SYJ valve utilizes a low power (0.5 watts standard) pilot solenoid design, which dramatically reduces thermal heat generation. This improves performance, decreases operating costs, and allows for direct control by PLC output relays. All electrical connections for SYJ Valves are available with lights and surge suppression. SYJ series valves can be configured on base mounted manifolds, or individually on subplates, creating a variety of solutions to meet your broadest engineering needs.

VDW SeriesVDW

The VDW200/300 series is a compact, direct operated, 3 port solenoid valve for water, air and vacuum. The use of a unique magnetic material reduces the operating resistance of moving parts, improving service life, wear and corrosion resistance.

VG SeriesVG

Series VG342 is a 3 port pilot poppet solenoid valve and can be used as a selector or divider valve (external pilot). Actuation is changeable between N.C., N.O., or external pilot types. VG342 is possible to use in vacuum or under low pressures. No lubrication is required.

VQ SeriesVQ

VQ valves are ideal for applications requiring high speed, frequent operation, stable response time and long service life. Innovative mounting methods allow valves to be changed without entirely disassembling the manifold. Built-in one-touch fittings save piping time and labor.

VQZ SeriesVQZ

Series VQZ base mount solenoid valves combine convenience with durability and performance in a more traditional mounting style. Series VQZ Body Ported Solenoid Valves combine flexibility with high performance and long life in an inline body style.

VS SeriesVS

Series VS is a 3 port direct operated valve with metal seal. Body ported and base mounted styles are available. Multiple pressure supply is possible with balanced spool and sleeve. Any given port can accept high or low pressure supply without affecting the system life or operation. No-lubrication and dry-air operation is possible.

VX SeriesVX

The VX3000 series is a direct operated, 3 port solenoid valve, for use with a wide variety of fluids. When used in combination with the manifold, configuration can be changed from N.C. to N.O. and from N.O. to N.C. by simply changing a gasket. Valves are easily replaced without changing existing piping.

VZ SeriesVZ

The VZ series consists of 3 port solenoid valves with rubber seals. Base mounted and body ported valves are available with standard, flat cable, DIN rail mounted plug-in and non plug-in manifolds. Various options are available. The VZ series is still available although direct replacements for each series have been implemented. See individual series information for replacements.

SQ SeriesSQ

The 5 port solenoid valves series SQ was designed for applications which demand high speed, high frequency, long life and a precise response time. The SQ series has an outstanding response time of 12ms or less for SQ1000, 20ms or less for SQ2000 and a life of 200 million cycles. A wide variety of options are available.

SV SeriesSV

The SV series employs a multi-connector instead of the conventional lead wires for internal manifold wiring. By connecting each block with a connector, changes to manifold stations are greatly simplified. Cassette base type manifolds offer the ultimate in flexibility. Manifold sections can be added using a simple release mechanism. Conventional tie-rod base type manifolds are also available. The use of 34 pin connectors allows up to 16 stations with double solenoids.

SX SeriesSX

The SX series unique design combines both solenoid assemblies (when using double solenoid 2/3 position) on the same side of the valve, opposite the ports, allowing for greater space savings and simplified wiring access. The SX series valves are available with numerous manifold options which allow for easier installation and improved operation.

SY SeriesSY

Series SY offers major advances in valve performance for cost-effective solutions to your requirements. The series offers high flow with low power consumption in a compact design. The SY is available in body ported or base mounted styles and can be used individually or manifold mounted.

SYJ SeriesSYJ

The SYJ Valve is an innovative combination of space efficiency and performance superiority which provides real value to the design solution. Whether designed in a manifold or used as a single valve, this small profile increases design flexibility and minimizes space requirements. The SYJ valve utilizes a low power (0.5 watts standard) pilot solenoid design, which dramatically reduces thermal heat generation. This improves performance, decreases operating costs, and allows for direct control by PLC output relays. All electrical connections for SYJ Valves are available with lights and surge suppression. SYJ series valves can be configured on base mounted manifolds, or individually on subplates, creating a variety of solutions to meet your broadest engineering needs.

SZ SeriesSZ

Series SZ3000 is a 5 port solenoid valve, body ported type with a cassette style manifold. The SZ series offers high reliability and long life of 50 million cycles or more. The connector entry direction can be changed from top to side with a simple operation. Low power consumption and a fast response time of 10ms are obtained with a unique pilot valve construction.

VF SeriesVF

Series VF, a five port pilot solenoid valve, offers large flow capacity in a compact size. The VF is available in many variations including three types of manual override and four types of electrical entry. Common exhaust for main valve and pilot valve is also available.

VFR SeriesVFR

Series VFR consists of 5 port pilot solenoid valves with rubber seals and base mounted type manifolds, available in plug-in and non plug-in styles. Port sizes range from 1/8 to 1/2 with Rc(PT), NPTF & G(PF) thread types available. Various options also available.

VFS SeriesVFS

Series VFS consists of 5 port pilot solenoid valves with metal seals and base mounted or body ported type manifolds. Base mounted manifolds are available in plug-in and non plug-in styles. Body ported manifolds are available with bar or separate type manifold bases. Port sizes range from 1/8 to 3/4 with Rc(PT), NPTF & G(PF) thread types available. Various options also available.

VJ SeriesVJ

The VJ series is a rubber seal solenoid valve available in a body ported or base mounted version.  The VJ3000 based mounted valve is offered in a 4 or 5 port style, while the body ported version is a 5 port valve.  The VJ5000 and VJ7000 series, body ported and base mounted are 5 port.  Although the VJ series standard power consumption is 1WDC, a low watt type (0.45WDC) is available.

VK SeriesVK

The VK3000 series is a 5 port solenoid, direct poppet, rubber seal valve. It meets copper free specifications as all parts in contact with fluids are made of non-copper materials. A compact valve (width 18 x length 68mm), the VK3000 is available in a body ported or base mounted style.

VQ SeriesVQ

VQ valves are ideal for applications requiring high speed, frequent operation, stable response time and long service life. Innovative mounting methods allow valves to be changed without entirely disassembling the manifold. Built-in one-touch fittings save piping time and labor.

VQC SeriesVQC

The VQC series has five standard wiring packages bringing a world of ease to wiring and maintenance work, while the protective enclosures of three of them conform to IP67 standards for protection from dust and moisture. The use of multi-pin connectors to replace wiring inside manifold blocks provides flexibility when adding stations or changing manifold configuration. The VQC series has outstanding response times and long life.

VQD SeriesVQD

VQD1000 series 4 port, direct operated, poppet solenoid valve offers large flow capacity in a compact, lightweight body. Vacuum applications (up to -100kPa) are possible. Components of the VQD1000 valves that are in contact with fluid are all copper free. The VQD series offers a remarkably quick and stable response time.

VQZ SeriesVQZ

Series VQZ base mount solenoid valves combine convenience with durability and performance in a more traditional mounting style. Series VQZ Body Ported Solenoid Valves combine flexibility with high performance and long life in an inline body style.

VSS/VSR SeriesVSS/VSR

Series VSS/VSR is an ISO5599/II plug-in, base mounted interface valve. The 5 port design offers maximum flexibility and is available in either a high flow rubber seal (model VSR) or matched ground spool and sleeve (model VSS). The lateral plug-in style manifold makes it easy to increase or decrease the manifold stations without wiring work.

VZ SeriesVZ

The VZ series consists of 4 & 5 port solenoid valves with rubber seal. Base mounted and body ported valves are available with standard, flat cable, DIN rail mounted plug-in and non plug-in manifolds. Various options are available. The VZ series is still available although direct replacements for each series have been implemented. See individual series information for replacements.

VZS SeriesVZS

The VZS series is a 5 port pilot solenoid, base mounted type valve, available in a plug-in or non plug-in style. The metal seal makes it possible for use in non-lubrication and dry air. Manifold options include control unit, serial interface unit and a coaxial fitting.

VEP SeriesVEP

A proportional control valve system provides the ability to infinitely control the position of the internal spool assembly which increases or decreases the amount of flow or pressure being released from the valve. SMC offers 2 types of proportional control valves, a pressure type (N)VEP which controls secondary pressure by varying the current through the solenoid, and a flow rate type (N)VEF which controls air flow by varying current through the solenoid.

 

Valve Accessories

25**25**

Series 25 is a metal case style silencer with a shock resistant construction. The series exhausts in only one direction and prevents scattering of mist and noise. Series 25 is available with R(PT) or NPT threads.

AMC SeriesAMC

Series AMC exhaust cleaners insure clean plant air and reduce noise pollution over 35dB. The AMC series also removes over 99.9% of oil mist. Choose from R(PT), NPT or G(PF) thread styles.

AMP SeriesAMP

Exhaust cleaner, series AMP, can be used inside a clean room. Depending on operating conditions, exhaust air cleanliness may be equivalent to Class 100. Since exhaust air from pneumatic equipment can be released directly into a clean room, piping to ducts is unnecessary thereby reducing piping labor costs and increasing space savings.

AN SeriesAN

Series AN silencers offer various styles and low backpressure in a compact, easy mounting design. The high noise reduction style provides over 35dB(A) noise reduction and the case is UL94-V0 grade, flame resistant material. Series AN is available with R(PT) or NPT threads.

ANA1/ANB1ANA1/ANB1

The high noise reduction style silencer ANA1 keeps the noise level inside a plant below 85dB(A) with a noise reduction effect of 40dB(A). Series ANB1 has a noise reduction effect of 38dB(A) and has a larger effective area with the same port size as series ANA1. It is also available for common exhaust from manifolds.

 

VEX SeriesVEX

Power valve series VEX includes a regulator valve (VEX1*0), precision regulator (VEX1*3), 3 position valve (VEX3) and a economy valve (VEX5). The 3 port large capacity poppet exhausting regulator is equipped with a relief port the same size as the connection port. The 3-port, 3-position double solenoid that permits vacuum suction, vacuum destruction, & suspension (closed) is ideal for a system where many valves are used.

VR SeriesVR

Pneumatic-electric relay series VR32 converts pneumatic signal to electric relay. Series VR3100 indicates the presence of pneumatic pressure. It is equivalent to the pilot lamp of an electrical system. Series VR3110 is an ultra-compact air indicator light to monitor the presence of air pressure. It is equivalent to the pilot lamp of an electrical system.

EX SeriesEX

Model EX serial units offer low-cost, time saving solutions to your control system problems. Depending on the serial unit, control up to 32 solenoid valves and receive up to 32 inputs. Diagnostic and trouble shooting capabilities greatly reduce downtime. Compatible valve manifolds include (N)VFS/S, (N)VZS, VQ, VQC, SX, SY, SQ, SZ, SV and ISO.