SMC's virtual approach to safeguarding the future of companies
SMZ Corporation ANZ Digital Transformation Manager Jozef Ceh.
SMC Corporation Australia New Zealand (ANZ) will now assemble and store their latest range of electric cylinders on site.
This bold move, which invests in the local economy and ensures shorter lead times, maintains a significant amount of inventory in the SMC central warehouse in NSW. In addition, the company aims to replenish its warehouse in Auckland, New Zealand later this year.
Jozef Ceh, ANZ Digital Transformation Manager at SMC Corporation, explains: “We are currently introducing AC electric cylinder systems and will have all options available. This includes cylinders, motors, drivers, cables, and other accessories. Soon after, we will focus on introducing DC systems. "
The products are backed by the service that customers expect from automation giant SMC. “Our team is always there to provide on-site, virtual and technical support. Having this large stock quota is ideal for shortening lead times and offers security in terms of spare parts and accessories.
“SMC has been known for our virtual support services, especially since the Covid-19 embargo. This continues to prove popular. "
Mr. Ceh offers more flexibility and says customers can also benefit from local upgrades. "We can develop tailor-made solutions quickly and efficiently for customers with complex and demanding applications."
More local demand for electric cylinders
Electric cylinders are becoming increasingly popular and local demand justifies SMC's investment.
In addition to the standard complete system offering from SMC, the motorless option of electric cylinders gives the customer further flexibility in using the preferred selection of servomotors to be mounted on the cylinder. The series is currently compatible with 15 companies including Beckhoff, ANCA Motion, Omron, Rockwell and Siemens, to name a few.
“Electric cylinders are known for their precision, ease of use and flexibility. They are particularly in demand as we are seeing an increase in smart factories across the country, ”says Ceh.
“We offer an electric cylinder for every application. Our range includes a glider type with high rigidity (LEJ series), a rod type (LEY) and a guide rod type (LEYG).
“It is important to note the large drilling capacity in all areas and the additional functionality when using a complete SMC setup. Ease of setup, plug-and-play systems, higher level functionality, and standalone operations with or without a PLC are some of the key differentiators of this sought-after range of products. "
Electric cylinder range.
When to use an electric cylinder
“When downtimes quickly become a burden and planned maintenance outages put a strain on production, the conversion of machines via software quickly becomes a decisive differentiator for machine builders. This shift has made the demand for electric cylinders a more logical choice. "
Mr. Ceh explains that some of the most successful projects are projects with the careful and correct combination of electric and pneumatic cylinders. “When it is said that it is important to understand that electric cylinders are not designed to replace pneumatic cylinders (or vice versa). They are designed for use in their respective applications.
“Typically, an electric cylinder is used in areas where a higher level of complexity is required, e.g. B. positioning accuracy, intermediate stops, a more sophisticated form of speed, acceleration or force control. "
The properties of electric cylinders have become considerably more attractive over the years – mainly due to the further development of controls. "Here, specifications can be changed by reconfiguring the software to achieve a high level of accuracy and repeatability without the need for mechanical changes."
Electric cylinders exhibited at Foodtech Packtech 2021
Mr. Ceh adds that SMC's full range will be on display at this year's highly anticipated Foodtech Packtech, which will take place April 13-15, 2021 at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland, New Zealand (booth 2023).
"This is the ideal platform to experience SMC's technology up close and to convince yourself of the quality."
In conclusion, Mr. Ceh says that SMC's investment marks a positive start to the year and reassures its customers that the company is here for the long term. "We look forward to supporting new and existing customers in 2021."
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