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SMC at a Glance

SMC, established in 1959, is a leading Japanese manufacturing company specialising in the design and manufacture of sophisticated automation control engineering products and pneumatic equipment. Beyond its Tokyo headquarters, the company operates production facilities in Japan, the US, UK, Europe, and China, with key centres in China and Singapore supported by local plants in the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Europe, India, Korea, and Australia.

Strong technical expertise is paramount, and SMC have 5 dedicated technical centres, 2 of them located in Europe, and over 1,600 dedicated engineers pushing the design envelope. SMC also boasts a robust network of over 500 sale offices in more than 80 overseas locations, providing employment to tens of thousands of people.

Their advanced product portfolio can be found operating in a huge array of commercial and industrial installations across the globe with over 12,000 basic models and more than 700k variations. SMC have the systems in place to provide the best equipment and services to customers who work with automation in all type of industry in every corner of the world.


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Kempston Controls: Your Source for SMC Expertise

Kempston Controls, a trusted partner, serves a variety of industry segments with market-leading SMC products. Explore SMC’s comprehensive offer, featuring air cylinders, pneumatic grippers, slide tables, solenoid valves, fittings, tubing, air preparation equipment, dryers, and more. With Kempston Controls you can access the best of SMC technology and expertise, whatever your needs.

Solutions for Every Project:

SMC equips diverse industries with the tools they need for automation success. Their extensive range of automation control systems and pneumatic control equipment includes directional control valves, actuators, and air-line components, establishing them as the frontrunner in automation technology. From simple tasks to complex industrial processes, SMC delivers comprehensive solutions for seamless project execution.

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Pneumatic Solenoid Valves

Pneumatic solenoid valves streamline operations by ditching manual and pneumatic controls. Instead, a simple electrical input governs the air flow, making them a programmable, user-friendly, and effortless addition to any pneumatic circuit. Suitable for a huge array of industrial automation and process control applications.

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Pneumatic Fittings

These crucial components seal up the network, ensuring every cubic centimetre of compressed air flows exactly where it needs to, making them the silent heroes of your pneumatic world. Available in a wide array of sizes and material types to suit a wide range of industrial installations.

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Pneumatic Piston Rod Cylinders

Powered by compressed air, pneumatic piston rod cylinders squeeze a piston within a sealed chamber, converting it into a powerful, linear force that pushes or pulls with precision. Pneumatic piston rod cylinders have ports through which compressed air pushes the rod and then a spring mechanism pulls the rod back creating the linear movement.

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Pneumatic Manual & Mechanical Valves

Pneumatic manual control valves sit at the heart of pneumatic systems, allowing precise manual manipulation of airflow. These trusty valves guide compressed air from point A to point B, enabling operators to fine-tune pressure, direction, and flow, ensuring smooth, controlled operation of the entire system.

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Pneumatic Regulators

In pneumatic systems, regulators, also called pressure-reducing valves, ensure a smooth air flow by preventing pressure surges and keeping the output pressure steady, optimising performance, and minimising waste. Pneumatic regulators are used in many applications, including industrial process and automation control devices, and medical and dental equipment.

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Pneumatic Speed Controllers

Speed controllers, also known as flow controls, reduce the flow rate from pneumatic actuators, decreasing the operational speed. The benefit of a speed controller is that it enables the cylinder to have a controlled movement in one direction, but full flow and speed in the opposite direction.

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Pneumatic Guided Cylinders

Pneumatic guided cylinders are robust mechanical devices used, for example, to move factory automation equipment during operational processes. These pneumatic cylinders act as a guided aid to keep loads balanced during motion. They are often found in conveyor systems where side loads move upwards and downwards on conveyor belts.

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Pneumatic Air Hoses

Flexible tubes known as air hoses, air lines, or pneumatic tubing, carry not just air but also other gases under pressure, effortlessly bridging the gap between their source and desired destination. Available in a wide range of material types including PVC, polyamide, polyurethane, to ensure that there is a pneumatic air hose to suit your industrial or commercial application.