In the beginning, SMC was a company manufacturing filter components for "sintered metal industrial filters" by powder metallurgy method. After decades of continuous efforts and innovation, SMC has developed into a global leading enterprise in pneumatic industry. Its products now include solenoid valve, cylinder, electric actuator, sensor, positioner, thermostat, fluid control unit, etc.
In terms of moving direction, there are two types of SMC actuators: SMC rotary actuator and SMC linear actuator.
According to the working medium, SMC actuator can be divided into SMC pneumatic actuator and SMC electric actuator.
SMC pneumatic rotary actuator is consisted of three categories: Rack & Pinion Type, Vane Type and Combination Type.
SMC servo linear actuators are in much more types as below.