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SMC to feature at Brisbane for FoodTech Qld 2019

Following on from its success at AUSPACK 2019 and the launch of Open IIoT, SMC will be showcasing at FoodTech Qld in July 2019.

SMC says it will use this as an opportunity to “engage with visitors and demonstrate its solutions for the food and beverage industries”.

The company has been promoting its customer energy saving journey, which it says has seen “great success around the country and internationally”. Here, its qualified team walks the entire journey with its customers and urges any businesses that have not moved towards reducing their footprint to make small inroads that will lead to big savings.

‘Customised solutions’

In today’s climate, 24/7 operations, stringent hygiene standards and zero defects must be met, says SMC.

SMC’s Head of Sales and Qld State Manager William Lebihan says this is where its specialist team comes in.

“We deliver customised solutions to the industry and ensure that our customers experience the highest levels of OEE (operational equipment efficiency),” he said.

“Whether you’re farming cattle or vegetables, we have what it takes to support your automation requirements from paddock to plate.”

The company says it is firmly focused on developing products for the future, delivering the “ultimate competitive advantage” for its customers.

“Our mandate is centered around flexible, efficient components that are designed alongside our customers with factories of the future in mind,” Mr Lebihan said.

‘Clear strategy’

SMC says it has a “clear strategy” and the technology to help implement Industry 4.0 solutions for all its customers. Today, says the company, its all about faster and more flexible processes and plants to ensure sustainable, increased production and reduced costs.

“SMC is also playing an active role in upskilling industry via ongoing training and using state-of-the-art training systems and aids to enhance the skills of maintenance teams for optimised productivity maintenance scheduling and fault-finding analysis,” Mr Lebihan said.


In addition, SMC says it will use FoodTech Qld as a platform to showcase one of its latest innovations for robotic applications, the EX600 wireless manifold (EX600-W).

“This decentralised solution is EtherNet/IP™ and PROFINET compatible, can withstand electric noise and is suitable for harsh, industrial environments,” the company said in a statement.

“This wireless and decentralised fieldbus system can manage both digital and analogue signals, as well as pneumatic products.

“As a highly reliable unit, it makes use of frequency hopping techniques to prevent interference from other wireless equipment. Data also encryption stops unauthorised access.”

Visit SMC at Stand D16 from 28 to 30 July 2019 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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