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SMC Announces ZQ Series Generator Modules

June 23, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

SMC Corp. (Tustin, CA), a manufacturer of pneumatic automation products, announced the release of the ZQ compact vacuum generator and control module, which is 10 mm wide, and comes with a built-in vacuum venturi, 30 m suction filter with replaceable element, long-life solenoid valves and a digital vacuum switch. The ZQ manifolds also come standard with One-Touch™ tube fittings for easy air supply and pilot exhaust connections.

The ZQ Series modules are one-third smaller than SMC’s existing ZX Series vacuum modules, yet enjoy the same high performance. The venturi generates up to –25 in Hg and suction flow rates of up to 0.7 cfm. At less than 4 oz each, the ZQ is suitable for mounting on moving components. Up to eight ZQ modules can be manifolded for a clean and compact installation.