Technical Centers

Automation is changing rapidly due to the continual demand for increased sophistication and simplification placed on its various components. Thus, the Research and Development groups at SMC are directed towards keeping up with this trend. Smaller, faster, multi-functional components are a high priority as are the application of electronics and sensing to pneumatics and other devices.

The Research and Development groups are geared towards satisfying both individual customers and general markets. SMC's policy of tandem product development on a customer and industry basis allows rapid tracking of the winding path of automation development.Research and Development

Finally, as we look toward the future, environmental consumption is at the forefront of all research and development efforts. Our development initiatives strive for excellence in design with an environmentally conscious focus.

Tsukuba Technical Center

The Tsukuba Technical Center was opened in 1991 in Yawara, Ibaragi Prefecture, Japan. This center, located on an immense site of 25,000 square meters, is where the majority of research and development is concentrated.

In September 2000, a second complex was built to serve as the mainstay of research and development for the next generation.