Precise flow control with the new JSP proportional control valve from SMC

SMC presents the new proportional control valve JSP, which ensures precise and continuous control of the flow rate of liquids and gases. The innovative valve impresses with its versatility, robustness and energy efficiency.

Versatile use: The JSP valve is suitable for both water and gases and is available in various sizes with connection sizes from 1/8″ to 3/8″. The flow rate can be precisely regulated continually up to 3 l/min (water) and up to 300l/min (compressed air) using a current signal (or PWM).

Robust and durable: The valve housing is made of stainless steel and offers high resistance to environmental influences due to protection class IP67. This makes the JSP valve ideal for use in harsh environments.

Energy-efficient and compact: With a power consumption of just 4 watts (for JSP10), the valve is extremely energy-efficient. The compact design enables space-saving integration into existing systems.

Further advantages of the JSP valve:

– Fast response time: the valve reacts quickly to control signals, enabling precise control of the flow rate.

– Low maintenance: The valve requires little maintenance and has a long service life.

– Low pressure loss: The valve is characterized by low pressure loss, which leads to energy savings.

The JSP valve is the perfect solution for applications that require precise and continuous flow control. Whether in mechanical engineering, in the packaging industry, in the semiconductor industry or in medical technology – the JSP valve impresses with its versatility, robustness and energy efficiency.

Precise flow control with the new JSP proportional control valve from SMC
Precise flow control with the new JSP proportional control valve from SMC

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Small but powerful: The pinch valve from SMC – LPV

Pinch valves are essential in many areas when it comes to controlling fluids. From the medical and food industries to water and wastewater treatment, these valves have numerous uses.

What is a pinch valve?

A pinch valve is a valve that regulates the flow of a liquid through a flexible tube. It works by mechanically compressing, or ” pinching”, the tube to stop the flow of liquid.

Advantages of pinch valves

Pinch valves offer many advantages that make them the preferred choice in your industry:

  1. hygienic and easy to maintain: pinch valves are easy to clean and therefore ideal for applications in the food and pharmaceutical industries. They are also easy to maintain thanks to the simple replacement of the tube.
  2. versatility: pinch valves are used in a wide range of applications, e.g. for dosing, transferring, emptying, and filling.
  3. minimal contamination: as the medium only comes in contact with the tube, the risk of contamination is minimized.
  4. minimum space requirement: with a compact width of only 20 mm, the LPV can be easily integrated into existing systems.

Application area of the LPV

The pinch valve is used in many industries:

  • Food and beverage industry: dosing of ingredients.
  • Pharmaceutical industry: controlling pharmaceutical ingredients.
  • Chemical industry: control of chemical solutions and reaction processes.
  • Environmental technology: water treatment, wastewater purification and environmental protection applications.
  • Biotechnology: cultivation of microorganisms and cell cultures.
  • Medical technology: precise control of liquids in medical devices.

The pinch valve LPV from SMC offers a reliable solution for all these applications and many more.

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SF gas filter for clean room applications

Our SF series filters in various designs are made for clean room applications. They filter even the finest particles from pure gas that can be created by moving parts in the line, such as when opening and closing valves.

The SF filters round off our product ranges in the (ultra pure) gas and high vacuum segments. In these two areas in particular, the purity requirements are extremely high – it is important to avoid particles as much as possible.

SF filters undergo several tests

SF series clean gas filters are available in different versions: disposable, reusable and sieve versions. All parts of the filter are washed in a clean environment with ultrasound or deionized, ultra-pure water and assembled, tested and double-packed in the clean room. For the insert versions, a 0.1 µm purity test and a leak test are carried out; for the disposable version, a 0.1 µm purity test, a helium leakage test and a pressure retention test are carried out. We only release 100 percent tested and approved clean gas filters for shipping.

Membrane or sintered metal for the filter elements

When it comes to filter elements, you can choose between membrane or sintered metal. The membrane model has a filtration of 0.01 µm (99.9 percent efficiency) and a maximum flow of 26 l/min to 300 l/min. The filtration of the sintered metal model is 120 µm (optional: 1-100 µm) and the maximum flow is 400 l/min. Models with and without a replaceable filter element are available. 

The highest purity is required in the semiconductor industry

When microchips are manufactured, tiny structures are made that can be destroyed even by extremely fine particles. In order to protect the respective product, the use of filters is essential in production.

To produce a microchip, the wafer must first be manufactured. A wafer is the approximately one millimeter thin disk made of a semiconductor material, which is the starting product for chip production. Further steps include so-called doping, in which the wafer is seeded with foreign molecules, and lithography, in which lacquers are applied, exposed and thus hardened. This is how structures are generated on the wafers. Another technique is etching, which can be carried out in several ways.

All of these processes use corrosive chemicals or gases. All media required to process the wafer must be supplied in highly pure systems, as even the slightest traces of metal can cause short circuits in the thin tracks.

Would you like to find out more about the different versions and areas of application of our SF series clean gas filters?

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Environmentally resistant temperature control unit for harsh environments

Our temperature control unit for circulating media of the HRS-R series is extremely environmentally resistant. With its completely metal housing, it is specially made for environments with harsh conditions such as dust particles or splash water.

Optionally, the housing is also available in stainless steel, as is required, for example, within the food industry (milk and beer production as well as food packaging industry).

The electrical unit (circuit boards and other components) is surrounded by an IP54 enclosure, which guarantees high shock resistance and good protection against moisture.

Large tank for easier maintenance

In order to simplify the maintenance process, the capacity of the container for the reflux of the circulating medium has been extended. Optionally, the HRS-R  Chiller can be equipped with a 12-liter tank to absorb more liquid.


The inclined filler neck makes iteasier to refill the circulation medium – even if two  chillers are on top of each other. By means of a display, the filling level can be checked at a glance.

A separate, lidded opening also makes it easier to clean the container.

Practical functions of the HRS-R series temperature control unit

Timer function: A setting in 0.5 hour increments up to 99.5 hours is possible and can be made in such a way that, for example, on a Saturday a stop and am Monday morning a restart takes place.

With the function to switch the display unit, the units for temperature and pressure can be changed.

The auto-restart function allows the automatic restart after a stop due to a power lossor similar, without having to press a button. Remote operation is also possible.

The freeze protection function prevents the circulation medium from freezing by the pump starting automatically with the conveyance of the medium and heating it with its own waste heat as soon as the medium approaches the freezing point.

Features of the HRS-R Chiller

Summarizes the specifications of our environmentally friendly temperature control unit of the HRS-R series at a glance:

  • Cooling capacity: 1.7 kW to 4.5 kW
  • Temperature stability +/- 0.1°C
  • Ambient temperature: 5 to 45°C
  • Metal housing, optionally made of stainless steel
  • Optional increased tank volume of 12 litres (instead of 5 litres as with the HRS device) for the circulation medium
  • With heating function: hot gas of the refrigerant is used instead of a heating element
  • Self-diagnosis function and display of up to 31 alarm codes
  • Electrical unit protection: IP54
  • Fewer maintenance intervals of the pump (no external leaks occur due to the use of a magnetic pump)
  • Compatible with mains voltages in Europe, Asia, Oceania, North, Central and South America
  • Very user-friendly due to large digital display

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New Fluid Control Laboratory in Korneuburg: SMC offers more than just products

SMC, the world’s leading supplier of industrial automation, has set up a new fluid control laboratory as part of its site expansion. The laboratory is equipped with a wide range of measurement tools and enables application-oriented tests for customers from various industries. This highlights SMC’s competence as a provider of solutions, offering not only products, but also a wide range of services.

Discover our new Fluid Control Laboratory

The Fluid Control Laboratory is an SMC facility dedicated to the analysis and optimization of processes related to temperature control, gas & fluid and valve automation. The laboratory has various test facilities that can be used to simulate different application scenarios. For example, the effects of different pressures, temperatures and/or flow rates on the specific customer application can be tested with our valves and pumps.

In our lab, we also shoot our product videos on pump maintenance & servicing and our application videos for our YouTube channel. There you can see how our products work and how they can help you improve your processes.


Why is the Fluid Control Lab important?

The Fluid Control Lab adds value for SMC customers who want to make their processes more efficient and sustainable. Through application-oriented testing, we can work with the customer to make the optimal product selection and find the best possible solution for your requirements. In addition, customers benefit from the know-how of SMC experts who support them with application analyses, product training and the calculation of TCO (“Total Cost of Ownership”) & ROI (“Return on Investment”).

Would you like to know more about our laboratory and services to optimize your processes accordingly?

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Products for all components

Temperature control units are used in many processes in the industrial sector where heat is generated. With us, however, you not only get the chillers, but all the products you need for your entire cooling line.

A cooling line not only consists of the connecting hoses, but also includes all components that are installed between the temperature control unit and the customer’s application.

The bypass

If the minimum flow rate cannot be guaranteed via the temperature control unit, a bypass is required. Too low flow rate can occur due to small cross-sections of the lines or applications and also if solenoid- or manualshut-off valves are installed. In this case, bypasses prevent damage to the chiller due to defective solenoid valves or accidentally closed manual shut-off valves.

Filters and pressure sensors

While filters protect the entire cooling system from contamination, pressure sensors can take over the monitoring of the filter elements.

One of the many possible applications is, for example, an automatic switching between two or more filters. As a result, your temperature control devices can run through during filter replacement.

Our FQ1 Series Filters allow filter elements to be replaced in less than two minutes, including draining the medium. In addition, no tools are required for the filter replacement.

The pressure sensor (ZSE20/ISE20 series digital pressure switch) allows the measured value to be checked during the setting process. The response time is a maximum of 1.5 ms.


Manifolds and flow meters

With our PF3W manifolds, your tempered water can be distributed exactly. Our manifolds  are configurable: with needle and shut-off valves, flow sensors, temperature meters and a variety of digital- and analog outputs.


The digital flow sensor for water (PF3W series) detects problems before they even occur, improves machine availability (integrated temperature sensor for measuring media temperature, flow control valve and IO-Link compatible) and lets you keep track of all process data (simultaneous display of the current flow rate and definable parameters like temperature).

  • Usable media: water, aqueous ethylene glycol solution, deionized water
  • Integrated display: 3-color / 2-piece display
  • Integrated temperature sensor
  • Mounting for multi-connection plate available
  • Nominal flow ranges: from 0.5 to 250 l/min

Drip-free couplers

If you unplug water-carrying hoses – for maintenance purposes or if you want to change the application – drip-free couplers are recommended. These couplers allow you to lock hoses without water leaking, and you don’t have to refill or drain the pipes.

Features of our drip-free couplers of the KKA series:

  • Housing material completely made of stainless steel
  • Sealing material made of special FKM
  • can be used for water and air
  • Operating temperature range: -5 to +150°C
  • Pressure: up to 10bar
  • Low pressure drop via coupler
  • Flow optimized
Drip-free couplers

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Direct temperature control of chemicals using HED thermos-con

With our HED thermo-con series, the temperature of chemicals and high-purity media can be controlled directly.

Direct temperature control of chemicals with the SMC thermos-con ensures temperature stability of +/- 0.1° Celsius. The part which are in contact with the chemicals are made of chemical resistant plastic PFA, which prevents contamination from metal ion leaching.

A compact design and low weight are the result of the specially developed heat exchanger, which we have specially adapted to the shape of the Peltier elements.


Peltier-technology for cooling and heating

A Peltier element is an electrothermal converter that generates either a temperature difference when current flows through it or a current flow when there is a temperature difference. Peltier elements are suitable for cooling and for heating (with current direction reversal).

The biggest advantages of Peltier elements are their small size and light weight, as well as enabling fast switching and precise temperature control.

The Peltier effect is based on the contact of two semiconductors whose conduction bands have different energy levels. With increasing current, the efficiency decreases, with good supply and dissipation of heat, it increases.


Applications of the HED thermos-con

Applications of our thermo-con series HED are mainly in the semiconductor industry, for example in cleaning devices, coating systems and wet etching systems. But chemicals tanks can also be tempered with it.

Anwendungen des HED Thermo-Controllers

Chemical processes require stable temperatures

In the semiconductor industry in particular, the requirements for stable temperatures in chemical processes are becoming increasingly demanding. The structures, which are constantly becoming smaller, require maximum purity and precise processes.

Conductive molecules, i.e. metals, must not get onto the wafers (thin silicon discs that are processed into microchips). To do this, all the media required to process the wafer must be fed into UHP (Ultra High Purity) systems. Since even the smallest traces of metal in the thin tracks cause short circuits, these fine structures are manufactured in clean rooms.


Applicable media for direct temperature control

Examples of media hat can be tempered directly using the SMC thermos-con series HED are:

  • Pure water
  • Hydrofluoric acid
  • Sulfuric acid (except fuming)
  • Copper sulphate solution
  • Ammonia hydrogen peroxide solution
  • Sodium hydroxide
  • Ozone water

The operating temperature range for the media mentioned is between 10 and 60° Celsius.


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Ionizing devices for the reduction of electrostatic charge

SMC ionizers of the IZS and IZT series protect electronic components such as chips in the semiconductor industry during production against electrostatic charging and the resulting defects. To do this, they capture and neutralize the electrostatic charge by producing positively and negatively charged ions and emitting them to the respective workpiece.

IZS series with integrated controller

Our IZS series (IZS40/41/42) are all-in-one devices with a height of approx. 10 cm: ionization, electronics and high-voltage units are all in one device.

Dual-AC ionizers (IZS42) reduce the potential amplitude on the workpiece. The simultaneous discharge of positive and negative ions ensures that both reach the workpiece evenly and thus the potential amplitude on the workpiece is reduced.

The IZS41 dissipates static electricity very quickly due the optional feedback sensor. The sensor detects the electrostatic charge of the object to be discharged, measures the charging voltage, and then emits ions of reverse polarity.

Our standard version IZS40 ionizer is very easy to control by just switching on the ionizer. The discharge time is 3.2 seconds (41% faster) when installed at long distances (1,000 mm).



Serie IZS mit integriertem Controller

IZT series with separate controller

In the IZT series, the ionization bar can be constructed separately from the electronic and high-voltage unit. The ionizing bar has a height of approx. 37 mm and is therefore well suited for narrow, built-in, and space-limited places in the system.

With this design, electromagnetic particles that can result from the electronic and high-voltage unit can also be minimized. This series is available with IO-Link (manufacturer-independent fieldbus connection to the PLC).

Our IZT series is available in bar version (IZT40/41/42) and nozzle version (IZT43). Ionizers with nozzles remove dust and discharge static electricity, for example from plastic bottles, by means of a blow-out pulse.

IZT series ionizers are available in dual-AC (see IZS series for details) and AC (IZT41+43) versions. In the AC version, positive and negative ion layers alternately reach the workpiece, which ensures the maintenance of a constant offset voltage.

The controller allows easy monitoring of the individual ionizers and can be used to control a maximum of 4 ionizers, whereby a mixed connection of bar and nozzle is possible. It quickly detects ionizer faults and monitors contamination of the electrode needles. Compressed air is blown off on their surface, which minimizes contamination of the emitters.

Serie IZT mit separatem Controller

Areas of application of ionizers

  • In semiconductor production when processing wafers for chip production.
  • Prevents glass substrates from being damaged by static electricity produced when the substrate is lifted from the surface plate.
  • Discharge of static electricity on printed circuit boards: Prevents fractures of components caused by discharges and adhesion of dust.
  • For plastic and rubber workpieces: Prevents bottles from falling on the conveyor belt and dust deposits, for example, and improves the detachability of objects made of press molds.

Benefits for our customers

  • Low potential amplitude of maximum 25 volts minimizes defects and unplanned downtimes
  • High discharge speed (3.2 seconds at a distance of 1 meter) allows faster production
  • Feedback sensor to optimize discharge speed
  • IO-Link for manufacturer-independent fieldbus connection to the PLC
  • space-saving (IZT series) and therefore ideally suited for installation in confined spaces (e.g. rotary presses)
  • less waste
  • Cost reduction
  • higher production reliability
  • durable solution

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Temperature control units for 19-inch racks

Are you faced with the challenge that you only have a limited floor space available for your cooling units?

Then our Thermo-Chillers of the HRR series as well as our Thermo-cons of the HECR series are particularly suitable because they fit into a standardized 19-inch rack. This allows you to save more than 50 percent of floor space – our short video will give you a first impression.

HRR Series Thermo Chiller

HRR Series Thermo ChillerHRR thermal chillers combine a lightweight, compact design with high cooling capacity and can both cool and heat. A temperature stability of +/- 0.1° Celsius is guaranteed. The cooling capacity ranges from 0.95 kW to 4.5 kW in the air-cooled version, and up to 5.0 kW in the water-cooled version.

Temperature control units of the HRR series are easy and convenient to maintain, as all maintenance parts can be reached via a maintenance flap located on the front. In addition, maintenance can be planned thanks to the self-diagnosis of the chiller.

A bypass valve and a flow sensor are built in as standard, which makes it very easy to adjust the flow rate in the application. Both flow rate and pressure control can be displayed on a colour display. An angled filler neck facilitates the filling of the circulation medium.

By installing it in a 19-inch rack, the footprint can be reduced by 53 percent (according to EIA standards) because several HRR thermo chillers can be installed in one cabinet at the same time. So, you only need a very small parking space.

Thermal chillers of the HRR series are specially designed to meet the needs of the laser industry. However, they are also suitable for electron microscopes, digital X-ray machines or the cooling of samples and reagents.

HECR Series Thermo-cons

Temperature control units for 19-inch racksOur HECR-Thermo-cons are high-precision temperature control units in Peltier design that can be mounted in 19-inch racks to save space. Peltier elements can be used for both cooling and heating.

The adjustable temperature range of our Thermo-cons extends from 10 to 60 °Celsius, the temperature stability is extremely high at +/- 0.01 °Celsius. In the air-cooled version, our devices provide a cooling capacity of 200 to 1,000 watts, the water-cooled version is available with 800 and 1,200 watts.

Thermo-cons are suitable for precise temperature control of a heat source or process media. They are refrigerant-free, environmentally friendly and impress with their low-noise and energy-saving design. The construction without a compressor naturally has fewer moving parts – this results in less vibration and less turbulence, which ensures a greatly reduced noise development. Due to the lack of blowers, the water-cooled version in particular is quieter.

The filling connection is located on the front, so the medium (tap water or ethylene glycol 20%) can be supplied without having to remove the device from the rack. The volume of the circulating medium can be checked by means of a viewing window located below. Draining the circulating medium is possible without removing the hose, as the outlet connection is also located on the front.

HECR-Thermo-cons are suitable for high-precision applications that require low-vibration operation, such as:

  • Laser beam processing and laser markers – cooling of the laser-irradiated part
  • UV drying system for printing, varnishing, gluing and sealing – the UV lamp is cooled
  • digital X-ray machines – monitoring the temperature of the tube and light sensor
  • Electron microscope – the temperature of an electron-irradiated part is monitored
  • Ultrasonic Wave Tester – Temperature Monitoring of the Ultrasonic Laser Part

Would you like to learn more about our space-saving HRR and HECR series temperature control units that can be mounted in 19-inch racks?

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Interactive selection guide for AP Tech pressure regulators

A suitable pressure reducer (also known as a regulator) is essential for any gas supply, because a constant and precisely adjustable pressure is just as important as selecting the right gas.

Regardless of whether you use inert, toxic, corrosive or high-purity gases: With us you will find the right regulator for your needs – with our interactive selection guide you will get a good overview of which models are suitable for which applications.

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SerieS AP 1500

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SerieS AP 1900

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SerieS AP 1000

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SerieS AP 1600

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SerieS AP 9000 & AP 9100

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SerieS AP 9000 & AP 9100

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SerieS AZ 9200

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SerieS AP 1300

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SerieS AP 1100

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SerieS AP 1400T

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SerieS AP 500

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Operating Parameters Source pressure vacuum to 150 psig (10 bar)Delivery pressure  SL 5201A 100 mm Hg absolute to 10 psig (0.7 bar) SL 5202 0.5 to 30 psig (0.034 to 2 bar) SL 5210 1 to 100 psig (0.07 to 7 bar)Proof pressure 150% of operating pressuresBurst pressure 300% of operating pressures SerieS SL 5200

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SerieS SL 5500

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SerieS SL 5500

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SerieS SL 5400

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SerieS SL 5800

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SerieS AP 1700

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SerieS AP 2700

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SerieS BP 1000–Welded

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Series AK M60 & M66

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Series AK M80

Standard Series Datasheets

High pressure – high flow – near cylinder
AP12 – pdf     |   AP14 – pdf    |     AP90 – pdf

High pressure – low flow – near cylinder
AP15 – pdf     |    AP19 – pdf

High pressure – low flow
AP10 – pdf    |    AP16 – pdf

Low pressure – very high flow
  AP90 – pdf    |    AP91 – pdf    |    AP92 – pdf

Low pressure – high flow
AP13 – pdf

AP11 – pdf    |    AP14TA – pdf 

Special Series Datasheets

AP500 – pdf   |   SL52 – pdf

SL52 – pdf    |   SL55 – pdf   |   SL54 – pdf  |   SL58 – pdf

Two Stage
AP17 – pdf    |    AP27 – pdf

BP10 – pdf

AKM6 – pdf    |    APM6 – pdf    |   AKM80 – pdf

This is how you can make your selection easily and conveniently: Move your cursor over any model and you will see a preview of the corresponding data sheet. If you click on the data sheet, it will open in full and you will receive extensive information on the selected model.

How a pressure reducer works

The name says it all: A pressure reducer reduces the pressure in a gas-filled line to exactly the level that is ultimately required in the respective application. This reduction can take place in one step, but it is usually a two-stage process in which two pressure reducers are used in series.

Applications of AP Tech pressure reducers

AP Tech (Advanced Pressure Technology) was founded in the USA in 1987 and within just a few years has become the leading supplier of pressure regulators and valves that are used in many different areas. SMC acquired AP Tech in 2007 but has retained the original name.

AP Tech products are particularly suitable for the following industries:

  • Semiconductors and general electronics
  • Photovoltaic
  • fiberglass manufacturing
  • aviation
  • automobile
  • petrochemicals
  • biotechnology
  • pharmacy
  • analytics

Controllers for general and clean room applications

Our AK controllers meet a wide variety of requirements in analytical, technical, food technology and medical applications. Depending on the model, AK regulators are suitable for pressure ranges up to 69 MPa (690 bar).

Regulators of the AP and AZ series were developed for operation with a wide variety of ultrapure gases in the semiconductor and electronics industries. Each product in this series is manufactured, tested and packaged under clean room conditions. AP and AZ controllers can be used for pressure ranges up to 31 MPa (310 bar).

In addition to our interactive selection guide, we would also be happy to personally answer your questions about our pressure regulators from AP Tech and their possible applications – you can contact us here .