Gas components by AP Tech and SMC - top performance under pressure

SMC Fluidcontrol AP Tech

Each gas supply system has specific requirements for pressure, flow and material. Benefit from the range of AP Tech products, know-how and technologies to find the optimal solution for your process.

AZ1200, 1300, 1400 with face seal fittings and gauges

Pressure regulators are essential for any gas installation – as experts in this field we are constantly working to increase the performance, effectiveness and safety of your process.

Whether inert, toxic, corrosive and / or high purity gases, here you will find the right regulator tailored to your needs.

The series AP and AZ (regulators, valves, vacuum generators, …) was developed for operation with a wide variety of high-purity gases in the semiconductor and electronics industries. Each product of this series is assembled and packaged under clean room conditions. Our assortment includes regulators for:

  • Pressure ranges from 13kPa to 31MPa
  • Connection sizes 1/4 “-1”
  • Connection types: tube stub weld, Face Seal (VCR® is a well-known name for this type of connection)
  • Materials: Stainless steel (SS 316L VAR double-melted), stainless steel (SS 316L VAR double-melted) with interior parts made of Ni-Cr-Mo alloy, Ni-Cr-Mo alloy (a well-known representative is Hastelloy C22)
  • Surface finish: Electropolished and passivated
  • Optional surface finish (roughness): Ra max 0.25μm (10μin), 0.18μm (7μin), 0.13μm (5μin)
  • Actuation: manual or pneumatic
  • Special models for surface mount available

AK1000T with compression fittings A suitable pressure regulator is essential for any gas supply, because constant and precisely adjustable pressure is as important as choosing the right gas.

SMC understands the different requirements for pressure reducers in analytical, technical, food and medical applications and offers you innovative and cost-effective solutions for your process.

AK10PA, 15PA stainless with female NPTWhether high purity, inert, toxic or corrosive gases, we have the right controller for your needs.

Our assortment includes regulators for:

  • Pressure ranges from 13kPa to 69MPa
  • Connection sizes 1/8 “-1”
  • Connection types: NPT thread, compression fittings
  • Materials: brass, stainless steel (SS 316L), stainless steel (SS 316L) with interior parts made of Ni-Cr-Mo alloy (a known representative is Hastelloy C22)Vertreter ist Hastelloy C22)
  • Actuation: manual or pneumatical

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AZ3542 with tube stubs

From hydrogen fluoride to nitrogen, our diaphragm valves are always reliable! Long life, high chemical resistance and reliability make the valves ideal for critical and demanding processes.

As each process makes individual demands on the components, our range of valves is as diverse as the applications of our customers.

AZ3652 with FV4 inlet, MV4 outletThe AP and AZ series are designed for the semiconductor and electronics industries. Each gas component of this series is manufactured and packaged under clean room conditions.

Our offer includes models for:

  • Pressure ranges from vacuum to 31MPa
  • Connection sizes 1/4 “-1”
  • Connector Types: Welding Joint, Face Seal (VCR (R) is a well-known name for this type of connector)
  • Materials: stainless steel (SS 316L double-melted VAR), Ni-Cr-Mo alloy (a well-known representative is Hastelloy C22)
  • Optional surface finish (roughness): 0.25μm (10μin), 0.18μm (7μin), 0.13μm (5μin)
  • Surface finish: Electropolished and passivated
  • Actuation: manual or pneumatical
  • Special models für surface mount available

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AK3542 with female NPT ports

From hydrogen chloride through ammonia to argon, you can always rely on our diaphragm valves!

The AK valves impress with their high chemical resistance and long service life. This makes them ideal for critical and demanding applications.

Of course, each method makes different demands on the components. That’s why our valve range is as diverse as your processes.

Our offer includes models for:

  • Pressure ranges from vacuum to 31MPa
  • Connection sizes 1/4 “-1/2”
  • Connection types: NPT, compression fittings
  • Materials: stainless steel (SS 316L)
  • Actuation: manual or pneumatic

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KQG2, Fittinge aus Edelstahl

With One-touch KQG2 fittings you can connect tubes (and threads) easily and quickly. A plug connection makes it possible. Another advantage: only the outer diameter of the tube needs to be known.

The fittings are made of SUS 316 stainless steel. Besides high quality of stainless steel, the fittings are compact and lightweight. The seals are made of FKM. The product is free of grease and oil.

Applicable tubes are: FEP, PFA, Nylon, Soft Nylon, Polyurethane and Polyolefin.

  • Temperature range: -5 ° C to 150 ° C
  • Thread: NPT (suitable for the AP Tech series AK with NPT thread), M, R, Rc, UNF
  • Tubes (outside diameter): 3.2mm – 16mm or 1/8 – 1/2 inch

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AK3542 with female NPT ports

A check valve is a valve that allows gas or liquid to flow in one direction only.

The AP64 defines the new standard for safety and purity. The check valve is completely welded and does not require any springs and poppets. In addition, the design has only one moving part and an O-ring seal.

High quality SS 316L VAR stainless steel double melted and FKM sealing compound (optional neoprene) for a long lasting product with a wide range of uses.

Of course, all parts in contact with the media are electropolished and passivated. Extra low roughness depths (Ra max) of 0.25µm (10µin), 0.18µm (7µin) optionally available. Connection sizes: 1/4 “face seal or ¼“ welded socket.

Suitable for use in clean rooms!

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AP7 and AP70 vacuum generators

AP Tech offers four different models for vacuum generation and they all have one thing in common – they were developed for maximum efficiency and durability.

AP7 and AP70 are classic vacuum generators. The other two AP71 and AP72 are sophisticated combinations of a vacuum generator, a check valve in the nitrogen line and a valve to switch the nitrogen supply on and off as required.

AZ3652 with FV4 inlet, MV4 outletThese modules are a cost-effective alternative to the individual components.

  • Connection sizes 1/4 ″ & 3/8 ″
  • Connector Types: Welding Joint, Face Seal (VCR (R) is a well-known name for this type of connector)
  • Materials: SS 316L VAR stainless steel double melted
  • Surface quality: electropolished and passivated

Is suitable for use in a clean room!

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AP74 flow switch As a specialist for ultrahigh-purity applications in semiconductor, photovoltaic and flat screen manufacturing, we have a special dead-space-free flow switch in our product range. In addition, the design was designed in such a way that the important particle-free operation is possible.

The flow switches, like all of our ultra-pure products, are made from the best SS 316L VAR double-melted stainless steel for optimal durability and an electropolished and passivated surface.

AP74B bypass flow switchConnection sizes from 1/4 “to 1 1/2“.

Suitable for use in the clean room!

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Useful

Flow Trip Point Calculator for calculating the switching point (slpm) for the selected gas, the prevailing pressure and the flow switch model.

Technical information about the flow switches

SMC Fluidcontrol ZSE20-C-C1-2

Smooth and efficient processes require reliable sensors with maximum performance.

We keep track of your manufacturing processes and make optimal and safe use of resources possible. Trust the excellent quality of our sensors for higher process control, maximum security and best productivity.

  • 2 outputs (for switching PNP or NPN) + analogue output (voltage / current)
  • IP65
  • Connections: 
    R (1/4“),
    NPT (1/4“),
    G (1/4“),
    Rc (1/8“),
    URJ (1/4“) – type “face seal” a known representative of this type is VCR ®,
    TSJ (1/4“) – compression fitting
  • Applicable media: media that does not corrode stainless steel 630 and 304
  • Optionally also available with wetted parts made of stainless steel 316L
  • Nominal pressure range: -0.1 to 2 MPa.
  • Repeatability: ± 0.2% of the measuring range
  • Response time: min. 1.5 ms.
  • Current consumption: max. 35 mA.

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SMC Drucksensor PSE560

  • Usable media: fluid and gas, without corrosion effect on SUS316L
  • Connections: R 1/8, R 1/4, Rc 1/8, NPT 1/4, NPT 1/8,
  • URJ 1/4 (VCR ® fitting compliant), TSJ (Swagelok ® fitting compliant)
  • Output: voltage 1 ~ 5V or current 4 ~ 20mA
  • Accuracy (ambient temperature 25 ° C): ¹1% F.S. or less
  • Repeatability: ¹0.2% F.S. or less
  • Protection class: IP65

Typical product numbers:

PSE560-A2 pressure range 0-1MPa, voltage output, VCR ® compliant connection
PSE560-A2-28 pressure range 0-1MPa, current output, VCR ® compliant connection
PSE560-B2 pressure range 0-1MPa, voltage output, Swagelok ® compliant connection
PSE560-B2-28 pressure range 0-1MPa, current output, Swagelok ® compliant connection

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  • SMC Fluidcontrol PFM5Separate sensor unit.
  • Separation of sensor and display unit allows centralized monitoring.
  • Optional integrated flow control valve shortens lines and saves space, is not offered by any competitor.
  • Operating display on the sensor
  • Short response time: selection between 50 ms, 0.5 s, 1 s and 2 s.
  • Easy connection and disconnection of the cables

SMC Fluidcontrol PFM7

  • Integrated display
  • Nominal flow 4 options in the range between 0.2 to 100 l / min
  • Connections Rc, NPT, G, plug connections
  • Flow control valve optionally selectable
  • Short response time: selection between 50 ms, 0.5 s, 1 s and 2 s
  • Optional: 2 outputs for switching PNP or NPN or
    1 output for switching PNP or NPN + analog output (voltage / current)

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SF, Reingas-Filter

The SF series filters are designed for use in clean rooms. All parts of the filter are assembled, checked and packed in the clean room. With the SF series you can choose between two filter elements: membrane or sintered metal. The model with membrane has a filtration of 0.01µm (99.9% efficiency). The filtration of the metal element (SFB2) is 120µm (optional: 1 – 100µm). All filters are tested in production before they are shipped.

  • Maximum flow: 26l / min to 300l / min (membrane) 400l / min (metal)
  • Pressure: vacuum 1.3 x 10-6 kPa – 1.0 Mpa
  • Temperature: 5 ° C to 60 ° C / 120 ° C
  • Models with and without interchangeable filter element available
  • Connections: URJ (VCR ® fitting conform), TSJ (Swagelok ® fitting conform), Rc, NPT, M5

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SMC Fluidcontrol Ansteuerung, Zubehör

Would you like to make your process safe and effective with a ready-to-install pneumatic control solution?

We advise and support you in finding the ideal drive solution for your process.

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Link zum KatalogCalculator

  • For characteristic data such as Cv, flow and pressure drop
  • Warning: Use only periods and no commas – i.e. 1.2 instead of 1,2

Link zum KatalogFlow switch calculator

  • Calculates the changeover point of the respective flow switch
  • Warning: Use only periods and no commas – i.e. 1.2 instead of 1,2

Link zum KatalogSelection guide for AP Tech controllers and valves

Link zum KatalogFlow curves of AP Tech controllers

Link zum KatalogInstallation and operating instructions

Link zum KatalogAdditional technical information about the products

Link zum KatalogAdditional information about some ordering options

Link zum KatalogInformation regarding ATEX, RoHS, REACH and others

Link zum KatalogTest reports

Link zum KatalogNewsletter archive from AP Tech

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AP Tech and SMC: Ideal solutions for high-purity and general gas technology

SMC Fluidcontrol AP Tech

AP Tech (Advanced Pressure Technology) was founded in 1987 by President and CEO Rene Zakhour in the United States. He founded the company with the aim of producing high quality, powerful and reliable products. Right from the start, the focus was on excellent service and technical support. AP Tech is known not only to meet the requirements for ultra-pure technology, but also to meet the individual needs of customers. All products can be easily adapted to a wide variety of needs – and in the shortest possible time. Whether technical or commercial, all inquiries are answered quickly and reliably at AP Tech.

The company has developed into the leading supplier of pressure regulators and valves that are used in many different areas. In addition to manufacturing semiconductor products, AP-Tech’s solutions are also used in other industries and areas, such as the pharmaceutical

AP Tech's product portfolio

  • pressure regulator
  • valves
  • vacuum generators
  • check valves
  • flow switch

The connection sizes range from 1/8 inch to 1 inch and the nominal pressures range from vacuum to more than 600 bar. The products of all series are rigorously tested and meet high quality standards (ISO 9001). The ultra high purity AP and AZ series go through the entire manufacturing, testing and packaging process under clean room conditions.

AP Tech products are particularly suitable for the following industries:

  • Semiconductor industry and general electronics industry
  • Aerospace Industry
  • Automotive Industry
  • Petrochemical industry
  • Biotechnology industry
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • analytics

About AP Tech

President and CEO Rene Zakhour founded the company with the aim of producing high quality, powerful and reliable products. Right from the start, the focus was on excellent service and technical support.

AP Tech is known not only to meet the requirements for ultra-pure technology, but also to meet the individual needs of customers. All products can be easily adapted to a wide variety of needs – and in the shortest possible time. Whether technical or commercial, all inquiries are answered quickly and reliably at AP Tech.

We are listening!

Our customers are our partners.

As in any good partnership, communication is the be-all and end-all at AP Tech. That is why our customer relationship always begins with a detailed discussion. Tell us what you need and we’ll do our best to make it possible. Are you looking for better solutions, more reliable processes, more efficient production lines? Then you are right with us. Together we will find or find the optimal solution for you.

Of course we want to keep improving. Therefore we are happy if you present us with new challenges. Just get in touch with us. We are here for you!