SMC Industrial Vacuum Technology Training

SMC Vacuum Technology Training


Participants will have a fulfilling 1 day course in which they will be able to:
1. Have a working knowledge of Vacuum Theory
2. Understand the basic vacuum components and their functions
3. Understand vacuum system operation
4. Select and size the proper vacuum components for typical applications

Who should attend?

Technicians, supervisors, designers and engineers who are involved in design, maintenance and troubleshooting of vacuum control systems

Course Outline

    •  Vacuum theory
      • Difference between over-pressure and vacuum pressure (under-pressure) systems
      • Difference between the gauge and absolute vacuum pressures and conversions between these two levels of measurements
      • Exercises: Conversion of units
      • Inches of mercury, inHg
      • Millimeters of Mercury, mmHg
      • KiloPascal, Kpa
      • Pounds per square inches, psi
      • Etc.


    • Vacuum generation – Vacuum Ejector System
      • Types and principle of operation
      • Single-stage vacuum ejector
      • Two-stage vacuum ejector
      • Multi-stage vacuum ejector
      • Exercises: vacuum ejector sizing and selection


    • Vacuum Pads
      • Types of pads and their applications
      • Guidelines for vacuum pad selection
      • Exercises: pad sizing and selection


    • Practical exercises
      • Experiments using the following SMC vacuum sensors:
      • Compact Vacuum Pressure Switch ZSE1/ZSE2
      • LCD Readout Digital Pressure Switch ZSE3 with failure predict mode
      • High Precision Digital Pressure Switch ZSE40


  • Peripheral vacuum components and their function
    • Digital vacuum pressure switches
    • Electro-vacuum regulators