During the last few years most engineers would agree that machines have generally become smaller, achieving better reliability with improved accuracy. Following industry requests for even more precision in both linear and rotary actuator control, research and development teams from SMC Pneumatics, the worlds leading automation experts, have once again delivered the perfect solution – Series IP8000/8100 Electro-pneumatic Positioner. Designed for use in non explosive atmospheres, with either single or double acting actuators, this electronically controlled pneumatic positioner is also available with a current output option to allow remote position detection of the actuator. Of course SMC is offering an ATEX certified version of this new series as well. With improved visibility from its 43% larger gauges and with IP65 enclosure protection, this series of electro – pneumatic positioners’ uses the same mounting dimensions as SMC´s conventional IP6000 range, making it a fully interchangeable option. Available in either lever (IP8000) or rotary type (IP8100) feedback models, these positioners require input current between 4 – 20Ma DC and air pressure of 0.14 to 0.7 MPa. Of course SMC is offering this new series as ATEX certified version as well.