The worlds leading provider of pneumatics, SMC has introduced its improved MXH-Z Series Compact Slide Table, which has a new high rigidity linear guide and is available in bores from 6 to 20 mm. Over 19% lighter than previous models, the improved slide table, features an extremely rigid linear guide, ideal for applications where the workpiece is a long distance away, and enhanced allowable momentum of up to 240%, which is all part of SMCs ongoing investment in research and development to deliver competitive advantages for its clients. The option to be mounted in four directions, including lateral and vertical, and to be piped in three directions, makes the MXH-Z Series incredibly flexible. The MXH-Z is highly accurate, due to its high travelling parallelism, making it ideal for use in limited space applications like dispensers, where three products can be used in parallel and in transport and positioning applications. D-M9* round auto switches can also be mounted directly without the need for a spacer, delivering labour savings. Additional options, including a low speed cylinder and fluororubber seals can be made to order. Recognised as a global technology leader and voted for the third consecutive year as one of the worlds most innovative by leading business magazine, Forbes, SMC has a diverse customer base covering all automation industries. For more information about the MXH-Z Series, please visit SMCs New Product Section at www.smc.eu.