Originally Posted by Poopshute
FALSE. SMC builds noids for companies based on their specs. They then allow only DYE to have "rights" to that type of noid. If you want to sell it, you'll have to get permission from DYE. SMC dealers are not allowed to sell these noid without authorization.
He speaks the truth.
A few years ago, when I worked as a Quality Manager, I contacted my regional SMC rep. inquiring if he could get one. Once he ran the part number, he said the same thing in that it is a proprietary design manufactured for Dye. A couple weeks later, he gave me a couple free samples for "first article inspection purposes". lol.