Product Info

Get smart with fluid application

The SmartFlow® allows metal formers to take full control of die and stock lubrication. This full-featured, programmable fluid controller makes configuring, controlling, monitoring, and tracking fluid application easier than ever, leading to increased profits from the stamping or forming operation.

Designed around an intuitive and easy-to-use operator interface, the SmartFlow® provides simple and guided setup, advanced press control integration, fluid usage tracking, process monitoring, and enhanced diagnostic and maintenance tools.

Save and recall jobs manually or utilize the press control interface for easy, automatic changeover. Back up and transfer jobs and settings between lines with a USB flash drive and the SmartFlow's® USB port. Pair the SmartFlow® controller with Unist's proven line of precision fluid applicators for an intelligent lubrication system that eliminates wasted fluid and mess, reduces scrap, and maximizes profits.


The automatic lubrication system intermittently actuates a bank of fluid Solenoid Valves (up to 22 outputs) that dispense a programmed quantity of fluid to specific lube points. The valve actuation on this electronic fluid dispenser is determined by production line rates so there is no under or over lubrication whether it is a stamping press or roll forming operation.


SmartFlow® Benefits

  • Monitors critical parameters
  • Precision fluid control
  • Controls up to 22 outputs
  • Stores up to 250 different setups/jobs
  • Access code prevents tampering
  • Saves fluid: precisely controls fluid

Combine the SmartFlow® with a Uni-Roller® applicator to reduce fluid usage and save money

On average, a Unist automatic lubrication system can reduce stamping fluid consumption by 50% with some customers reporting reductions as high as 90%!


Touch screen interface

Easily access jobs, settings, maintenance reminders, and more. The intuitive menu allows for easy transition from box to production line

Process monitoring

The SmartFlow® controller can monitor pressure, flow, valve performance and line status to ensure lubrication is delivered as required

Easily create jobs

The job setup wizard guides users through creating a job. Once created, simply increase or decrease the amount of lubricant desired for quick fine tuning of lubricant coatings.

Fluid tracking

Take the guesswork out of tracking fluid consumption. Directly measure how much fluid your process is consuming with the optional flow meter. With the SmartFlow®, you'll work smarter and know your exact lubricant cost per part

SmartFlow® Applications:

Provides programmable control for the following applications/Unist systems:

  • Punching
    (Mini-Roller, Uni-Roller® S2)
  • Stamping
    (Mini-Roller, Uni-Roller® S2, Uni-Roller S2 Powered®, TSL System, Low Volume Spray Nozzle)
  • Fine blanking
    (Uni-Roller® S2, Uni-Roller® S2 Powered)
  • Deep Drawing
    (Uni-Roller® S2, Uni-Roller® S2 Powered)
  • Application of rust preventives & protective coatings
    (Low Volume Spray Nozzle, Uni-Roller® S2)

Delivers return on investment in less than 6 months

SmartFlow® controller and Uni-Roller® lubricator uses 50 to 90% less lubricant. Plus it decreases the mess, the parts cleaning, fluid recycling and costs associated with in-die spray systems, rag technology and externally lubricated rollers.

Features, Specs & Options


  • Touch screen interface
  • Easy job creation
  • Process monitoring (pressure, flow, valve performance, and line status)
  • Fluid tracking - directly measure how much fluid your process is using!

Technical Specifications

    Power supply:
    • To integral transformer: 120VAC, 2.5A max or 240 VAC, 1.3A max, 50/60 Hz
    • Direct to controls: 24VDC up to 150 watts

    Cycle inputs:
    • 4 inputs, 24VDC NPN, PNP, or dry contact (switch closure)

    Maximum cycle input rate:
    • 50 cycles/second at 50% duty cycle, minimum contact open or closed time: 10ms

    Alarm inputs:
    • 2 inputs, 24 VDC NPN, PNP, or dry contact

    • Up to 22 outputs, 24VDC, 6.5 watts, for nozzles or rollers

    Alarm interlock relay:
    • Dry contact, normally open or normally closed, 2A max current

    Operating temperature range:
    • 32°F–122°F [0°C–50°C]

    Storage temperature range:
    • -4°F–158°F [-20°C–70°C]

    Press control interface:
    • Modbus protocol over RS485 serial or ethernet

    Job storage:
    • 250 jobs

    Job transfer:
    • USB-A flash drive

    Options & Accessories


    Pressure transducer

    Ensures the system is ready to dispense fluid by monitoring the fluid supply pressure. Configurable low pressure alarm point via the user interface

    Flow totalizer

    Measures volumetric fluid flow to provide fluid consumption data

    Press control interface

    Connects to production line controls to exchange information about jobs, settings, and alarms for easy job changeover and monitoring

    Remote valve enclosure

    Mount control valves up to 50' (15m) away from the main fluid controller for easy access to the operator panel

    Flow monitoring

    Monitors fluid pressure while dispensing to detect fluid flow for confident operation

    Dual fluid supply

    Program jobs to use fluid A or B when connected to dual fluid supply with solenoid fluid selector valve

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