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Activ-Air, a principal distributor for Norgren products, supplies engineered pneumatic systems for applications ranging from theme-park roller coasters to underground mass transit systems.

For a recent theme-park application, Active-Air carried out an in-depth assessment and proposed a programme of refurbishment for 206 cylinders.

Cylinder components were changed as required and testing was carried out.

The reduction in waste resulted in savings of 70 per cent from initial customer expectations.

According to Keith Stephenson, the UK indirect channel manager for Norgren, Activ-Air also recently supplied its gate ticketing systems to a mass transit customer.

The gate system utilised a now obsolete Norgren cylinder, around which the springs and levers had been designed.

Receiving many proposals for new cylinders, Activ-Air, in partnership with Norgren, investigated refurbishment options.

Visiting the original manufacturing site in Germany, Activ-Air negotiated the manufacture and supply of replacement components for the refurbishment of the cylinders.

At the same time, a valve design was changed to make it universal, removing the need for left- and right-handed variants.

Norgren is at the forefront in exploiting the potential of pneumatic and fluid control technologies. The company employs approximately 6,000 people worldwide including 300 design and development engineers located throughout its global manufacturing and technical centres. Norgren is part of the publicly traded IMI Group that has over 14,000 people and worldwide revenues of €3billion.

Norgren’s objective is to become an integral part of a customer’s business, a valued partner driven by their goals. Norgren innovates continuously and explores new options with creativity. Norgren’s product portfolio is probably the most extensive in the industry and includes a host of highly regarded brands such as Lintra, Excelon, Pneufit, Martonair, Enots, Herion, Buschjost, KIP, FAS and Kloehn.

With a vision to create a competitive advantage for its customers, Norgren look to exploit the potential of motion and fluid control technologies. The talented and experienced team of engineers apply their dedicated skills and resources to develop smarter, more innovative, more effective solutions.

With sales and manufacturing facilities in 75 countries, Norgren have the global reach, understanding and capabilities to cope with the most demanding technical projects, and can ensure continuity of supply and local support where needed.

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