Actuators and Grippers provide accurate handling of small items.

Press Release Summary:

Small Rotary Actuators offer consistently smooth, cushioned movement and are available in 6 sizes; 2 miniature and 4 compact. They can be adjusted to provide customized angles of rotation. Expected service life is 3 million cycles before servicing or replacement is required. Grippers are fitted with magnetic pistons and are offered in 7 families. Angular and parallel motion versions are available as well as single and double acting models.

Original Press Release:

Norgren Launches New Movers and Shakers for Industrial Automation

Littleton, CO, USA - 12 September 2002 - Global pneumatics expert Norgren has launched two completely new product ranges for industrial automation. Designed for applications requiring fast, accurate handling of small items, such as electronic components, the new ranges of small rotary actuators and grippers significantly enhance Norgren's current offering in this area. The products have been launched specifically for OEMs and automation houses building special purpose machines dedicated to industrial production in the electronic, medical and packaging sectors.

Norgren's small rotary actuators offer a consistently smooth, accurate, cushioned movement and are available in six sizes - two miniature and four compact and can be easily adjusted to provide customized angles of rotation. They have an expected service life of 3 million cycles before servicing or replacement is required.

Seven individual families of grippers make up the second new range. All are light weight, compact and fitted with magnetic pistons, they have a service life of five million cycles. Angular and parallel motion versions are available and both single and double acting models are on offer. These grippers are ideal for loading or unloading production lines, assembling printed circuit boards or handling test-tubes.

Kyle McClanahan, Norgren Americas' actuator product manager said: "These new products are the latest step in enabling us to offer our customers a comprehensive range, from heavy duty pneumatics right through to the light duty assembly applications within the electronics, packaging and medical sectors."

Terry Weeber


5400 S Delaware Street


CO 80120 1663

Tel: + 1 303 794 2611, x101

Norgren is one of the world's leading manufacturers of pneumatic components and automation systems. It is the principal member of the Fluid Controls group within the $2.4 billion IMI plc. From plants in Europe, America and the Pacific, Norgren manufactures and distributes a wide range of pneumatic components including cylinders, valves, air line equipment, tube fittings and associated fluid power components for use in pneumatic and electro-pneumatic automation and control systems. Norgren's customers can also make use of its associated services including technical advice, training and complete systems engineering assistance. In the US, Norgren has a unique network of almost 100 distribution outlets operated by independent distributors. All Norgren's US manufacturing sites have ISO9001 approval.


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