Smart FRL's help maintain optimum machine performance.

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Products continuously monitor air preparation equipment and warn users of low upstream/downstream pressure, low lubricant levels, when filter elements need replacing, and when faults occur. Interfacing with ASi Fieldbus technology, products can be used for fault finding and monitoring of operating performance through programmable display panel. Up to 31 units can be connected per ASi network for central monitoring of large compressed air systems.

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Norgren's Smart FRL's Maintain Optimum Machine Performance

Littleton, Colorado, USA - September 2003. Utilized in a wide variety of industries the range of Smart FRL's from Norgren helps to maintain optimum machine performance through the continuous monitoring of air preparation equipment. Interfacing with ASi Fieldbus technology the Smart FRL can be used for fault finding and the monitoring of operating performance through a programmable display panel thus ensuring maximum machine up time. Available with local and remote diagnostic capabilities, up to 31 Norgren Smart FRL'S can be connected per ASi network allowing large compressed air systems to be monitored centrally.

The extensive range of diagnostics can warn the user when upstream/downstream pressure is too low for efficient operation, lubricant levels are low, filter elements need replacing and of faults within other equipment such as machine safety guards. All these features facilitate preventative maintenance planning thus minimising the risk of expensive downtime during production periods. The user can also achieve significant energy savings by maintaining optimum pressure and correct lubrication levels. For more information please visit

Company information

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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