Norgren is all set to unveil a new range of cylinders at the Total Processing & Packaging Exhibition to be held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham this June. Norgren will highlight the integrated valve and actuator controls (IVAC), a range of high-performance pneumatic cylinders that offer energy-saving potential, functional innovation and improved aesthetics.
IVAC has been specially designed in collaboration with customers and offers users all the advantages of conventional pneumatic control in a single actuator package. Typically, conventional pneumatic control comprises up to 13 different components. Norgren condensed these separate parts into one integrated unit to offer OEMs and end users a dramatic cut in energy and operating costs.
IVAC cylinders are available in a number of sizes and options. All variations provide an integrated solution that combines the valve, flow controls, cushioning and sensors in a single actuator package.
Mr Des Cunningham of Norgren comments “We created IVAC as a way to streamline conventional pneumatic control, and since IVAC can be retrofitted or integrated within new systems and requires no mechanical design changes from OEMs, the cylinders fit well in a range of operating environments. IVAC deliver reduced energy use and air consumption while lowering downtime for cleaning and maintenance, therefore increasing productivity. Potential users from design engineers and production managers to plant maintenance engineers will all see benefits from the use of IVAC units that far exceed simple cost reductions.”