Norgren has expanded its pneumatic portfolio to include new IO-Link enabled products that connect to industrial networks to facilitate automation and provide data on circuit performance.
“Connected pneumatics can help improve productivity and reduce machine downtime, which are invaluable to the packaging industry,” explains Ken Chung, director of product management at Norgren. “Our new IO-Link enabled products make that connection possible. So, we can not only offer a complete pneumatic circuit, but also help customers upgrade to a new, modern circuit.”
At PACK EXPO International, Norgren is showing a variety of these IO-Link enabled products, such as the VR Series valve manifolds, Excelon Plus air preparation with IEPS, 34D /54D electronic pressure sensors, the P-Series pneumatic actuator with M50 switch, and NC-Series IO-link masters and modules.
Norgren is a subsidiary of IMI plc, whose recent acquisition of Bahr Modultechnik expands and further complements Norgren’s existing line of electric actuators, including single and multi-axis actuators designed for a variety of industries and applications.