Norgren Launches First Ever Compressed Air Program Proven to Cut Plant Energy Costs Up to 40 Percent Comprehensive Solution Drives Productivity, Sustainable ROI

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Norgren, Inc. and Pneu-Logic Corp. today announced a joint initiative to provide the first intelligent compressed air management program offering plant-wide analysis, real-time process control and pneumatic system design in a single integrated solution.

Unlike competitive 'one and done' products which are limited to single assessments, Norgren IQ provides continuous monitoring and adjustment. This allows manufacturers to install our program and relax while they achieve sustainable ROI

Norgren Inc. and Pneu-Logic Corp. today announced a joint initiative to provide industry's first intelligent compressed air management program offering plant-wide analysis, real-time process control and pneumatic system design in a single integrated solution.

Based upon Norgren's 80 years of experience in pneumatics and powered by Pneu-Logic proprietary software, the Norgren IQ program aggregates and analyzes trend data and tightens parameters over time, essentially "getting smarter as it goes," the companies said.

The program assesses both supply and demand of compressed air in factories and adjusts it dynamically to ensure continuous, optimal performance. This in turn saves energy, reduces operating expense, prevents downtime, and increases productivity.

"Unlike competitive 'one and done' products which are limited to single assessments, Norgren IQ provides continuous monitoring and adjustment. This allows manufacturers to install our program and relax while they achieve sustainable ROI," said Norgren CEO, Jim Mannebach. He added, "IQ can reduce their annual electricity costs by tens of thousands and in some cases hundreds of thousands of dollars."

Citing factory installations that produced annual energy savings of up to 40 percent, Pneu-Logic CEO Ned Dempsey called the program "the most comprehensive compressed air management and control system available in the world today. We are excited to be at the forefront of this important initiative toward sustainable industry practices."

Norgren IQ's open architecture interfaces with a wide variety of air compressors. Industry sectors expected to benefit from IQ include chemicals, metal, petroleum, coal, transportation, electronics, food & beverages, textiles, rubber, plastics, glass, lumber and paper, among others.

About Norgren

Norgren is a world leader in the supply of pneumatic motion and fluid control technologies for a diverse set of industries such as life sciences, commercial vehicles, and industrial automation. Posting 2007 sales of £571M, its 6,000 worldwide employees are committed to optimizing technological performance for its customers' advantage. With established manufacturing facilities in the USA, Germany, UK, Switzerland, Mexico, the Czech Republic, and China, Norgren has the global manufacturing and supply chain expertise to support customers around the world. The Norgren IQ Program optimizes profitability through a complete package of products and services to improve productivity and save energy in an industrial compressed air system. Norgren is a subsidiary of the £1.6B IMI PLC.

About Pneu-Logic Corporation

Pneu-Logic Corporation, based in Portland, OR, has designed and patented the most advanced compressed air control and monitoring systems available in the world. Their revolutionary technology uses sophisticated analytics, flow and pressure data, and advanced heuristics to deliver energy savings and productivity gains, enabling their customers to save up to 40 percent on their compressed air electricity costs and drive sustainability initiatives in industrial markets around the globe. Pneu-Logic also offers best-in-class compressed air engineering services and assessments for customers in all industries. Pneu-Logic and its authorized resellers have sales offices and operations located in the UK, South Africa, Italy, Germany, Taiwan, and the United States.

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The Norgren IQ Program provides industry's first intelligent compressed air management program, offering plant-wide analysis, real-time process control and pneumatic system design in a single integrated solution. The program combines Norgren's rich, 80-year history of experience in pneumatics and Pneu-Logic proprietary software to assess both supply and demand of compressed air in factories, and adjust it dynamically to ensure continuous, optimal performance.

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The Norgren IQ program assesses both supply and demand of compressed air and adjusts it for optimal performance. This in turn saves energy, reduces operating expense, prevents downtime, and increases productivity. This photo shows one component of the solution. Combined with Norgren's "best in class" service and assessment, the Norgren IQ program provides ongoing, continuous monitoring and adjustment of compressed air in the manufacturing process.

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Photo of Norgren CEO Jim Mannebach.

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This is artwork of the Norgren IQ program logo.

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