MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN — Jeff Hargarten, President of NORAM, recently announced that the company’s New Pressurized Air Control (PAC) Linear Actuator II will be unveiled at the 56th National Design Engineering Show and Conference. The Show will take place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, March 21 – 23, 2006. “In response to customer requests for a larger and more powerful actuator, our research and development team has designed yet another technologically superior NORAM power transfer solution,” Hargarten stated.

At the Show, NORAM will demonstrate the multiple benefits the 3-3/4 inch stroke PAC Linear Actuator II provides in lawn and garden equipment applications. “One of the foremost advantages of the PAC Actuator II is that it requires no costly system upgrades or special engine modifications,” Hargarten explained. “Its distinctively smooth engagement surpasses traditional electric clutches by eliminating severe shock loads. The PAC Actuator II is capable of engaging a mower deck at idle speed, enabling compliance with stringent ‘no cut in reverse’ mandates without engine shutdown.”

NORAM’s PAC Actuator II requires only 1/2 amp rather than the typical 5-10 amp draw for electrical clutches. “This significantly reduces electrical loads,” continued Hargarten. “Some of the other features of the innovative design include recessed terminals to guard against breakage and enhance longevity, and single button engagement at no extra cost to the equipment manufacturer. For fail safe operation, the PAC Actuator II defaults to the Off position when the 12 volt power supply is shut off or exhausted.”

Hargarten concluded, “NORAM is pleased to now offer two choices in linear actuators. The New PAC Actuator II broadens the scope of power transfer applications we initially provided with the original 2 inch PAC Actuator. Each can be utilized in conjunction with NORAM’s patented clutch brake. And, as stand alone units, the Actuators provide the least expensive push button activation in the industry.”

Living the slogan Excellence Throughout™, NORAM is a certified ISO 9001:2000 manufacturer of patented centrifugal clutches, go kart clutches, clutch brakes, and other power transmission solutions for more than 300 OEMs. Stringent quality standards, on-time delivery, excellent technical support and the flexibility to address the unique requirements of individual projects have all combined to solidify NORAM’s reputation as a leader in centrifugal clutch power transfer solutions for engines up to 50 hp. For more than four decades, NORAM has provided the highest quality products to a global base of clients in diverse market segments, including the construction, lawn and garden, refrigeration, go kart and small utility vehicle, marine and manufacturing industries. The company’s extensive capabilities include engineering design, CNC machining to tight tolerances, assembly, quick turnaround time and custom brazing of copper and phosphor bronze alloys.

For additional information about NORAM’S diverse and innovative products, please contact:

Jeff Hargarten, President
PO Box 090228, Milwaukee, WI 53209-0228
tel 414.267.4000 | fax 414.267.4024

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