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Bonded Solenoid Plunger Products from Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies Simrit Now Available in North America

  Bonded Solenoid Plunger Products from Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
                    Simrit Now Available in North America

Product offering helps improve industrial application longevity and
performance

PR Newswire

ELGIN, Ill., Feb. 26, 2014

ELGIN, Ill., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Having already earned a high
success rate in Europe, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies Simrit has
announced that its Integrated Molded Components (IMC) portfolio of bonded
solenoid plungers is now available to general industry customers in North
America, thanks to the addition of technical support that allows the company
to produce the products and assist customers locally.

The announcement comes just a week ahead of the company's participation in the
2014 Fluid Power, Power Transmission, Motion Control Exposition (IFPE) and
CONEXPO-CON/AGG international technical exposition and conference in Las Vegas
from March 4 to 8.

The bonded solenoid plungers, which are available in numerous designs, have
been tested to meet rigorous performance requirements for solenoid valves and
can be utilized in various industrial applications such as air and fluid power
applications, heating and cooling system regulation units or power tools.

"There are various advantages of a bonded plunger solution versus an assembled
metal plunger, including improved tolerances that enable optimum switching
precision, the possibility of miniaturization, as well as reduced assembly and
logistic costs," said Markus Kurz, head of product marketing, Freudenberg-NOK
Sealing Technologies Simrit. "To design a bonded plunger solution, we provide
engineering support to our customers that includes finite element analysis to
simulate load behavior, bouncing and critical forces that can streamline the
testing and release process."

Bonded solenoid plungers are normally a combination of a carrier part made of
stainless or standard steel and an elastomer material bonded to it, with the
grade of elastomer depending on the application. Freudenberg's IMC portfolio
offers a wide range of elastomer materials for all applications including a
magnetically switchable elastomer that allows various new design or even
application solutions.

Typical industrial material requirements include resistance to various media,
long lifetime, overall durability and strength in case of high-load
applications and more, all of which can be met by the range of materials found
in the IMC product offerings.

In addition, a key element to the solutions offered in the IMC portfolio is
the RFN™ treatment, a patented process that leads to reduced adhesion to avoid
valve sticking, a crucial element for functionality and system performance, as
well as reduced permeation for longer lifetime and improved chemical
resistance.

The IFPE and CONEXPO-CON/AGG exposition will feature more than 2,800
exhibitors from around the globe in markets as diverse as aerospace,
agriculture, construction, chemical and petroleum processing, mining, factory
automation, engineering services and distribution. Equipment demonstrations
and educational seminars will also be presented. The company will have some of
its newest technology on display at booth #81330 at the event.

Among the innovative technologies that Freudenberg-NOK Simrit will showcase:

  oIts "next-generation polyurethane" that sets new standards in the sealing
    industry due to its resistance to a variety of media, temperatures and
    environments;
  oIts range of fluid management technologies developed in response to
    customer needs and proven to increase a product's lifespan even in extreme
    environments;
  oA portfolio of power generation and transmission innovations that have
    been developed and tested to keep customers' equipment profitable no
    matter the conditions;
  oA variety of mobility sealing innovations focused on emissions reduction
    in addition to performance; and
  oAn innovative, patented curve gasket that supports the focus on
    lightweight designs and offers greater stability, lower reaction forces
    and wider compression ranges.

About Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies is the Americas joint venture between
Freudenberg and Co. in Germany and NOK Corp. in Japan. Freudenberg-NOK is a
leading producer – through its Automotive, Merkel, Process Seals and Simrit
sales channels – of advanced sealing technologies for a variety of markets
including: aerospace; agriculture; appliance; automotive; construction;
diesel engine; energy; food and beverage; heavy industry; and pharmaceutical.
Founded in 1989 under the legal name Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership,
Freudenberg-NOK is headquartered in Plymouth, Mich. and operates more than 20
facilities across the Americas. For additional information, please visit
www.fnst.com.

SOURCE Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies

Website: http://www.fnst.com
Contact: Cheryl Eberwein, Director, Media Relations, Office: +1 734 354 7373,
cheryl.eberwein@fnst.com; or Leslie Dagg, ldagg@bianchipr.com, or Adriana Van
Duyn, avanduyn@bianchipr.com, Bianchi PR, Office: +1 248 269 1122
 
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