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New inline pump reduces downtime and improves accuracy


28 August, 2012  
The IP 1000 product from Kloehn Inc., part of Norgren, delivers Engineering Advantage by enabling users of clinical chemistry equipment to quickly and easily replace the syringes themselves without taking the pump out of service and returning it to the factory. The compact size allows OEMs to design equipment with their own drives and still have a mechanically robust pump. 
The Kloehn IP 1000 is a zero dead volume pump which evacuates completely, leaving no air bubbles to interfere with measurements or reduce accuracy. The replaceable syringe automatically reinitialises to zero. Also, because the syringe is encapsulated in the cartridge, any leaks that might occur due to wear are directed away from the motor, protecting the pump from damage. 
Ognjen Starovic, Life Science Sector Head – Europe at Norgren, commented: “As always at Norgren we are seeking to use our proven, innovative approach and global technical expertise  to deliver high-performance products which add value for our customers – in this case by minimising downtime associated with syringe replacement. The Kloehn IP 1000 means there is no longer any need for equipment to be sent away for this task – it can be performed in a matter of seconds by the laboratory team, restoring it to service immediately.”
About Norgren
A world leader in pneumatic motion and fluid control technologies, Norgren works closely with customers to gain a deeper understanding of their engineering needs, and then connects its people, products and expertise to give their equipment and their business a clear advantage.  Norgren’s reputation rests on a world-class portfolio of high performance products, the innovation and technical expertise of its 6000-plus people, and an ability to deliver exceptional local service. A subsidiary of the £2.13 billion turnover engineering group IMI PLC, Norgren has a sales and service network in 75 countries, technical centres in the USA, Germany, UK and China, and manufacturing facilities around the world.