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Pegler Yorkshire's Tectite plumbing fittings system goes on tour with a push & a pull from Thorite!

Pegler Yorkshire's Tectite plumbing fittings system goes on tour with a push & a pull from Thorite!

Thursday 7th March 2013

With the development of its unique Tectite Metal Push-Fit plumbing fittings system Doncaster-based Pegler Yorkshire knows it's got a lot to show. To bring the Tectite system's benefits to as wide an audience as possible the fittings now take centre stage in a new exhibition vehicle.

In order to demonstrate the strength, integrity and durability of the joints that the Tectite pipe, valves and fittings system creates Pegler Yorkshire contacted Thorite to provide the power behind the vehicle's 3 working test rigs.

Thorite recommended using a Jun-Air 2xOF302-40B oil-free compressor, which is compact, very quiet in operation yet provides an output of 0.9kw (2.68 CFM), well able to meet the demands of the application. Another important factor in the specification of the compressor was that it had to be capable of running from the exhibition vehicle's on-board generator.

The compressor, plus pneumatic cylinders with control valves, provides compressed air to constantly push and pull the fittings on two of the test rigs. In addition, a Thorite-supplied hydraulic power pack with accessories generates high pressures of around 120 bar on the third rig. Together the 3 rigs subject the fittings to far more strain than they would have to cope with in normal applications and provide convincing proof of Tectite's outstanding performance.

The test rigs have now been installed and the exhibition vehicle will shortly be touring Pegler Yorkshire customers around the UK, demonstrating that the Tectite fittings system combines all the strength and performance of metal with the convenience and efficiency of plastic. Speaking of Thorite's contribution to the construction of the test rigs Phil Bramhald, from Pegler Yorkshire's Product Development and Testing said: "Thorite, as usual, has provided both quality service and advice, backed by quick and efficient component supply."

Full details of the Jun-Air range of quiet, powerful, oil-free compressors are available from the Thorite website and the majority are available for next day delivery by contacting Thorite's National Distribution centre on Freephone 0800 0345850.

Jun-Air compressors can also be ordered from any of Thorite's 10 regional Sales and Service Centres located in Blackburn, Bolton, Bradford, Doncaster, Huddersfield, Leeds, Rochdale, Sheffield, North Shields and Brierley Hill in the West Midlands.

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