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Hot & Cold Water Valves

NORGREN VALVE SOLUTION IMPROVES RELIABILITY AND REDUCES ASSEMBLY TIME

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CUSTOMER CHALLENGE

A leading global supplier of coffee machines was looking to manufacture machines that offered increased product life, better functional reliability and therefore higher levels of utilisation of their coffee machines.  They also were looking for simpler ways to manufacture, thus reducing the production cycle.

NORGREN SOLUTION

To meet the requirements, Norgren used the latest materials and manufacturing technology, whilst taking into account every aspect of the coffee machine system.

Through teamwork and continuous customer involvement, every phase of the project was smoothly and efficiently completed.

After the demanding design work and tolerance analysis was completed, it was only a short time until the first test valves were made using modern plastic injection moulding techniques and surface treatment processes.

The desired increases in valve quality were achieved at the first attempt. The durability of the product was significantly raised, which had knock-on positive effects for the manufacturer in terms of maintenance intervals and for the coffee machine through the reduction of costs in relation to the cup throughput.

Norgren also used the latest valve connection technology to considerably reduce the assembly times and, consequently, the assembly and maintenance costs.