JUN-AIR/Thorite Partnership Creates the Perfect Push-Pull Marketing Initiative for Pegler Yorkshire

Having recently launched a new range of Tectite Metal Push-Fit plumbing fittings, Pegler Yorkshire was looking for an innovative way of presenting the benefits of its unique system to as wide an audience as possible. The company decided to invest in a mobile exhibition vehicle featuring three working test rigs which, using Thorite’s expertise and compressed air from an oil-free JUN-AIR compressor, is able to demonstrate the strength, integrity and durability of the joints that the pipes, valves and fittings system creates.

Thorite, the UK’s largest distributor of pneumatic products and process systems, was invited to submit a design for the vehicle’s test rigs and recommended using a JUN-AIR 2xOF302-40B oil-free compressor because its combination of compact design, quiet operation and unrivalled output of 76 lpm (2.68 cfm) at 8 bar best met the demands of the application. Another important factor in the specification of the JUN-AIR compressor was its ability to operate from the exhibition vehicle’s on-board generator.

Explaining the operation of the test rigs, Thorite’s marketing and engineering services director Ross Gowler says: “The JUN-AIR compressor, connected to pneumatic cylinders with control valves, provides compressed air to constantly push and pull the Tectite fittings on two of the test rigs. Additionally, a Thorite-supplied hydraulic power pack with ancillaries generates high pressures of approximately 120bar on the third rig. Together the three rigs subject the fittings to far more strain than they would have to cope with in normal applications, providing convincing proof of Tectite’s outstanding performance.”

The Gast Group’s JUN-AIR range of oil-less air compressors offers an unrivalled combination of low noise levels, reliability, long life and low maintenance. With standard outputs of up to 276l/min at 8bar (120psi), the OF range offers a complete compressed air solution.

To ensure the highest air quality throughout the lifetime of the oil-less compressor range, receivers are internally powder-coated to avoid corrosion. Adsorption dryers remove moisture to ensure 100% dry, clean oil free compressed air, with pressure dewpoints of -40°C. The dryer is located upstream of the receiver so the receiver only stores dry air. Units feature a unique cooling system and wear-resisting piston rings, and are designed for 100% continuous operation up to 10 bar maximum pressure. Higher pressure units are available. 

Commenting for the Gast Group, regional sales manager Michael Roff says the Pegler Yorkshire application is the perfect example of a partnership between manufacturer and distributor. “Thorite has been a JUN-AIR distributor for nearly 20 years and is renowned for providing a quality service and sound advice, backed by fast and efficient product availability.”

The exhibition vehicle, with the three test rigs installed, is now on a tour of Pegler YorkshireUKcustomers doing exactly what it was intended for – demonstrating that the Tectite fittings system combines the strength and performance of metal with the convenience and efficiency of plastic.

Further information on the Gast Group’s JUN-AIR range of oil-less compressors is available at www.jun-air.com or via its UK headquarters on +44 (0)1527 504040.

For your nearest regional Thorite sales and service centre, visit www.thorite.co.uk or call its national distribution centre on 0800 034 5850.


For further information contact:
Andre Goodson, Gast Group Limited
Unit 11, The IO Centre, Nash Road, Redditch, B98 7AS. UK
Tel: 44 (0)1527 504040, Fax: 44 (0)1527 525262
Email: gastgroup.uk@idexcorp.com Web: www.gastmfg.com / www.jun-air.com

For press information contact:
Simon Cantillion, Cantillion King Advertising
16 The Cornhill, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2JT. UK
Tel: 44 (0)1453 755551 Fax: 44 (0)1453 751525 E-mail: simon@cka.co.uk

Since 1921, Gast Manufacturing, Inc. has been designing and manufacturing quality air-moving products. Our vacuum pumps, compressors, air motors, gear motors, vacuum generators, regenerative blowers and Smart Air technology meet the many challenging applications of OEMs and end-users worldwide. For industrial manufacturing, health care lab, or environmental cleanup applications, Gast provides a full range of ideally suited and cost-effective solutions to any pneumatic problem.

In 1998, Gast was acquired by IDEX Corporation and is part of the IDEX Health Science Technologies segment. IDEX, an acronym for Innovation, Diversity and EXcellence, manufactures proprietary pump products, dispensing equipment, and other engineered products for a variety of global markets.

In 2006, Gast Manufacturing, Inc. acquired JUN-AIR, the leading provider of quiet compressors for laboratories, dental clinics, medical, beverage, graphic and industrial applications worldwide. As a result, its customers can take advantage of the broad product portfolios of both companies to solve their application requirements from the component level through complete compressor solutions.

Since the introduction of its first compressor in 1958, JUN-AIR has become a leading supplier of quiet air compressors used in laboratories, dental clinics, medical, beverage, graphic, and industrial applications worldwide. Its products include a full range of standard and customised compressors and cabinets. Continuous development of products and production facilities helps maintain JUN-AIR’s enviable reputation for quality and reliability among more than half a million satisfied customers.

JUN-AIR products are now sold and supported in more than 100 countries through subsidiaries and distributors. As an international company, JUN-AIR is concerned about the world environment. They strive to produce a range of products that offer environmental benefits such as the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through reduced energy consumption. Over the years they have introduced a number of improvements, resulting in the most energy-efficient compressors on the market.

Gast is an international supplier with manufacturing and logistical facilities located regionally in support of global customers. They are committed to conforming to global manufacturing standards in the areas of health, safety, environmental, and consumer protection.

Gast is proud of its 90-year history of leadership in the design and manufacture of high-quality air-moving products. It is even more proud of the positive impact they make on its customers' products. Achieving a leadership position in a complex industry is not a simple task. Gast has done it by adhering to some simple principles: understand the industry better than anyone else, make better products than anyone else, and serve the customer better than anyone else.





...the Pegler Yorkshire application is the perfect example of a partnership between manufacturer and distributor
Michael Roff (Gast Group)