Norgren Finds Oldest Surviving Product
During the hunt, several components dating to the 1970s were submitted in the hopes of winning the contest. However, the contest winner turned out to be FDL-USA (Mount Joy, PA), a custom manufacturer of advanced friction products. Its winning component is a 20AG-2 Norgren filter and regulator that has been on the job for 50 years, servicing a clamping fixture for a band saw. "These units were online when I got here, and I know for a fact that the only maintenance we've done is clean the filter elements," says Blaine Lowry, technical director for FDL-USA.
For identifying the winning component, Lowry wins $1,000 in cash, $2,500 for his company's charity and a free air system efficiency audit from Norgren for the company.