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Volume 2, Issue 1
Spring 2010

In This Issue:







Poised For Profit in 2010

Poised for profit in 2010Indicators show that year 2010 can be an environment for rebound and growth for businesses that are in a solid position to service the upcoming market needs. NOSHOK continues to be strong with solid inventory levels, competitive pricing, the introduction of exciting new products, and increased sales and marketing support.

This value proposition translates to solid and repeatable gross profit for you, our distribution partners!

NOSHOK will announce more exciting new products that will meet your market demands in the coming weeks and months.  On the schedule this year, NOSHOK will roll out new and upgraded switch products, additions and improvements to our valve and manifold valve offering, as well as an expansion of our diaphragm seal product offering.  Our marketing group is working on new catalogs and marketing collateral to support your promotion strategy.  Much of this is available in electronic format to provide for fast and efficient information to your client base.

As always, our highly trained Regional Sales Managers are available in the field to answer any product or application questions, assist in making joint sales calls and provide training for your staff.  Our Customer Service direct-response team stands ready to answer your call or e-mail.  There is no voice mail at NOSHOK between the hours of 8:00AM to 5:00PM eastern time. 

Our goal is to offer assistance and answers the first time you call!

NOSHOK places an extremely high value on our distribution partners and we are
committed to providing industry leading quality and service to help you achieve your goals.  Please continue to place a high priority on NOSHOK in your sales and
marketing efforts.

Sheryl Pritt
Editor & Marketing Specialist

Stop By And See Us

Trade show season is upon us, and we have a full schedule this year. NOSHOK participates in many key international, regional and local trade expositions, so check out our schedule. If you’ll be attending any of these shows, we invite you to stop by our booth to see our broad instrumentation product offering, as well as what’s new. 

Click here to see the 2010 and 2011 NOSHOK Trade Show schedule.

  Product Focus




New Product:

NOSHOK 400 Series Heavy Duty Mechanical Switch

Heavy-Duty Mechanical Switch

Our new 400 Series Heavy Duty Mechanical Switch features a stable switching point setting, and converts pneumatic and hydraulic pressure into switching functions, and is designed for applications requiring maximum accuracy under high loads.

It is SPDT, and can be normally open (N.O.) or normally closed (N.C.) depending on the wiring. The switching point is fully adjustable by means of a simple adjustment knob within the adjustment range. It also includes a locking mechanism for switch point adjustment.

This switch is fitted with DIN EN 175301-803 Form A connectors for fast and easy installation. It is also available with an LED indicator on the plug for visual monitoring of the switch status, or an M12 x 1 (4-pin) electrical connection.  





NOSHOK Diaphragm SealsDiaphragm Seals Part Number & Website Update

To simplify and streamline the ordering process, we have restructured the part number configurations for our diaphragm seal line. We have also expanded the diaphragm seal representation on our website, including specifications and detailed ordering information.

The new part numbering system is consistent with well-known industry abbreviations and formatting, and provides a more concise and user-friendly ordering process. For details on the new part numbering system, click here.



A Solution to Corrosion


Corrosion-Resistant Zinc Nickel Plating for ValvesCorrosion-Resistant Zinc Nickel Plating

We’re taking our research on Zinc Nickel plating as an option for our valve lines to the next level. Following suit with many high profile international aerospace and automotive companies (including The Boeing Company, Mercedes Benz, GM and Ford), and after nearly a year of our own testing, we believe ZnNi plating could be a valuable upgrade for our valves. With far superior corrosion resistance, increased deposit hardness for longer service life, and significantly high thermal resistance, this plating is extremely durable and would be well suited for a variety of demanding applications.

However, your opinions and feedback are key in making our final decision. We are currently gathering feedback from our distribution base, to see if you feel this change would be positive. For more information on this plating, click here.

Please email your feedback.

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Application Insight



MSS SP-99-1999


NOSHOK offers a comprehensive line of needle valves and  instrument manifolds, engineered for exceptional quality and robust performance. All NOSHOK valves are 100% helium leak tested to 1 x 10-4 ml/s for guaranteed performance and reliability.

For general process shutoff applications, our wide range of needle valves are available in a variety of sizes, connections, and materials. Models include valves suitable for high pressure and high temperature for use in heavy-duty industrial applications.  Designed to reduce the cost of installation and potential leakage, NOSHOK manifolds are also available in a variety of styles and configurations including 2-valve, 3-valve, and 5-valve.

Needle Valves

Pic1Includes mini, multiport, hard & soft seat, block & bleed, bleed, and 2-valve block & bleed needle valves. On the mini valves and bleed valves, a patent-pending body-to-bonnet, metal-to-metal seal is designed to significantly increase the pressure range of the valve without compromising the flow, and help maintain the integrity of the bonnet threads by segregating them from the process media. (Click here for product details)

2-Valve Static Pressure & Liquid Level Manifolds

Includes block & bleed, hard & soft seat, narrow block & bleed, mini block & bleed with .141orifice, mini block & bleed with .156” orifice static pressure manifold options, as well as a manifold designed for liquid level applications in pressurized tanks. (Click here for product details)

Pic23-Valve Differential Pressure Manifolds

Designed for use with differential pressure transmitters incorporating two isolation valves and an equalizing valve in differential pressure measurement, we offer several options including standard, with .375” orifice, and mini.

These manifolds are used in differential flow measurement applications in plant processing facilities such as refineries and chemical plants.(Click here for product details)

5-Valve Natural Gas Manifolds

For use with differential pressure transmitters incorporating two isolation valves, two equalizing valves and a vent valve in natural gas applications.  Standard or .375” orifice models available.

These manifolds are commonly used in custody transfer and flow measurement applications at metering stations, well heads, gathering stations, gas plants and pipelines. (Click here for product details)

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Our new 400 Series Heavy Duty Mechanical Switch is ideal for applications such as the opening and closing of gates, fly knife applications for machine tools and broken line indicators.

In these applications, this robust switch is a reliable solution to prevent injuries and accidents.




Updated EC Declarations For Electronics & Snubbers

Updated EC Compliance DocumentsEffective January 26, 2010, our electronics line has been certified with updated EC compliance to 204/108/EC. New Declaration of Compliance certificates for our electronics can be viewed on our website here.

Products include:

  • 100, 200, 250, 300, 600, 612, 615/616 (including high pressure applications), 625, 626, 627, 630, 640, 650, 660, 755, and 756 Series Pressure Transducers and Transmitters
  • 300 Series Mechanical Switch
  • 400 Series Heavy Duty Mechanical Switch
  • 500 Series Mag Switch
  • 600 Series Smart Switch
  • 1000 Series Digital Gauge

Our 1300 and 1500 Series Piston Type Snubbers have also received the updated Declaration of Conformity Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC.  To view the certificate click here.


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NOSHOK Soccer Teams Continue to Triumph

NOSHOK Coed Soccer TeamNOSHOK was again victorious winning a third championship at the America SCORES Cleveland Spring Corporate Cup at CSU’s Krenzler Field on Saturday, March 13th.

The NOSHOK Coed Soccer team competed in the Competitive Division playing large company teams such as Key Bank and Benesch and CSU alumni team Vikings Soccer Institute. We finished the day with 4 wins and 1 loss and a 4-0 win in the championship match. Read more...

Link to SOCCER Video


NOSHOK Engineering Manager Mentors in FRC for the 6th Time

FRCOn the heels of a winning 2009 competition, NOSHOK’s Engineering Manager, Michael Lancaster will once again participate in “the varsity sport for the mind”, also known as the FIRST Robotics Competition. This will be Michael’s sixth year volunteering as a mentor in this event with the Midpark Meteors Robotics Team 1248. Read more...


Mystery NOSHOK Golf Club

Noshok Mystery PutterWe recently purchased a collector golf club on e-bay that is stamped with the NOSHOK name. Brief research provided the possibility that the NOSHOK golf club may be one of George Nicoll’s line of vintage clubs from Leven, Scotland. If anyone happens to have any knowledge of the history of this club we’d love to hear from you! Please email


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  Tech Tip
Q: Can orifices and snubbers be used, and why would they be needed? NOSHOK Snubbers
A: As with other pressure measurement instruments including gauges, pressure pulsations and spikes, are issues with pressure transmitters. Whenever the pressure of an incompressible fluid is measured, there is the potential for pulsations and spikes, which can damage pressure transmitters.

An orifice installed in the pressure connection by NOSHOK can protect the transmitter from damage. Where there is the possibility of clogging the small orifice, an attachable piston snubber is recommended.

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  Customer Connection

Win a Canon Powershot SD9401S 12.1MP Digital ELPH Camera!

Canon Powershop SD940IS 12.1MP Digital ELPH CameraVisit our virtual booth at the online Fluid Power e-Event

We are excited to be participating in the upcoming GlobalSpec Fluid Power e-Event, to be held online 5/19/10. GlobalSpec's FREE online events are unique, one-day, interactive events where you can visit us from the convenience of your desk and view our range of products and services, and chat live with our live staff.  This event will focus on education and product information surrounding the areas of Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Pumps, and Valves.

Simply take our brief 5-question survey at our booth and be entered to win a Canon PowerShot SD9401S Digital Camera which features 12.1 MegaPixels with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-inch LCD Bundle w/ 2GB SD Memory, Case and Lens Cleaning Kit!

Registration for this FREE online event starts APRIL 7TH… Click here for details...

We Need Your Feedback

To all of you who responded to our request for testimonials in the last issue, we thank you! We greatly value your input, and consider all of your feedback as we continually improve processes to increase customer satisfaction. The need for your feedback is ongoing, so if you have a story to tell, or some ideas to share regarding NOSHOK products and/or services, please send an e-mail to Sheryl, along with your permission to publish your comments in our marketing materials and website, if you wish. Thank you!

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Contact: Sheryl Pritt, Mktg. Specialist, 1010 West Bagley Road, Berea, Ohio 44017
440-243-0888 x220,