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Innovative Exhaust Alignment Kit Helps Exhaust Modifications Fit

By Business Wire News   



AUBURN HILLS, Mich.

The NORMA Group’s Torca Brand has developed a simple-to-use kit that allows technicians and automotive enthusiasts to easily route exhaust pipes to accommodate engine, chassis and exterior body panel changes.

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NORMA Group's Torca SEC Kit (Photo: Business Wire)

NORMA Group’s Torca SEC Kit (Photo: Business Wire)

The Torca SEC Kit (Swivel Exhaust Clamp) will be on display at the annual SEMA/AAPEX shows in Las Vegas in early November. NORMA Group’s patented SEC technology currently is used by a number of automotive manufacturers to route tailpipes through bumpers and rear facia openings. The technology now will be available for aftermarket fabricators and do-it-yourself customers not equipped with tooling to form a swivel joint’s stepped ball and flare.

“The Torca SEC Kit combines needed clamping strength with the flexibility needed for the alignment of exhaust pipes,” notes Tim Jones CEO of NORMA Americas. “The kit will provide a solution for difficult to install exhaust-system modifications.”

Jones points out that Torca’s patented design is easy to install and service, while providing technicians and do-it-yourself vehicle owners with clamp loads needed to firmly secure exhaust joints in place. The Torca Swivel Kit can be used to replace inline pipes in an exhaust system to allow for adjustments from the catalytic converter all the way to the rear tip of an exhaust pipe.

The Torca aftermarket kit comes with two eight-inch-long pipes and one SEC band clamp. The innovative joint is created by providing one eight-inch-long pipe with a unique stepped ball end and a second eight-inch-long pipe with a mating flare. Together, they form a spherical connection that is secured by the patented SEC band clamp. This joint technology allows a range of adjustment up to three degrees in any direction, while maintaining seal integrity and joint strength.

“It also will eliminate the need for expensive equipment and tooling,” Jones notes, “which can cost up to $25,000, to produce the unique ball-and-flare mating pipe ends. Installation by a technician only requires an inline weld of the two pipes that are included with the kit.”

Kits will be available in North America for a wide variety of applications and will come in three exhaust-pipe-connection sizes: 2.5-inch, 2.75-inch, and 3-inch. The kits will be offered to distributors in packs of four or 10. Each kit will include one set of mating pipes and an SEC clamp.

The system’s ball and flare pipe ends are manufactured and packaged in the U.S. Most of the Torca SEC Clamps for the kits are also manufactured by NORMA Group in the U.S.

The Torca SEC kit will be on display at NORMA Group exhibits at both the 2015 SEMA Show (Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association) in Booth 21743 on Nov. 3-6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and at the 2015 AAPEX show (Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo) in Booth 4684 on Nov. 3-5 at the Sands Hotel and Exposition Center also in Las Vegas.

Additional information about the NORMA Group is available at www.normagroup.com. Press photos are available at www.normagroup.com/images.

About NORMA Americas

NORMA Americas is an integral part of the NORMA Group, a global market leader in engineered joining technology. NORMA Americas manufactures high quality clamps, connectors and fluid systems that safely link a variety of vital components in vehicles, aircraft, trains and ships as well as in water management. With more than 1,300 employees it operates eight production facilities in North and South America with annual sales of more than $265 million. NORMA Americas´ strong brand portfolio includes the brand names ABA, BREEZE, Clamp-All, FiveStar, NORMA, R.G.RAY and Torca. NORMA Americas is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

About NORMA Group

NORMA Group is an international market and technology leader in engineered joining technology. The company manufactures a wide range of innovative joining technology solutions in three product categories (clamp, connect and fluid) and offers more than 35,000 high-quality products and solutions to more than 10,000 customers in 100 countries. NORMA Group joining products can be found in vehicles and trains, ships and aircraft, buildings and water management as well as in applications for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. The company generated sales of around EUR 695 million in 2014. With around 6,000 employees, NORMA Group operates a global network of 22 production facilities as well as numerous sales and distribution sites across Europe, the Americas, and Asia-Pacific. NORMA Group has its headquarters in Maintal, Germany. NORMA Group SE is listed on the German stock exchange (Prime Standard) and included in the MDAX index.

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