NORMA Group to equip vehicles in America and Asia with leak-proof connectors
- Around 4.6 million vehicles to be equipped by 2026
- Double-latch mechanism and mounting aid ensure secure connection
“Safety is of the utmost importance in the original equipment industry, and our connecting products, as mission-critical parts, make a decisive contribution to the safe transport of fluids,” said Bernd Kleinhens, CEO of NORMA Group. “This is why we are continuously developing our product solutions and making strategic acquisitions to ensure that we can offer our customers the best and safest connection technology.”
The Safe-Lock connector has a double-latch mechanism and is used for the reliable connection of fuel lines. The safety requirements for fuel transport in the vehicle are extremely high. If fuel leaks from the tank or engine, vehicle performance as well as passenger safety can be compromised. The connector also ensures reliable and proper assembly: it can only be locked if the spigot is positioned correctly. The installer can clearly see whether the connection has been properly locked. This so-called “poka yoke” function prevents errors in vehicle production from endangering safety.
Thanks to its compact design, the Safe-Lock connector is also easy to install. It can withstand temperatures from -40°C to 125°C and even up to 150°C at peak times. The connectors are manufactured at NORMA Group plants in Mexico, China and France. The Safe-Lock connector comes from Autoline’s product portfolio, whose complete business NORMA Group acquired in 2016. Since then, NORMA Group has been continuously developing the quick connector further.