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THG Corporation Continues Its Practice of
Offering Technical Training to Customers

Northborough, MA (04-24-2012) - The THG Corporation subsidiaries, The Hope Group, Sorensen Systems, and Hope Air Systems, have a long history of providing hands-on, practical, technical training seminars for its employees, customers and potential new customers. Through a continuing series of training seminars, lunch & learns, in-house trade shows, and workshops, the company brings the latest in technology for its core competencies in hydraulics, pneumatics, automation, compressed air and power generation to its customers.

During the month of May, two important seminar dates have been set; one for hydraulic and pneumatic customers and the second focusing on the life science market. Each is being organized and conducted in partnership with Parker Hannifin to bring the latest hands-on technology to emerging markets in New England. The first is an all-day Training Seminar to be held at The Leen Company in South Portland on May 24. The seminar will coincide with an Open House and Industrial Trade Show to celebrate the relocation of The Leen Company and the Portland ParkerStore to 5 Wallace Avenue, South Portland.

The second Training Seminar is scheduled for Thursday, May 30, 2012, to be held at corporate headquarters in Northborough MA, with a specific focus on the life science applications of medical silicone rubber components and elastomers for medical sealing applications. The Hope Group Seal Business Unit Manager, Ron Cook, said, "This is a great opportunity for those who are focused on the design and manufacture of complex medical devices to learn how to improve the functional performance through application of materials and techniques covered in these presentations."

Thread ID and Safety Works Training

On May 24, 2012, at The Leen Company in South Portland ME, the experts from Parker and The Leen Company will lead a class consisting of instruction and hands-on training to learn about various sealing methods common to hydraulics and to gain a working knowledge of the four-step process necessary to identify threads.

Although Metric, British, SAE, and NPT are all common thread patterns found in today's industrial workplace, they are often a mystery to many people. This interactive course combines classroom instruction with practical hands-on training. This course is for owner/operators, designers, repair technicians, engineers, and safety managers.

Safety Works Training

Also on May 24, 2012, the Safety Works seminar at The Leen Company, will promote awareness of the importance of following proper practices and maintaining safe conditions with regard to pressurized fluid systems. Certified trainers from Parker and The Leen Company will lead a class on how to avoid injection injuries and the importance of timely treatment should an injection occur. Participants will learn the five-step process for correct hose selection, the importance of proper hose assembly and routing guidelines to help prevent premature system failures. This course is for equipment operators, repair technicians, safety managers, engineers and anyone working with pressurized fluid or systems in motion.

Practical Use of FEA for Medical
Silicone Rubber Components

On Thursday, May 30, 2012, Dr. Shu Peng will lead a seminar at The Hope Group in Northborough MA, on the practical use of FEA (finite element analysis) for medical Silicone rubber components. FEA has been increasingly adopted and integrated into the design process of complex medical devices. Proper use of FEA can greatly improve both speed and quality of product design as well as reduce the overall cost. Rubber parts such as silicone diaphragms, septums, seals, valves, tubing and balloons are critical components in many of today's medical devices. The presentation will discuss FEA as an excellent tool for design engineers to improve the functional performance of these devices. Covered are topics such as nonlinear FEA techniques, rubber material behavior, material modeling and testing requirements.

Elastomers for Medical Sealing Applications

As part of the May 30, 2012 Technical Training Seminar at The Hope Group in Northborough MA, Dan Ewing of Parker Hannifin will conduct a seminar on elastomers for medical sealing applications. It will be a discussion of the pros and cons of the different seal materials available for medical applications, including real-world advice on material selection. New technologies on the horizon will also be covered.



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THG Corporation Headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Northborough MA, near the intersection of Rt-290 and Rt-495, approximately 40 miles west of Boston.



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