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Your NEXT Step toward Flexible and Scalable Machine Automation

The NEXT generation of Modicon controllers extend the hardware portfolio of MachineStruxure and provide the foundation for truly scalable performance.

  • Modicon M221 logic controller for hardwired solutions
  • Modicon M241 logic controller for performance applications
  • Modicon M251 logic controller for distributed architectures

A controller range with performance that is the benchmark in the industry

Intuitive programming with SoMachine

SoMachine, the universal, single-programming environment for all MachineStruxure products and solutions, makes design and commissioning faster than ever before. Its easy, intuitive navigation means fewer clicks and more efficient design engineering, and a new virtual controller feature allows offline testing for faster installation and commissioning.

A modified version, SoMachine Basic, simplifies engineering even further for the entry level Modicon M221 logic controller. SoMachine Basic requires no training and is even available as a free download.

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Increase Profitability with MachineStruxure from Schneider Electric

machinestruxureMachine builders like you are constantly looking for new ways to design and build more innovative machines in less time and at lower cost. TheMachineStruxure automation solution can help.

The NEXT generation of MachineStruxure automation is a complete machine solution that provides flexible and scalable machine control, ready-to-use architectures, efficient engineering solutions, and comprehensive customization. It can help you meet your challenges for improved efficiency and greater productivity, as well as allow you to deliver added value to your customers throughout the entire machine lifecycle.

Maximize your business and machine performance with MachineStruxure

Ready-to-use architectures and function blocksm221-builder-small

Tested, Validated, and Documented Architectures (TVDAs) are just one of the ways to help you reduce design time.

Whether your machines are simple or complex, Application Function Blocks (AFBs) make system design fast and easy.


Modicon M221 logic controller: class-leading performance for its sizem221-book-small

The Modicon M221 logic controller offers best-in-class performance. Available also in book format, the Modicon M221requires minimal installation and offers tremendous versatility at a VERY competitive price.

Everything you need is embedded:


Flexible and scalable machine control

With this new range of Modicon logic controllers, MachineStruxure provides flexible and scalable machine control. Ethernet connectivity, USB port for programming, and an embedded Web server: it’s all included.

Thanks to its high degree of flexibility, it’s very easy to add additional modules – and still keep everything in just one configuration:m221-flexible

  • Safety module
  • TeSys™ SoLink motor starter
  • Extensive line of analog and digital modules

If you would like to learn more about the M221, let us know and we can schedule a demo at your facility!

Intuitive machine programming with SoMachine

SoMachine is the universal programming software for machines automated by MachineStruxure controllers. Simple navigation, requiring fewer clicks, delivers a more efficient engineering process.SoMachine-medium

But who says that all programs have to be engineered using the same program editor regardless of their complexity? This is why we offer SoMachine™ Basic, a simplified engineering tool for the new Modicon M221. All programming, visualization, and commissioning are handled in just one intuitive tool that is available as a free download — no training required.

Connected everywherem221-visulize-small

For simplified maintenance, commissioning, and uploads/downloads — simply use your smartphone or tablet and connect anytime, anywhere.


To Learn more or to set up a on-site demo Contact us today!


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Osisense XMLR – The Easy Switch for Machine Pressure Control

telemecanique_osisenseAre you looking for an easy solution to control machine pressure? Telemecanique Sensors has the answer: OsiSense XMLR, the intuitive pressure switch that combines high performance and maximum ease of use.

Simply Easy!




Easy to mount

Minimize installation time and effort. Mounting is easy and flexible with the compact-sized, rotating body and reversed display function.

  • Compact size
  • Rotating body
  • Reversed display
Easy to set up

The ergonomic design of OsiSense XMLR sets the new standard for configuration ease. Use two simple pushbuttons to navigate an intuitive menu structured according to the VDMA standards.

  • Intuitive menu based
    on VDMA standards
  • Navigation by two pushbuttons
Easy to maintain

At each device start up, all segments of the display briefly light up to confirm that it is operating correctly. If necessary, the device status can be further tested via an additional fast diagnostic function.

  • Tested at startup
  • Fast diagnostics


  • 12 pressure range sizes: -1 to 600 bar
  • Display pressure unit: Bar, PSI, kPa, MPa
  • Fluid entry: G1/4A female, 1/4″-18NPT female, 7/16-20UNF-2B female.
  • Power supply: 24 V DC
  • Electrical connection: M12, 4 or 5 pin
  • Digital output: PNP or NPN
  • Analog ouput: 4…20 mA or 0…10 V
  • Overall accuracy: <=1% of measuring range
  • Degree of protection: IP65 and IP67
  • Operating temperature range: -20…+80°C
  • Certification: cULus based on UL 61010-1

 Contact us today to find out more!

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Phoenix Contact Radioline – The Next Generation of Wireless I/O

radioline_newsThe new Radioline wireless platform from Phoenix Contact offers wire replacement for simple I/O and serial communication. With software-free radio setup, Radioline offers a cost-effective wireless solution where it is too costly or not possible to run a wire.

Radioline features simple I/O-to-I/O communication without the need for programming software. More advanced configurations, such as high-speed serial communication, network topologies up to 250 nodes, non-intrusive diagnostics, and 128-bit AES encryption, can be accessed via the free programming software. Radioline is available in two variants, 2.4 GHz and 900 MHz, allowing for applications to span distances from a couple hundred feet to 20 miles.

The new Radioline platform is well suited for simple wire replacement, pump control, sensor, flow and temperature monitoring, and PC/PLC/RTU interface applications.

To see the full product offering: Phoenix Contact Radioline


  • True wire replacement and SCADA radio in one package – Replace your IO and serial radios with one simple platform
  • Easy configuration – no software needed
  • High-speed communication, up to 500 kbps – The fastest radio on the market!
  • Real-time I/O monitoring through free PSI-CONF software
  • Easy user-interface programming software for advanced configurations
  • 2.4 GHz option for short-range applications – 900 MHz option for long-range applications
  • Modbus Gateway functionality
  • 128 bit AES encryption


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The Magelis SCU HMI Controller – Easy Control for Your Small Machines and Applications

Magelis_SCU_NewsSchneider Electric’s new generation of small HMI Controllers deliver maximum functionality while keeping installation easy. The Magelis SCUis a modular HMI controller that delivers ample functionality for control of small machines and simple processes, while saving up to 30% in installation and ownership costs throughout the machine lifecycle.



Reduce Costs

1Magelis_SCU_screenMagelis SCU substantially reduces wiring and costs when compared to solutions with a separate PLC and HMI by embedding all the key functions in one modular solution.

Minimize installation time and effort

Cut-out free installation of the display module is as easy as installing a simple pushbutton. The controller module is mounted directly in a 22mm diameter hole, or snapped on a DIN rail via a remote cable. I/O connections are screwdriver-free on a removable terminal block built in with spring clamps resistant to vibration.

Save Space

Magelis SCU helps you save the space that is normally reserved for a PLC, making it suitable for installations with very limited space.


Powered by SoMachine™2Magelis_SCU_IO

The Magelis SCU is part of the Flexible Control Solution for OEM based on the the SoMachine software, supporting six programming languages (FBD, ST, SFC, LD, IL, CFC) and compliant with IEC 61131-3.
With SoMachine, Magelis SCU customers can benefit from the expertise and know-how of Schneider Electric through a rich set of templates (programs, architectures, etc.), libraries (function blocks, etc.), and integrated expert functions. Define your variables once and maintain a single project file.

Product Features

  • Available in 3.5” and 5.7” touch screen LCD displays.
  • Digital I/O, including HSC, PTO/PWM, and analog I/O, including temperature inputs.
  • Communication via ports: USB (linking to tower lights and illuminated switches), serial, Ethernet, and CANopen.
  • Crystal-clear display to be more user-friendly for easy viewing and for accurate control even with gloves.3Magelis_SCU_install
  • Capacity for one axis management, with 100kHz high-speed counters and fast output PTO/PWM 50kHz
  • Remote device control with CANopen Master extension capability
  • Analog I/O with tension/current signal
  • Large library of SoMAchine function blocks and PID loops
  • Temperature inputs for TC, PT100, and PT1000 probe

Call or send an inquiry today for more information!

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IDEC Smart AXIS: A New Breed of Controllers

FT1AThe newest family of controllers from IDEC delivers affordability without compromise. Equipped with powerful and abundant features, the FT1A SmartAXIS series is a high-performance, cost-effective solution for limited I/O applications! The five models in this series include our exclusive FT1A Touch, a 3.8” HMI with 12 I/O PLC (HMI + PLC), as well as 12, 24, 40, and 48 I/O PLCs.



FT1A Touch

The 3.8-inch FT1A SmartAXIS Touch is available in 65K TFT color or Monochrome with a super bright screen of up to 700cd/m2. The Touch is an All-in-One Touchscreen interface and logic controller packed in a compact body big on features.

The FT1A Touch has an embedded RS232C/RS422/RS485 interface terminal for communication with other serial devices or Modbus RTU communications; USB Type A port for maintenance communication; and USB mini Type B port for data logging and recipe data. Offered with 12 I/O (8 inputs, 4 outputs), 10A relay outputs and built-in 2pt Analog inputs, the built-in RJ45 Ethernet port also allows users to remotely connect to the unit. Modbus TCP is supported and like other similar IDEC touchscreens, SmartAXIS Touch can be mounted horizontal or vertically and has 5MB of programming memory. It is IP66f (watertight and oil tight) rated and available with a silver, light gray or dark gray bezel.

FT1A Controllers

FT1A SmartAXIS Controllers are available with 12 (8 inputs, 4 outputs), 24 (16 inputs, 8 outputs), 40 (24 inputs, 16 outputs), and 48 I/O (30 inputs, 18 outputs) with and without embedded LCD/keypad. Each CPU is equipped with 2 to 8 point 0-10V DC analog inputs, an embedded real time clock, 10A relay contacts, remote I/O, 4 to 6 high-speed counters up to 100KHz, and a USB mini B programming port. An optional RS232 or RS485 adapter is available for connection to other serial devices, such as an IDEC HMI and Modbus RTU communications. Modbus TCP is also supported on the Ethernet port. With a built-in keypad, the operation menu and PLC parameters can be easily controlled and edited. On top of that, Ladder Logic can be displayed and controlled; a unique feature with the FT1A SmartAXIS controllers. Text messages with bar graph and dynamic values can also be configured for scrolling and flashing on the embedded LCD.

Automation Organizer Software

In conjunction, with the release of the FT1A family of controllers, the Automation Organizer software suite has been upgraded to support this series. All FT1A controllers now support Ladder, Function Block and Script programming. Automation Organizer now includes our intuitive WindLDR software to program all IDEC PLCs, WindO/I-NV2 for IDEC touchscreens, WindO/I-NV3 for FT1A Touch and WindCFG software. Upgrading AO is FREE for current WindLDR and WindO/I-NV2 users!

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Schneider Electric Enhanced S-Flex Enclosed VFD’s Available from Factory Stock

schneider_s-flexEarlier in the year Schneider Electric announced the evolution of the S-Flex enclosed VFD which provides more of the desired features and options for applications requiring full voltage bypass. In conjunction with this announcement they began building a warehouse inventory of the most popular configuration, which allows quick delivery direct from the factory.

The stocked configuration includes the new full text keypad (option D07 in the catalog) and a line contactor for 3-contactor bypass (option B07). The full HP range of 1HP to 100HP will be stocked in the most popular voltages (208 and 460 VAC)

The Schneider Electric S-Flex enclosed ATV212 VFD is a full-featured, pre-assembled and pre-wired NEMA 1 HVAC bypass drive with the right functionality for commercial pump and fan applications, all at a great value. TheS-Flex enclosed drive provides energy savings by reducing motor speed and electricity usage for a quick return on investment. The simplicity and ease of configuration allows building owners, consulting engineers and contractors to focus on the essentials for commercial building applications.

For a complete listing of the Factory Stock Configurations see our full Enclosed VFD product offering

The S-Flex evolution also brings the following new standard features:

  • Selectable Communications Protocol
    • BACnet MSTP
    • Modbus RS-485 RTU
    • Apogee FLN P1
    • Metasys N2
  • Fire Mode
    • For Smoke evacuation applications. Can be set to ignore faults and loss of commands.
  • Damper Control
    • Coordinates control of a damper’s position with running of the motor

For more information download the Schneider Electric S-Flex Product Guide or contact us with questions at 303-623-5313

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Industrial Rugged meets IT Secure – mGuard VPN Solutions from Phoenix Contact

phoenix_contact_mguard_VPNThe FL mGuard product line from Phoenix Contact provides industrially rated security functions including firewall, routing and VPN to industrial networks.  These high level Layer-3 networking functions are essential for protecting your industrial network from both malicious attacks and accidental interruption, as well as connecting to office or IT-networks and providing secure, fast connectivity for supporting remote installations. Easy to set up and configure, these devices offer the perfect solution for industrial networking and process monitoring.

Both the RS2000 and RS4000 include an SD Card reader that allows easy upload and backup of configurations and simplifies rapid deployment of multiple units. While the RS2000 is a optimized as a basic VPN router, the RS4000 has a full range of andvanced features, including firewall and sophisticated security, traffic prioritization and redundancy. Mobile, Desktop, and PCI versions are also available allowing for a full line of security products for all deployment scenarios.

The mGuard RS2000 and RS4000 variants feature:

  • SD Card reader for easy configuration management and to simplify rapid deployment
  • Wide -20 to +60C temperature range
  • Rugged hardware designed for harsh installation environments
  • Easy to use web interface, preconfigured firewall rules and hardware control of your VPN tunnel – all designed to make installation, administration and maintenance simpler and less complex
  • While the RS2000 is optimized as a basic VPN router, the RS4000 has a full-range of advanced qualities included user-firewall and advanced security, traffic prioritization and redundancy

For More information check out Phoenix Contact`s mGuard Industrial VPN Product Information Page or View our product offering below:

Phoenix Contact FL mGuard Line
Model Catalog Number Type
2700197 FL MGUARD GT/GT 2700197 Industrial Firewall Router
2200515 FL MGUARD RS4000 TX/TX VPN 2200515 Industrial VPN Router
2700198 FL MGUARD GT/GT VPN 2700198 Industrial VPN Router
2700634 FL MGUARD RS4000 TX/TX 2700634 Industrial VPN Router
2700639 FL MGUARD SMART2 VPN 2700639 Mobile VPN Router
2700642 FL MGUARD RS2000 TX/TX VPN 2700642 Industrial VPN Router
2700967 FL MGUARD DELTA TX/TX 2700967 Desktop VPN Router
2989417 FL MGUARD PCI/533 VPN 2989417 PCI Card VPN Router
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UNO POWER Basic Compact Power Supplies from Phoenix Contact

Phoenix_Contact_UNO_Power_SuppliesPhoenix Contact introduces a new low-cost power supply family. TheUNO POWER power supply units offer basic functionality for 24 and 12 V DC applications requiring up to 100W of power, with a meantime between failure of more than 700,000 hours. Designed for low-cost, basic functionality, the UNO POWER line is available in three performance ratings; 30W, 60W, 100W.

The products in the UNO POWER range have a power density 10 to 20 percent higher than similar DIN Rail power supplies on the market. This high efficiency saves energy and ensures cool and durable control cabinet components.

UNO POWER comes in both 24 and 12 V DC versions, ranging from 30 to 100 W. They measure 84 mm high and a maximum of 55 mm wide, making them ideal for 120-mm-deep enclosures. The power supplies have industrial polycarbonate housing and are rated for operation between -25 and +70 degrees Celsius, making them suitable for harsh environments. The wide input range of 85 to 264 V AC allows international use.


  • Save energy thanks to particularly low idling losses and high efficiency
  • Narrow housing in 22.5 mm, 35 mm and 55 mm designs
  • Design for all common 120 mm control cabinets with a housing depth of just 84 mm
  • Robust and reliable at temperatures from -25 to 70 °C

Find out More by visiting the Phoenix Contact UNO POWER page or see our product offering below

Phoenix Contact UNO Power Supplies



 2902991 24VDC / 30W 1.25A UNO POWER


phoenix_contact_29029912902992 24VDC / 60W  2.5A UNO POWER



2902993 24VDC / 100W 4.2A UNO POWER



 2902998 12VDC / 30W 2.5A UNO POWER



 2902999 12VDC / 55W 4.6A UNO POWER

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High Speed Industrial Wireless – Phoenix Contact FL WLAN 5101

phoenix_contact_wlan5101As the requirement for wireless network functionality continues to evolve, the need for faster speeds and quicker configuration of wireless devices is becoming more demanding. Wireless data transmission is becoming a more viable way of communication, and the amount of data being put on these networks is growing — and so is the importance of speed.

The FL WLAN 5101 from Phoenix Contact gives users the ease of configuration of their wireless network via Cluster Management and high data rates of up to 300 Mbps via the 802.11n standard. This enables them to cut configuration time and meet the needs of a data-rich network.

Cluster Management technology makes it possible to centrally configure and monitor all access points of a WLAN network via the intuitive, Web-based management interface at a single access point — without additional cost for expensive hardware or software.

Key Features:

  • Higher over-the-air data rates – up to 300 Mbps

The new WLAN 5101 provides high-speed WLAN 802.11n with MiMo antenna technology in industrial wireless applications. That means a data rate over the wireless path that is five times higher than the one using the current 802.11a/g standard.

  • Cluster Management

Cluster Management technology in the WLAN 5101 is a unique solution allowing the user to configure and make changes to networked Access Points from any point on the network. This eliminates the need for a central networking controller or the need to access each individual radio to make these network changes.

  • Housing designed for the control cabinet

The WLAN 5101 has been developed for easy installation, even under unfavorable conditions and in confined spaces. Unlike most industrial wireless products, the extremely compact WLAN 5100 fits optimally into the control cabinet and into compact switch cabinets or boxes for remote field mounting or automated well monitoring systems.

  • Broader range

With its excellent receiver technology and higher transmission power, the range of the WLAN 5101 is up to four times higher, compared to current Phoenix Contact WLAN devices. Thus, fewer Access Points are required per area, which reduces infrastructure costs. The WLAN 5101 is also very suitable for outdoor wireless paths covering several miles depending on environmental conditions.

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Phoenix Contact PIT Terminal Blocks

phx_pitThe Phoenix Contact PIT Series ( Push-in Terminal Blocks ) are the new generation of modular terminal blocks in the Clipline Complete System. The PIT series features an easy, direct conductor connection using the advantages of the CLIPLINE complete system. With up to 50% lower insertion force necessary, it is now possible to directly plug solid and stranded conductors with ferrules from 0.34 mm 2 without tools. The Phoenix Contact PIT Series (Push-In Terminal Blocks) uses a special contact spring that makes plugging easier than ever while providing high contact quality.

The technical data of the Push-In Technology modular terminal blocks clearly surpass the requirements of the relevant standards, as in the case of all other connection methods from Phoenix Contact. The gas-tight conductor contacting also fulfills special criteria, such as the vibration test in acc. with the railway standard EN 50155.

For more information call us at 303-623-5313 or send an inquiry.

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Marking Box – A complete printing system for all your marking projects

phx_markingboxMarking Box from Phoenix Contact is a complete printing system for all your marking needs. With two thermal transfer printers AND a laptop preloaded with Phoenix Contact`s easy to use Clip Project software, simply unpack the box, connect the cables, load the ink ribbons and print. It`s as easy as 1, 2, Print!

The Thermomark Card printer handles terminal block markers, wire markers and equipment labels on a rigid card or flexible sheet format. The Thermomark Roll printer handles traditional roll material such as shrink sleeves, wire wraps and adhesive labels. The preloaded laptop handles them both!

Call us today for more information at 303-623-5313

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Schneider Electric`s Altivar 212 and S-Flex variable-speed drives

sqd_s-flex_204_180Schneider Electric`s Altivar 212 variable-speed drive and the S-Flex enclosed version are designed to provide OEMs and control panel builders with energy efficient solutions for pump and fan applications. Both theAlivar 212 VFD and S-Flex feature electronic motor controls that are designed to reduce the mechanical stress on belts, piping and ductwork, and eliminate valve or inlet guide vane maintenance.

Schneider Electric`s Altivar 212 and S-Flex Variable Frequency Drivesare engineered to eliminate the need for throttling valves, dampers or inlet guide vanes that are typically used to control the flow of fluids.

Schneider Electric’s Altivar 212 includes a full complement of integrated building automation networks. Embedded reduced harmonic technology is designed to reduce the wire size and the size of upstream overcurrent protection devices.

Additional features include:

  • The drive’s local/remote button
  • An optional remote-mount English text keypad
  • The S-Flex has a smaller enclosure size than its counterpart and features fewer points of electrical failure
  • Embedded communications (Modbus, Apogee FLN P1, Metasys N2, BacNet) and LonWorks available via option card
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Phoenix Contact VL BPC MINI Industrial PC

phx_mini_204_180The VL BPC MINI from Phoenix Contact is a new line of configurable, small form factor, embedded IPCs in the Valueline family of products. The VL BPC MINI products are based upon specially selected Intel® Atom™ CPUs, designed to consume less energy and produce less heat. The VL BPC MINI industrial PC  products incorporate a fanless design, are compact and are DIN rail-mountable.

The VL BPC MINI Phoenix Contact IPC product line is designed for embedded operating systems such as Windows® Embedded Standard, Windows CE and Linux installed on an industrial CompactFlash® card. The wide array of available Intel Atom CPUs allows the VL BPC MINI product line to include high-performance models and more rugged models for applications in harsh environments.


Mini Valuline blindnode Industrial PC:

  • Smaller frame size
  • DIN rail mount
  • New ATOM CPU
  • Preinstalled embedded operating system
  • Increased environmental specs

For more information contact us at 303-623-5313 or send an inquiry.

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Pro-face Industrial Computers and HMI

proface_AGP4100Leading the way in human-machine interface (HMI), Pro-face was the first to produce a panel computer that integrates a touch panel monitor with a PC body. Since the launch of their product, they have established themselves as the leading manufacturer of industrial panel computers and programmable displays, attaining high reputations in many production fields throughout the world.

Continuing in the spirit of innovation Pro-face has recently released the AGP4100 compact HMI series, consisting of six models of 3.4” touch screen equipped Operator interfaces.

Pro-face AGP4100 Features

Visualization: The AGP4100 series offers full graphic touch screen interfaces at text display prices, and uses a full range of features such as switches, lamps, graphs, alarm display, security and visibility animation to provide clear application feedback to the operator. To further enhance operator feedback the energy efficient LED backlights used can be changed to three colors depending on the selected model. This allows the screen to change color from white or green for normal operation, to pink or orange for warnings or messages, and red for alerts or alarms.

Component Reduction: Using the powerful GP-Pro EX programming software, a wide variety of PLC, Servo, temperature and robot controller drivers are available. In addition, a USB barcode or 2D code reader can be connected directly to the HMI without the need for separate data input stations. The compact size of the AGP4100 makes it an excellent pushbutton and pilot light replacement, with the added benefit of flexibility in application updates and reduced wiring needs.

Reduced Development Time: GP-Pro EX V2.6 Limited Edition is used to program the AGP4100 series. The Limited Edition is the free version of the development software for all Pro-face 3000 Series Operator Interfaces and WinGP runtime equipped Industrial PCs. With its intuitive interface and powerful features, including the use of templates and reusable parts project development and maintenance, time can be significantly reduced over hardwired components.

World Wide Support: In addition to a knowledgeable phone support team and local field engineers throughout the North American market, Pro-face offers support for hardware and software worldwide. No matter where a system with a Pro-face HMI ships, local software and hardware support, repair and spare parts are available.

Pro-face is the world leader in HMI solutions and industrial computer products. Pro-face continues to set the global standards for HMI solutions by offering the industry`s most extensive product offerings with the highest levels of connectivity. Principal Pro-face products include HMI touch screens, operator interfaces, and industrial PCs.

To find out more about Pro-face Industrial PC and HMI solutions, contact your CPI representative to at 303-623-5313 or send us an inquiry.

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Weatherflo HD Enclosures from Hoffman

hof_weatherflo_204_180Introducing the Hoffman brand Weatherflo HD, your comprehensive solution for housing VFD`s. This solution provides integrated cooling and is specifically designed to support the weight requirements of variable frequency drives (VFD’s) ranging from 100 to 500 HP. The WEATHERFLO HD solution offers a wide range of design options that ensure sustained operation of heavy-duty VFD’s in demanding outdoor environments. Flexible and innovative back panel loading options facilitate ease of installation and enclosures can be ganged together, facilitating an increase in control capability.

WEATHERFLO HD outdoor Type 3R enclosures—available in one- or two-door configurations—feature aluminum construction with white polyester powder painted finish for low solar absorption. Optional accessory impeller packages provide 840 actual CFM of exhaust airflow per impeller. Flexible back panel design facilitates horizontal or vertical panel installation from the rear for increased safety and ease of setup.


Product Features:

  • Innovative back panel loading: Less travel distance, option to bring enclosure to panel
  • Shielded impeller packages: Provide 840 actual CFM per impeller, shielded to prevent seizing
  • Stainless steel hinges: Ensure door operation in wet environments
  • Stainless steel mesh screen: Protects intake and exhaust areas from animal/human interaction and debris
  • POWERGLIDE handles: Secure, smooth operating and reliable
  • Gangable: Ability to expand with the control demands
  • Vented base: Includes innovative recessed louver design, reduces interference points
  • White textured paint: Durable finish, aids in heat dissipation

For more information about this product or other products from Hoffman call us at 303-623-5313 or send an inquiry.

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CONTACTRON Reversing Contactor from Phoenix Contact

phx_contactronThe new electronic CONTACTRON contactors from Phoenix Contact combine the advantages of the classic relay and modern semi-conductor technology with application competence and professional industrial design.

The result is a highly functional solid-state contactor that facilitates project planning and wiring, requires a minimum of space in the control cabinet and ensures maximum system availability with almost wear-free switching.

In short: An inspiring technology.


Smart Switch – Guarantee for high durability

Increase in productivity is the basic prerequisite for increasing the competitiveness of industrial systems. This requires: Maximum availability with short cycle times. Conventional switching devices such as mechanical contactors are often unable to keep pace with these requirements. A clear case for “electronic cutouts” – such as solid-state contactors, since these will offer you real added value with these requirements.

A microprocessor-controlled combination of rugged relay technology and wear-free solid-state technology enables “gentle” switching. This relieves the load on the relay contacts considerably and increases their life cycle at least ten times as against purely mechanical standard solutions.

Phoenix Contact “4 in 1” reversing contactor

A classical reversing contactor circuit consists of a reversing contactor combination, a motor protection relay and an additional emergency stop contactor arrangement as frequently required in mechanical engineering for safety.

For motors up to 4 kW, these functions have been integrated in the new 22.5 mm wide “4 in 1” solid-state reversing contactor. This makes installation considerably easier and saves a lot of space on the DIN rail. The almost wear-free switching increases system availability.


  • Right Contactor (Forward)
  • Left Contactor (Reverse)
  • Motor Overload Relay (Protection Relay)
  • Emergency Stop Contactor


  • The 22 mm wide design saves 75 percent more DIN rail space than reversing mechanical contactors.
  • No contact wear from moving parts reduces maintenance costs and creates a long switching lifetime.
  • The Contractron ensures reliable switching even under harsh ambient conditions.


  • Conveying Systems
  • Machine Tools
  • Pumps and Fans
  • Mixers

To find out more about the Phoenix Contact CONTACTRON contact your CPI representative today at 303-623-5313

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Magelis STO & STU Panels from Schneider Electric

sqd_stoThe new Magelis STO and STU panels from Schneider Electric enhance the Magelis small panels range by offering more flexibility, more communication capability, and a quick and easy revolutionary mounting system. Powered by Vijeo Designer software, these panels bring a cost-effective solution to all machine builders.

The new Magelis STO & STU terminals adapt to your needs by integrating the latest technological innovations to enhance machine productivity:

Unique software configuration
Power supply 24 VDC
Serial ports RJ45 RS485/232 multiprotocol
Mini-US, Memory Stick, USB keyboard, etc.
Magelis STO
Touchscreen 3.4’’, 200 x 80 pixels
Two three-color versions available: HMISTO511 (green, orange, red) or HMISTO512 (white, pink, red)
Tool free mounting with Magelis spring clips
Magelis STU
High definition color screen TFT QVGA
Available in two screen sizes: HMISTU655 (3.5″ diagonal) or HMISTU855 (5.7″ diagonal)
Tool free mounting utilizing the Schneider Electric 22mm push button system
Ethernet port RJ45 10/100 Base T
Remote access via WebGate browser and e-mail service
Revolutionary mounting with Magelis spring clips for the STO and a “push button” system for the STU
Equipped to communicate with Schneider Electric and third-party products
Cost-effective operator interface with high-end features
Easy-to-use, “best-in-class” software reduces the total cost of the installation
Click here to preview the New Magelis STU Panel Product Demo Video
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Phoenix Contact Wireless Transmission of Digital and Analog Signals

phx_bluetooth1The wireless IO solution ILB BT ADIO MUX from Phoenix Contact allows wireless transmission of digital and analog signals between two terminals. Depending on field conditions, distances of up to 400 meters can be achieved. As a result, process and control signals can be transmitted in adverse conditions when laying cables may be costly or impossible. Communications uses standard Bluetooth version 1.2, which operates at 2.4 GHz with an integrated, adaptive frequency hopping process to ensure reliable data transmission without interference from existing WLAN 802.11 b/g systems.


The Bluetooth Wireless MUX from Phoenix Contact is specifically designed for applications seeking a low-cost, high-speed, bidirectional wireless solution for distances of up to 400 meters. This makes it particularly well suited for many simple applications in machine and system production where a wireless solution has previously been considered too expensive to implement. Although there are potential areas of overlap with the PhoenixContact Trusted Wireless solution, consideration of the requirements for transmission distance, multipoint communications or modular expansion can help you determine the appropriate product for the application.


  • Bidirectional transmission of 16 digital and 2 analog signals
  • Less than 10ms transmission time
  • Bluetooth 1.2 HID profile
  • Frequency range 2.403-2.480 GHz, ISM band
  • 24V digital inputs 1 wire technology
  • 24V digital outputs, .5 Amp max 1 wire technology
  • Single ended analog connections for voltage or current signals
  • Diagnostic and status indications for signal strength, IO status, short circuit, and wireless fail safe mode
  • One part # consists of 2 modules with 2 OMNI or panel antennas
  • Operation temperature -25C to +60C

For more information about Phoenix Contact wireless solutions contact your CPI representative today at (303) 623-5313 or send us an inquiry.

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Phoenix Contact Terminal Blocks provide safe disconnect in CT shorting applications

phx_meseriesThe new ME test disconnect terminal blocks from Phoenix Contactprovide safe disconnect capability between measuring transducers and safety equipment in current transformer (CT) shorting applications. The screw-free disconnect lever provides visual indication of the switch`s position.

Designed for use in such industries as power generation, utilities and semiconductor manufacturing, the ME terminals can be used wherever high currents must be reduced using current transformers, and where high voltages are reduced with voltage transducers. To accomplish the safe disconnect, the operator places switchable ME test disconnect terminal blocks before the meter for measurement and maintenance.


Each Phoenix Contact terminal block has a set of three bridging channels on either side of the disconnect lever. The new pluggable shorting component can lock into one of the bridging channels. Even with the shorting component installed, two bridging channels remain available for use.

ME test disconnect terminal blocks, ground and feed-through terminal blocks have the same pitch and profile. All are available with screw, spring-cage and push-in connection technologies. The ME series is part of Phoenix Contact`s CLIPLINE Complete system, which features standardized push-in bridging, marking and testing accessories for all connection technologies.

Phoenix Contact is a world leader in electrical connection, electronic interface and industrial automation technologies. Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany, operates 46 international subsidiaries, including Phoenix Contact USA in Middletown, Pa. Global sales exceed more than1 billion euro annually.Phoenix Contact`s formal Integrated Management System is registered to ISO quality, environmental and safety standards (ISO 9001:2008,14001:2004 and 18001:2007).

For more information on Phoenix Contact terminal blocks, visit,  or call your CPI sales representative at 303-623-5313.

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Hoffman PROLINE Airflow Containment System Efficiency and Lowers Energy Costs

hof_prolineThe Hoffman brand PROLINE Containment System is designed to segregate cold (intake) and hot (exhaust) air. Consisting of aisle doors, ceiling panels and chimney stacks, the new containment system can be used for hot or cold air containment, preventing the hot and cold air from mixing—which can lead to poor cooling and wasted energy. By increasing cooling efficiency, the system manages a higher thermal density without requiring additional cooling units—which can result in extra capital costs and expensive equipment downtime. Available for use on raised or non-raised floors in small to large data centers, the PROLINE Containment System is designed for use with the company’s popular line of PROLINE cabinets and can be modified to work with alternative enclosure brands.
The PROLINE Containment System accommodates 36 and 48-inch aisle ways. Fully gasketed aisle doors keep hot and cold airflow contained in separate areas when closed. With ergonomically positioned interior and exterior grab handles, safety glass and interior lighting, the aisle doors allow complete accessibility and easy visibility of network equipment. Clear and transparent door and ceiling panels provide maximum light to the aisle way, and tool-less ceiling panels utilize Velcro to attach to the top of the cabinet, providing quick discharge of panels for cleaning or above-the-cabinet equipment access. Chimney ceiling panels are also used to direct hot air back to cooling devices, preventing hot exhaust from rising through the containment area. The chimney panels are available in two heights with infinite adjustments possible between minimum and maximum extensions, accommodating a wide range of application requirements.

 Additional features designed to improve usability and equipment access include:

  • Provides quick access to aisle way: aisle doors slide to the right via a heavy duty top-mounted track and trolley
  • Accommodates 36-inch (OSHA minimum aisle width) or 48-inch (two floor tile) aisle ways
  • Features ergonomically positioned grab handles on interior and exterior of contained aisle, providing easy access to network equipment
  • Delivers maximum light to aisle way with clear transparent door and ceiling panels
  • Includes easy-to-install, tool-less ceiling panels, which can be quickly removed for cleaning and provide above the cabinet access to cables, equipment and systems
  • Offers easy-to-modify, 0.22-inch polycarbonate window ceiling panels to accommodate local fire suppression codes (sprinkler heads)
  • Directs hot exhaust air back to the computer room cooling devices via a drop ceiling or duct work when chimney ceiling panels are used
  • Fits a wide range of applications with chimney available in two heights (short and tall), with infinite adjustments between minimum and maximum extensions
  • Offers easy ordering and installation: Complete step-by-step installation instructions are provided for quick assembly of containment system

“Traditional hot aisle/cold aisle cabinet layouts have 3,000 to 7,000 watts in maximum cabinet heat load limitations and allow over 70 percent of cold air to mix with hot exhaust,” said Brian Mordick, Senior Product Manager. “By maintaining enclosed areas of cold or hot airflow, the PROLINE Containment System increases overall data center efficiency and lowers energy costs.” Mordick adds, “A more efficient cooling system not only decreases the need for costly improvements or additional cooling units, but also lengthens the life of an existing data center.”

For more information about Hoffman Enclosure solutions contact your CPI representative today at 303-623-5313

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Introducing the New Surge-Trap Type 1 X-Series SPDs

frz_surgeMersen, formerly Ferraz Shawmut, introduces its new X series line of UL 1449 third edition approved surge protection devices (SPDs), the Surge-Trap Type 1 X-Series, which provide overvoltage protection for all locations in the facility with the smallest footprints available. The new X-Series SPDs features industry leading TPMOV® technology inside.

The new series includes the Surge-Trap XR series, which provides overvoltage protection for distribution branch panels, control panels and equipment. The advanced performance Surge-Trap XP series provides overvoltage protection for larger distribution panels and branch panels. And, the Surge-Trap XT series offers advanced technology surge protection and provides high end protection for critical locations and service entrance gear.

“There are many SPDs on the market that no longer meet the UL1449 standard. To know if a SPD product is in compliance, look for the UL holographic label on the device. If it has a UL holographic label, the SPD is in compliance. If it doesn’t have one, it does not meet the new UL 1449 Third Edition standard,” explains Janelle Woodfall, Mersen Product Manager.

The Surge-Trap Type 1 X-Series SPDs are rated for NEMA 4X enclosures and suited for system voltages from 120V to 600V. They have a 20kA (In) nominal discharge current and high 200kA SCCR ratings.  Agency approvals include UL 1449 third edition, IEC 61643, CE, ANSI/IEEE C62.41 (XR-series), RoHS compliant, and UL 96A lightening protection master label.

UL 1449 Third Edition Approved

CPI is an Authorized Mersen Ferraz Distributor, call us at (303) 623-5313 or see our selection of Mersen Fuses.

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Modicon Quantum – Large PLC for Process Applications & High Availability Solutions

sqd_modicon_imgThe Modicon Quantum PLC provides a scalable, modular architecture that is configurable to meet the needs of even the most critical solutions from a single rack system to a plant-wide architecture. This scalability combined with class-leading performance makes the Modicon Quantum PLC ideally suited for industries that require continuous operation and rapid responsiveness to achieve optimum cycle times.

Modicon Quantum PLC`s offer integrated communication connectivity, extensive diagnostics functionality and exceptional memory and data storage capability. When combined with Unity Pro programming software, all of this works together to simplify configuration, application development, commissioning and life-cycle management, which not only reduces the cost of installation but the cost of ownership as well.

What you need to know

  • Shares the same programming software with the other Modicon industrial PLCs including the SIL3 Modicon Quantum Safety PLC.
  • Class-leading high availability architecture to control time-sensitive applications that cannot tolerate unscheduled downtime.
  • Adheres to open standards for communications including Ethernet Modbus® TCP/IP, EtherNet/IP (the new ODVA standard for EtherNet/IP incorporates Modbus TCP/IP), Profibus and others.
  • Unity Pro™ includes five different programming editors that can be used to optimize application code for unique algorithms or other special control issues.

Quantum provides well-balanced CPUs able to provide leading performance from boolean to floating-point instruction…

  • 5 IEC languages as standard: LD, ST, FBD, SFC, IL
  • High-level multitasking system
  • Memory capacity up to 7 Mb using PCMCIA extensions
  • Specially shaped for process control applications with conformal coated modules, intrinsically safe IOs and an extensive catalogue of partner modules
  • Safety processors and I/O modules
  • Plug & Play high-performance Hot-Standby solutions with LCD keypad for local monitoring
  • Numerous built-in ports (ISB port, Ethernet TCP/IP port with Web server, Modbus Plus and at least one Modbus serial port) on the front panel

  • In-rack connectivity to Profibus-DP

Choose Performance

Offering a large range of processors, Modicon Quantum is ideal for complex processes. The power of its processors results in optimum cycle times, while integrating ever more communication functions, diagnostics, memory flexibility and data storage. The Quantum Safety system is now available, certified TUV Rheinland, simple to use and ready to be integrated in your automated system.


  • Process control
  • Safety
  • Infrastructure

To find out more about Schneider Electric / Square D Modicon call (303) 623-5313

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Hoffman SPECTRACOOL Air Conditioners

hof_specracoolPentair Technical Products McLean brand SPECTRACOOL™ Indoor and Outdoor Air Conditioners deliver vital cooling to sensitive electronics withinenclosures. Designed to meet a broad range of application requirements, the air conditioners now feature a dust-resistant treated coil, supporting filterless operation in most environments. SPECTRACOOL Air Conditioners provide a broad range of cooling capacities, power input and mounting options. Models provide 4,000, 6,000 8,000, 12,000 and 20,000 BTUs/hr (1,172, 1,758, 2,300, 3,500 and 5,900 Watts) of cooling and operate on 115, 230 or 400/460 3-phase AC volt power input.

The filterless option reduces clogging—which can lead to extremely costly and time-consuming system failures. This design additionally saves labor and money typically required for filter replacements. SPECTRACOOL Air Conditioners also feature rotary compressors, which are more energy efficient than reciprocating compressors and allow quick re-start under pressure without causing damage. Plus, the air conditioners use R134A earth-friendly refrigerant to lower their environmental impact.

Dual impellers—which pull air into the front of the unit and direct the air upwards in a 90-degree angle for the most direct air path—provide redundancy on the condenser side. An integrated active condensate evaporator provides a method of removing condensation without the need for a drain tube, and a thermal expansion valve can increase or decrease the refrigerant flow according to load changes on the evaporator.

“Inadequate enclosure cooling can lead to costly production delays, lost productivity, product recalls and thus, tarnished reputations and reduced sales,” said James Swanson, Product Manager for Pentair Technical Products. “With a new, environmentally friendly design as well as versatile features and options, SPECTRACOOL Indoor and Outdoor Air Conditioners can be specified to provide an ideal solution for almost any indoor or outdoor application.”

SPECTRACOOL Indoor and Outdoor Air Conditioners feature a modern, attractive all-metal exterior cover with minimal use of visible fasteners. The cover is easily removable in one piece for repainting at the customer’s location. An outdoor package enclosure heater option provides the ability to operate in temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius, and a reliable mechanical thermostat on the enclosure side features a digital display for visual performance monitoring. Integrated EZ mount tabs facilitate easy installation, allowing units to be rested on the enclosure cutout during installation. Units offer surface mounting and can be specially ordered for recessed mount.

Features that make SPECTRACOOL Indoor and Outdoor Air Conditioners particularly effective and easy-to-use include:

  • Provide 4,000, 6,000, 8,000, 12,000 & 20,000 BTUs/hr (1,172, 1,758, 2,300, 3,500 and 5,900 Watts) of cooling
  • Include models for 115, 230 and 400/460 3-phase AC volt power input
  • Offer a dust-resistant, treated coil, supporting filterless operation in most environments
  • Feature a rotary compressor to deliver up to 23 percent greater energy efficiency
  • Include R134a earth-friendly refrigerant; RoHS compliant
  • Produce 68 dB or less for quieter operation than other traditional air conditioners
  • Units are UL Type 12/3R/4 rated and are Telcordia GR-487 capable, providing reliable operation
  • Feature lightweight design and built-in hooks on the back of units to facilitate easy installation
  • Provide corrosion-resistant components to withstand demanding environments

For more information about Hoffman Enclosure solutions contact your CPI sales representative today at  (303) 623-5313

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Integrated Functionality Simplifies Automation Process Temperature Control

sqd_tempZelio REG temperature controllers are a key component for a temperature regulation solution. Combining simplicity, performance and value, these cost-effective controllers can quickly interface with solid-state relays, electromechanical relays, PLCs, variable speed drives and HMI displaysto regulate temperatures critical to heating and refrigeration applications. Typical installations can include industrial machines, plastic extrusion, conveyance, food and beverage, HVAC, packaging, and textile machinery.

With Modbus communications and many advanced functions integrated as standard features, these simple-to-use controllers require no additional options or add-ons for operation. This saves you time and money for selection, installation and operation. Zelio REG temperature controllers include almost all required user functions – there’s no need to select and buy any add-ons or options.

The Zelio Relay product line encompasses a wide range of products ranging from basic to full-featured relays designed for industrial and general purpose product designs.

Key Features:

  • Modbus communication for easy data exchange with other automation products
  • Simple parameter settings
  • Flash memory (saves configurations)
  • Compatible with a wide range of sensors
  • Advanced functions (standard): PID, fuzzy logic, auto-tuning, soft start
  • IP66 certification enables dust resistance

Your Schneider Electric Square D Distributor in Colorado is CPI, call us today at (303) 623-5313 or send an inquiry.

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Meltric Decontactor Series Switch Rated Plugs & Receptacles

meltric_disconSwitch Rated Safety

Meltric’s Decontactor Series switch rated plugs & receptacles combine the safety and functionality of a disconnect switch with the convenience of a plug and receptacle. They are designed to allow users to safely make and break connections under full load and provide significant protection in overload and short circuit conditions.

Decontactors dead front construction and enclosed are chambers ensure that ht load is safely disconnected and that all live parts are isolated and inaccessible before the plug can be removed. This ensures that users are protected form exposure to live parts and potential arc flash at all times during the operation of the product.

Switch and HP Ratings

Decontactors are UL and CSA rated for ‘motor circuit’ and ‘branch circuit’ disconnect switching and are an approved NEC/CSA ‘line of sight’ disconnect switch. Models are available with ratings up to:

  • 200A for Branch Circuit Disconnect Switching
  • 60 hp for Motor Circuit Disconnect Switching

Short Circuit Ratings

Decontactors are designed to provide short circuit protection far in excess of what is required by the standards. Decontactors are rated to successfully close into and withstand short circuit currents of up to 100kA when used in circuits protected with KR1 fuses.

With their switch ratings, push button load breaking, and dead front construction, Decontactor series plug & receptacles provide a simple and convenient plug & play connection while also ensuring user safety on motor, welding machine, portable equipment and downtime sensitive applications. Decontactors eliminate the need for mechanical interlocks and auxiliary non-fused disconnect switches required with other types of connectors and help avoid the need for the cumbersome PPE and work practices necessary to meet NFPA 70E requirements for work performed around live conductors.

To find out more about Meltric call your CPI sales representative at 303-623-5313 or check out

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Levelese Simplifies Liquid Level Measurement

levelese_204_180Introducing the Levelese continuous liquid level system: A simple, accurate solution for your liquid level measuring needs. Levelese level measuring systems use the principle of buoyancy to weigh an inert plastic chain secured below the fluid surface to determine the inverse of the liquid level. This measurement is then converted into an analog, digital orwireless electronic signal for indication, alarming, and other uses.

Specified, patented and designed by engineers with half a century of personal experience in level instrumentation, Levelese has been designed to operate in the most stringent environments ranging from marine oil storage to acidic material transportation vessels to rivers and streams. Levelese is not affected by turbulence or the actual depth of the vessel as in a deep well.

Levelese continuous level monitors are:

  • Easy to install and maintain
  • Highly reliable
  • Without moving parts
  • Possess wide range ability from 3 ft to more than 166 ft
  • Accurate with negligible sensing errors
  • Able to operate in explosive, corrosive, and extreme environments


  • Wine, Alcohol & Soft Drinks
  • Petroleum Production Tanks
  • Chemical Tanks
  • Well Water Level Measurement
  • River & Dam Monitoring
  • Bunker Fuel Level
  • Fuel Tank Level
  • Open Channel Flow Monitoring

For more information about Levelese contact us at 303-623-5313 or visit the Levelese website

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U.S. Motors – One name. One Reliable Electric Motor

usem_logo_204_180The U.S. Motors brand, under the ownership of Emerson Inc., has long been recognized as a trusted, high-quality electric motor.  Recently Emerson sold U.S. Motors to the Nidec Motor Corporation.   The Nidec headquarters is located in St. Louis, MO.  As part of the transition in ownership, U.S. Motors products manufactured after September 30, 2011, will carry only the U.S. Motors brand logo on their nameplates.  In addition, products nameplated with the Emerson logo and produced by the Emerson Motor Company will continue to be supported by Nidec Motor Corporation.

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Schneider Electric introduces the Harmony Biometric Switch

sqd_bioswitchThe new Harmony Biometric Switch allows you to protect access to your operators and equipment, while lowering costs. Using fingerprint recognition, the Harmony biometric switch from Schneider Electric is an innovative, stand-alone solution that protects your equipment from unauthorized use at a price well below competitive products. Advanced fingerprint recognition technology means increased security for your employees, machines and systems, plus lower operating and administrative costs.

This switch allows you to reduce your maintenance and machine downtime resulting from unauthorized operation (inappropriate adjustment of machine settings, vandalism, etc.) It also can eliminate costs associated with the administration or loss of keys, cards, badges, etc.

This is a high performance switch that has a memory capacity of 200 fingerprints, prints from multiple or different fingers can be recorded for each operator. Touting excellent resistance to mechanical shock and vibration and NEMA 12 protection you be confident that it will last.

Protect both your operators and your equipment from unauthorized access and usage

  • Utilizing fingerprint recognition technology, Schneider Electric’s Harmony biometric switch is a competitive alternative to other access control systems.
  • Simple and efficient, it enables you to restrict access to sensitive areas and machine functions – including, start-up, adjustments, and maintenance – to only authorized personnel.
  • The advances and level of performance achieved in biometric technology has now enabled us to offer a robust, cost-effective solution, which is essential in industrial environments.
  • As a worldwide leader in operator dialogue components, Schneider Electric is excited to offer you an affordable machine access control solution, without forgetting the importance of user-friendliness and simplicity of installation.

For more information about Schneider Electric or Square D solutions contact your CPI sales representative today at (303) 623-5313