Control Enclosures require minimal installation time.

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Definite-purpose control enclosures feature mounting grid design that acts like pegboard for mounting enclosures on machinery, and eliminates drilling requirements. General-purpose units are offered in 11 sizes from 5.12 x 3.15 x 3.35 in. to 22 x 15 x 7 in., while junction box enclosures are available in 6 sizes from 3.54 x 2.76 x 2.03 in. to 8 x 8 x 5 in. Push-button units house 30.5 mm push buttons and are available in 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-hole configurations.

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Rockwell Automation Introduces New Customer-Defined Definite-Purpose Enclosures

Enclosures priced 30 to 40 percent lower than comparable products

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 27, 2005 - A new line of Allen-Bradley definite-purpose control enclosures from Rockwell Automation is designed to save users considerable installation time due to the enclosure's mounting grid, which acts like a pegboard for mounting the enclosures on machinery. Based on feedback from OEMs, contractors and end users in a variety of industries, the enclosure's mounting grid design eliminates drilling requirements and reduces installation time. Additionally, the enclosures are available at prices that are significantly lower than those of comparable products.

"Customers described the types of enclosures they were using and listed their limitations, and we responded with a product that cost-efficiently meets these needs," said Jeff Depka, product and business development manager, Rockwell Automation. "The enclosures meet our customers' needs for mounting and enclosing electric control components, but are priced about 30 to 40 percent lower than comparable enclosures."

The enclosure line includes:
Allen-Bradley Bulletin 598 general-purpose enclosures, available in 11 sizes from 130 mm x 80 mm x 85 mm (5.12 in. x 3.15 in. x 3.35 in.) up to 560 mm x 380 mm x 180 mm (22 in. x 15 in. x 7 in.);

Bulletin 598 junction-box enclosures, available in six sizes from 90 mm x 70 mm x 51.5 mm (3.54 in. x 2.76 in. x 2.03 in.) up to 190 mm x 190 mm x 130 mm (8 in. x 8 in. x 5 in.);

Bulletin 800H push-button enclosures, which extend the current line of 800T/800H push-button enclosures. Designed to house 30.5-mm push buttons, these are available in one-, two-, three- and four-hole configurations.

The enclosures are ideal for customers in material handling, HVAC, chemical processing, wastewater treatment, food processing and instrumentation and are equally suitable for on-machine control and packaging applications.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is a leading global provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help customers meet their manufacturing productivity objectives. The company brings together leading brands in industrial automation for Complete Automation solutions, including Allen-Bradley controls and services, Dodge mechanical power transmission products, Reliance motors and drives, and Rockwell Software factory management software. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., USA, the company employs about 20,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

For more information on the definite-purpose enclosures, please contact the Rockwell Automation Response Center, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minn., 55438, 800.223.5354, Ext. 1780.

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