HVAC Bypass Controller is fully network-ready.

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Available in NEMA 1/3R enclosure, 2009 Pow-R-Gate employs variable frequency drive technology and comes in package that facilitates wiring, setup, and operation. Controller is rated up to 150 hp for 200/240 V applications and to 200 hp for 460 V systems. It offers multifunction programming and display unit, and operators can select manual or automatic bypass. Three contactor bypass configuration, PID control, and disconnect are all standard.

Original Press Release:

HVAC Bypass Controller from Mitsubishi Electric Automation Offers a Host of New Advantages

VERNON HILLS, Ill. - January 26, 2009 - At the AHR EXPO, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., a premier industrial automation company, introduced its fully redesigned Pow-R-Gate HVAC bypass controller and highlighted the many new features and advantages of this flexible product line.

"We've redesigned Pow-R-Gate to a smaller package size, making it faster and easier to wire, set parameters, commission, and operate," said Kevin Barker, director of strategic sales. "Because of the number of options available, our distributors will now be able to standardize on one platform and be assured of meeting their customers' specifications. Furthermore, Mitsubishi Electric's latest variable frequency drive technology ensures industry leading energy savings and is built to UL508 standards."

The 2009 Pow-R-Gate is available in either a NEMA 1 or NEMA 3R enclosure. The platform is rated up to 150HP for 200V/240V applications and up to 200HP for 460V systems. Facilitating its ease of use, the platform offers a multifunction programming and display unit - the average set up is eight parameters. Operators can select either manual or automatic bypass. A three contactor bypass configuration, built-in PID control, and disconnect are all standard features of the Pow-R-Gate. An optional soft-start bypass is available.

This platform offers RS485 and Modbus RTU as standard for network communications and one of the broadest set of options available today for intelligent networking. These options include Ethernet/IPTM, LONWORKS®, Siemens® FLN, Modbus® TCP/IP, Metasys® N2, and BACnet® IP or BACnet® MSTP.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation has more than 25 years in design-to-build experience and has manufactured variable frequency drives for more than 20 years. The company offers the world's latest generation of IGBTs for improved performance. "Every user of Mitsubishi Electric technology discovers that we make some of the most rugged, dependable, cost-effective and worry-free products offered by anyone," Barker said. "To this ensured dependability, Mitsubishi Electric Automation has designed into the 2009 Pow-R-Gate more choices for greater flexibility, faster start-up, energy savings, and an overall easier to use HVAC bypass controller."

To locate the nearest distributor or Mitsubishi Electric Automation technical sales person and learn more about the new Pow-R-Gate, visit the contacts page on the Mitsubishi Electric Automation website www.meau.com.

About Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., in Vernon Hills, IL, offers a comprehensive line of factory automation solutions. Products include automation platforms, programmable logic controllers, human machine interfaces (HMI), CNC PC-based control systems, AC variable frequency drives, servo amplifiers and motors, motion controllers, control software, computerized numerical control systems, robots, and industrial sewing machines. For a broad range of factory automation applications, visit the Mitsubishi Electric Automation web site at www.meau.com.

Siemens is a registered trademark of the Siemens Corp. Metasys is a registered trademark of Johnson Controls, Inc. LONWORKS is a registered trademark of Echelon Corporation. Modbus is a registered trademark of Schneider Electric. Ethernet/IP is a trademark of ControlNet International, Ltd. under license by Open DeviceNet Vendor Association, Inc. BACnet is a registered trademark of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

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