Vacuum Starters/Control Panels withstand harsh environments.

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Open Type Vacuum Starters, Vacuum Combination Starters, and Vacuum Pump Control Panels feature sealed contacts that help prevent dirt, residue, and other contaminants from causing premature wear to contactors or interference with mechanical operation. Sealed vacuum technology creates low-ion environment that is pure and constant, minimizing arc-to-ground failure. Starters and control panels are suited for applications that require heavy-duty cycling of motors.




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Rockwell Automation Introduces New Line of Open Type Vacuum Starters, Vacuum Combination Starters and Vacuum Pump Control Panels



Sealed contacts remain clean in harsh, dirty environments for increased reliability and reduced downtime

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 21, 2005 - A new line of Allen-Bradley Open Type Vacuum Starters, Vacuum Combination Starters and Vacuum Pump Control Panels from Rockwell Automation are designed to operate in dirty, harsh environments, providing users with increased reliability, reduced downtime and lower repair costs. The Allen-Bradley Bulletin 1109 Open Type Vacuum Starters, Bulletin 512V/513V Vacuum Combination Starters and Bulletin 1232V/1233V Vacuum Pump Control Panels feature sealed contacts that help prevent dirt, residue and other contaminants from causing premature wear to the contactors or interference with their mechanical operation.

The starters and control panels are designed for applications that require heavy-duty cycling of motors in industries such as mining, oil pumping, water/wastewater treatment, petrochemical, rock crushing and pulp and paper.

"Reliable motors, pumps and starters are of the utmost importance in heavy-duty environments," said Al Collins, product manager, Rockwell Automation. "Sealed contacts in our new line of vacuum open type starters, combination starters and pump control panels help deliver needed reliability, particularly in environments with a lot of dust, residue and other contaminants."

The starters and control panels feature contactors that house contacts sealed in vacuum bottles, which keep them clean and protected. The contacts also break quickly in the vacuum seal, increasing motor reliability in applications that require continuous, heavy-duty cycling. Additionally, the sealed vacuum technology creates a low-ion environment that is pure and constant, reducing arc-to-ground failure.

The contacts also feature durable, strengthened material with minimal movement, typically only 0.08 inches. The harder material and reduced movement limit mechanical wear and lead to improved durability of the contacts, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership.

Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK), is a leading global provider of automation power, control, and information solutions that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage in their businesses. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., U.S.A., the company employs about 21,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

For more information on the Open Type Vacuum Starters, Vacuum Combination Starters and Vacuum Pump Control Panels, please contact the Rockwell Automation Response Center, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minn., 55438, 800-223-5354, ext. 1850.

All reader inquiries should be directed to the Rockwell Automation Response Center, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minn., 55438, 800-223-5354, ext. 1850.

Allen-Bradley and Bulletin are trademarks of Rockwell Automation Inc.

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