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Hitachi America, Ltd.

Hitachi

11/9/2009

Hitachi America, Ltd. Releases “New” NEMA3R/12 Drive Panels

-- Pre-engineered Panels For Quick And Easy Deployment Of Drive Systems --

TARRYTOWN, New York, November 9, 2009 – Hitachi America, Ltd., today announced the release of a new series of NEMA3R and NEMA12 rated panels. Three tiers of standardized panel design are offered with an assortment of available options. Now, Hitachi can deliver a pre-engineered panel design for almost any application that is available for quick delivery. Models are available from 7.5 hp to 75 hp at 230 VAC, and 7.5 to 150 hp at 460 VAC. Additionally, larger capacity versions are available on a custom basis. Each standard panel includes a Hitachi L300P Series inverter ideally suited for pump, fan or other applications in demanding indoor or outdoor environments. The “Base” model features AC input line reactors; thermostat controlled cooling fans with filters; and convenient terminal for user connection to power, motor and control circuits.

“Standard” models add input power disconnects and fusing, and a second inner door with an inverter digital operator and associated indication lights. A “Standard with Bypass” model adds two-contactor bypass functionalities with a drive/bypass mode selector switch.

Add-on options include surge suppression, output motor reactor, manual disconnect, local-off-remote switch, internal space heaters, and others. The panels are also offered for leg or pole mount.

For more information, please visit www.hitachi-america.us/inverters or email inverterinfo@hal.hitachi.com.

ABOUT HITACHI
Hitachi America, Ltd., headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit www.hitachi-america.us. For information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit www.hitachi.us.

Hitachi America, Ltd., Industrial Systems Division supplies a broad range of Industrial Infrastructure products and services. The division markets sophisticated electrical and electronic industrial equipment and components for application in pharmaceutical plants, food & beverage processing, steel making, mass transit systems, chemical plants, and other manufacturing facilities.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 400,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2008 (ended March 31, 2009) consolidated revenues totaled 10,000 billion yen ($102.0 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials, logistics and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at www.hitachi.com.

Contact
Michelle Cio
Hitachi America, Ltd.
(914) 524 - 6615
michelle.cio@hal.hitachi.com