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Hitachi America, Ltd.

Hitachi

12/01/2004


HITACHI COMPACT, FULL-FEATURED NEW GENERATION MICRO VARIABLE SPEED DRIVES


TARRYTOWN, NY, December 1, 2004 -- Hitachi America, Ltd., Power and Industrial Division, today announced the new full-featured L200 Series micro variable speed drives.

The L200 features a variety of new and enhanced functions, providing unparalleled simplicity and flexibility. They include side-by-side mounting capability, built-in timing logic and analog input math (PLC) functions, DIP-switch hand-off-ratio and RS485 Modbus RTU communication interface. An optional NEMA4X keypad kit will allow flexible and cost-effective panel mounting.

The L200 is empowered with cutting-edge functions yet is easy-to-install, easy-to-use, and easy-to-maintain. The L200 series delivers a modern, global variable frequency drive solution.

For more information, please contact www.hitachi.us/inverters or inverterinfo@hal.hitachi.com.

Hitachi America, Ltd., Power & Industrial Division supplies a broad range of Industrial and Power generation products and services. The division supplies major equipment to power generation and distribution facilities, including hydroelectric, thermal and nuclear power plants. The division also supplies sophisticated industrial equipment and components for application in pharmaceutical plants, food & beverage processing, steel making, mass transit systems, chemical plants, and other manufacturing facilities.

Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., markets and manufactures a broad range of electronics, computer systems and products, and consumer electronics, and provides industrial equipment and services throughout North America. For more information, visit http://www.hitachi.us.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2003 (ended March 31, 2004) consolidated sales totaled 8,632.4 billion yen ($81.4 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 and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s Website at http://www.hitachi.com.

Contact:

Charlie Takeuchi
General Sales Manager – Industrial Components and Equipment
Hitachi America, Ltd.
Tel: 914.524.6645, Fax:914.631.3672
yasuhiro.takeuchi@hal.hitachi.com

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