Emerson Climate Technologies Announces Affinity Building Automation Drive For HVAC Applications

Emerson Climate Technologies Announces Affinity Building Automation Drive For HVAC Applications

ST. LOUIS, January 22, 2008 – Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), announced today the introduction of its new Affinity HVAC building automation drive. This rugged, energy-efficient and cost-saving drive was engineered to address the needs of building automation consultants, HVAC manufacturers, electrical and mechanical HVAC contractors and building owners and operators.

“As an industry-leading manufacturer, we have always taken pride in listening to our customers and finding solutions to their problems, concerns and needs,” said Jim Chmielewski, HVAC sales manager with Emerson Climate Technologies. “With the new Emerson Affinity drive, we have been able to give our customers what they need to run their business efficiently and effectively, all while saving money.”

The new Affinity drive offers a power range to 200 horsepower as well as a voltage range from 208VAC to 690VAC. It also includes a fireman’s mode for building occupant safety and secure drive monitoring and control with 24VDC backup connections. With a SmartCard for simplified parameter storage and copying, easy-to-use keypad with Hand-Off-Auto control and on-board Manual and two process PID loops for advanced control, the new Affinity drive brings convenience and innovative design to the HVAC industry.

The feature-rich, HVAC specific Affinity drive also offers built-in BACnet, Metasys N2 and Modbus connectivity, plus a plug-in option for LonWorks, for ease of connectivity to building management systems. It comes standard with a two-year warranty. For more information on the Emerson Affinity Drive, visit www.EmersonClimate.com.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2007 were $22.6 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. Emerson Climate Technologies’ innovative solutions, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll and White-Rodgers, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment.