Emerson Climate Technologies Offers Universal Upgrade for Mechanical Compressor Contactors

Emerson Climate Technologies Offers Universal Upgrade for Mechanical Compressor Contactors

Significantly Improve System Reliability with Emerson’s New SureSwitch™ Relay from White-Rodgers

SAINT LOUIS, July 30, 2012 – White-Rodgers, a business of Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR), today announced an important new offering to increase the reliability of air conditioning systems and heat pumps. Emerson’s SureSwitch™ relay, model number 49P11-843, replaces the function of a contactor and short-cycle timer with a reliable sealed relay. Designed to fit in the space of a traditional mechanical contactor, the SureSwitch relay is a universal electronic upgrade.

SureSwitch relays address the two major causes of contactor failures; contact welding and contamination. A microprocessor control, combined with a sealed relay, ensures long life and virtually prevents debris and insects from getting to critical control elements. In addition to these features, the latching relay design eliminates noise while the microprocessor provides both short cycle and brownout protection to insure longer life for compressors and fan motors.

SureSwitch relays can be used to upgrade 30 Amp contactor applications, come with a 5-Year warranty, and should last as long as the serviced equipment. SureSwitch is an ideal add-on with new preventative maintenance contracts or for jobs where repeat failures are likely due to exposure to insects or inconsistent power.

Customizable sales literature is available from the White-Rodgers website. Learn more at www.white-rodgers.com.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2011 were $24.2 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, 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. The innovative solutions of Emerson Climate Technologies, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll™ and White-Rodgers™, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment. For more information, visit EmersonClimate.com.

About White-Rodgers
Celebrating 75 years in 2012, White-Rodgers, headquartered in Saint Louis, Missouri, is a leading provider of home comfort solutions, including thermostats, gas ignition controls and indoor air quality products. White-Rodgers innovative solutions include Emerson Blue thermostats, which are among the most accurate and reliable in the industry. The group is also a leader in communicating electronics for HVAC systems. White-Rodgers is a business unit of the Emerson Climate Technologies business segment. For more information, visit www.White-Rodgers.com.

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Holly Michael
Fahlgren Mortine