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Hitachi America, Ltd. Releases “New” Bridge Control Panels for Cranes

--Pre-engineered panels provide for quick and easy development of crane control systems--

TARRYTOWN, NY, October 5, 2009 – Hitachi America, Ltd., today announced the release of its HBC Series of bridge crane control and power distribution panels. The standardized design includes a Hitachi SJ200 Series inverter for the bridge axis. The NEMA1 rated panels feature a lockable through-door disconnect with either fusing or circuit breaker; fusible, touch-safe branch protection; a control power transformer; main contactor rated to match the disconnect; a brake contactor; and an internally mounted dynamic braking resistor for the bridge inverter. Provisions are made for convenient installation and wiring to external devices.

The panel also provides power for the hoist and traverse axes. So the package also includes individual motor overloads. Models are available with bridge inverter ratings from 1 to 10 hp, both 230 VAC and 460 VAC, and with power supply ratings from 30 A to 100 A to supply the hoist and trolley controls.

In addition to standard models, the panels are highly configurable for custom requirements. NEMA3R, 4, 4X, 12 and 13 enclosures are optionally available, as well as a variety of other special features. For more information, please contact or


Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. established in 1959, is headquartered in Tarrytown, New York. Hitachi America, 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  For information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit

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


Michelle Cio
Hitachi America, Ltd.
(914) 524 - 6615

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