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February 26, 2019

PXI Express Embedded Controller

nVent SCHROFF is expanding its PXI Express product range with the CPe-AA420, a compact and powerful embedded controller for use in PXI Express test and measurement applications. With a compact form factor of 1 slot (4 HP) wide by 3 U high, space problems and complicated alternative solutions involving adapter boards and external IPCs are a thing of the past. Despite its small size, the CPe-AA420 excels with a broadband system connection of up to 6 GB/s and versatile peripheral interfaces.

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February 26, 2019

Configure individual subracks quickly and easily

nVent SCHROFF further expands its online configurators. Now customers can quickly configure individual subracks online without registering and without installing any software. With an intuitive user experience, this configurator enables users to create a 3D graphical model of their subrack with the aid of an intelligent wizard. Upon completion, users can then obtain the relevant 3D CAD data and information. The configurator is an intelligent tool that provides active support for all developers and designers when configuring subracks.

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November 13, 2018

nVent SCHROFF Improves Digital Workflow Through Coordinated Tools And Processes

nVent SCHROFF has a series of coordinated services that simplify and speed up the digital workflow from selection to delivery of SCHROFF products. Now when users search for products such as electronic cabinets, enclosures, and PCB accessories, they are consistently provided with necessary support in a variety of ways. This starts with the search function on the nVent SCHROFF website, which has been updated to create a more user-friendly experience.

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November 13, 2018

nVent Expands Its PXI Express Systems Portfolio

nVent is expanding its SCHROFF product range for PXI systems by adding an 18-slot SCHROFF PXI Express system with a modular structure which is used in complex measuring and simulation applications. SCHROFF’s PXI Express is the successor to its PXI offerings and is based on the high-speed PCIe bus. The SCHROFF PXI Express systems, a modular system made up of standard assemblies ensures high flexibility and allows the system solution to be economically adapted to customer requirements.

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November 13, 2018

Configure electronic cabinets easily online

nVent SCHROFF is launching additional 3D configurators for supporting the user in the design process. Now, users can configure custom SCHROFF Varistar electronic cabinets online. The Varistar configurator covers the complete cabinet series consisting of electronic, network, and seismic cabinets. This wide range of options, functions and accessory parts is supported by the corresponding library of selections.

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October 08, 2018

We Connect and protect – Empowering through digitization

nVent Electric plc is a newly listed company that was created from the former "Electrical" business unit of Pentair on May 1, 2018 and features the CADDY, ERICO, HOFFMAN, RAYCHEM, SCHROFF AND TRACER brands. nVent will be exhibiting SCHROFF brand products at the upcoming electronica trade show in Munich from November 13 to 16, 2018. In the course of founding this new company, Pentair Technical Solutions GmbH was also renamed Schroff GmbH and is part of the nVent Group.

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September 5, 2018

nVent SCHROFF Modular Outdoor Cabinet: Reliably Protecting Outdoor Railway Applications

nVent SCHROFF has redesigned the Outdoor Modular Cabinet and equipped it with functional improvements. In addition to meeting the relevant international standards and norms, the nVent SCHROFF Outdoor Modular Cabinet also complies with relevant railway certification. The cabinet provides reliable protection against environmental conditions such as heat, cold, wind, moisture, dust and risks including shocks and vibrations as well as intrusion and vandalism for electronics installed in outdoor trackside railway applications (e.g. at stations, signal boxes and level crossings).

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Februar 27, 2018

Schroff PXI Express System: High data transmission rates for test and measurement signals

Schroff is expanding its product range with a modular PXI Express system for test and measurement applications. As with all Schroff products, the off-the-shelf component options ensure flexibility and cost-efficient adaptation of numerous customer or application requirements.

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Februar 27, 2018

Modular Schroff COM carrier: New add-on modules available

The modular Schroff COM carrier is based on the COM Express Type 6 specification and has been designed to make use of standardized COM modules from different manufacturers and such that only the carrier interfaces and functions need to be modified to realize a custom solution.

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January 23, 2018

MicroTCA is taking over industrial applications

Thanks to the continuous development of the MicroTCA specification from PICMG, Pentair is able to offer various Schroff MicroTCA systems that are suitable as a flexible platform for high-end applications in industrial automation, image processing, real-time motion control, medical technology, radar, telecommunication, transportation, IoT and test & measurement.

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January 12, 2018

Schroff Expands Range of Calmark™ High Clamp Force, Small Profile Card Loks

Schroff announces its newly designed Schroff brand of Calmark™ Series 263HC, 265HC, and 276HC High Clamp Force Card Lok retainers. The patent-pending High Clamp “HC” force design provides an average of three times the clamping force of similarly sized Card Loks.

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December 13, 2017

Schroff Interscale case platform for Industrial IoT applications

Pentair introduces a new concept for building embedded systems. Based on small form factor-boards (e.g. ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX, Pico ITX), single-board computers (e.g. Embedded NUC™, Raspberry Pi and Arduino) or a proprietary board, the customer first configures a case with the flexible and modular Schroff Interscale case platform.

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October 24, 2017

Pentair Announces New Electrical Company nVent

LONDON, United Kingdom: Pentair plc (NYSE: PNR) today unveiled the name of its future Electrical company as nVent Electric plc (“nVent”) and announced additional key leadership. The Company’s separation into two independent, publicly-traded companies remains on track to be completed in the second quarter of 2018. As previously announced, the future Water company will retain the Pentair name.

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August 24, 2017

Schroff Max50 Series power supply units

Pentair is updating and streamlining its Schroff power supply portfolio. Various series of AC power supply products are being combined into the MaxpowerPro product family. The first devices in the new Maxpower supply unit series feature 180 W of output and are currently available. The power supply units from the former SEK series have been redesigned and are now available under the name Max50. The update improved various unit features while simultaneously reducing overall cost. These 19-inch plug-in power supply units feature an output of 50 W and voltages of 5, 12, 15, 24 or 48 V and are used in a wide variety of industrial applications.

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March 14, 2017

Schroff small form factor solutions

Pentair, a global leader in protecting critical processes, people and the environment, has developed a new concept which enables design engineers to quickly create customized solutions to house and protect their small form factor boards, while minimizing development costs and lead time. Using a modular approach design, engineers can specify their enclosure, cooling, peripheral components, and mounting method based on the needs of their specific application. Each building block can easily be configured and combined, resulting in a customized solution ready for manufacture.

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March 14, 2017

More performance for network function virtualization

As one of the market and technology leaders for systems and electronics protection solutions, Pentair is actively working on the definition, specification and introduction of new technologies. Pentair has been heavily involved in the specification and implementation of AdvancedTCA, the standard for high-performance communications blade servers. The same thing is now happening with the next generation of follow-up technology, 5G network infrastructure.

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March 14, 2017

Easily configure front panels and generate 3D drawings

The newest 3D configurator from Pentair Schroff is now available. The state-of-the-art user interface retains the same look and feel as the Novastar configurator that was released at the end of 2016, and offers new features including a drag and drop function to easily configure front panels and generate 3D drawings. In addition, 3D CAD drawings, bills of materials, quotations, and graphics are generated in real time, make the configurator a valuable tool for design engineers.

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February 3, 2017

Pentair and Radisys Collaborate on Open Source Rack-level Hardware Systems for Carrier-grade Data Centers

Pentair plc (NYSE: PNR) with its Schroff brand, and Radisys® Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS), the services acceleration company, announced the development of open source rack-level hardware systems specifically designed to meet the next-generation requirements of the telecom industry. The resulting open source hardware design leverages Open Compute Project (OCP) principles, with optimizations for Telco Central Offices and service provider-oriented data centers. The joint design innovations meet the requirements of the OCP accepted CG-OpenRack-19 specification.

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November 08, 2016

Schroff ServCite Rack - A new generation of speed, storage and data processing capacity

Pentair, a global leader in protecting critical processes, people and the environment, presents the new Schroff ServCite rack based on the highly efficient OCP (Open Compute Project) concept. The ServCite rack has been developed specifically to meet the stringent requirements of the telecommunications industry for shock and vibration resistance, redundancy and reliable cooling capacity. Compared to other standards in the telecommunications industry such as AdvancedTCA, the Schroff ServCite rack has significantly higher data processing and/or storage density.

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November 08, 2016

Schroff COM carrier and complete system - Modular COM carrier for COM Express type 6 modules

Pentair, a global leader in protecting critical processes, people and the environment, has developed a modular standard COM (Computer On Module) carrier from its trusted Schroff brand for type 6 COM express modules. COM Express modules, standardized by PICMG, support the latest signals such as HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0 & 3.0 and PCI Express. Pentair also offers a complete Schroff solution based on the standard COM carrier including a COM module, hard drive and more in an Interscale C case with cooling and power supply. Customers can receive a completely integrated solution from a single source and can focus on their own value add such as software.

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November 08, 2016

Schroff Novastar configurator - Using easy drag and drop operation to obtain a graphic model

Pentair, a global leader in protecting critical processes, people and the environment, is launching the next generation configurator for designing Schroff Novastar electronics cabinets on its website at schroff.pentair.com. This state-of-the-art user interface allows for easy operation, features a real-time visualization and compatibility check and enables immediate CAD data generation and CAD data download in more than 30 native formats.

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October 18, 2016

EXPECT & EXPERIENCE: Pentair at electronica 2016, Hall B1, Booth 243

“Expect & Experience” will be the Pentair theme at electronica November 8-11 in Munich this year, featuring innovative Schroff product technology and interesting developments in the electronics industry in four main areas of focus. All eyes will be on the new modular standard COM carrier solution and a product configurator for the new generation of Schroff Novastar switchgear cabinets.

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October 24, 2016

Schroff Cooling Technology - Rear Door Cooler for Varistar Server Cabinets

Pentair makes use of its years of experience in the application of integrated air/water heat exchangers to improve and further develop products in the area of electronics cooling. The existing air/water heat exchanger series for cabinet and cabinet row cooling has been expanded with the new, retrofittable rear door cooler with a cooling capacity of up to 30 kW.

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September 12, 2016

Schroff Varistar Server Cabinet - More flexibility, fast availability

In order to meet the ever-changing needs of its customers’, Pentair continues to expand its range of server cabinets with new dimensions and components. To this point, various configurations have been added to the standard product range of Schroff Varistar server cabinets. At the same time, the standard color RAL 9010 (white) has been added to the standard color range.

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July 25, 2016

Pentair delivers the first 100 Gbps Schroff AdvancedTCA backplane

At the end of 2014, the IEEE association adopted the IEEE802.3bj specification for 100 Gbps Ethernet. Among other things, the specification details the requirements for a 100 Gbps transmission path in printed circuit boards. Since its adoption, PICMG has defined the 100 Gbps requirements for AdvancedTCA backplanes and blades. Pentair introduces its first 100 Gbps Schroff AdvancedTCA backplane, verified according to the design requirements of the IEEE802.3bj specifications for 100 Gbps Ethernet.

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May 30, 2016

Mechatronic Access Controls - How secure is your IT equipment?

Pentair provides numerous solutions for security and access control in the IT area. Various mechanical and mechatronic locking systems are offered depending on the requirements. These systems allow centralized or decentralized access control to be implemented.

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Mai 24, 2016

Aisle Containments: New options and design possibilities

Pentair has expanded its flexible aisle containment concept. Schroff aisle containments can now be integrated with cabinets of various designs and heights or adapted to accommodate special structural conditions.

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February 23, 2016

Small form factor cases for various board standards

Pentair offers customized cases with fanless (conduction) cooling based on the Schroff Interscale platform for the most common board standards: ATX, Micro ATX, Mini-ITX, Embedded NUC™, Pico ITX, Raspberry Pi 2 Model B as well as Arduino.

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February 23, 2016

Schroff MicroTCA.4-system with White Rabbit Support and integrated JTAG switch module

Pentair has enhanced its 12-slot MicroTCA.4-System, which was specially developed for the needs of the Advanced Physics Community, with two new features. In order to perform precision, sensitive measurements, physics research facilities place a high demand on the real-time data transfer over Ethernet.

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February 2, 2016

Pentair Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results

Pentair today announced fourth quarter 2015 sales of $1.8 billion. Sales were down 2 percent compared to sales for the same period last year. Excluding the unfavorable impact of currency translation and positive contribution from acquisitions, core sales declined 4 percent in the fourth quarter. Adjusted fourth quarter 2015 earnings per diluted share from continuing operations (“EPS”) were $1.13, down 3 percent from adjusted EPS of $1.17 in the fourth quarter of last year. On a GAAP basis, excluding impairment charges, the company reported EPS of $0.51 compared to $0.70 in the fourth quarter of 2014. Amounts excluded from segment income, adjusted net income and adjusted EPS are described in the attached schedules.

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January 15, 2016

Pentair at embedded world 2016, Hall 5, Booth 5-213

Pentair, one of the leading manufacturers of electronics protection, will be presenting innovative new products and solutions in the field of embedded systems at embedded world 2016 from February 23-25, 2016 in Nuremberg, Germany.

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November 13, 2015

Pentair Introduces Flexible, Economical AdvancedTCA ECO Modular System with Adjustable Features

To satisfy the demand for flexibility plus ever-increasing data rates, cooling capacities and power consumption, Pentair has developed the Schroff AdvancedTCA ECO Modular System. Designed with user-friendliness in mind, this 14U AdvancedTCA system offers 14 slots and is based on a modular concept with a cost-optimized scope of features.

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OCTOBER 20, 2015

Pentair Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results

Pentair plc (NYSE: PNR) today announced third quarter 2015 sales of $1.6 billion. Sales were down 12 percent compared to sales for the same period last year. Adjusted third quarter 2015 earnings per diluted share from continuing operations (“EPS”) were $0.97, down 13 percent from adjusted EPS of $1.11 in the third quarter of last year. On a GAAP basis, the company reported EPS of $0.63 compared to EPS of $1.00 in the third quarter of 2014. Amounts excluded from adjusted EPS, adjusted net income, adjusted operating income and segment income are described in the attached schedules.

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OCTOBER 4, 2015

Pentair to showcase ERICO and Schroff products at Railway Interchange 2015

Customers are invited to experience the benefits of Pentair’s acquisition of ERICO at North America’s largest railway exhibition and conference

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August 28, 2015

Pentair presents subracks for high shock and vibration requirements

Subracks can sometimes be subjected to a wide variety of demands in terms of mechanical stability in certain applications ̶ shock and vibration resistance for example. Pentair has addressed this challenge by offering Schroff subracks for shock and vibration requirements between 5 and 25g as part of its standard product portfolio. These subracks are designed for use in fields such as transport, railway, industrial (eg, close to rotating machines), power stations, and defence technology.

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August 17, 2015

Pentair signs agreement to acquire Erico Global Company

Manchester, UK – Pentair plc (NYSE: PNR) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with ERICO Global Company whereby Pentair will acquire ERICO for $1.8 billion in cash, including the repayment of ERICO debt. The transaction values ERICO at approximately twelve times 2015 forecasted EBITDA.

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July 31, 2015

Pentair acquires Pigeon Point Systems

Pentair announces the acquisition of Pigeon Point Systems, a producer of high-quality management components, focusing on open modular platforms as AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA, CompactPCI and VPX. By combining Pigeon Point Systems products with Pentair’s broad range of Schroff products, Pentair will be able to provide an expanded product portfolio, increase presence globally and broader technical expertise to serve Pentair customers, and their ever increasing needs in embedded computing and reliable system monitoring and control.

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July 28, 2015

New FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) products in compliance with the VITA 57 standard

To satisfy market demand, Pentair now offers Schroff FMC front panel kits and components which allow for seamless integration of FMCs into standard 19” subracks. Schroff FMC kits are available in two sizes – 3 U and 6 U – and are comprised of a "U" shaped front panel with FMC cutout(s), bezel(s), IEL handle(s), EMC gaskets for both front panel and bezel(s), and all required hardware.

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July 28, 2015

Pentair Introduces New Design Engineer Tools For Schroff’s Line Of Calmark Card Lok and Birtcher Wedge Lok products

Pentair announces its extended partnership with Traceparts. These new tools include a part number configurator, which helps customers identify the correct Card or Wedge Lok part number for their application, and on-demand 2D and 3D CAD downloads. These services are available free of charge for all registered Traceparts users.

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June 24, 2015

Pentair and Avnet Abacus in New Partnership

Pentair announced that beginning July 1, 2015, Schroff branded products from Pentair will also be available through Avnet Abacus’ established sales network. Products offered include electronics cabinets, cases, subracks, systems, front panels, backplanes, power supply units, and accessories for various industries and areas of application. Pentair is well-known for its Schroff line of superior quality products in Europe.

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June 24, 2015

New revision removes last limitations of CompactPCI Serial specification

Pentair announced its enhanced features and functions for its Schroff CompactPCI Serial systems, to reflect the changes of the new CompactPCI Serial specification published by PICMG in 2014. This updated revision includes improvements and new features which require changes to the chassis. As a pioneer in the CompactPCI Serial market, Pentair adopted their CPCI Serial platform to support all of the features and functions in this new revision.

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June 01, 2015

Schroff Varistar Server Cabinet: Pentair tests to 2000 kg Static and Dynamic Load

Specifications requiring a static load capacity of up to 1500 kg for server cabinets are increasingly in demand. Pentair tests the static load of its 2000 mm high, 1200 mm deep and 800 and 600 mm wide Schroff Varistar server cabinets based on exacting, internal specifications.

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June 01, 2015

Pentair extends its CAD Data and Tools on TraceParts

Up to now, Pentair announces its extension of additional 1,600 CAD drawings which include electronics cabinets, embedded systems, power supply units and backplanes. Furthermore, downloading CAD models for standard parts adds a new functionality integrated in the user interface that enables users to retrieve a request for a quotation on selected products from the shopping cart.

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April 24, 2015

'Customized Standard' for greater flexibility in data center infrastructure design

An off-the-shelf solution or customized development? This question often presents itself during the data center design and development phase. Pentair uses a standardized approach, but one with a modular format and added flexibility.

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February 24, 2015

Pentair Introduces 2-Slot Schroff MicroTCA System with Integrated eMCH

Pentair has joined forces with N.A.T. to develop a new 2-slot Schroff MicroTCA system. The new Schroff 2-slot MicroTCA with integrated “eMCH” from Pentair was developed for designer of high performance applications.

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February 24, 2015

Pentair Launches Schroff embeddedNUC™ Case with Integrated Cooling Solution

The new Schroff embeddedNUC™ case developed by Pentair is based on the Schroff Interscale platform of cases and was designed specifically for the 'embeddedNUC™' standard from SGET e.V. published in late 2014.

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November 11, 2014

100 Gbps AdvancedTCA backplane

Pentair is currently working on a Schroff 100G AdvancedTCA backplane. Recently, the IEEE adopted the new 100 Gbps Ethernet standard IEEE802.3bj which will be the base for 100G Ethernet for AdvancedTCA.

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November 11, 2014

Flexible 19" electronics cabinet platforms for every application

Pentair offers a wide range of solutions to meet as many requirements as possible with its flexible Schroff Varistar and Schroff Novastar cabinet platforms, together with an extensive program of accessories.

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November 11, 2014

Download CAD Data of Schroff EMCA products from TraceParts

2D and 3D data downloads are now available for over 1,500 Schroff products through the TracePartsOnline.net CAD portal - free of charge and in all current formats.

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November 11, 2014

2-slot front-to-back system for 450 W blades

Pentair has developed the 450/40 family of AdvancedTCA systems to support today's high-end boards with power and cooling. The 2-slot system with front-to-back cooling is the latest addition to this high-end chassis family.

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November 11, 2014

Schroff Interscale M Configurator

Pentair offers an online configurator for its newest case platform, Schroff Interscale M. The configurator enables customers to individually create both prototypes and off-the-shelf cases.

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October 20, 2014

New EMC textile gasketing for temperatures up to 85 °C

The Schroff brand of Pentair is pleased to announce that it now offers a textile EMC gasket for an extended temperature range of up to 85°C for its cases, subracks and systems.

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July 31, 2014

Pentair Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom — July 31, 2014— Pentair plc (NYSE: PNR) today announced second quarter 2014 sales of $1.9 billion. Sales were down 3 percent compared to sales for the same period last year. Adjusted second quarter 2014 earnings per diluted share ("EPS") were $1.04, up 13 percent from adjusted EPS of $0.92 in the second quarter of last year. On a GAAP basis, the company reported EPS of $0.82 compared to EPS of $0.75 in the second quarter of 2013. Adjusted EPS and operating income exclude repositioning costs, acquisition and redomicile-related expenses, gain/loss on sale of a business and certain tax items.

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February 25, 2014

Schroff Interscale M: new case combines quality with affortability

Pentair is breaking new ground in technical terms, that is, going beyond the 19" industry standard to include cases for small and non-standardized PCBs.

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February 25, 2014

System Selection Tool: System Configuration Made Easy

To ensure that the configuration process for Schroff VME, VPX, VXS, CompactPCI, CompactPCI Serial and MicroTCA systems is as simple as possible, Pentair has developed an online Schroff system selection tool.

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February 25, 2014

Specific power supply unit for CompactPCI Serial

Pentair has created a 'quasi' standard for pluggable Schroff CompactPCI Serial PSUs and developed a first AC PSU with a wide input voltage range.

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January 25, 2014

Schroff Varistar server and network cabinet

By means of a design change the static load-carrying capacity has been increased to 1600 kg and further new accessory parts have been developed for extra functionality and flexibility.

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December 4, 2013

Schroff Varistar EMC cabinets with LHX series

For the Schroff Varistar EMC cabinets Pentair now offers a combination that allows for both: high EM protection and plenty of cold air for cooling.

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