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Vishay Nobel Partners with Schneider Electric

October 30, 2009
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. has announced that Vishay Nobel and Schneider Electric have entered into a strategic partnership through Schneider Electric's Collaborative Automation Partner Program (CAPP). Vishay Nobel will support Schneider Electric worldwide with weighing and force measurement technology.

Vishay Nobel is a turnkey provider of weighing and force measurement systems and will bring to Schneider Electric its knowhow, field experience, and site expertise. Schneider Electric is a global specialist in energy management. Vishay Nobel's participation in CAPP will enable it to maximize productivity by building on Schneider Electric's open automation platforms and strategies.

Vishay Nobel, as part of the Vishay Systems division of Vishay Intertechnology, designs and manufactures load cells, web tension blocks, instruments, hardware and software, and whole systems that meet customer requirements. Applications include: process measurement for tanks, silos, and mixers; batching processes for reactors and process vessels; and special weighing installations.

Vishay Nobel products include G4 advanced process control instrumentation, load cells, and weighing modules. The G4, a fast, easy-to-use, high-performance weighing/force measurement instrument for single- and multi-vessel process weighing, is fully compatible with Schneider PLCs via Ethernet Modbus TCP communication. Vishay Nobel standard KIS, KOSD, KIMD, and KISD load cells and weighing modules can be customized to meet special requirements for reactor and mixer weighing, silos, and bins, as well as hoppers for various industries including food process, pharmaceutical, steel, paper, and chemical.
Vishay Nobel instruments such as the G4 have been tested and verified to be compatible with Schneider PLC. Vishay Nobel's partnership with Schneider Electric demonstrates the capabilities and quality of Vishay Nobel products. Vishay Nobel is proud to have been selected as Schneider Electric's partner, and looks forward to supporting the company and its customers.

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's 114,000 employees achieved sales of more than 18.3 billion Euros in 2008. For more information, visit www.schneider-electric.com.

Vishay Nobel is part of the Vishay Systems division of Vishay Intertechnology. Vishay Systems manufactures, installs, and services systems for weighing and force measurement and control. These include: systems with transducers and instruments to control process weighing in food, chemical, and pharmaceutical plants; force measurement systems to control web tension in paper mills, roller force in steel mills, and cable tension in winch controls; on-board weighing systems that are installed in logging and waste-handling trucks; and special scale systems for aircraft weighing and portable truck weighing. For more information, visit www.vishaymg.com.

Vishay Intertechnology Inc., a Fortune 1,000 Company, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, rectifiers, MOSFETs, and optoelectronics and selected ICs) and passive electronic components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, sensors, and transducers). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and medical markets. For more information, visit www.vishay.com.