Welcome to our first edition of "ACE NEWS BRIEFS" a quarterly newsletter dedicated to keeping management, engineers and technicians up-to-date on the latest innovative automation products.

Barr-Thorp Electric, a Schneider Electric distributor partner has gained the prestigious "ACE" (Automation & Control Excellence) designation. What does that mean to you? It guarantees Barr-Thorp Electric has passed the rigorous qualifications established by Schneider Electric and is qualified to offer unparalleled technical capabilities and leading edge automation and control solutions.

Barr-Thorp Electric offers a vast selection of automation & control, electrical and industrial components along with training and services. As an "ACE" distributor, Barr-Thorp Electric is an invaluable resource for in-depth product and application knowledge.

Our goal is to set the standard for automation and control excellence. Our newsletters will always present the latest technical products, helping you to keep abreast of advancing technology and best practices.


Schneider Electric Magelis STO & STU HMI Panels
A new generation of more flexible, cost-effective panels

The new Magelis™ STO and STU panels enhance the Magelis small panels range by offering more flexibility, more communication capability, and a quick and easy revolutionary mounting system.

Schneider Electric Modicon M340 PAC
A powerful, small and exceptionally rugged PLC

The M340™ Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) provides numerous cost and performance advantages over comparably priced midrange PLCs and is the natural choice as a companion to Schneider Electric's high-end controllers.

Edition 1
April 2012

Scheduled Classes

“Improving Your Machine Efficiency with Machine Struxure Toolset” by Schneider Electric

Reduce your machine design & implementation time by up to 50%!

Location: Barr-Thorp Electric
9245 W. 53rd Street
Merriam, KS

Price: $995.00

Date: May 15th
Time: 8:00AM Breakfast & lunch provided

Call 800-473-9123 to reserve your seat.

“Six Steps to a Safe Machine” by SICK, Inc.

Presented by Mark Esau of SICK, Inc.

Mark is a Safety Applications Specialist for SICK, Inc. He is an expert in Safety Training, Applications and Best Practices. Mark will guide you through the complexities of Safety Systems design, development and implementation.

Location: Wichita, KS Barr-Thorp location - 8620 E 34th Street North - Wichita,KS

Admission is Free!

Date: Tuesday, June 12th
Time: 9:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.

Call (316) 265-4500 to reserve your seat

Barr-Thorp Electric Co., Inc.
9425 W. 53rd St.
Merriam, KS 66203


Red Lion ProducTVity Station
Transforms Consumer TVs into KPI Production Scoreboard and Andon System

Barr-Thorp Electric introduces the new ProducTVity Station™ (PTV), from Red Lion, the only ready-to-deploy solution for collecting, recording and displaying critical key performance indicators (KPIs) and machine status messages on any TV, monitor or projector equipped with a DVI/HDMI interface.

SICK S300 Mini Safety Laser Scanner
The world's smallest safety laser scanner from the world's largest safety portfolio

Safety laser scanners enable non-contact monitoring of freely programmable areas. Like an optical radar, the compact systems scan their environment in a fan shape and identify any object in their detection zone.


Control System Backup Best Practices
Automation Tips from Application Engineer Rich Weekly

Any Engineer or Programmer will tell you that hardware costs are minimal compared to the man-hours for programming, troubleshooting and starting up a control system.

Application Engineer, Rich Weekly, discusses best practices for backing up Control


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