Welcome to "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.

Photo1SICK Sensor Intelligence Inspector PIM60 Vision Sensor
The Inspector is an intelligent vision solution in an easy-to-use sensor package. No matter what orientation your product comes down the line, the Inspector is up to the challenge. Verify completeness and quality or find a part’s position – you’ll increase throughput with SICK’s family of Inspectors..


SICK Sensor Intelligence UM18-2 Hi Ultrasonic Sensors
Photo1The UM18-2 Hi sub product family offers a short housing in combination with a high level of functionality. With four measuring ranges up to 1,300 mm the sensor can be used with extreme flexibility. For easy machine integration the ultrasonic sensor offers straight or right-angle versions as well as three industrial interfaces. Besides devices with an analog current or voltage output, versions with a push-pull output and IO-Link are available.


Photo1Schneider Electric Altivar Plus Engineered Drives
The Schneider Electric™ Altivar™ Plus enclosed drives feature the Altivar 61 and Altivar 71 adjustable frequency drive/power converters to provide a robust packaged adjustable speed solution for commercial, industrial, and municipal applications. These drives combine the reliability and ease of use of the Altivar drives family with proven, validated, and tested drive system designs.

Schneider Electric Altivar Plus Engineered Drives are available from 125 hp to 2500 hp (460V & 600V). The low voltage engineered drives provide a high level of performance focusing on higher horse power ratings in a Type 12 enclosure.


Krohne Rheometer - Continuous In-Line Measurement of Process Viscosity
Photo1The Viscoline Inline Process Rheometer provides in-line, continuous measurement of fluid viscosity for process control and monitoring applications. It is ideal for use wherever viscosity measurement is required for process or quality control.

The innovative Viscoline is extremely adaptable and can be used for a variety of Non-Newtonian applications, including emulsions, cosmetics, shampoos, ketchup, yogurt, sauces, cheese, paint, resins, oil, plaster, and many, many more.


Photo1Schneider Electric Drives & Soft Starts Visual Product Configurator
The Drives & Soft Starts Visual Product Configurator is an interactive tool which simplifies the selection of Schneider Electric™ Altivar™ AC drives, Altistart™ soft starts, and available accessories.

Users select a product type, its available options (e.g. input phase and motor power rating) and add available accessories. The selected items are added to a parts list which contains limited product specifications and includes a link to each part number’s detail page on the Schneider Electric website. The parts list can also be sent out via email.


Photo1 Schneider Electric Vijeo Designer Mobility Application
Stay connected with Vijeo Design’Air, the new application for tablets and smart phones. Allowing users to remotely connect to a Magelis HMI terminal over a WiFi network and have a graphical view of the HMI terminal on tablets and smartphones.


Thomson Linear Actuator Microsite
Photo1Thomson's new "Microsite" website provides details on how electric linear actuators provide superior performance and significantly simplified operation at a lower cost of operation compared with conventional hydraulic options in mobile off highway (MOH) applications such as construction, road maintenance, farming, forestry, turf and railway vehicles. Shown are detailed throttle control, quick attach, hood lift, spool valve control and broom control applications where electric linear actuators deliver significant benefits.


ACE News Brief
Edition 5
March 2013


Barr-Thorp Electric takes delivery of BAXTER!


Web Order Entry Available!
Web Order Entry allows Barr-Thorp Electric customers to enter orders, check AR balances and perform other functions with their web browser.

Barr-Thorp Electric - Schneider Electric Solutions Level ACE Distributor of the Year!
Schneider Electric Industry Business section is pleased to announce Barr-Thorp Electric, Merriam KS., has achieve recognition as the 2012 Solutions Level ACE Distributor of the year for their remarkable performance.


Schneider Electric
"Industry NOW Express"

Live Machine and software demos. Providing a better understanding of automation and control products and solutions

Atlanta (April 4-5, 2013)

Contact Barr-Thorp Electric today to sign up for this exciting event.

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Barr-Thorp Electric is a certified Modicon training facility. Call us today to set up a custom class for Modicom or any of the other products we represent, for your facility. 800-473-9123


800-473-9123 (toll free)

Kansas City
9245 W. 53rd St.
Merriam, KS

3518 E. Nora St.
Springfield, MO 65803

4305 S. 94th St
Omaha, NE 68127

8620 E. 34th Street
North Wichita, KS 67226



Barr-Thorp Electric Co., Inc.
1-800-473-9123 - Corporate
9425 W. 53rd St.
Merriam, KS 66203


Issue 1 - March 2012
Issue 2 - June 2012
Issue 3 - Septemnber 2012
Issue 4 - December 2012

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