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Thank you so much for being a customer of CIMTEC Automation. We recently received the letter below from GE Automation & Controls regarding some important announcements on many of their product lines. You are receiving this email because you have been identified as a customer of one or more of the following products. CIMTEC is well positioned to support you in maintaining your current assets as well as helping you transition to the newer GEAC PACSystems RX3i. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

For more than 30 years, GE has been a leader in developing advanced control solutions. These control systems have evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers--from relays in the 1960s, to PLCs in the 1980s, to PACs in the 2000s. Now we are on the verge of the next revolution with Outcome Optimizing controls that provide more secure connectivity, greater operational insights, and improved productivity for the age of the Industrial Internet.

As part of this Industrial Internet transformation, we continue to invest and innovate across all of our active products lines, including PACSystems RX3i. We’ll continue to keep you moving forward by adding Industrial Internet technology to our flagship PACSystems RX3i, while providing you with the easiest migration paths from legacy product lines such as Series 90-30 and PACSystems RX7i to Industrial Internet connectivity using PACSystems RX3i. Read up on some of the innovation built into the PACSystems RX3i on the Cimtec Automation website.

However, in response to component availability issues and European environmental regulations, we are moving certain products to “Mature” status and announcing “Last Time Buy” for others. Please see the important product announcements below regarding lifecycle status and last time buy dates.

PACSystems RX7i: Discontinued June 1, 2017; Last Time Buy Announced
GE is offering a Last Time Buy of all PACSystems RX7i components (IC698xxx). All orders must be placed before September 30, 2017. All orders must be shipped by December 26, 2017. Due to the difficulty in getting components, GE will be increasing the price by 50% starting October 1, 2017. The RX7i product will be discontinued on January 1, 2018.

RX3i CPU315, CPU/CRU320 Controller: Discontinued June 1, 2017; Last Time Buy Announced
We are offering a Last Time Buy of the IC695CPU315, IC695CPU320 and IC695CRU320. All orders must be placed before March 15, 2017. All orders must be shipped by June 1, 2017. Due to the difficulty we are now experiencing in getting components, we will be increasing the price December 1, 2016. Please see the letter for more information.

Series 90-30: Discontinued December 31, 2017; Last Time Buy Announced
GE is offering a Last Time Buy of the Series 90-30. All orders must be placed before September 30, 2017. All orders must be shipped by December 26, 2017. Due to the difficulty in getting components, GE will be increasing the price by 50% starting October 1, 2017. The 90/30 product will be discontinued on January 1, 2018.

Genius I/O: Discontinued June 1, 2017; Last Time Buy Announced
On June 1, 2017, GENIUS I/O and its accessories will be moved to Discontinued status due to lack of component availability. We are offering a Last Time Buy of GENIUS I/O and accessories. All orders must be placed before March 15, 2017. All orders must be shipped by June 1, 2017. Due to the difficulty we are now experiencing in getting components, we will be increasing the price December 1, 2016. Please see the letter for details.

Genius Bus Controllers: Discontinued December 31, 2017; Last Time Buy Announced
We declared GENIUS Bus Controllers as Mature status January 1, 2014. We are offering a Last Time Buy of GENIUS I/O and accessories. All orders must be placed before March 15, 2017. All orders must be shipped by December, 2017. Due to the difficulty we are now experiencing in getting components, we will be increasing the price December 1, 2016. Please see the letter for details.

Mature Product Notices2

FANUC Motion: Moving to Mature Status October 1, 2016
FANUC motors and amplifiers along with their accessories and interface modules are moving to Mature status October 1, 2016. Please see the letter for more information.

RXi Controller: Moving to Mature Status October 1, 2016
The RXi Controller with all its accessories and kits will move to Mature status on October 1, 2016. We will provide ordering information on the new CPU and programs for trading in your RXi system in November 2016. Please see the lifecycle bulletin for details.

PAC8000 SafetyNet and Controllers: Moving to Mature Status October 1, 2016;
Last Time Buy Announced
PAC8000 SafetyNet system and all controllers will move to Mature status October 1, 2016. Due to the difficulty in getting components for these Mature products, we will be increasing the price December 1, 2016; we are initiating a Last Time Buy notice now. Any orders for PAC8000 SafetyNet and Controllers that are now Mature and are shipping to Europe must be placed with CIMTEC Automation before March 15, 2017. Orders will be accepted and fulfilled in the order they are placed and are subject to the availability of component parts. The final date for shipments to all customers is June 2018. Please see the letter and lifecycle bulletin for more information.




1. Subsequent to the Last Time Buy period, orders for Discontinued products will no longer be accepted. We will continue to service the Discontinued product, i.e., provide Repair-and-Return or Exchange modules for seven (7) years. This limited service excludes any technical support from the Tech Support Team.

2. Per Automation & Controls lifecycle policy, we announce that a product is moving from an “Active” to a “Mature” product status first. A product that is Mature is still offered for sale for up to 2 years but sourced products may have a shorter period. At the end of that period, the product is moved from Mature to a “Discontinued” status. Once a product is discontinued, we offer repair and return services for up to 7 years.

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