Cooper Industries to showcase Cooper Mining Solutions at MINExpo International 2012 Cooper's Electrical and Engineered Solutions Maximize Safety, Reliability and Productivity.

DUBLIN, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To improve performance in demanding applications, Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE), a global provider of electrical solutions, offers a wide range of electrical, power delivery and support system solutions to maximize safety, reliability and minimize downtime in mining applications. Whether it's mines, mineral processing, smelting or loading terminals, Cooper's industry leading technologies, breadth of proven product solutions, experienced technical support teams and global coverage delivers the quality and services needed to get the job done.

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To showcase many of the proven solutions available to the global mining market, Cooper Industries will be onsite September 24-26 at this year's MINExpo International show in Las Vegas, Nev. Included in the booth will be several products from all of Cooper's subsidiaries. Visitors and media can stop by the Cooper Industries booth #4159 to view products and solutions for use in mining applications.

Both Cooper Lighting and Cooper Crouse-Hinds offer a wide range of lighting solutions for the mining industry. Engineered to withstand environments exposed to high vibrations, corrosion and moisture, these solutions deliver the highest quality, safety and optical performance for both hazardous and non-hazardous areas including energy-saving and environmentally friendly LED  and fluorescents, induction, HID and incandescent types. Specific luminaires are available for indoor and outdoor harsh and hazardous use; high vibration and dust environments; and exit and emergency applications. All combine reliability and the companies' vast expertise to deliver labor and maintenance savings, simplified installation and improved productivity.

The leader in critical circuit protection, power management and electrical safety, Cooper offers several solutions for electrical control and distribution from Cooper Power Systems, Cooper Crouse-Hinds and Cooper Bussmann. To support and provide reliable, efficient power supplies to remote mining locations, Cooper Power systems offers a breadth of solutions including capacitors, medium voltage transformers and substations, reclosures and fused disconnects. Including fuses, fusible control panels and conveyor control switches, Cooper has helped successful companies throughout the entire mining process from extraction and processing to material handling. For mines needing to meet strict environmental regulations, products like the Envirotran transformers filled with Envirotemp® FR3® fluid – a bio-based, sustainable, natural ester dielectric coolant – from Cooper Power Systems are available. Cooper also offers a wide range of motor starters and switches; power conversion; power distribution; portable power solutions; and panelboards, like the Quick-Spec Coordination Panelboard from Cooper Bussmann.

Knowing that environments and conditions vary by site, Cooper B-Line offers a broad range of mechanical cable support systems, pipe supports and safety walkways. Proven solutions - including Heavy Duty GRIP STRUTSafety Grating used by 90 percent of the mines in the US – provide safe, secure support in even the harshest conditions. Cooper also offers a wide range of cable trays with the longest spans on the market today. Available for both indoor and outdoor applications, they provide facilities with a cost-effective alternative for added field flexibility and labor savings. Additional products include FLEXTRAY wire baskets, seismic bracing, Limberoller conveyor belt idlers from Cooper Interconnect, pipe hangers and safety gratings.

Housing terminal blocks, relays and other electrical devices can be difficult in such demanding and corrosive conditions. That's why Cooper has developed a wide array of enclosures built and configured to meet the requirements of the most demanding IEC/NEC® hazardous areas and industrial environmental applications across the globe. Available products include EJB junction boxes from Cooper Crouse-Hinds which are used in rigid conduit systems for use in hazardous areas as a junction box or control panels. Other solutions include stainless steel, fiberglass and painted steel for non-hazardous areas.

Providing rugged and durable connection solutions is necessary to prevent downtime and keep mines operational. Numerous interlocking designs within the Cooper Crouse-Hinds Arktite® Interlock platform are engineered to address arc-flash safety and certification standards. To ensure a reliable power supply for low voltage outlets, the ArrowHart® platform from Cooper Wiring Devices offers a breadth of industrial connectivity solutions.

Including conduit fittings and cable glands, all time-tested and innovative Cooper Crouse-Hinds solutions simplify and provide safe wiring methods to move power to where it is needed the most. Products are available for standard or retrofit applications, a comprehensive range of hub sizes, materials and ratings, and with multiple options for both hazardous and non-hazardous areas.

To connect to fixed or portable machinery, several connectivity options are also available. Each is ideal for severe mining conditions exposed to vibration, moisture, corrosion and dirt/dust build-up and features a rugged construction and extensive configuration options. Products include the Macey IECex harsh & hazardous product from Cooper Crouse-Hinds and Quick-Loc harsh area connectors from Cooper Interconnect -- ideal for high-amperage connections

Delivering the right message at the right time can not only protect lives, but keep those involved informed. Engineered to protect both the mine workers and its assets, instrumentation and communications solutions from Cooper Notification and Cooper Safety play a major role in many mining application. All well-known brands and products can be found in the most demanding industrial environments while certain options are also available for locations like offices and accommodation blocks. In addition to standard notification systems, Cooper also offers escape route illumination, visual and audible signaling, and monitoring and control equipment to keep workers safe and informed.

Finally, to ensure mines run an efficient, productive operation with reduced downtime, cost and increased safety, Cooper offers complete wireless monitoring, control and networking solutions. The company's line of extensive automation and connectivity solutions are reliable, secure and designed to perform in the rugged, complex and long-distance applications of the mining industry. Solutions like the Cooper Bussmann 915U-2 Wireless Mesh Networking I/O and Gateway provide wire-free economics while delivering wire-like reliability for surface and underground mining applications.

"As a premier global manufacturer, Cooper Industries truly is the ideal mining partner each and every step of the way," said Cooper Industries CEO Kirk Hachigian.  "Not only do we offer an innovative and rugged line of products and solutions, partners will also benefit from Cooper's global footprint that ensures we are able to deliver wherever, whenever. Our quality, comprehensive solutions stand as a commitment to our customers as we work together to create a safe, operational environment for everyone involved."

Representatives from Cooper Industries will be available throughout MINExpo International 2012. Attendees and interested media are encouraged to visit Booth #4159 or www.cooperindustries.com to learn more.

About Cooper Industries
Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is a global electrical products manufacturer with 2011 revenues of $5.4 billion.  Founded in 1833 Cooper's sustained success is attributable to a constant focus on innovation and evolving business practices, while maintaining the highest ethical standards and meeting customer needs.  The Company has seven operating divisions with leading market positions and world-class products and brands, including Bussmann electrical and electronic fuses; Crouse-Hinds and CEAG explosion-proof electrical equipment; Halo and Metalux lighting fixtures; and Kyle and McGraw-Edison power systems products.  With this broad range of products, Cooper is uniquely positioned for several long-term growth trends including the global infrastructure build-out, the need to improve the reliability and productivity of the electric grid, the demand for higher energy-efficient products and the need for improved electrical safety.  In 2011 sixty-two percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and forty percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States.  Cooper has manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2011.  For more information, visit the website at www.cooperindustries.com.

Envirotemp® and FR3® are licensed trademarks of Cargill, Incorporated.

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