Schneider Electric's new Harmony XB5R is in Stock at Newark element14

The First Wireless Push Button That Doesn't Require A Battery

Mar 13, 2012, 17:21 ET from Newark element14

CHICAGO, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  Newark element14, the leading distributor of electronic components and engineering solutions in the Americas and a business of Premier Farnell (LSE:pfl), announced today it is stocking the new Schneider Electric Harmony™ XB5R wireless push button series, which offers maximum freedom and mobility for plant personnel by employing wireless technology and eliminating the need for batteries.


The XB5R push buttons are easy to install in both new and existing applications, such as bottling, packaging and conveying lines, as they eliminate the need for cable and associated accessories to be used between the pushbutton and the electrical cabinet. This alone can cut installation costs by 20% as compared to traditional wired solutions.

This battery-less solution also contributes to a greener environment and eliminates the need for battery maintenance, re-charging, re-loading and recycling costs. It is available in ready-to-use packages with the transmitter and receiver already paired, simplifying the ordering process and contributing to a fast implementation.

The full Schneider Electric line is available for same-day shipping at                              

Editor's note: A hi-res image of the Harmony XB5R is available at

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Newark element14 is the operating business of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) in North America and Mexico.

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