RALEIGH, N.C. – August 20, 2014 — Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management,
today announced the introduction of the Modicon™ M221, a new compact controller that offers a unique
combination of performance, openness, and modularity for machines with hardwired controller
architectures. The new compact controller is part of MachineStruxure™ the NEXT generation, Schneider
Electric’s newest offer of flexible and scalable controllers for machine builders.