RALEIGH, N.C. – August 20, 2014 — Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management,
today announced the introduction of the Modicon™ M251, a unique Ethernet-based programmable logic
controller. Designed for distributed and modular machines, the Modicon M251 sets new standards in its
class with a performance of 22 ns by instruction, allowing it to deliver consistently short cycle times, while
simultaneously performing large-scale communication tasks within the machine and at the network level.
The new controller is part of MachineStruxure™ the NEXT generation, Schneider Electric’s newest offer
of flexible and scalable controllers for machine builders.