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Projected Availability of Discontinued GE PLC Series 90-30, 90-70, and Genius

February 10, 2021

CIMTEC Automation has been a leading GE Controls distributor for over 30 years.  Our relationship with GE Automation & Controls has been highlighted over the years with granted authorization to repair and support discontinued PLC Series, to assume sole distribution, or to purchase the last remaining inventory. 

As CIMTEC, we will continue to provide the following levels of support through our End of Life practices for years to come.

  • All repairs performed in-house to factory specifications, using OEM components
  • All repaired units tested to factory standards
  • Over $2 mm US in finished goods stored in and shipped from CIMTEC’s Charlotte, NC, USA location
  • In-house team of PLC Specialists with decades of 90-30 and PLC expertise provide phone and field support
  • On-site Risk Assessment of installed systems

I. GE 90-30 Product Line Outlook (Prefix IC693)

At the end of 2017, GE AC placed the 90-30 product line in Discontinued Status and offered a Last Time Buy for new products as of October 2017.

Availability: 

New 90-30 parts: Until supply lasts, projected July 2020

CIMTEC purchased a limited supply of New 90-30 parts during the Last Time Buy phase at the end of 2018, and most recently all remaining New Parts in Sept. 2019.

Availability: 

Remanufactured & Repair of 90-30 parts:  Estimated 10 Years or by 2030

CIMTEC acquires 90-30 assemblies removed from working 90-30 systems, repairs and tests to factory standards, and provides with a 2-year warranty.
 

II. GE 90-70 Product Line Outlook (Prefix IC697)

In 2013, CIMTEC Automation assumed the support and distribution of all 90-70 components worldwide, including factory-level repairs, phone, and field support, and the sales of factory-new 90-70 assemblies.

Availability New 90-70 parts: Limited Stock, late 2020

CIMTEC has new parts available for a limited number of 90-70 parts; once these are gone, there will be no more available.                                  

Availability of Remanufactured & Repair of 90-70 parts: Estimated 5 Years 2025

CIMTEC acquires 90-70 assemblies removed from working 90-70 systems, repairs and tests to factory standards, and provides with a 2-year warranty. 


III. GE GENIUS Product Line Outlook (Prefix IC660)
At the end of 2017, GE AC placed the Genius product line in Discontinued Status and offered a Last Time Buy for new products as of October 2017.

Availability: 

New Genius parts: Expected timeframe – 6- 12 months on parts in CIMTEC’s inventory

CIMTEC purchased a limited supply of New Genius parts during the Last Time Buy phase at the end of 2018.  No other Genius parts are New from GE AC.

Availability of Remanufactured & Repair of  Genius parts:  Estimated 7  Years 2027

CIMTEC acquires Genius block assemblies removed from working PLC systems, repairs, and tests to factory standards, and provides with a 2-year warranty.

In addition to Parts and Repair, CIMTEC Automation also offers Maintenance Programs, Risk Assessments, Training, and dedicated GE Controls Engineers & Technicians to work with you every step of the way.

Best Regards,

Mary Gorman

CIMTEC Automation

VP of Operations

 
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