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CBS ArcSafe® Products Nominated as Plant Engineering 2014 Product of the Year Finalists

CBS ArcSafe® is excited to announce that three products have been nominated as Finalists for Products of the Year as recognized by Plant Engineering magazine's readers, including plant engineers, plant managers, and plant directors. The three CBS ArcSafe® products nominated are the RSA-161A, the RSA-174F, and the RSA-187A, remote switch actuators designed to safely and remotely operate circuit breakers outside the arc-flash zone.

As always, such industry recognition inspires the CBS ArcSafe® team to further innovate tools and solutions that will continue to protect our country's workers.

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How did CBS ArcSafe get started?

Back in the 1980s, our founder and chief scientist, Finley Ledbetter, started designing his first remote racking system at the request of a longtime customer. As part of his research and development, Finley looked at arc-flash incident reports from around the U.S. and saw there was a need for remote racking across all industrial segments, not just at electrical field-service companies and utilities.

He started with the most common rotary style of switchgear and then expanded into extractor style. As time went on, customers of our customers saw remote racking units and asked where they could get one. Some were sold off the back of the service person's truck at the end of a job; I know because I talked with a field-service customer who did exactly that.

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New BreakerBuzz Now Available

breaker-buzz-may2014In this issue of Group CBS's BreakerBuzz newsletter, check out the latest news stories, technical tutorials, and our latest corporate news. In the May 2014 issue of BreakerBuzz, you'll find the following stories:

• The View From Flight Level 410

Modern Low-Voltage Circuit Breakers Require Adroit Testing and Certification

Circuit Breaker Analyzer App Now on Windows 7 Tablets, PCs

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CBS ArcSafe® Introduces Remote Switch Actuators for ABB/Sace Megamax F-Series Circuit Breakers

Remote Switch Actuators for ABB/Sace Megamax F-Series Circuit BreakersDenton, Texas, April 8, 2014 – CBS ArcSafe®, a leading manufacturer of remote racking and switching solutions for low- and medium-voltage switchgear, is proud to introduce its remote switch actuator for ABB/Sace Megamax F-Series low-voltage power circuit breakers. Designed for all sizes of ABB/Sace F-series (F1 to F6) circuit breakers with current ratings from 1200-6000A, the CBS ArcSafe® RSA-69A allows technicians to safely close and/or trip breakers outside of the arc-flash hazard boundary without any modification to the breaker.

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Welcome to the CBS ArcSafe Blog

Thank you for visiting the new CBS ArcSafe® News Flash blog. Please check back often to learn about our latest corporate, industry, and product news.

We attend dozens of tradeshows, conferences, and expos during the year to better serve our customers and continue to innovate and expand our product lines. We hope to see you at an upcoming event.

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