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2014 Product of the Year Award Winners

Plant Magazine Product of the Year 2014

A Big WIN, a Big THANKS, and Our Big WINNER!

Plant Engineering Magazine's
2014 Product of the Year Awards

CBS ArcSafe® is proud to announce that the CBS ArcSafe® RSA-161A, RSA-174F, and RSA-187A remote switch actuators designed to safely and remotely operate circuit breakers outside the arc-flash zone have each won Plant Engineering magazine's 2014 Product of the Year Awards. The products won in three separate categories. The RSA-161A actuator won in the Electric Motors & Drives category, the RSA-174F actuator won in the Electrical Safety category, and the RSA-187A won in the Safety category.

"These awards were voted on by the Plant Engineering subscribers who actually buy or specify these types of products for their plant, so we are particularly pleased with this accomplishment. Because the voters are responsible for using these products on a daily basis, we truly value this recognition," says Ashley McWhorter, president of CBS ArcSafe, Inc. "This type of recognition is what keeps us inspired and energized to design and manufacture the highest-quality solutions to protect our country's workers."

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We're up for PRODUCT OF THE YEAR (again)... and could use your vote!

2014-POYWe take the health of electrical workers and their equipment seriously. So seriously, in fact, that our remote racking/switching and electrical test systems have won Product of the Year awards the past 3 years...and we're looking for a Grand Slam.

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Extra! Extra! The Latest BreakerBuzz Is Here!

breaker-buzz-oct-2014Check out the latest news stories, announcements, and video tutorial. In the Q3 issue of Group CBS's Breaker Buzz, you'll find:

• Group CBS acquires Electric Control.

• Circuit Breaker Sales NE names John Namnoum general manager.

• Vacuum Interrupters announces new CBT-1201 circuit breaker timer, new rigid magnetic coil for MAC-TS4, and embedded pole replacement for PowerVac breakers.

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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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