We 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.
CBS ArcSafe NewsFlash
Check 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.
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.
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.
In 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