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.
The CBS ArcSafe® RSA-161A actuators are designed for all 3-in. handle versions of the Schneider Class 9421 Type L circuit breaker mechanisms, which operate circuit breakers or interrupters of 75A to 250A at up to 600V. This actuator allows technicians to safely operate the breakers while stationed outside of the arc-flash hazard boundary without any modification to the breaker.
The CBS ArcSafe® RSA-174F remote switch actuators are designed to remotely operate ABB/Sace Tmax T7 low-voltage molded case circuit breakers with current ratings of 1000A through 1600A. The RSA-174F actuators are designed for Tmax T7 breakers equipped with over-toggle mechanisms and allow technicians to safely close and open breakers while stationed outside of the arc-flash hazard boundary without any modification to the breaker.
The remote switch actuators will be featured in the November 2014 Plant Engineering issue within the Finalists section. This issue will be used by readers to cast their votes as to what products are a Gold, Silver, or Bronze award Product of the Year winners.
The CBS ArcSafe® RSA-161A and RSA-174F have each won Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) magazine's 2014 New Product of the Year Award in the Electrical Safety category.
CBS ArcSafe® previously won Product of the Year awards from OH&S (2013) and EC&M magazine (2012), and also was named a finalist by Plant Engineering magazine in 2012.