The Chicken Switch brand of remote switching equipment was introduced in late 2018 following the CBS ArcSafe acquisition of Martek Limited. The integration of the Chicken Switch product line enhances the total ArcSafe offering by…Read More
Another day, another award! The CBS ArcSafe RSA-242 remote switch actuator has won Occupational Health & Safety magazine’s 2018 New Product of the Year Award in the Electrical Safety category. This marks the ninth time CBS ArcSafe has received the award for innovative safety products that protect electricians and maintenance personnel from arc-flash danger.Read More
When electrical safety calls, CBS ArcSafe answers — anytime and anywhere. In June, that “anywhere” was Alaska, where I traveled to the northernmost regions of our country to offer training and evaluation services to three clients.Read More
WHEN FINLEY LEDBETTER founded CBS ArcSafe in 2008, he’d already spent a few decades saving the world from arc-flash dangers. Ledbetter, CEO and chief scientist of Group CBS, began designing his first remote racking solution in the 1980s at the request of a longtime customer. As part of his research and development, Ledbetter looked at arc-flash incident reports from around the U.S. He saw the need for remote racking across all industrial segments, not just at electrical field service companies and utilities.Read More
Denton, TX, August 2, 2018 – CBS ArcSafe®, a leading manufacturer of remote racking and switching solutions for low- and medium-voltage switchgear, has acquired select assets of MarTek Limited. MarTek manufactures the Chicken Switch®, a device designed to remotely operate control switches and low- and medium-voltage circuit breakers. The company also makes products that remotely rack common circuit breakers and motor control centers (MCCs), in addition to remote operators for disconnect handles on a variety of MCCs.Read More
Between 2015 and 2016, the number of electrical fatalities in the workplace rose 15% to 154. There were 1,640 nonfatal electrical injuries resulting in days away from work in 2016, one-third fewer than the 2015 total.