November 19, 2012 (Denton, TX) – CBS ArcSafe, manufacturer of the electrical industry’s leading remote circuit breaker racking and switching systems, is proud to announce that Plant Engineering magazine recently named six CBS ArcSafe products as finalists for the 2012 Product of the Year award.

Five of the six CBS ArcSafe products chosen as finalists for this year include:

RRS-3 AK 1/2 50 (GE AK-1/2-50) & RRS-3 VR (Square D VR)

These application-specific products are designed to safely and remotely rack the applicable low- and medium-voltage circuit breakers. The lightweight and compact design of the RRS-3 line makes the products ideal for hard-to-access areas such as catwalks, remote substations and enclosed areas. In addition to providing a safe operating boundary (up to 150 feet), these products reduce operator fatigue by replacing all manual contact with the circuit breaker during the racking operation, thus increasing worker safety and productivity.

RSA-11A (Westinghouse DHP), RSA-12A (Westinghouse/Cutler-Hammer DS/DSL) & RSA-29 (GE AK-1/2/3(A)-25)

These application-specific lightweight and portable products, when accompanied by an applicable CBS ArcSafe RSO, are capable of remotely charging, closing and/or tripping their applicable low- and medium-voltage circuit breakers. The RSA product line completely removes operators from manual contact with the gear during the potentially dangerous switching operations and stations them far beyond the arc flash boundary (up to 250 feet).

Subscribers to the magazine will be able to view the finalists and vote for the winner at www.plantengineering.com/POY starting on Nov. 19. The Product of the Year finalists are split into 15 categories, with all CBS ArcSafe products found in the “Safety” category. Gold, silver, and bronze winners will be chosen from each category, with the product receiving the most votes across all 15 categories receiving the Grand award.

“A lot of hard work and engineering went into the CBS ArcSafe remote racking circuit breaker system,” says Ashley Ledbetter McWhorter, President of CBS ArcSafe. “While saving technicians from arc flash injuries, burns and deaths is our greatest reward, there’s definitely room on our walls for Plant Engineering’s Grand Award and Gold medal. I hope everyone with an interest in electrical safety will take a minute to visit the website, learn more about how CBS ArcSafe keeps electricians safe and vote with their conscience. And if you’re not a reader of Plant Engineering, here’s a great chance to check out their technical articles, subscribe to the magazine online and vote for electrical safety.”

Voting for Plant Engineering’s Product of the Year award contest closes Jan. 31, 2013. Winners will be announced and honored at a dinner hosted by CFE Media in late March 2013 in Chicago and published in the April 2013 issue of Plant Engineering.

About CBS ArcSafe®

CBS ArcSafe offers the electrical industry’s largest inventory of remote racking and switching solutions for low- and medium-voltage switchgear that do not require modification to existing equipment for operation. All our equipment is manufactured in the U.S. at our Denton, Texas, manufacturing facility. CBS ArcSafe offers 24/7/365 emergency support and is happy to develop custom remote racking and switching solutions for customers. Learn more at cbsarcsafe.com, or call toll-free at 877-4-SAFETY.