OHS 2016 New Product of the Year Award - Remote Circuit Breaker Racking from CBS ArcSafe

Denton, Texas, October 11, 2016 – The CBS ArcSafe® RRS-3 SecoVac (IEEE) and the RRS-3 DB-50 remote racking solution systems have won Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) magazine’s 2016 New Product of the Year Award in the Electrical Safety category. These are CBS ArcSafe’s sixth and seventh new product-of-the year awards for innovative safety products that keep electricians and maintenance personnel safe from arc-flash danger.

The CBS ArcSafe RRS-3 system allows technicians to remotely rack in or out of low- and medium-voltage power circuit breakers while standing up to 300 feet away. The RRS-3 SecoVac (IEEE) is designed for the General Electric SecoVac VB2+ vacuum circuit breakers with current ratings from 1,200–3,000 A. Typical usage of the VB2+ breaker is for control and protection of medium-voltage transmission and distribution systems. The RRS-3 DB-50 is designed for DB-50 and DBL-50 air circuit breakers designed by Westinghouse with current ratings of 200–1,600 A. Typical usages for DB- and DBL-style breakers cover low-voltage power distribution and branch circuit protection.

“It is a sincere honor to be recognized by OH&S and its panel of committed safety professionals not only once but twice for CBS ArcSafe team’s continued pledge to develop electrical safety solutions that will protect our customers’ workers,” says Ashley McWhorter, president of CBS ArcSafe, Inc. “Knowing the integrity and experience level of the safety professionals who acknowledged CBS ArcSafe’s ongoing dedication to providing electrical safety does a lot for our team’s confidence.”

Installation and operation of both the CBS ArcSafe RRS-3 SecoVac (IEEE) and the RRS-3 DB-50 are quick, simple, and do not require any modifications to existing equipment. By automating the racking procedure, the CBS ArcSafe RRS-3 systems reduce operator fatigue and increase operator safety.

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.