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.

The RSA-242 allows technicians to remotely close or trip an ABB SACE Novomax air circuit breaker while stationed up to 300 feet outside the arc-flash boundary. Installation and operation do not require any modifications to existing electrical equipment, thanks to CBS ArcSafe’s magnetic latching system. Typical applications include general protection of low-voltage primary and secondary distribution, generators, motors, transformers, and capacitors.

Optional features include a radio remote with a range up to 300 feet, a 24 V DC LED light, a wireless video camera system with an LCD monitor, and a rugged protective case assembly. All RSA units are portable, with fast and easy setup. They offer mechanical and/or electrical safety protection, adjust to fit unique electrical equipment configurations, reduce requirements for personal protection equipment, and meet NFPA 70E arc-flash safety compliance standards.

We’re excited to take home another award that recognizes our commitment to developing electrical safety solutions that protect our customers’ workers. The honor also strengthens our resolve to find new ways to keep technicians safe from arc-flash hazards.