The CBS ArcSafe RSA-161A, RSA-174F, and RSA-187A remote switch actuators designed to safely and remotely operate circuit breakers outside the arc-flash zone have each won Plant Engineering magazine’s 2014 Product of the Year Awards. The products won in three separate categories. The RSA-161A actuator won in the Electric Motors & Drives category, the RSA-174F actuator won in the Electrical Safety category, and the RSA-187A won in the Safety category.
"These awards were voted on by the Plant Engineering subscribers who actually buy or specify these types of products for their plant, so we are particularly pleased with this accomplishment. Because the voters are responsible for using these products on a daily basis, we truly value this recognition,” says Ashley McWhorter, president of CBS ArcSafe, Inc. “This type of recognition is what keeps us inspired and energized to design and manufacture the highest-quality solutions 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 CBS ArcSafe RSA-187A remote switch actuator for General Electric "E Line" (150 A frame size) low-voltage molded case circuit breakers reduces the need for arc-flash suits and eliminates all hazardous manual contact with gear during operation by providing open and close operation from up to 300 feet away. The actuator is lightweight, portable, easy to install and set up, and provides technicians with a simple solution for hard-to-access breaker locations. The RSA-187A requires no modifications to be installed and operated and can be moved easily and quickly from one breaker to another.