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CBS ArcSafe® RRS-3 SecoVac Remote Racking System Wins EC&M Magazine 2017 Product of the Year Award

Press release date: Apr 17, 2017

Denton, Texas, April 17, 2017 – The CBS ArcSafe® RRS-3 SecoVac (IEEE) Application Specific Remote Racking System (RRS) line has won Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) magazine’s 2017 Product of the Year Award in the Specialty Products category.

The RRS-3 SecoVac (IEEE) is designed for General Electric SecoVac VB2+ vacuum circuit breakers with current ratings from 1200A–3000A. Typical usage of the VB2+ breaker is for control and protection of medium-voltage transmission and distribution systems.

“It is an honor to have CBS ArcSafe’s team recognized again this year by EC&M,” says Ashely McWhorter, president of CBS ArcSafe. “Our goal here at CBS ArcSafe continues to be protecting our customers’ workers through the design and development of electrical safety solutions.”

The RRS-3 SecoVac was recently named an Occupational Health & Safety New Product of the Year in the Electrical Safety category. OH&S also honored CBS ArcSafe’s RRS-3 DB-50 remote racking solution system in the same category.

CBS ArcSafe’s PD Alert partial discharge sensor option for the RRS line won EC&M magazine’s 2016 Product of the Year Award in the Monitoring Equipment category. CBS ArcSafe also won EC&M magazine’s 2010 and 2012 Product of the Year Awards in the Specialty Products category for its RSA-48 and RRS-3 VB, respectively. CBS ArcSafe previously won Product of the Year awards from Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) magazine (2012–2016) and Plant Engineering magazine (2009, 2014).

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. Installation and operation of the CBS ArcSafe RRS-3 SecoVac (IEEE) is quick, simple, and does 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.