Product News: Mechanical Power Transmission

Remote Switch Actuators mount to breakers inside cabinet.

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July 16, 2014 - Available for ABB/Sace Tmax T7M low-voltage molded case circuit breakers with optional stored-energy mechanisms and current ratings of 1,000 A and 1,200 A, RSA-174E Actuators allow technicians to safely close and/or trip breakers outside arc-flash hazard boundary without modification to breaker. When accompanied by CBS ArcSafe® remote switch operator control unit, actuators eliminate all hazardous manual contact with gear during operation by providing open/close operation from up to 300 ft away.

CBS ArcSafe

2616 Sirius Road, Denton, TX, 76208, USA

Original Press Release

CBS ArcSafe® Introduces RSA-174E Remote Switch Actuator for ABB/Sace Tmax T7M Molded Case Circuit Breakers

Press release date: July 10, 2014

Denton, Texas, – CBS ArcSafe®, a leading manufacturer of remote racking and switching solutions for low- and medium-voltage switchgear, introduces its remote switch actuator for the ABB/Sace Tmax T7M low-voltage molded case circuit breakers with current ratings of 1000A and 1200A. The new CBS ArcSafe® RSA-174E actuators are designed for Tmax T7M breakers equipped with optional stored-energy mechanisms (SEMs) and allow technicians to safely close and/or trip breakers outside of the arc-flash hazard boundary without any modification to the breaker. In many installations, the Tmax T7M circuit breakers are recessed into a cabinet, and the new remote switch actuators are designed to mount directly on to the breaker inside these cabinets.

When accompanied by a CBS ArcSafe® remote switch operator (RSO) control unit, the RSA-174E 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, and simple to install and set up, providing technicians with a quick solution for hard-to-access breaker locations. The RSA-174E requires no modifications for switchgear mounting, and operators can easily move the actuator from one breaker to another.

Optional features for the RSA-174E include a radio remote with a range of up to 300 feet, a wired or wireless video camera system with LCD monitor for remote viewing, and a custom-fit rugged storage case. When combined, these features make the RSA-174E easy to install and remove, allowing technicians to quickly and safely set up and operate different sets of the same electrical equipment.

All CBS ArcSafe® products are manufactured in the U.S. at our manufacturing facility in Denton, Texas. For more information, visit CBSArcSafe.com or call 877-4-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.

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