CBS ArcSafe® Partial Discharge Sensor Wins EC&M Magazine 2016 Category Product of the Year Award

Denton, Texas – The CBS ArcSafe® PD Alert partial discharge sensor option for the company’s Remote Racking System (RRS) line has won Electrical Construction Maintenance (ECM) magazine’s 2016 Product of the Year Award in the Monitoring Equipment category.

The CBS ArcSafe PD Alert provides an additional layer of safety for technicians tasked with racking or removing circuit breakers and motor control centers. In the event of a breakdown in line-to-line or line-to-ground insulation, the PD Alert radio frequency (RF) non-contact sensor issues a visual strobe alarm or a digital alarm via email or SMS text message. Advanced signal processing and field-configurable setup allow the operator to set do-not-exceed thresholds for partial discharge values, or to issue an alert if partial discharge values indicate a condition that could be dangerous to technicians.

“This recognition from ECM is confirmation of the CBS ArcSafe team’s dedication to design and development of electrical safety tools and solutions that continue to protect our customers’ workers,” says Ashley McWhorter, president of CBS ArcSafe, Inc. “We here at CBS ArcSafe could not be more appreciative of this award from ECM.” CBS ArcSafe has previously won EC&M magazine’s 2010 and 2012 Product of the Year Award in the Specialty Products category for its RSA-48 and RRS-3 VB, respectively.

The PD Alert can be used with any of CBS ArcSafe’s remote racking systems, including the RRS-1 for rotary, jackscrew-type breakers; the lightweight RRS-1LT made from aluminum extrusion; the programmable dual-mode RRS- 4; and the RRS-2 for remotely racking extractor-type circuit breakers or motor controls, respectively. PD Alert also can be used as a stand-alone partial discharge sensor for monitoring critical electrical distribution equipment.

CBS ArcSafe previously won Product of the Year awards from Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) magazine (2012- 2015), and Plant Engineering magazine (2009, 2014). Other CBS ArcSafe product honors include Industrial Safety & Hygiene News (ISHN) magazine's Readers' Choice Award (2015).

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, or call toll-free at 877-4-SAFETY.


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