Vacuum Circuit Breakers replace air magnetic units.

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VR-Series medium voltage vacuum replacement (MVVR) breakers are functional electrical and mechanical replacements for air magnetic circuit breakers. Four times faster and 16 times more powerful than air magnetic breakers, they have SureClose(TM) MOC system that prevents stalling and damage to cell and MOC switch. Breakers are reversible, if cell structure modifications are necessary, and only require one outage for removal and installation.



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Eaton Corporation Introduces New Cutler-Hammer Medium Voltage Vacuum Replacement (MVVR) Breaker


PITTSBURGH, PA. Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation introduces its Medium Voltage Vacuum Replacement (MVVR) breakers, which have been designed, manufactured and fully tested to be functional electrical and mechanical replacements for air magnetic circuit breakers. The MVVR is a breakthrough in the industrial marketplace for Eaton's electrical power distribution and control products, sold under the Cutler-Hammer brand name.

The VR-Series Medium Voltage Vacuum Replacement (MVVR) breakers are reversible, if cell structure modifications are necessary, and only require one outage for removal and installation, avoiding unnecessary downtime. Four times faster and sixteen times more powerful than air magnetic breakers, Cutler-Hammer's SureClose(TM) MOC system prevents stalling and damage to the cell and MOC switch.

"The VR-Series is extremely cost-effective," says Chuck Kelley, Power Circuit Breaker Center Manager with the Cutler-Hammer business unit. "The quick installation provides less downtime and greater reliability and sustainability."

Cutler-Hammer's Power Breaker Center manufactures over 158 different models of VR-Series MVVR breakers that quickly, reliably, and effectively replace air magnetic circuit breakers manufactured by companies such as Westinghouse, General Electric, Allis-Chalmers, Federal Pacific Electric, ITE, and McGraw-Edison.

Company Information

Eaton's Cutler-Hammer business is a worldwide leader in electrical control, power distribution, and industrial automation products and services. Through advanced product development, world-class manufacturing methods, and global engineering services and support, the Cutler-Hammer business provides customer-driven solutions that serve the changing needs of the industrial, utility, light commercial, residential, and OEM markets.

Eaton Corporation is a global $7.3 billion diversified industrial manufacturer that is a leader in fluid power systems; electrical power quality, distribution and control; automotive engine air management and fuel economy; and intelligent truck systems for fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 49,000 employees and sells products in more than 50 countries.

To learn more about Eaton's innovative Cutler-Hammer products visit www.cutler-hammer.eaton.com.

To learn more about Eaton Corporation visit www.eaton.com.

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