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G&W Electric Debuts Trident®-SR with SafeVu™ During DistribuTECH 2018


January 23, 2018

New solid-dielectric, magnetically actuated switch available for shipment by mid-2018

Bolingbrook, Illinois, January 23, 2018 – G&W Electric, Inc. has recently announced the debut of their new 15kV Trident®-SR with SafeVu™ solid-dielectric switch at DistribuTECH 2018. While on display at the show, attendees can enter booth 1943 to observe the only solid-dielectric magnetically actuated switch on the market with an integral visible break for underground circuits. The new, state-of-the-art addition to the Trident product line will be available for purchase in the first quarter of 2018.

As the latest innovation in solid-dielectric technology, G&W’s Trident-SR with SafeVu pairs both a field-proven, magnetic actuated switch with an integral visible break to manage customer compliance needs, including regulation, maintenance and safety. The Trident-SR magnetic actuating technology works to improve system speed and reliability with less moving pieces and higher operational life-cycles, a huge benefit for critical source transfer applications. Parallel, the switch’s SafeVu integral visible break contains no oil or gas and is completely maintenance free, saving utilities both time and money.

“At G&W, our research and expertise showed us that our customers are looking for a premier automated switch that can only meet full compliance if equipped with an integral visible break,” said John Mueller, Chairman and Owner of G&W Electric. “By having best-in-class magnetic actuator automation technology paired up with the safety benefits of SafeVu, we are meeting this growing customer demand and are well-positioned to attract the interest of many more standards engineers, given our operational flexibility and dependability.”

The latest switch is capable of integration with any choice of relay and is compatible with integral current and voltage sensors. A variety of switch pairing applications include 10-cycle automatic transfer systems, underground remote automated switches and distribution automation systems.

For more information on the 15kV Trident-SR with SafeVu, visit www.gwelec.com.

About G&W Electric

Since 1905, G&W Electric has helped power the world with innovative power systems solutions and products. With the introduction of the first disconnectable cable terminating device in the early 1900s, G&W began to build a reputation for innovative engineered solutions to meet the needs of systems designers. With an ever-present commitment to customer satisfaction, G&W enjoys a worldwide reputation for quality products and superior service.  For more information on G&W visit www.gwelec.com

 

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