DistribuTECH remains the premier event for learning about the cutting-edge advancements in utility products. Where else do over 500 vendors assemble on a yearly basis to explain how their products can help you improve your system? And with registrants from over 300 utilities attending, networking opportunities abound. There are 14 session tracks that address all of the hot topics in our industry, including distribution automation, microgrids, energy storage, and substation automation. If you want to keep up with advances in the electric industry, San Antonio is where you want to be Jan. 23-25.
While at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, visit Cleaveland/Price on the expo floor at booth #2935. We’d love to share the latest developments in our LineScope®, Reliatronics RTU products, and submersible current monitors with you!
Trafford, PA – August 24, 2017 – Cleaveland/Price announces that it was recently awarded patent Nos. 9664710 and 9746498 for a sensory assembly system and method for monitoring power lines. The sensor discoveries covered by the patents are the basis for the Cleaveland/Price LineScope® power monitor for overhead lines.
The new technology distinguishes itself from other sensing methods in that, as a wireless system, it has the capability of measuring ground or neutral currents as well as provide accurate real-time current and voltage readings for each phase of the power line. While some wireless sensors can provide current and voltage readings to calculate power factor, VA, and watts values, they are unable to determine a ground current value. Through synchronized voltage and current readings from the three phases, the patented Cleaveland/Price system can analyze the readings and determine the net real time sum of the three currents to calculate a ground current value.
For electric utilities, ground current value is an important measurement in determining the health of the electrical system. The presence of ground currents is an unhealthy condition for an electrical system and can pose a potential safety risk as well as result in damage to equipment.
Cleaveland/Price is a switch engineering and manufacturing firm with a diverse product portfolio including outdoor group operated high voltage switches with ratings to 345 kV, hookstick operated switches for a wide range of applications, enclosed switches including isophase disconnects, and custom designed high voltage switches for special uses. The company also manufactures switch control motor operators that enable utilities to integrate almost any switch into a SCADA or smart grid system in overhead, underground, and padmount applications. In recent years, Cleaveland/Price has introduced a highly accurate line sensor for distribution and transmission applications as well as new remote terminal unit (RTU) designs.
Congratulations to Chuck Cleaveland, Pete Kowalik, and Cleaveland/Price ‘s design staff for being awarded a patent on innovative unitized 2-way and 3-way switch designs. The new Cleaveland/Price unitized multi-way switch, designed to yield significant savings to utilities in transmission applications, is a first in the industry. Cleaveland/Price has been championing the unitized single way switch concept and has long seen the need to take the concept to the next level. The patent award is a validation of the unique approach to switch design that we have taken. Look for the addition of unitized 2-way and 3-way products on the Cleaveland/Price website in the first quarter of 2017.
San Jose, CA USA
June 21-26, 2016
Visit us at Booth 313
and let’s talk about how Cleaveland/Price can improve reliability of your Smart Grid switch automation and power monitoring
Dallas, TX USA
May 2-5, 2016
Visit us at Booth 120
and check out the Cleaveland/Price LineScope™ overhead line power monitor
Cleaveland/Price has been awarded a 2015 Top Workplaces honor by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.
“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”
In the award standings, Cleaveland/Price had the highest position among mid-sized companies in the manufacturing sector; a status that pleased company president, Mrs. Rae Sweeney. “Receiving a 2015 Top Workplace award is very important to our company. To maintain a competitive edge in our industry, we need to attract the best and the brightest individuals who will mesh with our culture of caring and striving for continuous improvement. This award helps to give us greater visibility to this pool of prospective employees.”
Cleaveland/Price was also cited in a supplemental article about building company culture.
Kentucky Exposition Center
Louisville, KY 40209
September 29 – October 1, 2015
Visit us at Booth #1407