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DistribuTECH 2017

Cleaveland/Price celebrated over 20 years of participation at DistribuTECH this year. This year the convention was held in sunny San Diego, CA. The booth team for 2017 consisted of Rae Sweeney, Pete Kowalik, Vince Cleaveland, Joe Andreyo, Ed Wallace, Hershel Roberson, Chad Bond, Al Bortak, Dan Driggers, Roy Onofrey, Justin Reinhart, Angelo Rometo, Joe Szwelnis, and Trish Conboy. The booth would not have been erected if it were not for the endless dedication and talents of Tim Kotch and Addison Whetzel.DistribuTECH 2017 Booth

Our new LineScope™ was the center of attention amongst our other products like the ReliaVac™ Vacuum Interrupter, Reliatronics RTUs, Center Break Switch, Grounding Mat, Padmount Switch, and Motor Operators, just to name a few. We had a record amount of people visit our booth this year, and we were recognized by WindStax for our automation gear.

DistribuTECH was a great success this year, and we are already planning for next year’s event.

 


Patent Award

two-wayCongratulations 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.


Single-Way Center Break Switches

Unitized Center Break Switches 

Quick Install Switches

"Quick Install" CB-AV switches, adjusted and prepared for shipping

“Quick Install” CB-AV switches, adjusted and prepared for shipping

Cleaveland/Price “Quick Install” center break switches are unitized, phase-over-phase transmission switches that ship from the factory fully assembled and adjusted.  Unitized assemblies are available through 161 kV.   The switch pole units are “V” configuration CB-CV and CB-AV designs to minimize weight.

“Quick Install” switches are designed to address issues that customers have with other transmission switch designs.  Some customers have difficulty getting switches into adjustment when mounted on tall transmission poles. This is the result of the torsional “windup” of the vertical operating pipe between phases, which causes the three pole units to operate out of sync.  “Quick Install” switches are designed with “push-pull” interphase linkage so that the three pole units always move in unison, regardless of the length of the vertical operating pipe.

138 kV CB-AV in a "Quick Install" configuration.

138 kV CB-AV in a “Quick Install” configuration.

The switch ships from the factory fully adjusted with the linkage set in toggle in the closed and open positions. The switch stays in adjustment after installation, just as it was tested and operated at the factory.

The switches are typically supplied with standard strength porcelain insulators.  Polymer insulators are available on 69 kV and 115 kV switches with a maximum short time peak rating of 65 kA.   Center break switches can be supplied with arc horns, Cleaveland/Price Superwhip™, or single bottle ReliaVac™ vacuum interrupters for loop splitting application.

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Single-Way Vertical Break Switch

Unitized Vertical Break Switches 

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Cleaveland/Price “Quick Install” vertical break switches are unitized, phase-over-phase transmission switches that ship from the factory fully assembled and adjusted.  Unitized assemblies are available through 230 kV.   The switch pole units are V2-CAS design with an inclined jaw end insulator to shorten the base and reduce switch weight.

69 kV "Quick Install" vertical break switch

69 kV “Quick Install” vertical break switch

“Quick Install” switches are designed to address issues that customers have with other transmission switch designs.  Some customers have difficulty getting switches into adjustment when mounted on tall transmission poles. This is the result of the torsional “windup” of the vertical operating pipe between phases, which causes the three pole units to operate out of sync. “Quick Install” switches utilize a “push-pull” interphase linkage so that the three pole units always move in unison, regardless of the length of the vertical operating pipe.

The switch ships from the factory fully adjusted with the linkage set in toggle in the closed and open positions. The switch stays in adjustment after installation, just as it was tested and operated at the factory.

The switches are typically supplied with standard strength porcelain insulators. At voltages to 115 kV, vertical break switches can be supplied with polymer insulators.  Vertical break “Quick Install” switches can be supplied with arc horns, Cleaveland/Price Superwhip™, or  Cleaveland/Price ReliaVac™ interrupter, depending on current interrupting requirements.

 

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Unitized Transmission Switches

Unitized Transmission Switches 

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Cleaveland/Price focuses its efforts in transmission on maximizing value to the end user through our “Quick Install” switches.   We offer fully assembled and adjusted unitized switch designs that save customers significant installation time, thus reducing crane usage time and labor costs.  Vertical break and center break “V” configuration switches are commonly supplied in transmission applications.

Another Cleaveland/Price product that is designed to save utilities significant money in asset costs is our effective Superwhip.   Through extensive testing and field service, the Superwhip has been proven to interrupt the capacitive current of many miles of transmission line.  Where an expensive full load interrupting device was required to break capacitive current, a pre-installed  Superwhip™  can be used instead.  For installations that require full load break, Cleaveland/Price offers the innovative ReliaVac® vacuum interrupter.

 


Press release Dec 20, 2013

 

Rae Sweeney

Cleaveland/Price announces that the company’s Board of Directors has appointed company controller and IT director, Rae Sweeney, to succeed company founder Chuck Cleaveland, as company president.  The transition is effective, January 1, 2014.

Mrs. Sweeney, a 29-year employee of Cleaveland/Price, is well positioned to step into the role of president. She has an exceptional knowledge and understanding of Cleaveland/Price information and manufacturing systems and has been a driving force in the installation and update of the company’s MRP system. Says Mrs. Sweeney, “I look forward to the challenge and opportunity to serve both our employees and customers. By following Chuck Cleaveland’s leadership example, we will continue to flourish as a key supplier in the marketplace as well as provide our employees with a top notch work experience.”

As company leader, Chuck Cleaveland established the company philosophy of placing employees #1, customers #2, and profit #3 in order of importance. Mr. Cleaveland stated that he is “confident and thankful that Rae will carry on our corporate traditions of having no unhappy customers and always treating our employees with kindness”. Mr. Cleaveland will remain as Chairman of the Board of Directors.  He will be active with the company as he focuses his attention on product development, process refinement, and mentoring employees to succeed in attaining goals.


Products

Switch Products

Cleaveland/Price offers a wide array of switch products. Choose the switch product(s) that your company needs here.

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Automation Products

Cleaveland/Price also offers a variety of automation products as well. Check out our automation products here.

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Line Sensors /Data Collector Products

Cleaveland/Price offers Line Sensors and Data Collectors for various needs. Check out our new LineScope™ Power Quality Monitor. here.

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Reliatronics RTUs

Reliatronics agreed to join Cleaveland/Price to strengthen the Reliatronics brand. Cleaveland/Price will continue to supply Reliatronics RTUs.

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