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Join Us at DistribuTECH 2018!

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!


ICUEE

Attending ICUEE in Louisville, Oct. 3-5?  So are we! Stop by and visit us at booth 4039 and see the latest in what Cleaveland/Price has to offer in substation, transmission, and distribution equipment.

 


Patent Award

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.

 

About Cleaveland/Price
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.


Cleaveland/Price is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor / OSHA

We are both honored and ecstatic to be recognized by the U.S Department of Labor for continuous commitment to improving the safety and health of our workplace through OSHA.

Cleaveland/Price is one of fewer than 1,600 companies in the country to share this status.deptoflaborletter

 


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.

 


Cleaveland/Price Inc. is acknowledged on National Manufacturing Day

natl-manufacturing-dayCleaveland/Price Inc. was acknowledged by the Commissioners of Westmoreland County on National Manufacturing Day 2016. Rae Sweeney, president of Cleaveland/Price Inc., was presented with the recognition award distinguishing Cleaveland/Price for their commitment to advanced workforce training and development in order to foster growth in manufacturing operations as well as to attract new business to the County.


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.