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.
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.
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. 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.
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
Trafford, PA – May 24, 2016 – Cleaveland/Price announces that they have come to an agreement for acquisition of Reliatronics Inc., of Johnson City, TX. Reliatronics is a designer and manufacturer of remote terminal units (RTU) used primarily in the electric utility industry. Reliatronics RTU’s are noted for their small footprint and low power consumption and have been integrated into many Cleaveland/Price switch controllers.
Rae Sweeney, Cleaveland/Price president stated, “We are excited about the opportunities that will open up as a result of bringing Reliatronics into our company. We have number of products that we will be able to pursue given the expertise that Reliatronics will contribute.” Added Pete Kowalik, Cleaveland/Price vice-president and engineering manager, “Cleaveland/Price has worked closely with Reliatronics over the last 20+ years jointly supplying equipment to many utility customers. This closeness and common market led to the combining of efforts to design and manufacture a high voltage power line sensor (LineScope). The synergistic joining of the two companies creates a design and production team with greater capability to respond to new Smart Grid market needs.”
Hershel Roberson, president of Reliatronics, will continue with Cleaveland/Price in a product development role. Regarding the acquisition, Mr. Roberson observed, ” Reliatronics and Cleaveland/Price have probably done a hundred projects together and they have been great to work with. I have always been impressed by Cleaveland/Price’s engineering expertise, and with the family oriented culture of the company. I know that the products we have developed will be in good hands.”
Cleaveland/Price will be fully absorbing Reliatronics into its organization, however, will be maintaining the Reliatronics brand name for the RTUs.
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. Through its work with Reliatronics, Cleaveland/Price has introduced a highly accurate line sensor for distribution and transmission applications.
Dallas, TX USA
May 2-5, 2016