Motor Operator


TP-D2 Distribution Substation Class Motor Operator for Torsional Pipe

For distribution substation switch applications that take a torsional motion, Cleaveland/Price offers the TP-D2 torsional operator.  These operators are used for operating loadbreak distribution switches that require a fast operation to extend the life of the interrupter.  Operation time of the TP-D2 is 0.4 second with a torque output of 8000 in-lbs.  The TP-D2 has available voltage inputs of 125 VDC, 120 VAC, and 240 VAC.

 

TP-D2 Torsional Operator Features 


  • Powder coated NEMA 3R aluminum enclosure (NEMA 4 available)
  • Dynamic braking for electrical stop
  • Local/Remote control
  • Internally stored swing handle for manual operation
  • Non-cast, adjustable mechanical stops
  • Torque relief decoupler
  • 4/0 ground strap

 

 

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RP-C2 Distribution Substation Class Motor Operator for Reciprocating Pipe

For distribution substation switch applications that require a reciprocating motion, Cleaveland/Price offers the RP-C2 reciprocating operator.  These operators are used for operating loadbreak distribution switches that require a fast operation to extend the life of the interrupter.  Operation time of the RP-C2 (shown to right) is 0.4 second with a force output of 800 lbs.  The RP-C2 has available voltage inputs of 24 VDC, 48 VDC, 125 VDC, 250 VDC, 120 VAC, and 240 VAC.

 

RP-C2 Reciprocating Operator Features   

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  • Powder coated NEMA 3R aluminum enclosure (NEMA 4 available)
  • Dynamic braking for electrical stop
  • Local/Remote control
  • Internally stored side handle for manual operation
  • Switch specific stroke distance is factory set
  • Coupler for fiberglass rod or steel pipe
  • 4/0 ground strap

 

 

 

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TP-C2 and TP-C3 Substation Class Motor Operators

Cleaveland/Price offers several types of substation class motor operators to meet customer applications.  TP-C2 and TP-C3 motor operators are designed to operate substation class disconnect and loadbreak switches that require a torsional motion.  Operation time of the TP-C2 is typically 5-6 seconds (180 degree  rotation) with available torque output ratings of 10,000 in-lbs. and 20,000 in-lbs.  The TP-C3 motor operator features a permanent magnet motor and is available with torque output ratings of 20,000 and 30,000 in-lbs. at an operating time of 5 seconds /20,000 in-lbs. and 11 seconds /30,000 in-lbs.

TP-C2 and TP-C3 features 

    • Powder coated NEMA 3R aluminum enclosure (NEMA 4 available)
    • Dynamic braking for electrical stop
    • Local/Remote control
    • “Fast stop” button
    • Handcrank for manual operation
    • Non-cast, adjustable mechanical stops
    • Torque relief decoupler
    • 4/0 ground strap

 

 

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Manual Operating Mechanisms

Swing Handle 

The swing handle operator is a common manual operator for most group operated switch styles and ratings. The swing handle assembly is provided with stops to prevent overtravel when opening or closing the switch. The swing handle is padlockable in both the open and close positions.  All swing handle components are fabricated from steel.  Metallic clamp-on position indicators and a tinned copper ground strap are standard. A switch nameplate is attached to the swing handle.

 

 

 

 

Wormgear Operator 

The Cleaveland/Price GH-C is a manual geared handcrank operator for group operated switches.  It is available in 10:1, 20:1, and 40:1 gear ratios, delivering high torque at low operating forces. The GH-C features:

  • Complete non-cast construction with rugged, adjustable open-closed stops
  • Metallic slip handle
  • Padlockable, stainless steel crank and locking disc
  • Metallic clamp-on position indicators
  • Tinned copper braid ground strap

 

 

 

Pump Handle 


In some applications a reciprocating operator is most appropriate.

The RP-C pump handle operator is a heavy-duty operator that has a built-in key interlock mounting provision.  The pump handle operator is available with an integral auxiliary switch assembly and electrical interlock as options.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Cleaveland/Price makes two types of controllers for overhead distribution switches; controllers for switches with vertical operating pipe and for those without operating pipe. Switches with operating pipe could have a torsional swing handle operator or a reciprocating pump handle operator.  For torsional pipe switches, Cleaveland/Price offers the BT-D controller. For reciprocating pipe switches, we offer the BR controller.

Some utilities favor switches that do not have vertical operating pipe. For these applications we offer the PTAD controller. With the PTAD controller, the motor mounts at switch level and the controller mounts beneath the switch (photo below).

The PTAD controller can be retrofitted to switches that presently have a vertical operating pipe. All of the motor operators incorporate features critical for automation reliability.


 


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Group Operated Switch Overview

138 kV CB-A InstallationCleaveland/Price offers many group operated switch types including vertical break, center break, double end break and single end break.  All of the switches are available with copper current carrying parts.  The switches are typically supplied as three pole switches for substation, transmission, and distribution applications. The switches can be mounted in the horizontal-upright, vertical, horizontal-underhung, or inclined position.

The switches are suitable for use in a variety of applications including line disconnecting and sectionalizing, circuit breaker by-pass and isolation, and transformer isolation.  Arc horns or quick break whips are available when small amounts of transformer magnetizing currents and line charging currents must be interrupted.

Full load break attachments are available for vertical break switches. Accessories needed to adapt the switch to a customer’s particular requirements are available.

The switch may be manually operated by use of a swing handle or wormgear mechanism or electrically operated by use of a Cleaveland/Price TP-C2 motor operator.

Cleaveland/Price’s switches meet ANSI C37, NEMA, and IEEE Standards and the rating requirements of IEC Standards.


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Automation_Reliability_Ad-256In emergency situations or everyday switching operations, you want to be sure that a SCADA controlled switch is going to operate when needed. The Cleaveland/Price family of controllers incorporates critical for reliability features that give you the confidence that the switch will be ready for action. With thousands of installations throughout North America, Cleaveland/Price controllers have demonstrated their dependability in environments from the withering heat of the southwest desert to the bitter cold of Canadian winters to the high humidity and destructive lightning conditions of southeast US. Cleaveland/Price controllers can be retrofitted to almost any manufacturer’s transmission switch or distribution switch in overhead, underground, or padmount applications. Transparent to all protocols, the controllers will fit cleanly into any SCADA system. Cleaveland/Price has joined with other leading equipment suppliers to provide complete automation packages that fulfill the needs of our customers.