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Circuit Breaker Sales Co., Inc., a Group CBS company, specializes in the sale and service of low- and medium-voltage circuit breakers and other electrical power distribution equipment. From our modern 200,000-square-foot facility, we provide new, surplus, obsolete, and remanufactured electrical equipment and replacement parts from the largest inventory in the U.S.

The 2017 Q4 issue of Breaker Buzz has arrived!

The 2017 Q4 issue of Breaker Buzz has arrived!

bb full q4 2017The new issue of Breaker Buzz has arrived!

Group CBS puts another successful year on the books with record sales and growth, innovative products, and fulfilling customers' requirements for electrical apparatus sales, service, testing, and engineering worldwide.

One of the standout moments for Group CBS this year was its response to Hurricane Harvey in late August. In this issue of Buzz, you'll see how ingenuity and hard work helped get Houston customers back online quickly and safely... and how the GCBS family pulled together to assist our own employees affected by the storm.

Also in this issue, you will find:

  • Vacuum Interrupters, Inc., introduces the multifunctional VITS60M tester
  • Western Electrical Services outperforms the competition with PEARL Technician Certification
  • "Smooth Operators" column honors longtime employees
  • MAC-TS4 vacuum interrupter tester spans the globe from Indiana to India
  • And more!

I hope you enjoy this issue of Breaker Buzz. Feel free to share it around the office. As always, thanks for your confidence, trust, and business!

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The Q3 issue of Breaker Buzz has arrived!

The Q3 issue of Breaker Buzz has arrived!

Q3 Breaker BuzzThe new issue of Breaker Buzz has arrived!

As the devastation from Hurricane Harvey intensifies, Group CBS is keeping a close eye on our neighbors in Texas and Louisiana. It’s difficult to watch so many people lose their homes and loved ones, but through the tragedy, we’re also witnessing acts of heroism that make us proud to be Americans.

The road to recovery will be a long one, but Group CBS and its affiliates are ready to provide electrical apparatus repair, rentals, services, and sales to get this region back up and running. See page 3 for a link to Group CBS emergency contact numbers.

Also in this issue of Buzz, you will find:

  • CBS Florida solves transformer challenge for power plant
  • How to find talented millennial workers
  • CBS ArcSafe braves the desert for electrical safety
  • Western Electrical Services opens Reno shop
  • “Smooth Operators” column honors longtime employees
  • And more!

I hope you enjoy this issue of Breaker Buzz. Feel free to share it around the office. As always, thanks for your confidence, trust, and business.

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Circuit Breaker Sales to Open First Midwest Location

CBS’ newest electrical equipment sales, service, and repair facility in Crown Point, IN, will be on full display during an open house on Friday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. The open house will include electrical equipment demonstrations from Group CBS companies and CBS’ field service partner Shermco Industries, as well as food and beverages throughout the day.

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The Evolution of the Circuit Breaker

The Evolution of the Circuit Breaker

By Paul Grein, Electrical Engineer, Circuit Breaker Sales Co., Inc.

After World War II ended in 1945, Westinghouse introduced its first medium-voltage air-magnetic circuit breaker, and the first American standard for AC power circuit breakers was published. Circuit breakers of the day were heavy, expensive, and unreliable devices that required regular upkeep to ensure they performed as expected.

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Modern Machines Mean Better Accuracy at CBS

Modern Machines Mean Better Accuracy at CBS

Press Brake at CBSCBS GAINESVILLE is moving its machining capabilities from the analog world into the digital realm thanks to new machinery equipped with the latest computer technology. A pair of Fryer mills produces precision metal and plastic circuit breaker parts, while an Accurpress press brake used to build sheet metal components for new and retrofit electrical equipment is extremely accurate and easier to operate than its manual predecessor.

The computerized machining equipment results in quicker production, reduced human error, and fewer scrapped parts. “A whole lot less work goes into accurately creating a whole lot more parts,” says Kyle Fincher, mechanical engineer at CBS Gainesville.

Photos: A press brake (right) and new mills top) assure precision and easier operation in the machining of breaker and other electrical equipment components.