|[February 23, 2012]
Littelfuse is a Winner in Plant Engineering Magazine's 2011 Product of the Year Competition
CHICAGO --(Business Wire)--
Inc., a leading expert in electrical safety, power distribution and
control products, has been chosen as a winner in the 24th
annual Plant Engineering Magazine Product of the Year competition
for its Arc-Flash Relay (PGR-8800). The competition honors the best new
ideas manufacturing suppliers have to offer to improve operations. In
2011 Littelfuse expanded its protection relay line by adding the
PGR-8800, which is a stand-alone relay with up to 24 light sensors. The
product was designed to be quick and easy to install in both new and
existing switchgear equipment.
Littelfuse PGR-8800 Arc-Flash Relay (Photo: Business Wire)
"Speed is extremely important as early detection of an arc flash
minimizes damage to expensive equipment, potential for fire, and more
importantly, injury to personnel. Our Arc-Flash Relay sets a new
standard for this product category. It is not only one of the fastest
relays on the market but is also easy-to-install and easy-to-use," says
Tony Locker, P.E., Product Manager for Littelfuse Protection Relays.
"We are honored to be recognized by industry experts who understand the
impact of this Arc-Flash Relay on improving electrical safety," added
Dan Stanek, General Manager of the Littelfuse Protection Relay and
Custom Electrical Products Business.
About the PGR-8800 Arc-Flash Relay
Arc-Flash Relay detects excessive current in combination with light,
which is one of the earliest warning signs of an arc-flash incident.
This enables the PGR-8800 to quickly distinguish an arc flash from
unrelated current and ambient light fluctuations, defending the
installation from nuisance tripping.
For more information
For more information about the Littelfuse line of Protection Relays and
Controls products visit www.littelfuse.com/protectionrelays
or call our technical support line at 1-800-832-3873.
Founded in 1927, Littelfuse, Inc., the worldwide leader in circuit
protection, offers the industry's broadest and deepest portfolio of
circuit protection products and solutions. Littelfuse devices protect
products in virtually every market that uses electrical energy, from
consumer electronics to automobiles to industrial equipment. In addition
to its Chicago, Illinois, world headquarters, Littelfuse has more than
20 sales, distribution, manufacturing and engineering facilities in the
Americas, Europe and Asia. Technologies offered by Littelfuse include Fuses;
Discharge Tubes (GDTs); Positive
Temperature Coefficient Devices (PTCs); Protection
ESD Suppressors; SIDACtor®
Protection Arrays(SPA™); Switching
Diodes and Varistors.
The company also offers a comprehensive line of highly reliable Electromechanical
and Electronic Switch and Control Devices for commercial and
specialty vehicles, as well as underground Power
Distribution Centers for safe control and distribution of
electricity in mining operations.
For more information, please visit www.littelfuse.com.
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