CDS Series Named 2021 Product of the Year

CDS Series Named 2021 Product of the Year

We're excited to announce our CDS Series of curved, non-metallic motor disconnects has been named an EC&M® 2021 Product of the Year winner in the motors, drives and motor controls category. We now join 30 other finalists that will compete for the Platinum, Gold and Silver awards, with winners determined by EC&M subscribers next month.

About the EC&M Award

EC&M, or Electrical Construction and Maintenance, is the technical authority for electrical professionals. The publication established its Product of the Year competition in 2001 to recognize excellence in new product development and showcases the most innovative products in a wide range of categories including software, construction equipment, lamps, wiring, portable test and measurement equipment and many more.

In terms of the award process, a panel of expert judges narrowed down the submissions as part of phase one of the competition. The team then ranked each product based on scoring criteria, ultimately identifying 31 category winners based on technical innovation, as well as the ability to save time and improve productivity for end users.

An Industry First

Our CDS Series offers a reliable way to safely control power to meet lockout-tagout (LO/TO) requirements and represents the electrical industry's first curved, non-metallic motor disconnect. It incorporates a unique shedding design that eliminates standing water, debris and other contaminants in hygienic environments such as food, beverage and pharmaceutical applications.

Notable features:

  • UL TYPE 4X rating; NSF certified
  • 30A rated 20HP at 480V
  • Labelless design - units are laser-marked for permanent identification
  • Drop-in compatible with industry-standard mounting footprints
  • Standard early-break auxiliary contacts - 1 N/O, 1 N/C

To learn more about the 2021 Product of the Year awards, check out this month's EC&M digital publication. You can also learn more about our CDS Series here.