This remote control system consists of a solenoid operated mechanism mounted on the Main breaker, and a remote control key station. The key station can be on the outlet panel fed by the Main breaker or it can be at another location in the facility. Operation of the solenoid mechanism can set the breaker into the OFF position or reset it to the ON position.
Multiple key stations can be daisy chained to provide control from various points in a facility. Push-button control consoles can be substituted for key stations, if desired. An audible or visible alarm can be incorporated into the key station.
Why use a remote controlled company switch?
A Remote controlled company switch is useful in several scenarios — remote location of disconnect because of space restrictions at the outlet panel location; stage manager control of disconnects; security staff control of disconnects, etc. A Company Switch is considered a piece of power disconnect equipment. This can require location of the Company Switch so that line-of-sight integrity is maintained between the disconnect means (breaker) and the load. That can mean location of a large enclosure in an area with little or no room. With a remote ON/OFF system, the breaker enclosure can be located in a suitable location with conduit feeding an outlet panel mounted backstage. The small remote control station can be located near or on the outlet panel.
To provide Stage Manager control, a remote controlled company switch system with a key station located at the stage manager’s panel would give the stage manager the ability to reset the company switch(es) after nuisance tripping. It would also reduce the problem of non-qualified personnel operating disconnects.
Custom Remote Activated or Controlled Company Switches
Remote controlled company switch systems are designed and fabricated to meet your specific requirements. There are many ways to provide you with a useful system. Contact the factory for assistance with the design and implementation of a remote disconnect system.