SOURCE: McCain Inc.

McCain Inc.

March 03, 2015 12:00 ET

McCain Introduces New LX Cabinet Series Designed for Personnel Safety

Latest Caltrans-Approved Design Protects Workers From Accidental Electrocution

VISTA, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 3, 2015) - McCain Inc., a national leader in the supply of advanced transportation solutions for safety and mobility, today introduced its innovative new line of traffic cabinets focused on personnel safety, the LX cabinet series. Through minor modifications to key cabinet assemblies, the LX cabinet series safeguards against accidental electrocution of workers accessing its interior.

The LX cabinet design reflects a new way of thinking when it comes to the safety of those working on traffic cabinets. There are a number of people that may gain access to cabinets at intersections, such as traffic engineers, signal technicians, consultants, and city employees. Though many may have received some level of training on working with high voltages, it is implausible that everyone granted access is aware of all the live and potentially dangerous high-current components.

Through simple design modifications to the power distribution assembly (PDA), as well as output and input files, the LX cabinet series protects against inadvertent contact with live or arcing parts. Such guarding of live or arcing parts is readily addressed in national safety standards including the National Electric Code (NEC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). The incorporated changes are marginal yet effective and, most importantly, do not hinder the ability of trained technicians to quickly access, program, or troubleshoot assemblies in the field.

"The design for the LX cabinet series is unparalleled," said Reza Roozitalab, P.E., vice president of hardware engineering at McCain, Inc. "It marks a truly new approach to cabinet design and worker safety inspired by the nation's foremost experts on safety, NFPA and OSHA. We are excited to bring this product to market and offer a realistic means of keeping people safe in the field."

The introductory models of the LX cabinet series include three four-door versions, the 342LX and 346LX Cabinets for intersection control and a 344LX Cabinet for ramp metering, which all adhere to industry-standard size requirements and capabilities. It also includes a general purpose 342/4LX Hub, CCTV, ITS Cabinet. Additional two-door models, such as the 332LX, 334LX, and 336LX are scheduled for release later in the year.

About McCain Inc.
McCain Inc. develops products used by millions of people around the world each day. A manufacturing powerhouse since 1987, the company's brand portfolio includes advanced traffic control equipment, integrated transportation systems, and custom manufacturing solutions for Fortune 500 companies. The McCain community is comprised of more than 600 team members at operations in the United States and Mexico.

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