Basler Buys Cutler Hammer Line

Posted on June 28, 2006

Basler Electric, Highland Ill., said it has acquired the Cutler Hammer Excitation Control product line. The line includes a range of voltage regulators and static excitation systems, including both standard and customized products for small, medium and large generating systems, Basler said. Also included were the excitation products and designs from the Westinghouse Distribution & Control business, that became part of Cutler Hammer in 1994. The combined technology and experience created by the merging of these two product lines gives Basler an excitation system for new power generation installations or retrofit applications, the company said.

“This acquisition allows Basler Electric to expand the scope of its Excitation product line and supply excitation systems on larger generating systems,” according to Basler Electric President & COO, Gary Dolbeare. “The well established Cutler Hammer product offerings will open up new opportunities at key utility and Industrial generating facilities worldwide and complements Basler’s strategic efforts to become a full line excitation system supplier”.

Basler Electric also supplies both protection and control devices to the power industry. Products include protective relays, voltage regulators, gen-set controllers, custom transformers and digital excitation control systems.