S&C Electric Co. was named a winner of this year’s R&D 100 Awards Competition for its new IntelliRupter PulseCloser. Winners were judged on their success in introducing the 100 most technologically significant products of the year, and will be honored at a ceremony in Orlando, Florida, on Nov. 12, 2009.

IntelliRupter incorporates cutting-edge PulseClosing Technology that injects multiple, non-disruptive pulses into the line to check for faults before initiating closing. This technology eliminates the equipment-damaging stresses associated with power restoration using conventional reclosers, extending the life of lines, transformers, and circuit breakers. IntelliRupter features a base-integrated control that’s accessed for configuration and operation via a secure WiFi link. This innovative approach improves reliability, operator safety and convenience, and significantly enhances security.

IntelliRupter is a key component of S&C’s IntelliTEAM II Automatic Restoration System, a self-healing, scalable feeder reconfiguration system.