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WIPO Patent Application WO/2017/100807
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This invention relates to a switching device (1 0). More specifically, the invention relates to a retrofit switching device (1 0) for mechanically switching a plurality of switches between on and/or off conditions. It is envisaged that the primary application of such invention is for switching circuit breakers configured along one or more rows on a distribution board. The switching device (10) includes a pair of primary parallel guide rails (12,14), a means for anchoring the switching device (1 0) to a switch covering panel (i.e. a distribution board panel) and a carriage (22), supported across the primary parallel guide rails (12,14) and movable back-and- forth therealong along a first axis, the carriage (22) comprising thereon: (i) a switch engaging formation for operably switching the switches between on and off conditions; and (ii) a primary drive (26) for moving the switch engaging formation back-and-forth along a second axis, wherein the first and second axes are transverse one another. The switching device (10) further includes a secondary drive (28) for moving the carriage along the primary parallel guide rails (12,14) and operably along the one or more rows of switches, a controller for at least actuating the primary (26) and the secondary drives (28), and a power source for powering at least the primary drive (26), the secondary drive (28) and the controller.

WASSERFALL, Colin Victor (14 8th Avenue, Houghton Estate, 2198 Johannesburg, 2198, ZA)
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January 18, 2018
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November 15, 2016
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WASSERFALL, Colin Victor (14 8th Avenue, Houghton Estate, 2198 Johannesburg, 2198, ZA)
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SIBANDA & ZANTWIJK (PO Box 1615, Houghton, 2014 Johannesburg, 2014, ZA)
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