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WESTINGHOUSE WINS AN "R&D 100 AWARD" FOR MOTOR STARTER

 WESTINGHOUSE WINS AN "R&D 100 AWARD" FOR MOTOR STARTER
 PITTSBURGH, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Corporation (NYSE: WX) has won a prestigious "R&D 100 Award" from R&D Magazine for outstanding innovation in the design and manufacture of a motor starter with dramatically improved service life and performance capabilities.
 The winning Advantage microprocessor-based starter -- developed jointly by the company's Electrical Components Division (ECD) in Asheville, N.C., and the Science & Technology Center located near here in Churchill, Pa. -- has been described as the result of "a nearly perfect blend of solid-state and traditional electromechanical technologies." Covered by 22 patent applications, the reasonably priced control is half the size of conventional starters and has built-in communications capabilities.
 Advantage's success is made possible by four major technology breakthroughs: a revolutionary current sensor that monitors current rather than heat; an energy-balanced contact closure that increases operating life by decreasing electrical and mechanical wear; an intelligent coil controller that optimizes the contact closing process; and a custom microprocessor chip that contains both analog and digital circuitry.
 The annual "R&D 100" awards recognize the 100 most significant new technical products of the past year, and this marks the second consecutive year Westinghouse has been cited for technical excellence by the magazine.
 The award ceremony was held at the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago.
 In accepting the award for Westinghouse, Jack Bauer, ECD manager of control engineering, said, "Advantage represents a major technological breakthrough in the industry and is an example of excellence achieved through teamwork. Working together, our scientists, engineers, and marketers developed a revolutionary new product and moved it quickly from the lab bench to practical application in the field."
 The Westinghouse Electrical Components Division is part of the corporation's Distribution and Control Business Unit, a supplier of electrical-distribution, circuit-protection and control products to global markets.
 The Westinghouse Science & Technology Center is one of the world's leading industrial research and development facilities.
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 /CONTACT: Roy L. Morrow, 412-642-3005, or Robert J. Benke, 412-642-3321, both of Westinghouse Electric/
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