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Eaton aims to combat counterfeiting with laser-etched labels


October 21, 2014
By Alyssa Dalton


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October 21, 2014 – Laser-etched labels will be featured on Eaton’s moulded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) in an effort to combat counterfeiting and promote product authentication, says the company.

According to Eaton, these permanent markings require more sophisticated technology to manufacture and are designed to prevent removal and replacement from the product, helping consumers recognize products that have experienced reconditioning. Information laser-etched directly onto the circuit breaker includes ratings, specifications and product information. Customers can enter this information into Eaton’s Circuit Breaker Authentication (CBA) tool—available at www.eaton.com/counterfeit—to authenticate the breaker.