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Market Report - Temporary Power: Latest products
HSS adds Harrington Hawks
HSS Hire has added Hawk low-noise 2.6kVA diesel generators to its fleet, following a 12-month exclusivity deal with manufacturer, Harrington Generators. The machine is claimed to exceed all current noise regulations, and HSS believes it will appeal strongly to the outdoor events, facilities management and maintenance markets.
The generator has a Lombardini 15DL225 engine with a stated noise output of less than 96dBA. It weighs only 80kg, has a fuel tank capacity of three litres and can run continuously for three hours on full load.
Arc-Gen celebrates triplets
Arc-Gen has welcomed the arrival of three new generators to its Weldmaker family. They comprise two super-silent versions, the 400SSD and 500SSD, and the 400CC/CV. The range now extends to seven machines, designed to cover virtually any type of fabrication project in the oil, gas, petrochemical and construction markets.
The compact 400SSD and 500SSD have a 45-litre tank offering in excess of nine hours’ operation at 400A. The 400CC/CV gives more than 10 hours’ running time from its 42-litre tank, and it has an output range of 60-400A.
GenSet upgrades HireMan range
Research undertaken recently by GenSet showed that professional power generation hire specialists would welcome products with a higher degree of sophistication. As a result, the manufacturer’s new range of HireMan generators will now include ‘as standard’ items such as fully bunded bases, large access doors for easy servicing, and external fuel manifolds for swift connection to complementary fuel sources.
GenSet is also fitting its FuelActive module, designed to ensure that only clean fuel is used, helping to reduce site breakdowns and power outages. A low-fuel shutdown system is also built-in. Safety features include fully adjustable RCDs, battery isolators and an immediate engine shutdown system should the canopy doors be opened during operation. Spark arrestors are fitted for use in sensitive situations. All new HireMan sets, which range from 30-500kVA, can be fitted to a road-tow or site-tow trailer, and central lifting eyes and forklift pockets are included.
Powered access solution from UK Generators
UK Generators’ UKG Platform PowerPack is an on-board hydraulic generator designed for the powered access industry. New to the range is a unit suitable for scissor lifts and booms that operate with variable displacement load sensing pumps. The manifold incorporates the required valves to allow the generator to operate without the need for any other component parts, and the product can be supplied with kits to suit specific machines.
All units are supplied for use with an 110V CE generator as standard, and RCBO protection is incorporated at the base of the platform, to prevent the scissor or boom becoming live in the event of an earth fault in the cabling between the chassis and basket. The generator is offered in a range of outputs from 2-6kVA, in single or three-phase versions.
Surge-free Makita models
Makita offers two portable petrol generators in its range of outdoor power equipment, both inverter type machines. The G2800iS and G4300iS have 4-stroke Robin engines which, with 14 and 16 litre fuel tank capacities, give continuous use running of 9.9 and 5.8 hours respectively.
Continuous running throttle output is rated at 2.5 and 3.8kVA respectively, but the generators can deliver a maximum of 2.8 and 4.3kVA to meet load demand for limited periods. Power is initially generated in DC mode for a smooth and reliable wave format, which is then passed through an inverter to deliver ‘spike-free’ AC current.
Quieter diesel Buddy
Buddy Welders has introduced a low-noise diesel powered version of its Compact 200 portable welder/generator. To comply with the latest regulations, it has been fitted with easily removable acoustic panels.
Portable and relatively light in weight at 148kg, it offers 200A of DC welding power at a true 100% duty cycle, plus 4.2 kVA of 220 and 110V AC auxiliary power. Auto idle is fitted to conserve fuel, and the machine also incorporates infinitely variable control of welding amps, electric start and a scratch Tig option.
Premium power from Seddons
Seddons (Plant & Engineers) introduced the Honda EU65is generator earlier in 2008 as the premium model in the EU series, replacing the EX5500. The machine incorporates inverter technology, which, according to the company, delivers power that is ‘cleaner’ than the National Grid’s.
The EU65is is 32% lighter in dry weight than its predecessor, and delivers 20% better fuel consumption due to its Eco throttle, which enables automatic control of the engine speed to match the power requirement of the appliance being used. Noise has also been reduced by 3dB. Seddons sees the product as ideal for hire to commercial and recreational users, and says that it is currently being offered at a significantly lower price than the EX5500.
IR line-up from Doosan
The Ingersoll Rand PowerSource range from Doosan Infracore includes 12 mobile and portable generator models with prime power outputs at rated speed from 10-500kVA. They have Stage 2 emission compliant engines and can be run for at least 24 hours without refuelling.
Control functions are grouped together on a common, simple-to-use operator instrument panel.
Easy-to-read gauges display critical operating parameters, with any system faults being indicated on an LED diagnostic panel, to simplify troubleshooting. Designed for low noise levels, each model features 110% environmental containment to prevent fluid spillage.