MORE POWER AND LIGHT Wacker Neuson unveils new range of portable inverter generators, wide-body light towers
BY DAWN M. GESKE Wacker Neuson has launched a new line of inverter gener- ators designed to provide portable power for commercial and residential use. The new GPi series inverters offer clean ac power similar to a standard household outlet, mak- ing the units ideal for powering small tools and sensitive electronics, the company said. The GPi inverter series consists of five models, the GPi 1700, GPi 3200, GPSi 3200, GPi 4300 and GPSi 4300. With power outputs from 1. 65 to 4. 3 k W, the new inverters comple- ment Wacker Neuson’s utility equip- ment line, which also includes a line of diaphragm, centrifuge and sub- mersible pumps; portable and mobile generators; light towers; balloon lights; dehumidifiers; and a range of hydronic portable, mobile, skid and heavy-duty heaters. The new GPi inverters feature an integrated engine flywheel and gener- ator assembly designed to make the units compact, lighter in weight, qui- eter and more fuel efficient, said Marc Leupi, utility product manager for Wacker Neuson. “The new inverter generator series is a great addition to Wacker Neuson’s already extensive profes- sional generator line. These units are so easy to operate and portable that they are a great choice for residential or recreational applications, but they are truly rugged and powerful enough to meet the demands of the construc- tion industry.” The inverter technology used in Wacker Neuson’s new GPi series allows the units to respond to the changing loads put on the engine. The system does not require the engine to operate at a fixed speed to generate power, but can accommo- date variable engine speeds, which
Wacker Neuson’s new GPi inverter generator line incorporates five models rated 1. 65 to 4. 3 k W. The generators are powered by Subaru gasoline engines and incorporate Wacker Neuson’s inverter technology that allows the machines to adjust to changing load requirements, ultimately reducing operating costs and extending time between refueling.
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