Genie introduces new Lift Power generator solution
Nov. 9, 2017 - Genie options and accessories offerings continue to evolve. The new Genie Lift Power system includes a new generation of hydraulically driven generators for contractors who rely on productive power at the platform to get their work done.
“This new configuration is a significantly different design from its predecessor system,” says Zach Gilmor, Genie Product Manager, Terex AWP. “Instead of relying on the lift or drive hydraulic circuit, this new generator system runs on a stand-alone circuit with a separate hydraulic pump to supply continuous electrical power from the generator. This contemporary accessory allows our customers to drive and reposition the machine, raise the boom and power tools, such as heavy-duty welders, simultaneously for increased productivity.”
How does it work?
The new Genie Lift Power system includes a dedicated hydraulic circuit, including a third hydraulic pump separate from the lift and drive hydraulic pumps, a right-sized breaker and no pressure switch. When boom operators turn on the generator, the dedicated pump drives hydraulic fluid to the generator, which spins to produce power.
“This modernized generator system requires much less time to spool up — power is almost immediately available with the flip of a switch,” says Gilmor. “And, it offers increased productivity that translates to no power interruptions when using the generator to power tools, including during welding processes.”
Gilmor adds: “When boom operators turn off the generator, the system’s dedicated hydraulic pump is engineered to continuously run, cycling hydraulic oil through the oil cooler which cools and filters the oil back to the machine’s hydraulic tank. This modern design runs the unit reliably, efficiently supplying power when it’s needed.
“And to positively impact the total cost of ownership over the life of the unit, the Genie Lift Power system requires minimal upkeep, only needing attention at required preventive maintenance intervals as prescribed in the Genie owners and service manuals,” Gilmor finishes.
Powering platforms around the globe
The Genie Lift Power system is available in three options to provide reliable power solutions for boom operators worldwide:
- Two 3 kW options are available to meet the specific demands of global customers: For markets that use 50 Hz AC power, the all-new 3 kW generator can be easily configured to output either 120V and 240V single phase. For 60 Hz markets, an all-new 3 kW 120V generator will efficiently supply power to meet jobsite demands.
- A single-phase, 220V (50 Hz) 7 kW generator solution that is specifically configured for the needs of the Australian market.
- A three-phase, 240V (60 Hz) 12 kW generator solution is uniquely configured for North American boom operators to run heavy-duty weld machines.
The powerful Genie Lift Power 3 kW hydraulic generator supplies 120V power to the outlet in the platform for efficient operation of tools, such as grinders, drills and lights, without relying on an outside power source or an extension cord.
The Genie Lift Power full welder package includes a 3-phase 12 kW generator, with the choice of a Lincoln Electric or Miller weld machine, platform-mounted fire extinguisher, fireproof sleeves over exposed hoses and wires near the platform and a convenient welder support shelf with protective cover. This solution generates enough power to efficiently run the heavy-duty weld machine and supply 120V to the outlet in the platform, as well as and at the base of the machine, without relying on an outside power source.
For boom operators who already have a welding machine, the Genie Lift Power welder-ready package is an ideal solution. Equipped with a 3-phase, 12 kW generator, customers can attach their welder to the platform of the boom and begin work. This hydraulically driven generator supplies 240V 3-phase to a NEMA L15-30R platform outlet, as well as 120V single-phase power to standard single-phase outlets at the platform and at the base of the boom. This package includes a platform-mounted fire extinguisher, fireproof sleeves over exposed hoses/wires near the platform and convenient welder support shelf with protective cover.
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