Real Power’s 180 kVA Truck-Mounted AC Generators Gaining Traction with Fleets‏

Chassis-Integrated, PTO-Driven Generators Turn Trucks Into Mobile Power Stations that Take Serious AC Power on the Road

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., USA — Real Power (R) — a manufacturer specializing in the design and integration of patented, truck-mounted, mobile AC power generation systems — announced recent sales growth that it attributes to an increased demand from fleets.

“Fleets are utilizing Real Power technology to bring up to 180 kVA of AC power to remote work sites to operate power-hungry equipment and to bring emergency power to critical-care medical clinics,” said Chris Gray, sales manager for Real Power. “Organizations are seeing new potential for vehicles they are already operating or are considering purchasing.”

Vecoplan, LLC, a worldwide leader in shredding technologies and complete recycling systems, recently chose Real Power generator systems to operate shredding mechanisms on the most powerful mobile document destruction equipment on the market.

“Previously, high-volume document destruction often required transportation of material to an off-site shredder,” said Todd Carswell, Vecoplan’s vice president of technical development. “Moving classified waste is problematic for hospitals, banks, pharmacies and similar businesses that require on-site document destruction. The extraordinary AC power generation achieved with a Real Power system allows us to mount an ultra-high volume shredder on a vehicle that can be driven to virtually any location. Operators can now destroy large quantities of sensitive materials faster and without the liabilities associated with transporting them.”

Carswell said that Vecoplan’s VST-42e Real Power-equipped shredding trucks are selling well and have virtually revolutionized the mobile shredding market.

The operator of a leading nationwide network of dialysis facilities also recently chose Real Power chassis-integrated generators as part of its plan to keep clinics up and running during power outages and related natural disasters.

“The network’s patients typically need dialysis every two days and delays can be life threatening,” Gray said. “When a recent storm temporarily disrupted Chicago’s power, the network’s leadership explored options for contingency plans that ultimately led to the acquisition of mobile generator trucks outfitted with Real Power technology.”

When a power outage occurs, Real Power-equipped delivery vehicles serving clinics in Chicago and other major metropolitan areas can be immediately deployed. The vehicles and selected clinics have been equipped with a simple-to-use cable interface; the vehicle is parked, cables are connected and a dashboard switch is flipped. Network staff members can perform the hook-up operation themselves and no electrician is needed.

With a diesel fuel capacity of 200 gallons, the trucks can arrive at the site ready to generate power for 48 hours or more without the need for refueling. Unlike traditional auxiliary generator sets that require fuel to be brought to them, the trucks can be driven to the nearest operating fuel station or can be refueled on-site.

There are plans to outfit more trucks that will serve other parts of the U.S. Clinics will share the cost of the truck that serves them, minimizing their individual expense. When the trucks are not being called upon to generate backup power, they will deliver supplies to network clinics, giving the organization a dual-use advantage.

“Before now, if you needed AC power delivered to a remote location or for an emergency, your choices were very limited,” Gray said. “For smaller power needs, you could haul around a portable generator or tap into an unreliable inverter-based system. And for larger power requirements, you could have a large gen-set delivered to your location.”

Gray noted that organizations with fleets have begun to choose Real Power over large generator sets because Real Power means one truck, one fuel source and maintenance that is as close as the nearest truck service bay.

“Real Power is built for the real world,” Gray said. “It is a field-tested, engineered solution with a proven track record in tough applications: construction, business services, government emergency command centers, municipal and public support services, military, farming, recreation, home use – the list goes on. And, Real Power offers a range of mobile power solutions from 12kW to 180kVA. So whenever an application calls for AC power, think Real Power.”

Editors Note:

About Real Power
Real Power is a division of Contour Hardening, Inc. (CHI). CHI was established in 1986 to provide cost-effective solutions for difficult applications in the heat-treating industry. CHI’s patented Micropulse (R) technology is recognized worldwide as the leader in providing thermal processing solutions for complex transportation industry component parts.

In 2003, building on a tradition of engineering innovation as an extension of CHI’s experience with power-transmission components, the Real Power line of PTO driven generators was developed.

Since its launch in 2004, CHI has installed Real Power generator systems in vehicles ranging from Class 2 pickup trucks to Class 8 dual straight axle trucks. These systems have helped those working in military security, national defense, municipalities, fire rescue, construction, farming and many other vocations to perform work previously requiring expensive, space-consuming gen-sets.

Real Power systems can be found in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, South Africa, Europe and Asia.

For more information about Contour Hardening, please visit http://www.contourhardening.com/

For more information about Real Power, please visit http://www.realacpower.com/

Micropulse is a registered trademark of Contour Hardening, Inc. Real Power is a registered trademark of Contour Hardening, Inc.

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