Cutting or Coring? Power it with a Makinex Generator!

Concrete cutting and coring are industries for which Makinex have created many products that provide efficient and effective solutions for getting the job done.

Makinex Construction Products are all about innovating and manufacturing products that provide solutions to key areas of the construction industry.

Two such products are the 10 and 16kVA Generator. These products add great innovative value for these applications by providing the following features:

  • Dual phase simultaneous power supply capability
  • Portability and maneuverability
  • Small footprint that will fit onto Utes or small trailers
  • Compatibility with high frequency product applications
  • Parallel option capability to provide greater variability in power output
  • The Makinex compact Generators have been synonymous in the concrete cutting industry for around 3 years now and have a strong following, across many of the global brands in the market, as a reliable, economic and innovative solution to site accessible power.

    Learn more about the Makinex Generator Ranger HERE

    OR

    Read more about our Generators in the Concrete Drilling and Sawing Association’s On Line Newsletter, E Cutter HERE

    Makinex Parallel Box successfully providing power to the concrete grinding and polishing industry!

    Overview

    Until recently, concrete grinders and polishers only had the choice of Pantech or Trailer Mount generators to power their machines and these options don’t always provide power to where you need it.

    Makinex has recently launched the innovative Makinex Parallel Box that works in conjunction with Makinex Generators to provide machines with 20kva to 32kVA of power for where and when you need it.

    Problem Solving

    A key challenge for work sites can be restricted and/or tight access and large stationary generators don’t have the flexibility to move around to where you need power.

    In addition to this, you want to be able to transport and park all your machinery so it’s easily accessible and hence a compact power supply is crucial.

    The Makinex Research and Development (R&D) team recognised the industry needed another larger kVA generator option which was compact and portable.

    Nathan from Makinex R&D had this to say; “We wanted to create a power source that could service heavy duty equipment. This power source needed to be flexible, be generally less expensive than larger units to buy, transport and store as well as being highly portable.”

    This led to the creation of the Makinex Generator range and Makinex Parallel Box.

    This video shows how the Makinex Parallel Box combines the power from 10kVA and 16kVA to operate a 3 phase concrete grinder and single phase dust extractor.

     

    Commercial photography of Makinex machines and parts for product catalogue

    Solution

    Makinex Generators are the most compact and portable power supply systems available in today’s market ensuring you have power where and when you need it.

    They’re available in 6kVA, 10kVA and 16kVA and contain the revolutionary Magnetic Flux Technology which provides less than 3% harmonic sinewave distortion.

    Commercial photography of Makinex machines and parts for product catalogue

    The innovative Makinex Parallel Box enables you to combine the power of the Makinex 10kVA and 16kVA generators in any configuration generating between 20-32kVA with any single and/or 3 phase outputs.

    Comprehensive field testing with the Makinex Generator range has proven its ability to respond to varying power loads over long periods of time for a range of both large and small machines.

    Results

    The Makinex Generator range and Makinex Parallel Box provides you with a portable power supply that can withstand variable loads over long-running periods for an extensive range of leading brands.

     

    To find out more, contact sales@makinex.com.au or visit us at www.makinex.com.au

    How to choose the right generator for construction?

    A key question you must address when working out your generator requirements is, what do I need the power for?

    This includes your small tools right up to your big, power hungry tools.

    If you don’t take the time to work this out, then you can be left short of power. Without power, you can’t do your job, costing you time and money.

    Work out your site access

    Do you need highly portable power, allowing you access across the job site or will a trailer mounted generator do the trick?

    Work out your sums

    Each tool has it’s own power requirements. To work out the total kVAs, set up a table like the one below which makes what you need clear.

    ToolStarting Power RequirementsRunning Power RequirementsQuantity on siteTotal Power Needed
    Tool 1
    Tool 2
    Tool 3
    Tool 4
    Tool 5 etc

    Once you’ve worked out your total power requirements, add another 20% to be safe.

    Don’t forget some manufacturers can overstate power requirements for their products so check with your generator supplier to ensure you choose a generator suitable for your tool.

    Some tools may have different measurements for their power, so you will need to convert them into watts. Here is a simple calculation on how to do this:

    If volts and amps are listed on the appliance, multiply the two to determine the wattage: amps x volts = watts. When horsepower is listed, keep in mind that 1 hp equals 746 watts.

    Loud versus quiet power

    What type of power do I need?

    Technological advancements means the power provided by generators is much cleaner and quieter than ever.

    Take an inverter generator, they offer extremely quiet, clean power, which are well suited to sensitive electronics and for noise sensitive environments.

    Other things to consider

    Other things to consider when selecting a generator are:

    1. What safety mechanisms are in place to protect you? E.g. Are RCBO features built into your generator?
    2. Is the engine of high quality and fuel efficient?
    3. Is the steel thick enough to provide durability?
    4. Does the control panel have an hour meter allowing you to manage maintenance checks?
    5. Is it portable? Providing power where you need and allowing for safekeeping at the end of the day.

    These are all basic things you need to consider when choosing your generator as they help determine the relevance of the machine for your needs.

    If you would like some additional advice on selecting a generator, Makinex can help. View our range at http://www.makinex.com.au/products/16-kva-generator or contact  Makinex Construction Products on 1300 795 953

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