JCB Power Products has extended the QS range of generators, to offer outputs of 22-220kVA, a power range that covers more than 70% of the market by volume. Available as both open and canopy sets, JCB unveiled the first four cylinder models earlier this year and has now added a smaller unit and a six cylinder generator to complete the line-up and cover all power requirements.
The G22QS, G30QS and G45QS models are powered by recently launched JCB Diesel By Kohler engines, all offering 500 hour service intervals and single-side service access. These drive Mecc Alte alternators, with proven components from Deep Sea Electronics and Schneider, guaranteeing the highest reliability and efficiency levels in the market.
The G22QS delivers 20kVA or 16kW prime output, the G30QS 26kVA or 20.8kW and the G45QS 41kVA or 33kW. All three generators have been tested to operate in temperatures above 45ºC, and feature a compact robust canopy design with widths of just 750mm, minimising logistics for customers and dealers as up to 38 generators can be carried in a single 40’ container. All models come with three-stage fuel filtration to ensure clean fuel supply, even in poor site conditions and the three generators can be run in a 60Hz configuration.
The canopy and base have been phosphate dipped and powder coated for maximum corrosion resistance and the generator sets come with heavy duty tie down points, side lift points and optional fork pockets for ease of movement. The G22QS has a 53 litre fuel tank, while the G30QS and G45QS models come with a standard 81 litre tank for extended run times. Class leading service access means that the fuel tank can be drawn out of the base by 30cm or fully removed to allow full access for cleaning. A 110% capacity bunded base is available as an option.
The four mid-range QS generators –G65QS, G90QS, G115QS and G140QS – have been joined by the G66QS, G91QS, G116QS and G141QS powered by JCB’s four cylinder Dieselmax Stage IIIA engine, providing very low noise levels. The three smaller models use a 4.4-litre Dieselmax, while the G140QS is powered by the larger 4.8-litre 448 engine. This exceptional engine delivers proven performance and market leading fuel economy.
The G66QS offers 58.7kVA or 47kW of power output, the G91QS 80kVA or 64kW, the G116QS 105kVA or 84kW while the G141QS has a prime output of 125kVA or 100kW. Tested to more than 50ºC, the generators have been tested to provide excellent cooling in extreme temperatures and deliver a minimum 75% single load acceptance to cope with the most severe applications and demands.
Both the canopy and frame have been designed to withstand arduous operating conditions, yet remain compact and sturdy. As many as eight models can be fitted on a standard 40ft trailer, reducing transport costs. Despite these compact dimensions, they have a 285 litre fuel tank, permitting up to 12 hours of continuous operation.
The most powerful models in the QS range, the G165QS, G200QS and the G220QS, are powered by JCB’s six-cylinder Dieselmax engine, delivering a 7% fuel saving over the earlier QX range and using as much as 8% less fuel than competitive generators. The G165QS provides a prime output of 150kVA or 120kW, while the G200QS offers 180kVA or 144kW. The G220QS provides 200kVA or 160kW of power. As with the smaller models in the QS line-up, there is the option to operate at 60Hz, and than the standard 50Hz 415V range.
All three models boast a class leading canopy width of just 1,100mm allowing two to be carried side by side on a trailer. This greatly reduces transport costs for customers. A 400 litre fuel tank ensures that each generator can be used for 12 hours continuously, when running at a 75% load. The metallic fuel tank can be fully removed for easy cleaning and a 110% capacity bunded base can be provided as an option. More . . . .
All QS range generators can be supplied with JCB LiveLink, a telematics monitoring and diagnostic system that allows managers and owners to monitor equipment in real time remotely from the office, making them ideal for fleet managers, especially in rental. This prevents low fuel situations, ensures timely service work can be scheduled and the system also acts as a tracking unit, warning customers of unplanned movement of machinery and acting as a theft deterrent. The system can also monitor activation of the emergency stop system, overcoming the most common service call-out issue for many companies, saving time and cost while maintaining uptime.
LiveLink also allows fleet managers to access the load history of a particular generator, to determine how efficiently a machine is being used. It provides information on how long the generator is run light loaded and also fully loaded, to help the customer determine how effective the generator is in a particular application. This allows the company to change to an alternative generator if necessary, saving money and preventing damage to the generator.
In addition to the load statistics, LiveLink provides access to phase load information, so it can be monitored and recorded to show the loading of a specific phase.