Rental Units for 60 Hz to 50 Hz Frequency Conversion
Cost Effective Solutions for Motor Generator Set Applications.
There are several reasons why renting a MG-set from the Horlick Company may be a better solution than buying at unit outright. The units within the Horlick rental fleet are mostly units that are designed for 60 Hz to 50 Hz frequency conversion, this allows mains power typically found in the United States to be converted into a frequency typically available in places such as Europe.
Applications for Rental Motor Generator sets
A typical application for a 60 Hz to 50 Hz generator like the Horlick 50 SC range is product testing. A manufacturer in the USA wishing to ship electrical products to Europe will need to test them using the frequencies available in the destination country. If the manufacturer is new to shipping to Europe and does not expect to be shipping products there on a regular basis then renting a unit may be a better solution than buying a MG-set. The monthly cost of a rental is approximately one tenth of the cost of a purchased unit, so for a one off project it will be clearly cost effective to rent rather than buy.
Some examples of this kind of application include a manufacturer of compressors based in Michigan, who had a one off project to ship products to Europe. This company found the Horlick website through an Internet search and though they considered buying a Motor Generator, they realized that for this one project it made more sense to rent rather than to buy.
Another rental customer who manufactures neutron generators used in medical and military fields, also had a one-time project that required testing products that would be shipped to Europe, therefore they had a short term need for a 60 Hz to 50 Hz frequency conversion MG-set.
In both cases the customers found that the rental unit was self-explanatory to use and no technical support was required. After mains power was wired into the control panel, mounted onto the unit, then the unit could be turned on and 50 Hz power was produced at the output.
Another reason why it can make sense to rent a motor generator set from Horlick is lead time. If your need to test products begins within the MG-set lead time then renting is a short term option that will bridge the gap. Several Horlick customers have used this option.
Another potential application for a 60 Hz to 50 Hz MG-set, is to power manufacturing equipment that was originally built for use overseas but is now installed in the USA. Often is can be very expensive to refit equipment to run on 60 Hz, in this case a 60-50 Hz Motor generator is a better option. This will typically call for a purchased unit, but if the lead time is a factor then renting a unit on a temporary basis will provide a bridge until the purchased unit is available.
The Horlick Company’s Rental Fleet
The Horlick Company’s fleet of motor-generator sets available for rental consists mostly of 60-50 HZ frequency converters. Our standard rental units are shipped with the controls for the motor-generator set unit-mounted for ease of installation and use.
Horlick 50SC Model motor-generator sets utilize a 4-pole, 1800 RPM, induction motor to drive a 4-pole, 1500 RPM synchronous generator through a V-belt drive system. The output frequency is 50 Hz (+/-1.5%) due to slip of the induction motor. 50SC Model motor-generator sets are rated for continuous duty and they provide manufacturers a clean source of 50 Hz power isolated from switching transients, voltage fluctuations and power line noise.
In some instances, renting a Horlick motor-generator set may provide the solution to frequency conversion application at a fraction of the cost of equipment ownership.
Please contact us for more information on our rental units.