The big news from Kohler Engines at ConExpo this year is actually back in Wisconsin. The company announced that its new, 23-acre Customer Experience Center is open for business.
The new facility will serve as a proving ground where OEMs can test out Kohler engines in their machines in a variety of real world scenarios. Set ups are available to test in turf and golf course conditions, recreational and off-road tracks, utility applications, and construction.
In product news, Kohler recently debuted a new range, it’s KD Series, large diesel generators for industrial applications such as healthcare, datacenter, water treatment, oil and gas, mining and telecom industries. The KD series are available globally in nodes from 800 kVA to 4200 kVA and are powered by the company’s G-Drive engines, which deliver between 709 and 3,608 kWm standby power at 50 Hz, and between 891 and 4,250 kWm standby power at 60 Hz.
Also from Kohler, a new Mobile Paralleling Box enables you to string together different size generators with different fuel types, even mix diesel and gasoline engines for a single power output. Generators can be connected in parallel to provide more power than a single generator could achieve or to manage generators in sequence for variable power outputs. Four of the boxes can be used in parallel to join up to eight Kohler generators. Kohler’s Decision-Maker 3500 digital controller provides the brains to keep all the generators working together and comes standard on all Kohler gas and Tier 4 Final diesel generators.