Combined Gen Set/Air Compressor weighs just 1,460 lb.

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Powered by 4-cylinder, turbocharged Kubota industrial diesel engine, Gen-Air-Ator combines 35 kW Stamford Newage diesel generator with 10 hp Hydrovane rotary vane compressor producing 35 cfm at 150 psi. Running both components at 1,800 rpm as one rigid assembly minimizes vibration and noise, and eliminates need for heavy mounting frame. Measuring 87 x 23 x 36 in., Gen-Air-Ator is suited for spray foam and coatings operations.

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New Gen-Air-Ator is Big on Power and Air, Light on Weight

Spray foam and coatings operations can lighten their equipment load considerably with the new patent-pending Gen-Air-Ator gen set/air compressor package. Next Generation Power is the only company to direct couple an 1,800 rpm diesel gen set with a rotary vane compressor. This makes a lightweight, space-saving, fuel-efficient combination unit for many industries that require remote power and air.

Weighing just 1,460 lbs., the Gen-Air-Ator pairs a 35 kW Stamford Newage generator with a 10 hp Hydrovane rotary vane compressor producing 35 cfm @ 150 psi. Both units are powered off a rugged, 4-cylinder, turbocharged Kubota industrial diesel engine. Direct coupling the air compressor to the gen set's engine, rather than running it off a belt drive system, eliminates drive efficiency loss, which saves fuel.

Running both components at 1,800 rpm as one rigid assembly reduces vibration and noise, and eliminates the need for a heavy mounting frame. This creates an overall smaller package of 87" L x 23" W x 36" H, while saving up to 1,000 lbs. over comparable gen set/compressor setups. The weight savings alone is a huge benefit to the industry, enabling the design of smaller, more maneuverable trailers or box trucks.

With the gen set's 3-phase output no longer being shocked by massive compressor motor loads, it produces a much cleaner output. This is far easier on electronic controls.
The Hydrovane rotary vane compressor by Gardner Denver has no roller bearings that wear out, and gives a service life of up to 100,000 hours. Its built-in servo unloader control automatically regulates to match system demand, helping keep the Gen-Air-Ator's fuel consumption low and eliminating the need for an external air tank.

By design, rotary vane compressors perform well in abusive environments. They need far less oil than a rotary screw compressor, which is one of the reasons that they stand up to cold weather much better.

Next Generation Power is known for creating custom power packages and combination units to meet its customers needs. The Gen-Air-Ator sells for $21,900, with information available at

Contact Next Generation Power, 1732 St. Johns Bluff Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32246. 888-463-9879; Fax: 904-642-8175.;

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