Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems

Light Commercial Generator features quiet, compact design.

Press Release Summary:

May 15, 2014 - Driven by commercial-grade 1,800 rpm, 5.7 L engine that runs on natural gas or liquid propane, 60 kW KOHLER 60RCL automatically turns on within seconds of power outage, providing power for critical systems such as sump pumps, air-conditioning, and security systems. Unit is equipped with 3-fan, automotive-style cooling system, which keeps sound levels down to 61 dB, making generator suitable for banks, restaurants, pharmacies, and convenience stores in stand-alone buildings or retail centers.

Kohler Co., Plumbing Div. - Kohler, WI

Original Press Release

Kohler Introduces New Light Commercial Generator

Press release date: May 07, 2014

60RCL provides reliable power to businesses and larger homes with a compact, quiet design

KOHLER, Wis., -- Kohler Generators has introduced a new 60 kW light commercial generator, the KOHLER 60RCL, which features a compact footprint and neighborhood-friendly sound levels. Now available through dealers nationwide, the unit is designed to keep businesses and large homes running when the power goes out.

Barry Segal, president of MTS Power Systems, an authorized Kohler dealer based in Farmingdale, N.Y., expects the new model to be popular with customers. "There is a lot of pent-up demand for these units, given their smaller size and quiet sound levels," he said. "They are also aesthetically pleasing, especially for residential applications. They are a nice addition to Kohler's lineup of standby generators."

Contributing to the quiet sound levels of the KOHLER 60RCL is a patent-pending, three-fan, automotive-style cooling system. This keeps the sound level during operation down to 61 decibels, which is normal conversation level.

With its quiet, compact design, the generator is ideal for locations such as bank and credit union branches, restaurants, pharmacies and convenience stores in stand-alone buildings or retail centers that rely on critical power. It's also suitable for larger-size homes with greater power needs, especially those in warmer climates with high air-conditioning demands.

Many small businesses, especially gas station convenience stores, can realize an immediate payback by having backup power during a utility outage, by preventing building damage that can happen when critical heating and cooling systems are down, protecting inventory, and staying open to serve community residents.

Like all standby generators, the new 60RCL automatically turns on within seconds of a power outage. It provides reliable power for critical systems like sump pumps, air-conditioning and security systems to delicate electronics like computer equipment. The 60RCL's commercial-grade engine runs on either natural gas or liquid propane, so there's no need for refueling. Other features of the KOHLER 60RCL include:

--  1,800 rpm, 5.7-liter engine, 60 Hz single-phase operation running on natural gas or LP
--  Corrosion-resistant, neutral-colored aluminum enclosure
--  Kohler brushless, rotating field alternator with broad range reconnectability
--  RDC2 controller
--  Compatible with RXT, RDT, and RSB transfer switches and OnCue Plus® Generator Management System (GM81385-KP2-QS) and Programmable Interface Module (PIM)
--  UL/CSA certifications
--  Five-year warranty

About Kohler Power Systems
Kohler Power Systems is a division of Kohler Co. and provides complete power systems, including generators (portable, residential, industrial, and marine), automatic transfer switches, switchgear, monitoring controls, and accessories for emergency, prime power and energy-management applications. Kohler Power Systems has delivered energy solutions for markets worldwide since 1920. For more information, visit or

About Kohler Co.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America's oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of more than 30,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; premier furniture, cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two of the world's finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler and St Andrews, Scotland. For more details, please visit

CONTACT: Anne Smith, Kohler Co., 920-457-4441

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