POSTS on November 2015
Generator controllers (also called control units) have been around for so long that many operators take them for granted. One of the first control units was developed in the 1950s by electrical engineering firm Simplex, but these devices have improved dramatically since that time. Even the simplest of modern controllers have LED indicators for engine alarm conditions and diagnostics, and many include programmable inputs and outputs as well as remote-start capabilities.
Historically, equipment operators and the rental companies that serve them have had two options for portable lighting towers-expensive metal halide lamps or cheap, easily breakable halogen lamps. Neither is optimal as a lighting source for several reasons, not the least of which is their energy consumption. Today, a third option has become available-LED lamps.
Backup generators, also known as standby generators, can literally make the difference between profit and disaster for a farm or ranch. Especially for animal operations, where continuity of power is essential to keep chickens warm or cool, ensuring milking machines stay functional for cows, and for other operations that are vital to life and profits, standby power solutions must be reliable.