ConExpo 2017 – KD Series Generators and G-Drive Engines Make U.S. Trade Show Debut

KOHLER, Wis. – Kohler recently introduced an all-new range of large diesel industrial generators targeted to emergency and prime applications in the healthcare, datacenter, water treatment, oil and gas, mining, and telecommunications industries. The company’s new KD Series of industrial generators is available globally in nodes ranging between 800 kVA and 4200 kVA. The new generators are powered by an entirely new line of Kohler G-Drive engines – also being introduced by the company – which will deliver between 709 and 3608 kWm Standby Power at 50 Hz and between 891 and 4250 kWm Standby Power at 60 Hz. 

“This is an exciting and transformational product launch,” said Tom Cromwell, group president-power for Kohler. “After a very collaborative and thorough worldwide development process, we’re very pleased to be rolling out this new line of generators. We expect strong response to these advanced new gensets that will offer beneficial cost savings and unrivaled performance to our customers all around the globe.”

Users of the new KD Series generators will find cost savings because the line delivers the best fuel consumption at more nodes than any other competitor between 800 kW and 2500 kW. The new generators are designed to meet global emissions regulations and are highly customizable to match an end user’s specific requirements. Multiple options are available to ensure optimal performance for the most demanding applications. 

Products are designed for high ambient temperature conditions. Thanks to high technology regulation and monitoring control systems on each component, the KD series offers a very high power quality and best transient response in compliance with the most stringent regulations standards.

“These generators are powered by our new state-of-the-art G-Drive engines, which were developed to provide outstanding power density and complete dependability in the field,” Cromwell continued. “Plus, because these are fully-integrated Kohler generators, we’ll be able to stand behind this line in an elevated manner, which includes a comprehensive global three-year warranty.” 

When service is needed, Kohler has a global dealer and distribution infrastructure consisting of more than 800 facilities offering 24/7 parts availability. Distributor technicians are factory-trained to provide fast and accurate assistance and have expertise in power specifications, equipment integration, and more.

A global force in power solutions since 1920, Kohler is committed to reliable, intelligent products, purposeful engineering and responsive after-sale support. Kohler’s acquisition of SDMO in 2005 created one of the world’s largest manufacturers of industrial generators. The companies have a combined 150 years of experience in industrial power and now benefit from global R&D, manufacturing, sales, service, and distribution integration. For additional information, please visit www.kohlerpower.com or www.kohlersdmo.com.

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis. Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of engines and power systems; kitchen and bath products; premier 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 KOHLER.com.