Used Generators at HGR Industrial Surplus

The manufacturing industry is dependent upon the production continuing under any circumstance. In order to maintain this, there needs to be a constant flow of power. Industrial generators are large enough to keep some of the necessary functions going. These backup generators are essential to keeping things running like clock work. If you are in need of one, see what HGR has to offer. Buying a used generator can save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. HGR has a wide variety so feel free to browse our category or read on below for more details. 

A quick look at the history and how the generator creates electricity provides some interesting insight. In 1831, scientist Michael Faraday discovered that when a magnet is moved inside a coil of wire, an electric current flows in the wire. An electricity generator is a device that converts a form of energy into electricity. Generators operate because of the relationship between magnetism and electricity. Generators that convert kinetic (mechanical) energy into electrical energy produce nearly all of the electricity that consumers use.

A common method of producing electricity is from generators with an electromagnet—a magnet produced by electricity—not a traditional magnet. The generator has a series of insulated coils of wire that form a stationary cylinder. This cylinder surrounds a rotary electromagnetic shaft. When the electromagnetic shaft rotates, it induces a small electric current in each section of the wire coil. Each section of the wire coil becomes a small, separate electric conductor. The small currents of the individual sections combine to form one large current. This current is the electricity that moves through power lines from generators to consumers.

HGR has some of these generators in stock currently including Generac made generators. Generac is also known as Generac Industrial Power and they are one of the largest suppliers of power generation equipment in North America. Generac has been around for more than five decades and have designed generators that use diesel, natural gas, or bi-fuel. Browse through HGR and see if any of the items have value to your business. 

Detroit Diesel is another brand of generators that have come and gone through the doors of HGR. Detroit Diesel began in 1939 during the great depression. General Motors created the GM Diesel Division, the origin of today’s Detroit Diesel Corporation. They have been a successful company through the years, and continue to expand and produce reliable, heavy-duty trucks still today.

While browsing through HGR’s site, Kohler is a brand you might stumble across. The company started in 1920 to expand their brand from making plumbing parts to automatic power and lighting. In 1929 Hollywood adopted Kohler as the supplier of power to the film and sound crews. They kept expanding their brand and by 1966 Kohler produced its 1 millionth engine. In 1995 Kohler was granted a contract from the FAA to provide electrical back up power to airports across the US.

Make sure you check out all the HGR has to offer. There are hundreds of new items arriving daily so, check back frequently. 

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