Atlas Copco’s QES mobile generator range is defined by simplicity – easy to move, easy to operate and easy to service. The QES range was developed using the company’s extensive experience over many years in global construction environments.

Whether paralleling, load sharing or power exporting, Atlas Copco’s QES mobile generator range is a most practical and predictable power choice, offering the perfect balance between performance and affordability to seamlessly meet the standby power requirements of the general construction and rental industries.

Atlas Copco Power Technique QES diesel generatorThese generators are designed and engineered with the customer’s requirements top-of-mind to provide the best air delivery solution that combines performance, efficiency, reliability, safety and convenience. “Our stance is that the generator belongs to the customers so give it to them the way they want it,” says David Stanford, Atlas Copco Power Technique business line manager – portable products.

Everything about the design of the QES 250 to 1 250 kVA range is the delivery of power as soon as possible in as few steps as possible. The machines are defined by simplicity – easy to move, easy to operate and easy to service.

Because power may be needed anywhere on a work site, the generator’s mobile capabilities are first and foremost. The heavy-duty base frame is built for regular mobilisation and the structure is able to withstand up to four times the weight of the generator. Integrated forklift slots and a lifting beam facilitate lifting while purpose built site or road trailer options are available from Atlas Copco to ensure easy and safe transport of the generator to wherever it is needed on the job site. Furthermore, the generator’s ultra-compact footprint simplifies truck loading and storage. Stanford adds that two generators can also be stacked one on top of each other, which, in addition to requiring less storage, also makes it possible to move two units simultaneously.

The plug and play cable connection ensures convenient quick and easy installation. The generators feature a user-friendly QC controller with independent control and power panels that enable the units to also be started remotely. The machines are ready to operate in just a few seconds; from a cold start only two clicks are required to deliver power and full stable power is reached within ten seconds.

With a 100% load step capability, these rugged and dependable machines deliver power no matter how tough the environment or how stringent the conditions. This range has the ability to work at high temperatures of over 40 °C and low ambient temperatures up to -25°C and is ready to withstand whatever the elements can throw at it. Read more…

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