Recently we were featured in Manufacturers' Monthly with an article on investing in our complete power solutions.

In an era of increasing extreme weather events and unpredictable power grid failures, the cost of losing production, essential equipment, and critical processes for even a short period can be significant. To mitigate this risk, many businesses are considering investing in backup power generators.

Australian manufacturers, in particular, need to be mindful of the potential risks associated with an unreliable power supply, especially during the upcoming summer heat. However, it's important to note that there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to choosing a generator. Several key questions need to be addressed to determine if a generator is the right fit for your business.

The first question to ask is why you need a generator. Identifying the systems and equipment that are essential for your business to operate during a blackout is crucial. For example, if you have manufacturing or processing equipment that needs to keep running or a refrigeration system that operates 24/7, a generator may be necessary.

Determining the appropriate size of the generator is another important consideration. Factors such as available physical space and the total power requirements of your critical processes need to be taken into account. Seeking expert consultation can help ensure that the generator is properly sized, avoiding capacity overload and maximizing performance and lifespan.

Additionally, understanding the necessary configuration is vital. Do you need an automatic transfer switch? Should you opt for an open or closed transition system? These decisions can impact the rapid start-up, performance, and emissions of the backup generator. CAPS, with its expertise and in-house design and engineering team, can provide guidance on different technologies, brands, and specifications, even offering customized solutions to meet specific business needs.

If you'd like to have a look at the article from Manufacturers' Monthly then you can click here

With ten branches across the country and 24/7 service for maintenance and emergency breakdowns, CAPS strives to lead the industry in providing exceptional service and solutions. For more information, you can contact your local CAPS Australia office at 1800 800 878 or visit their website at

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