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December 30, 2008 at 10:47 AMRing Power
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Ring Power Now Offers All-Makes, Replacement Rubber Tracks

December 22, 2008 at 11:03 AMRing Power

Ring Power can now supply new, high quality, replacement rubber tracks for every make and model machine (such as Takeuchi and Bobcat) at an incredible savings over the OEM list price! Most popular machine brands rubber tracks are in stock for immediate delivery. Call Ring Power's undercarriage specialist today at 1-800-671-0025 for details.

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Cat Lift Trucks Announces New Heavy-Duty Diesel Lift Truck

December 8, 2008 at 1:31 PMRing Power

New P17500-P36000 Series Offers Powerful Performance for Demanding Applications

Cat Lift Trucks, a leading brand of lift trucks known for its quality, reliability and customer service, introduces the P17500 - P36000 series diesel pneumatic tire lift truck. Cat Diesel Forklift

Featuring a new turbocharged engine, hydraulic fingertip control system and ergonomic styling, the new series continues to provide the solutions and support that Cat® lift truck customers have come to expect. 

With six different capacities ranging from 17,500 to 36,000 lbs., these trucks are ready to tackle the most demanding customer applications. For optimal performance, the P17500 - P36000 relies on the turbocharged diesel engine equipped with a common rail fuel delivery system that assures even and high pressure fuel delivery to all six cylinders allowing for swift acceleration, low noise and reliable performance. The P36000 also features standard oil cooled wet disc brakes.

Specifically designed with operator convenience in mind, the new easy-to-use hydraulic fingertip control helps enhance productivity and reduce operator fatigue by providing increased maneuverability with minimal hand movements. The series also features a viscously mounted operator compartment, thereby significantly reducing noise and vibration levels and adding to operator comfort.

In addition to its durable and reliable performance features, the P17500 - P36000 is backed by the most comprehensive customer support network in the industry. The pneumatic tire lift trucks come with service intervals up to 500 hours, doubling conventional service intervals, thereby reducing downtime and planned maintenance. The truck's premium display panel also allows pre-programmable maintenance intervals which notify the operator of impending service and provide quick fault history folder access to the technician. Cat Lift Trucks also backs their products with an industry exclusive two year unlimited hour warranty as well as a three year, 6,000 hour power-train warranty.

Headquartered in Jacksonville and branch offices in Miami, Pompano Beach, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Ocala and Tallahassee, Ring Power Lift Trucks supplies Florida's diverse material handling businesses with a wide variety of products and services.  Ring Power Lift Trucks represents these manufacturers of quality material handling equipment: Caterpillar®, Mitsubishi Forklifts, Linde, Kalmar, Princeton, Navigator, Bendi, Noble, Big Joe and highly productive Cascade Attachments. For more information please visit lifttrucks.ringpower.com

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Entertainment Services Unveils Greenest Live Show Solution Available

December 4, 2008 at 8:36 AMRing Power
The greenest live-show solution currently available to the entertainment market, Entertainment Services' UPS system greatly reduces carbon emissions of the entire production. The unit is noiseless, produces no fumes or exhaust, and is configured for ease of transport and on-site positioning.

Green UPS Unit

Green UPS Unit

Los Angeles, CA, December 4, 2008 - Entertainment Services, worldwide provider of temporary power and temperature control systems, successfully launched their new, environmentally-friendly 300-kVA UPS (uninterruptible power supply) at a ShowTime® boxing event in Carson, California October 31.

Specifically designed to control backup power automatically, the unit allows a generator to remain powered down until needed, greatly reducing carbon emissions on site. This is the first automatic UPS system offered by Entertainment Services.

"The standard in our industry for years has been the use of the big generators…because of our need for uninterrupted power," said Colin DeFord, an independent technical producer based out of Park City, Utah. "This product will take off in our industry because we are simply eliminating fuel costs and we are no longer emitting fumes into the air."

The unit operates in series between the utility and the end-user, with a backup generator being tied to the UPS. If power is lost from the utility, the UPS keeps the end-user seamlessly powered while simultaneously activating the backup generator. After the UPS senses the voltage from the generator for a set period of time, a breaker is closed within the UPS to allow the end-user to be powered directly by the generator.

Once power from the utility is restored, the UPS will reestablish the utility as the source of power and shut down the generator. The unit also compensates for the utility's spikes and dips, providing a clean power flow to the end-user without having to activate the generator.

The greenest live-show solution currently available to the entertainment market, Entertainment Services' UPS system greatly reduces carbon emissions of the entire production. The unit is noiseless, produces no fumes or exhaust, and is configured for ease of transport and on-site positioning.

For more information about Entertainment Services and the UPS system, visit es-cat.com or contact our sales staff at any of our US locations: Los Angeles, CA (866-762-5228); Dallas, TX (888-908-4228); Kenilworth, NJ (908-272-8400); North Kingstown, RI (888-296-4492); Tampa, FL (866-769-3761); or Orlando, FL (877-228-2852).

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Extend Undercarriage Life of Your Multi-Terrain Loader

December 2, 2008 at 1:10 PMRing Power

You put your multi-terrain loader through a workout every day. This takes a toll on your undercarriage. How much wear and how quickly wearing of the undercarriage occurs can be somewhat controlled by making just a few adjustments whenever possible. The first step is to understand what affects undercarriage wear.

Factors Affecting Undercarriage Wear

  • Application Tough applications, like heavy digging and dozing, require high levels of torque and horsepower, pushing equipment to its fullest and will cause maximum wear to the undercarriage components.
  • Material  Material has as much or more impact on the service life of undercarriage components than some applications.
  • Terrain Sharp turns on slopes cause unnecessary wear on track lugs and can shove material between the track and roller wheels. In some cases, this could lead to track derailment and track damage.
  • Operating and Turning Technique Counter-rotating may cause unnecessary wear of tracks and undercarriage components and quickly wears out tires.
  • Working over Transitions Without the full support of the ground, the track and the roller wheels are subjected to side stress that can cause the wheels to ride up and over the drive lugs.

Simple preventive maintenance procedures will maximize service life and the value of the undercarriage components. For information on how to preserve the life of your undercarriage, contact your Ring Power product support sales representative.

 

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STELLAR TO DEVELOP RENEWABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS

September 24, 2008 at 2:41 PMRing Power

Biogas conversion systems reduce emissions and generate additional electric and thermal power

Stellar, a Jacksonville-based design, engineering, construction and mechanical services firm, is now developing modular renewable energy systems that will convert waste to energy. Stellar, which is consistently ranked by Engineering News-Record magazine as one of the nation’s leading green designers and contractors, will construct the systems at its prefabrication facility in Jacksonville.

The new systems will serve clients in a range of industries, including waste management and wastewater treatment; food and beverage processing; agricultural (dairy, meat, poultry and crop farms); petrochemical, bio-fuel refining, coal mining; and pharmaceutical and bioscience. These industries produce organic waste such as sludge from wastewater treatment plants, animal waste from meat processing facilities, manure and silage from agricultural sites, and food waste from food processing plants. Instead of traditional waste management and disposal methods, the new systems enable this waste to be converted into energy.

For example, landfill sites generate biogases (mostly consisting of methane) as the waste buried in them undergoes the natural process of anaerobic digestion, or the breakdown of organic material in the absence of oxygen. If this gas is not harvested (through a renewable energy system such as Stellar’s), it escapes into the atmosphere and can be 20 times more potent and harmful to the environment than carbon dioxide. Pending U.S. legislation (both federal and state) and international protocols, such as the Kyoto Protocol, will soon dictate more restrictive emission rates and expanded renewable energy requirements for manufacturers and other producers, who will see the financial impact of these climate change policies if they do not implement renewable solutions. These financial impacts include higher energy rates and waste disposal costs as well as growing consumer awareness of whether or not a company has “green” energy programs.

To transform waste into energy, the waste must be pre-treated, separated and stored in enclosed tanks (called anaerobic digesters) that decompose and break down organic matter by excluding oxygen (this process is called anaerobic digestion), thus producing a biogas. The biogas is then combusted (burned) in an engine to generate electricity, heating and cooling. The electricity produced through this process can be used by the producer (as well as the heating and cooling), sold to a nearby facility or redistributed to a nearby electrical grid. Stellar will work closely with customers to design, supply and install these biogas renewable energy systems.

“In addition to lowering overall energy costs and generating additional income through the sale of the excess electricity or thermal energy produced, these systems support sustainability initiatives, offer alternatives to waste reduction and lower greenhouse gas emissions,” said Kurt Liebendorfer, Stellar senior vice president. “In addition, they offer an efficient and safe way to destroy pathogens and eliminate odors that can sometimes negatively affect a community.” 

The new biogas systems are modular – instead of building the systems on-site, they are constructed and engineered at Stellar’s 60,000-square-foot fabrication facility in Jacksonville, Fla., and then transported to the site. Modular products enable greater flexibility, consistent high-quality standards, compressed project schedules and long-term reliability. The modular systems will be pre-tested before arriving onsite, thus minimizing site impact during installation and commissioning. A shortened construction schedule enables opportunities for lower project cost. Stellar offers a range of modular products, including modular chiller plants, which are energy plants that provide cold water for air conditioning.

Stellar has assembled a comprehensive team to offer the biogas systems. Stellar will provide design, construction and project management services, self-performing all work in its fabrication shop for modules that contain control systems, cogeneration equipment, compressors, flares and electrical equipment. Stellar will rely on partners for specialized services: Ring Power Corporation, the authorized Caterpillar dealer for North and Central Florida, will serve as the key equipment supplier for the electric power generation, providing the gas engine generator set products, generator control and paralleling switchgear, 24-hour emergency repair and comprehensive preventative maintenance programs. And, Energenic (www.energenic-us.com) will provide third-party ownership and operations management, specialty metering and engineering services for feasibility analysis.

“By partnering with Stellar and Energenic to offer biogas systems, we’re able to provide a comprehensive service to customers,” said Keith Moore, Ring Power’s Assistant Vice President and Electric Power Sales Manager. “We worked closely with Stellar and Energenic to develop the biogas offering and ensure that we’re addressing all of a potential customer’s needs in one complete package.”

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Ring Power Acquires Assets of PGEI

September 16, 2008 at 3:56 PMRing Power

Phoenix Products, a division of Ring Power Corporation, announces the acquisition of the assets of the former Power Generation and Engineering, Inc. (PGEI) located in Oakdale, California.

Bruce Pierce, Phoenix Products manufacturing engineer, will transfer from the Phoenix division headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla. to manage the staff at the existing production facility located at 736 Wakefield Court in Oakdale, California. Phoenix Products will continue to provide the quality products and services that West Coast customers have come to expect, and will leverage the skills and capabilities of the former PGEI employees to ensure this goal.

“PGEI has been a supplier of high quality generator enclosures and fuel systems for many years,” said Robert Lytle, Phoenix Products assistant vice-president and general manager. “This acquisition provides us with an excellent base of operations from which to expand our product and service offerings to satisfy the requirements of West Coast providers and users of emergency power generating systems.”

Ring Power Corporation and the Phoenix Products division will work with all current West Coast customers to meet existing and ongoing project requirements in a timely, cost effective manner, with an eye to developing mutually beneficial business relationships for the future.

 

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NJ Entertainment Services Powers 9-11 Memorial Tribute

September 11, 2008 at 9:29 AMRing Power
NJ Entertainment Services Powers 9-11 Memorial Tribute

Two beams of light representing the Twin Towers mark the seventh anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Entertainment Services had the honor to provide power to the annual art installation, "Tribute in Light." Staged at the World Trade Center, the work is comprised of 88 searchlights that create two vertical columns of light to represent the two fallen towers. Entertainment Services transformers powering the searchlights bring the “Tribute in Light” to life.

Originally lit March 11, 2002—six months after the attack—the display ran until April 14 of that year. The project was launched again September 11, 2003 to mark the second anniversary of the attack, and has been done every year since. It stays lit from dusk to dawn and can be seen from over 60 miles away.

Michael Ahern Production Services (MAPS), a long-time client of ES Northeast Regional Manager Steve Jackson, had been using a competitor to power it up. When the competitor was bought out, MAPS turned to Entertainment Services for the solution.

On September 4, New Jersey Entertainment technicians Jason Kolterjahn and Dennis Crespo reported to Ground Zero in New York City to install the power units for the event. The setup included two 1250 kW generators, eight 300 kVA transformers, one 2400 amp standing section, 15,000 feet of 4/0 cable and an extensive rigging package to bring cables up to the top of parking structure.

 

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Paving the road to success with Weiler Paving MTV

August 18, 2008 at 9:38 AMRing Power

Weiler E1250 Material Transfer Vehicle makes for smooth paving.

     Ring Power recently added three Weiler machines to its ever-expanding family of industry-leading products for customers in the specialized field of asphalt paving: the E1250 Material Transfer Vehicle and two Road Wideners, the W530 and the W730. Weiler, a division of Five Star Industries of Knoxville, Iowa, has a long history of manufacturing quality products for some of the most well respected companies in the U.S., including the former Barber-Green line of road wideners and windrow elevators.

E1250 Material Transfer Vehicle
The Weiler E1250 incorporates the latest technology to address a couple of common problems for paving contractors. Essentially, the wheeled conveyor system separates the haul truck from the asphalt paver to ensure smooth delivery while constantly blending the asphalt mix to reduce material and thermal segregation. This not only improves the smoothness and ride quality of the asphalt mat, but also increases the longevity and durability of the road surface.
    “We spent a considerable amount of time visiting some of Florida’s largest paving contractors to find out what their requirements were and listening to what they didn’t like, as well,” says Five Star Industries Vice President of Sales and Marketing Bill Hood. “We feel our E1250 really shines compared to the competition.”
    This attention to recommendations is first noticeable from sitting down at the controls. The operator’s station can be repositioned to either side of the machine and steering can be adjusted with a standard tilt wheel. Common functions are more conveniently located for ease of use and a manual push-button override allows the operator to run the elevator at maximum capacity without changing the preset running speed.
    The machine features a 250-h.p C7 Cat® Tier III engine, with 100-gallon hydraulic tank capacity. The four-wheel, two-speed, Caterpillar® planetary drive system maximizes pushing power while allowing for a tighter turning radius and lower center of gravity. The elevator is direct-driven with two high-torque, hydraulic motors; the conveyor is driven with one. There are no gearbox seals, bearings, or fluids required, thereby reducing the number of wear parts and increasing reliability.
    An optional, power-remix, transition hopper insert for the paver gives the operator more surge capacity. Twin interlaced augers remix and narrow the material entering the conveyor, and a drop-through cover forces all of the material to be mixed by the auger flight.
    The E1250 offers a great example of how a quality product can be created through a combination of reliable components and an ear to operator comments. In fact, Weiler has sought out the valuable input from end-users for their entire line of machines. The 730 Road Widener was the first product offered under the Weiler name; a model that, six months after introduction was given new options based upon operator feedback. At the same time as Weiler expanded the options of the 730, they also introduced the 530 road widener. The 530 is a smaller, more economical version of the 730, created in response to high percentage of widening jobs being six feet or less.

730 Road Widener
The larger of the two self-propelled road wideners, the W730 features a 174-h.p., Cat 3056E ATAAC engine, and is capable of widening from one to 12 feet with a working depth of 12 inches above and below grade. With the optional long conveyor and weight kit, it can widen roads up to 14 feet. The four-wheel, two-speed, two gearbox, hydraulic drive (with three steering modes) offers greater control. The rear-wheel steering axle has a manual override to allow for a fourth steering mode for minor corrections while operating. Other features include the remotely located oil cooler, standard oscillating push rollers, and optional cab to protect the operator from the elements.

530 Road Widener
Running on a Cat 4.4 Tier III engine, the 114-h.p.W530 is capable of widening roads from one to 10 feet with a working depth range from 12 inches above and below grade. This unit has many of the same features and components as its larger counterpart. It also has many optional features such as rear steering, work lights, 9 kW generator and a cab. Contact Ring Power for more information on the Weiler line of paving products. info@ringpower.com

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Our Greener Power Solutions

July 21, 2008 at 11:13 AMRing Power

Entertainment Services is committed to conducting business in an environmentally responsible and conscientious manner. We utilize renewable energy sources wherever and whenever practical to reduce our carbon footprint, and we engineer safety into all of our products to reduce the risk of injury or damage to the environment. Our generator set engines are emissions-certified and meet all EPA standards. Our sound attenuated enclosures, fuel tanks and other specialized products are designed with UL-listed components according to stringent production standards to ensure safe fluid containment and reduced noise levels.
For years Entertainment Services has offered bio-diesel as an alternative to our clients in the entertainment industry. To limit our carbon footprint even further, while still delivering dependable power, we are alos developing a production technology that uses house power during pre-production, with a seamless transfer to generator power on show days.
Our environmental philosophy is in alignment with Caterpillar’s market-based approach to the aggressive development of current and future clean technologies that reduce emissions and sustain the environment.
In summary, Entertainment Services strives to conserve natural resources; reduce waste through emissions technology, recycling and the safe disposal of consumable items; and by example, we encourage our business partners and customers to do the same.

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