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Powering Recovery: Isuzu Power Solutions Answers The Call

As the COVID-19 restrictions ease in stages across the nation and sectors take their first steps on the road to recovery, much work needs to be done to support Australian businesses in these softened economic conditions.

Despite the challenges, there is encouraging news. The federal government has announced that businesses with an annual turnover of less than $500 million will be able to continue utilising the increased instant asset write-off threshold, which has been tentatively extended to 31 December 2020.

Instant asset write-off

Head of Isuzu Power Solutions (IPS), Matt Sakhaie said, “This extension will give businesses more time to acquire and install new assets, which presents the perfect opportunity for businesses interested in investing in or upgrading their current power solutions.

Businesses can also claim for multiple assets—a measure designed to support and encourage businesses to bring their investment forward and support economic growth,” he said.

IPS has an expanded and updated, well-received product line-up, offering industries from agriculture and emergency services to mining and construction a comprehensive range of fit-for-purpose power solutions specially tailored for tough Australian conditions.

Industrial engines

IPS industrial engines (fan-to-flywheel) are imported from Japan and are suited for businesses that require a direct engine either for replacement or to power a unique application.

There are over 60 models to choose from, ranging from 2-cylinder (13 hp) to 6-cylinder (532 hp) models.

Pictured: Pump fitted with IPS engine for CFA

Pictured: GAAM pump

Power units

Every IPS power unit is a pre-assembled power pack featuring locally designed and assembled accessories, such as filtration, exhaust and cooling systems.

IPS power units are available in variable and fixed speed engine configurations, covering three key categories.

  • Make-to-Stock (MTS) range, with pre-assembled units ready to go
  • Bespoke Assembled-to-Order (ATO) range with customisable accessories
  • Fully customisable Engineered-to-Order (ETO) range, with each unit specifically engineered for unique applications

Mr Sakhaie said, “Customisation of ATO and ETO units are specified via our Isuzu Diesel Inquiry Assessment System (DIAS), ensuring customers’ specific needs are met.

“DIAS is a powerful and unique engine specification software, exclusive to IPS, that helps us determine the best power solution for every unique application.”

IPS power units are particularly popular across industries such as fire and emergency services operations.

Pictured: Open configuration GS013ENN GenSet for Wilson’s Produce

Generator sets

A more recent addition to the product line-up, IPS Generator Sets (GenSets) comprise a diesel engine driving an electric alternator, generating electrical power.

IPS GenSets are available in the following configurations:

  • Open, with no weather or soundproof enclosure. These are ideal for remote ‘prime’ power applications.
  • Enclosed, with a weather and soundproof enclosure for product longevity and noise attenuation. These are ideal for both remote ‘prime’ power and ‘standby’ power applications.

Capable of producing 1PH 230V or 3PH 415V AC, IPS GenSets are typically used as back-up or standby power solutions and vary in size, but they are also popular power options in agricultural applications such as centre-pivot irrigation.

Marine Engines

IPS also offers marine power solutions with heat exchanger or keel cooler cooling systems.

IPS marine engines come complete with a mechanical fuel injection system, dry fit cylinder liners and a complete instrument panel.

A longstanding distributor of IPS marine engines is Zenith Engineering, often working with IPS to produce tailored power solutions for its customers.

The right solution, every time

Having operated under the Isuzu Australia Limited umbrella for more than a decade, IPS has a strong industry reputation for quality and reliability, and for providing expert technical and engineering expertise.

“The COVID-19 crisis has put many Australian businesses under pressure, and the IPS team remains committed to serving our customers in helping to alleviate some of that strain through our products and services,” Mr Sakhaie said.

“Many of our customers work in essential industries, such as agriculture and the emergency services and we are here to help our clients get the right power solutions for their needs.”