Simply put, a generator is a device that takes mechanical energy and converts it into electrical power that we can then use. Contrary to popular belief, generators don’t create electricity. Instead, it uses the force of movement of the electric charges to produce an electric current, which then flows and we can use. These principles of physics have been around since the early 1930s (known as electromagnetic induction).
There are many parts to an electric generator, which include an engine, alternator, fuel system, voltage regulator, a cooling and exhaust system, and more. Electric generators are portable, so having the ability to produce energy anywhere you need it and then use the output for electrical power has enabled some of the largest construction projects to take place. Today, many industries rely on generators to power their machines while on location, including construction, road building, agriculture, mining, oil and gas, forestry, and so many more. Wagner Equipment Co offers generator rentals so you can have power in the remotest locations. Contact one of our Colorado, New Mexico, or west Texas Caterpillar dealers to get started today!