Month: January 2022

Routine Maintenance Protects Your Fleet From Deadly Disasters

Routine Maintenance Protects Your Fleet From Deadly Disasters

Next to personnel, your fleet vehicles are likely your most valuable asset. As a fleet operator, it is your duty to protect both from harm as they traverse the millions of miles of American roads. Whether they are hauling cargo across the plains or mounting an expedition across the Teton, Rocky, or Appalachian Mountains, it’s your job to make sure they deliver their cargo safe and sound.

Routine maintenance is the key that keeps your vehicles moving forward. From the brake systems to the transmission and the engine to the lights, the Central Power Systems & Services team is here to ensure that the maintenance you need is done on time and on budget. We will use every bit of our expertise in fleet maintenance to make sure your vehicles are ready to go the distance.

Brakes Are the Foundation of Your Fleet

While your drivers are eager to keep cruising down the road to finish their deliveries, at some point, they’re going to have to stop. Whether it’s traffic, truck stops, or delivery destinations, there is comfort and confidence in the knowledge that your brakes are in proper working order.

At Central Power Systems & Services, we thoroughly inspect, test, and service every component in your brake systems. We make sure that the air lines, reservoirs, compressor, valves, drums, shoes, and other components work together to provide the stopping power required to bring a fully-loaded vehicle and trailer to a complete stop.

Tires, Transmissions, and More

A single semi-truck has thousands of parts, many of which are critical for safe operation. For example, the fifth wheel coupling, brake lights, axle, cooling system, gearbox, clutch, suspension, wiring, and thousands more work together to ensure your fleet vehicles are ready to go.

Our certified mechanics have extensive experience maintaining large commercial vehicles. We know the various quirks of different machines, know the signs of impending component failure, and can proactively maintain your fleet vehicles so that you don’t suffer unexpected breakdowns along the way to your next destination.

Whether we are retreading tires, remanufacturing a transmission, or repairing a wiring harness, our goal is the same; to ensure your vehicle is stable, safe, and secure. To that end, we adhere to strict quality control standards and use the latest technologies and tools to service your fleet vehicles.

Our maintenance technicians undergo extensive training throughout the year. This ensures we have the most up-to-date knowledge of commercial motor vehicles and the systems they contain. We work hard to maintain your vehicles and protect your business from the accidents, delays, and deaths that can occur if critical systems fail.

The Advantage of Choosing Central Power Systems & Services

When you choose Central Power Systems & Services, you will enjoy superior service and exceptional results on top of fair pricing and our guarantee that our services will always exceed your expectations. We make it easy to secure the services and components you need at a competitive price that helps ensure your budgets don’t fall into the red. Most importantly, we perform the routine maintenance your fleet vehicles require to ensure they are safe, stable, and always ready to roll down the road to the next destination on the manifest.

We encourage you to contact Central Power Systems & Services to learn more about the maintenance services we offer. Whether you need components remanufactured, brake systems serviced, or machinery repaired, it is our pleasure to assist you.

Learn From the Best at Central Power Systems and Services

Train and Learn From the Best at Central Power

The quality of the services your teams provide to your fleet and your clients depends on the quality of the training they receive. You have to learn from the best when you want to deliver the best. At Central Power Systems & Services, our certified training professionals know everything you need to know about Allison transmissions, electrical systems, air conditioning systems, diesel engines, and more. Most importantly, they know how to teach and convey the intricacies of these complex systems covered within our CPSS training courses through proven teaching methods that will help your personnel retain the knowledge and use it to help your business achieve its goals.

Our Training Courses

Allison Transmission Maintenance Technician Training

Our two-day and multi-day courses will help your personnel learn how to utilize available diagnostic resources, perform preventive maintenance, troubleshoot problems, and apply industry-approved solutions. Each course is designed to provide thorough coverage of procedures and protocols that will give your personnel the skills they need to effectively service Allison transmissions.

Our courses include:

  • 1000 and 2000 Product Families
  • 3000 and 4000 Product Families
  • Combined 1000, 2000, 3000, and 4000 Product Families

General Service Training

Our general service training courses are designed to provide students with as much information in as short a time as possible. These courses will provide basic knowledge of the operation of the covered systems. Upon completion, students will have a solid footing in everything from the basics of electrical systems to the most efficient and effective methods of servicing electrical components, generators, air conditioning systems, exhaust systems, etc.

We offer three distinct general service training courses, including:

  • Basic Electrical
  • Basic Mobile Air Conditioning & MACS
  • Exhaust Gas Recirculation and Diesel After-Treatment

Our Commitment To Excellence

At Central Power Systems & Services, our training teams are certified experts in their field. Each has completed extensive training and has years of professional experience under their tool belts. This means we not only have the technical knowledge, but we also have the practical experience to help successfully guide students through the courses.

Our instructors adhere to well-defined course parameters and training guidelines from start to finish. As a result, each course is structured like well-organized building blocks where each piece of information is used to support subsequent information and practical theories.

The result is a solid course that reinforces the concepts students already possess, fills in the gaps of what they should know, and establishes a foundation that they can use to build upon their knowledge after course completion.

Training Is the Key To Your Future

Technology is advancing at a rapid pace, and companies are producing more advanced and complicated machinery. Our training courses are designed to give students the practical information required to continue building their skill sets and knowledge base. We prepare students to service today’s systems and service the advanced systems of tomorrow.

Ultimately, this positions your business to continue growing and makes it possible for you to adopt and service ever more efficient and effective systems. This will not only keep your business competitive, it will position you for growth that can allow you to achieve more, generate more revenue, and establish your business as an industry leader capable of providing the services and solutions your clients require.

We invite you to contact Central Power Systems & Services to learn more about the CPS training courses we offer and to enroll in upcoming sessions in your area.

Industrial Equipment Rental No Matter Your Industry

Industrial Equipment Rental No Matter Your Industry

Our industrial equipment rental solutions help your business achieve your goal without having to make substantial investments in equipment, machinery, or maintenance facilities and support personnel. This allows your business to deliver the solutions your clients require without adding significant weight to your bottom line. At Central Power Systems & Services, you can always depend on our company to have the equipment you need to get the job done.

Industries We Serve

We provide industrial rental equipment to a wide range of industries throughout the region, including:

  • Power generation facilities
  • Fuel storage farms
  • Pipeline construction
  • Oil and natural gas exploration
  • Petrochemical storage and processing
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Aviation and aerospace
  • Telecom
  • Food processing
  • Natural resource processing
  • Transportation
  • Forestry
  • Agricultural production
  • And more!

To learn more about the services and equipment we offer for your industry, contact Central Power Systems & Services to speak with our rental agents!

Advantages of Industrial Rental Equipment

There are many advantages to relying on industrial rental equipment for your operations. These include:

Free Up Cash
With rental equipment, there is no need to tie up your cash assets in expensive equipment that you may not need regularly.
Decreased Operating Costs
Maintenance and repairs can add up, and these costs are built into the rental agreement with rental equipment.
Guaranteed Compliance
We guarantee that our rental equipment will be maintained in a manner that will comply with all applicable codes and regulations. As these are constantly evolving, renting equipment ensures you don’t have to invest in costly training sessions to stay abreast of regulatory developments.
Guaranteed Performance
Our industrial equipment rentals are maintained to the highest standards. Before and after each rental, our equipment is thoroughly inspected, serviced, and repaired. This allows us to deliver the turnkey equipment your business needs to get straight to work.
Expert Service
When you rent from Central Power Systems & Services, you will enjoy the services of our highly-trained specialists. We can quickly identify problems and perform any necessary maintenance and repairs on your industrial rental equipment.
Write-Offs
While you won’t be able to claim depreciation on your taxes, in many cases you can claim deductions for rental equipment required to provide the services and solutions your clients require.
Safety
Since we take care of all maintenance and repairs, you don’t have to worry about personnel getting injured or worse while attempting to service equipment. Simply contact our team and we will dispatch a trained technician to your worksite with all the tools and expertise required to restore the equipment to operation.

Our Support Services Ensure You Get the Job Done!

We provide comprehensive industrial rental equipment support services to our clients. From planning to tear down, our expert rental personnel and highly trained repair specialists will provide the support you need to get the job done. This includes:

  • Onsite project management
  • On-time pickup and delivery
  • System installation
  • System tear down
  • 24/7 maintenance and emergency service

We encourage you to contact Central Power Systems & Services to learn more about the industrial equipment rentals we proudly offer our clients. We will answer your questions and help you determine the most efficient and effective strategy for moving ahead on your planned projects.

Why Your Business Needs UPS

Why Your Business Needs UPS

Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) help you avoid disruptions to your operations when the grid falters and fails. Without an effective UPS in position, your business grinds to a halt and won’t start moving forward again until the issue is resolved and the power is restored. It’s a costly prospect that costs American businesses billions of dollars in lost revenue each year. Fortunately, it’s easily sidestepped with minimal investment in the right UPS for your operations.

UPS Protects Against the Unexpected

It is impossible to control everything, and no matter how much planning and preparation you conduct, there are always risks to your power supply that are out of your control. Lighting, ice, snow, falling trees, floods, hurricanes, high winds, construction activity, and motor vehicle accidents can all take the power grid down.

However, you can mitigate the risk with a reliable UPS. When these incidents or other events take the grid down, your UPS will kick in and ensure your computers, machinery, lights, and other critical systems remain operational until power is restored. With an uninterrupted power supply, your business will keep rolling along while other businesses in the area are idle and silent.

UPS Buys You Time (And Saves You Money!)

Standby generators are designed to provide long-term power generation capacity. Depending on the generator and fuel supply, modern generators can provide hours, days, and even weeks of uninterrupted power supply. Thus, even in major disasters, you will have the long-term protection you need to keep the lights on and the workload flowing.

However, it takes time for standby generators to “get up to speed.” These moments count from seconds to minutes, and in the interim, the loss of power can shut computers and other vital systems down. This can result in data loss, disrupted workflow, and potentially system damage. A UPS provides the imperative bridge between the time the power goes down and the moment the generator produces sufficient electricity to power your critical systems. It buys time that helps ensure your systems don’t flicker or falter as the power source shifts from the grid to the generator.

Another key benefit of a UPS is that it helps save you money on your utility bill. It is estimated according to ENERGY STAR, that UPS systems can reduce your energy waste by more than 50%. This considerable amount highlights the direct savings businesses can enjoy when they spend the time to choose the best UPS for their needs.

Every Business Benefits From a UPS

There isn’t a single business out there that doesn’t depend on electricity. Data centers, industrial facilities, hospitals and healthcare facilities, retail facilities, manufacturing centers, educational institutions, and countless other sectors deploy UPS to ensure that they always have an uninterrupted power supply.

Do you have more questions about the importance of an uninterrupted power supply in your business? Contact Central Power Systems & Services to learn more about the UPS systems we recommend and the steps we suggest to ensure your systems achieve optimal performance without disruption season after season.

Why Choose a Natural Gas Generator for Your Business

Why Choose a Natural Gas Generator for Your Business

Power is paramount. Without it, your lights, equipment, and machinery shut down, and your business sits idle until the power is restored. Whether you operate a grocery store, restaurant, barbershop, auto repair shop, or other business, the one universal requirement across all industries is reliable electricity. With power grid failures becoming increasingly common and blackouts and brownouts a distinct possibility, investing in a natural gas generator is like purchasing an insurance policy for the consistent and reliable operation of the equipment that keeps your business up and running.

Benefits of a Natural Gas Generator

One of the primary benefits of natural gas generators is that they can be connected directly to the gas line. This means there is no need to invest in fuel storage tanks and facilities or maintain them. Further, because natural gas is readily available and relatively stable in price, it is a cost-effective fuel source that you can depend on in many situations.

Natural gas is incredibly efficient and will provide significant efficiency within your standby generator systems. It is also one of the cleanest burning fuels, which means that using your generator won’t significantly increase your carbon footprint. Finally, natural gas generators are common in the United States. This means that there is a ready supply of replacement components available, which means that any problems that emerge can be quickly repaired and your system restored to operation.

Ultimately, these benefits equate to reliability; specifically, you can rely on these benefits to keep your business open so that you can continue serving the needs of your clients and delivering the goods and services they require.

Installing a Natural Gas Generator

Sizing your generator is the first step our certified generator technicians will help you complete. We will help you perform a thorough load calculation to determine the power needs of your critical systems. This is crucial because it won’t deliver the electricity you require if your system is undersized. Conversely, if it is too large, you won’t enjoy cost-efficient operation. In both undersized and oversized situations, you could end up damaging your system and significantly shortening the expected lifespan of the generator.

Once the generator is selected, we will thoroughly prepare the installation site and complete a comprehensive list of procedures to ensure proper installation. This includes ensuring all gas and electrical connections are properly tightened and secured, ensuring the generator’s foundation is sufficient for the unit’s weight and confirming that the generator has sufficient ventilation. From start to finish, we will ensure that the installation complies with all applicable building and regulatory codes related to your industry.

Maintaining Your Natural Gas Generator

As with all standby power systems, regular maintenance is crucial for reliable operation. At Central Power Systems and Services, our EGSA certified generator technicians are experts at ensuring your generators can deliver the power you require when you can’t rely on the power grid. In addition, we maintain a fleet of fully equipped vehicles and on-call generator technicians to provide regularly scheduled and emergency maintenance and repair services.

Our natural gas generator maintenance and repair services include the following and more:

  • Oil, fuel, and air filter changes
  • Cleaning and changing spark plugs
  • Cleaning crankcase breathers
  • Flushing cooling system
  • Load bank testing
  • Thermal imaging
  • Testing of all fuel and electrical connections
  • And more!

We invite you to contact Central Power Systems & Services to learn more about our services and the natural gas generators we recommend. It is our pleasure to answer your questions and to help you identify the ideal generator for your needs.

The Premier Choice for Allison Transmission Repair

The Premier Choice for Allison Transmission Repair

Allison transmissions are highly regarded for their quality manufacturing, reliable components, and durable operation. But, that doesn’t mean they are indestructible and invincible to the damage that time, bad roads, and other factors can cause. When your Allison transmission stops performing properly, you don’t want to have to search and hunt for a qualified technician to get your vehicles moving forward again. At Central Power Systems & Services, we are an authorized Allison transmission repair provider. We can dispatch a technician to your location to perform on-highway service to the vehicle or pull it into one of the repair bays within our conveniently located repair facilities throughout the region.

When You Want the Best, Hire the Biggest and the Best!

We are the only authorized Allison Transmission distributor in Kansas, Missouri, and Northern Oklahoma. We know Allison, and they know us. We are proud to say that the company trusts our certified, highly-trained mechanics to keep Allison transmissions rolling smoothly throughout the region.

The distribution and servicing of Allison transmissions represent a considerable element of our business. With Allison transmissions in operation in cities, farms, construction sites, mines, and more, there is no shortage of work to be done. When you need a new transmission or need an existing transmission serviced, you can rest assured that our team has the skill, experience, and expertise you can depend on.

We maintain a comprehensive inventory of new and rebuilt transmissions for a broad range of vehicles, including school buses, mining equipment, trash trucks, and more. So whether your vehicles build roads, haul cargo, or transport people, we guarantee we can keep your fleet moving forward so that you can provide the reliable service your clients count on.

Fast and Responsive Service

We are available day or night to answer your call and open a repair bay for a vehicle you need to bring in for service. Alternatively, we can dispatch an emergency service vehicle to your location in Kansas, Missouri, Texas, or Oklahoma. With more than 100 services vehicles operating from our many locations, we can be at your vehicle quickly and with all the tools and components required to repair the transmission, or when necessary, to transport the vehicle to our nearest repair bay for more comprehensive service.

We understand all too well that transmissions don’t punch a clock or operate from 9 to 5 before calling it a day. That is why our repair technicians are available 24/7/365 to service your vehicle. Day or night, holiday or weekend, our vehicles are ready to roll right to your location, wherever that may be in the region.

Each of our Allison-certified transmission repair technicians has completed comprehensive training and knows Allison systems inside and out. We understand their operation, common problems and can apply the effective solutions that will return your vehicle to operation. We will never cut corners, nor rush the work and deliver substandard repairs.

While we most certainly work quickly, you can rest assured that each step our transmission repair technicians perform is part of a highly organized and detailed process that ensures a thorough, complete repair or replacement of your Allison transmission. We guarantee that the work we complete and the components we install will deliver the performance you deserve.

We invite you to contact the team at Central Power Systems & Services to learn more about our Allison transmission repair services. We will answer your questions and schedule your transmission for prompt and reliable repairs.

The Importance of Critical Power for Public Infrastructure

The Importance of Critical Power for Public Infrastructure

Investing in critical power for public infrastructure ensures that UPS, generator systems, and backup networks keep the power flowing when the power grid goes down. Whether it takes a utility provider minutes or hours to restore the power doesn’t matter, because every moment the power is down is a moment that productivity is idle, money is lost, and infrastructure is potentially hazardous. At Central Power Systems & Services, we strive to ensure our clients have the power they need no matter what happens with the utility grid or due to on-site events.

Sags, Spikes, Dips, and Phase Imbalances

While most project managers focus on the potential for total power failure, the reality is many other threats can disrupt production and diminish operational capacity. Therefore, critical power plans should always consider all events ranging from those that originate within the utility grid to those that can occur directly within a facility.

To that end, critical power solutions should be designed to provide multiple layers of protection. Ideally, these should be on-site so that they are readily accessible and can provide immediate power from both distant and local events.

Critical Systems Rely on Critical Power

Layered critical power solutions are vital for preserving the functionality, safety, and reliability of public infrastructure. Properly implemented, this includes using UPS systems to preserve controls and ensure that everything from instrumentation to diagnostics continues to function. Critical power also preserves the functionality of facility control systems that are essential for building management.

Further, in an era where peeping eyes are everywhere and are eager to illegally access sensitive information or locations, critical power ensures that security systems remain operational. This includes everything from door locks and security cameras to firewalls and intrusion alarms.

Of course, we’d be remiss if we neglected the importance of critical power for preserving the networks that facilitate communications. Any loss of power can disrupt the flow of critical data within emergency call centers, judicial facilities, fire departments, police departments, and more.

Critical Power Is Critical for Keeping the Costs Down

Any loss of power comes with a whole host of associated costs. Some are clear beforehand; others only become apparent after the power goes down. When it comes to the costs associated with power failure, the most common are lost productivity as the workforce sits idle and the inconvenience associated with schedules that fall behind.

Other costs such as the expenses related to additional maintenance and repairs, damage to facilities or equipment, and loss of information can vary depending on the facility and its preparedness for potential power failure. In fact, the constant thing across all industries and applies to all projects is that preparedness is the key to keeping costs down and the work flowing.

We invite you to contact Central Power Systems & Services to learn more about the critical power solutions we offer for public infrastructure. We are happy to answer your questions and help you determine the best way to establish effective layers of protection for your operations.

How Custom Manufacturing Can Help Your Power Generation Business

How Custom Manufacturing Can Help Your Power Generation Business

Success in the modern marketplace depends on custom solutions to meet your needs so that you can deliver superior service, quality, and reliability to your clients. At Central Power Systems & Services, our custom manufacturing process allows us to create specifically designed equipment for your applications, work environment, operational schedules, and other factors. In turn, this minimizes wear and tear, reduces downtime, and ensures you can keep your operations on schedule throughout the year. Without question, custom solutions are far superior to off-the-shelf solutions that might fit well but will never fit perfectly.

Build What You Need, Leave Out What You Don’t

Power generation and distribution systems can incorporate a wide range of features and technologies. Unfortunately, all of these add weight to the final cost, and often you end up with options and features you never use. You trim the cost even before the unit is delivered by leaving out what you don’t need. Our engineering department can help you develop custom manufactured solutions that incorporate only the features and capabilities you need so that you can divert precious resources toward other tasks.

Our engineers are experts at developing systems that incorporate capabilities including intelligent load sharing, AC-DC, DC-AC, and DC-DC power conversion, remote system monitoring and control, and more. We also have a keen eye on the future of the power generation industry and can incorporate systems geared toward a “greener” future so that your business is prepared when regulations tighten.

Equally as important, we can help you forecast future power generation and power distribution needs based on your expansion plans or address anticipated seasonal downshifts. We can design systems that can be added to and upgraded when the time comes. This strategic use of your resources makes it easier and more affordable to achieve your goals.

Customization Creates Cohesion

At Central Power Systems & Services, our ability to customize a wide range of products streamlines your operations and ensures your systems work together as a cohesive unit. Our engineers are experts at understanding how features and options interact with one another to enhance the stability, reliability, and performance of your power generation and power distribution systems. This improves safety, reduces operational costs, and prolongs system longevity. To that end, we can manufacture custom solutions including:

Depend on Central Power Solutions To Deliver Superior Results

For nearly 70 years, the Central Power Systems and Services teams have provided custom manufacturing services to clients across the country. Our capabilities include everything from power generation and distribution systems, to industrial engines and agricultural equipment. Our broad expertise and dedicated design and engineering teams make it possible to manufacture bespoke power generation and distribution systems capable of operating in every environment imaginable.

When you need reliable power, you can depend on our team to design and build the power generation equipment your business requires! Our expertise and attention to detail ensure that the finished product will be of great value to your business and provide great value to your customers.

We invite you to contact Central Power Systems & Services to speak with our engineers about our custom manufacturing process. We will outline the steps involved and tell you more about the benefits custom power generation equipment delivers.

Central Power Systems & Services
Since 1954, Central Power Systems & Services has been providing partners with the highest level of support. No matter the situation, we have solutions for Power Generation, Power Distribution, Industrial Engines, Construction and Agricultural Equipment, Custom Manufactured Projects and On-Highway Transportation Service.
Central Power Systems & Services
Since 1954, Central Power Systems & Services has been providing partners with the highest level of support. No matter the situation, we have solutions for Power Generation, Power Distribution, Industrial Engines, Construction and Agricultural Equipment, Custom Manufactured Projects and On-Highway Transportation Service.
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