Danotek Motion Technologies, a manufacture of reliable permanent magnet (PM) rotating equipment for the global wind energy, distributed generation, and electric vehicle markets, has been awarded a blanket purchase order from Tecogen for the supply of forty (40) 100kW PM generators in 2012.

Since 2005, Danotek has supplied Tecogen, a manufacturer of natural gas fueled engine-driven cogeneration systems, with more than one hundred PM generators for integration in Tecogen’s high efficiency cogeneration modules, specifically the flagship InVerde Ultra 100 CHP module.

Danotek’s PM generators are thermally optimized high power density systems that reduce operating costs by their superior performance and reliability. High efficiencies at rated and partial loads are critical in enabling Tecogen’s CHP systems achieve overall efficiencies exceeding 90%, and the lightweight generator’s unique reluctance design produces negligible cogging torque making its performance ideal for cogeneration and distributed generation applications.

Performance is supported by robust operations, especially the PM generator’s low operating temperatures, high quality class H insulation, and lack of brushes and slip-rings that combine to enhance reliability and durability.

“Tecogen is pleased to continue the successful relationship we’ve had with Danotek,” said Mr. Robert Panora, Tecogen’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “Our InVerde Ultra 100 CHP systems deliver high efficiency and reliability that maximize our customers’ energy-related cost savings. With their excellent performance and low maintenance needs, PM generators developed by Danotek are vitally important components within our CHP systems.”

All forty PM generators are scheduled to be delivered from Danotek’s Canton, MI, facility in 2012 with deliveries commencing mid-February. Once integrated by Tecogen, they will add value to advanced CHP systems installed in colleges, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, large residential facilities, hotels, and similar facilities that have a demand for electrical and thermal energy.

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