Kato Engineering designs and manufactures AC generators (alternators) for customer packaging with an engine or turbine. We also manufacture motor-generator sets for power conditioning or frequency conversion.
KATO™ generators are used in a variety of applications:
Kato Engineering is a business unit of Emerson (EMR). Founded in 1926, we have an 87-year tradition of design and manufacturing excellence and innovations:
From the frozen tundra to burning deserts to salt-laden atmospheres, Kato Engineering's ruggedly-constructed generators have survived the world's harshest environments, and our commitment to meeting customer needs has made the KATO™ brand synonymous with dependable power generation worldwide.
Kato Engineering turbine generators are designed for efficiency and durability for use in demanding industrial and oil and gas applications. They operate with extremely low levels of vibration, can be easily sound-attenuated and require minimal maintenance.
For high efficiency, KATO™ turbine generators are constructed with special magnetic steel. The turbine designs also emphasise reduction of losses from friction and windage. An extremely stiff construction and special bearings help meet low vibration requirements. Kato Engineering also has a pair of state-of-the-industry seismic test bases and monitoring equipment to ensure low vibration levels. Sleeve bearings and a circulating oil system boost Kato turbine generator reliability. In hazardous locations, Kato Engineering can meet class one, division two or zone two of North American or European (ATEX) standards. For petroleum applications, we can meet API 546 standards.
From continuous power for data centres and ore mines to emergency backup power in hospitals to peak shaving and cogeneration plants at major universities, factories and cities, Kato Engineering provides dependable generators for diesel and gas engines.
In the oil and gas industry, the conditions are tough and the stakes are high. That is why this industry needs reliable equipment backed by years of experience. Used in exploration, land and offshore drilling, transportation and production, KATO™ generators are among the most reliable in the world. They have been proving it day after day since the 1950s, in land and offshore oil and gas applications around the globe.
Kato Engineering's traction alternators are the first choice for mine-haul trucks and locomotive applications. These traction alternators provide high voltage rectified dc power to run traction motors, which turn the vehicle's wheels. Built smaller and lighter, Kato's traction alternators help reduce vehicle payload. However, rugged construction and superior insulation ensure they can handle bumpy, grimy conditions as well as the thermal cycling caused by the vehicles' constant acceleration and deceleration.
Our marine applications run the gamut from standby units for critical shipboard power to supplying complete vessel power, from power for commercial ships, to power for the US Navy and other naval vessels. Kato shipboard generators can feature high-shock bearings and a rugged frame to absorb and dissipate the sea's punishing forces.
To continue to meet the world's power needs, we continue to invest in employees and equipment. Kato Engineering uses the latest design and analysis tools, precision machining equipment and coil-manufacturing machines.
Kato Engineering Inc.
PO Box 8447
United States of America
Tel: +1 507 625 4011
Fax: +1 507 345 2798