Controllis is a UK based control and power systems manufacturer that uses the Perkins 400 Series engines for its DC generator products.
“We chose Perkins engines from the start due to their solid reputation for fuel efficiency, reliability and cost effectiveness”, said Controllis CEO Simon Albury. “The 3 cylinder 1100 cc and 1500 cc engines are perfect for our 7-15 kW DC generator products combining simplicity and ruggedness in a compact package.”
Controllis mounts its own 37 phase DC permanent magnet generator (PMG) directly to the engine flywheel and bellhousing. The benefits say Controllis are no couplings or bearings so the solution is practically frictionless.
Controllis systems are on trial or deployment in 10 countries in Asia, Africa and South America. The remote monitoring has proved invaluable to customers with fuel theft, fuel fraud and electricity theft. As the output from the Controllis PMG is DC, this is not attractive for the domestic power thief to steal as it requires an inverter.