Genset at the Cannes Yachting Festival

GenSet inaugurates the 2022 nautical season by participating at the Cannes Yachting Festival from 6 to 11 September. It is the largest event in the nautical sector in Europe born in 1977.

A unique moment of contact where, from the splendid bay of Cannes at stand Sail 122, GenSet will present three top models of the new range of generators for the marine world to an international audience.

The characteristics of the marine GenSet range

Cutting-edge technologies, compact structure with a simple and functional design, silence, ease of installation and high performance allow the GenSet marine generators to put innovative products “in the water” to meet the needs of those who go to sea for passion or profession, with an eye on the environment.

The models displayed will be the GSi 8.5 K, the GSi 4000i and the GSi 6000i. Three products that share excellent characteristics including:

• The double anti-vibration system, which reduces the level of vibrations from the engine / alternator unit towards the frame and absorbs residual micro vibrations originating between the generator frame and the boat.

• Closed-cycle cooling inside the case by means of a water / air exchanger that reduces vibrations and noise, ensuring ZERO derating up to a sea water temperature of 31 degrees.

• The soundproof case made of extremely light painted marine aluminum with very high resistance to external agents.

The products on display

The GSi 8.5 K is the newcomer to the GenSet marine range. With a power of 7 kW, it is equipped with a 1500 rpm Kubota engine and on-board control logic for monitoring the main parameters of the generator.

The strengths of this model are the extreme silence, only 49 dBA at 7 meters, the easy access for maintenance and an extremely compact structure to reduce the footprint.

The GSi 4000i and GSi 6000i models are the result of an innovative design aimed at reducing the environmental impact: they are in fact highly performing and efficient thanks to the combination of permanent magnet alternator and conversion inverter.

The inverter guarantees a safe product, avoiding the circulation outside the group of large cables with high voltages.

It also allows the parallel coupling of two groups of the same model, offering the possibility of synchronizing two machines in a simple and practical way.


By connecting the inverters of the two generators via a simple cable, the latter synchronize automatically multiplying the power in a single power supply line, simplifying the on-board systems. This solution offers at the same time great energy savings and the possibility of high loads, in other words greater efficiency for greater savings.

Finally, the permanent magnet alternator is particularly compact, designed precisely to reduce the size and weight of the machine with the same performance.

Are you curious and want to know more?

Download the technical datasheets of our generators at the following links:

Or take a look at our marine catalog.

It will also be a pleasure to welcome you to our stand Sail 122.

To reach us follow the instructions on the Cannes Yachting Festival site and for any other information do not hesitate to contact us.

GenSet, Made In Italy at the Pipeline&Gas Expo

After two years of lockdown due to the pandemic, this year GenSet is back attending trade shows.

The first appointment is the Pipeline&Gas Expo, the first Italian exhibition and conference dedicated entirely to the Mid-Stream and Oil & Gas and Water distribution network. It will be held between 8 and 10 June 2022 in the Piacenza Expo spaces.

GenSet’s will be in attendance at Stand C28/D27 in Hall 1, with the aim of bringing many innovative solutions in a context where the complicated geopolitical situation makes the path towards energy transition even more urgent.

For this reason, the products on display will combine high performance with a significant reduction in consumption and emissions. This is a theme which GenSet has been working on in recent years in order to respond to the need for efficiency and eco-compatibility.

Products on display features

Our Stage V engines with its special particulate filters, hybrid solutions and extremely durable soundproof canopies, are part of GenSet’s taylor-made solutions so to comply with even the most stringent regulations and meet specific customer needs.

The super-silenced MG 70 SS-I66 kVA generating set is equipped with an FPT 1500 rpm Stage V diesel engine with high power standards.

It is equipped with an accessorised control panel for monitoring the unit, even from a remote setting. It has a three-phase and single-phase socket kit, an automatic voltage regulator (AVR) to stabilise the output voltage as well as eliminate the risk of malfunctioning and damage to the unit, and a bunded tank in order to contain unexpected liquid spills and protect the environment.

The MPM 500 P, on the other hand, is a three-phase 500 Ampere DC engine driven welder which may be used simultaneously as a generator and welder. It is exceptionally durable and therefore suitable for extreme conditions. The excellent quality of the auxiliary current allows it to power even more sophisticated equipment such as Inverters and Battery chargers.

It is equipped with a Perkins 1500/1800 rpm diesel engine and can be used as generator in 50 or 60 Hz via a convenient selector on the instrument panel.

The welder is designed for Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and for Carbon Arc Gouging Welding (CAG), but it is also possible to request continuous wire welding (MIG Metal Inert Gas) and TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas). In addition, GenSet offers other customisations and accessories, which are always available. For instance the polarity reversing switch may be supplied either as an external kit or installed directly on the machine.

The LT 5000 SSH-Y hybrid lighting tower is quiet and compact. It is significantly smaller in size and weight than its non-hybrid equivalents. It is equipped with a Yanmar 3000 rpm Stage V diesel engine and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery for high performance and reductions in fuel consumption. Click here to discover all the features in detail.

The lighting tower is designed with low voltage and a permanent magnet generator (PMG) to allow safe use even in hazardous environments.

It is equipped with an ultra-sensitive dusk sensor for intelligent operation that allows the unit to switch on and off automatically depending on the amount of natural light detected, reducing consumption and waste.

The lighting tower is available in different configurations depending on the lighting needs. Morveover, it may have a manual or hydraulic pole, as well as the control panel may be equipped with all the tools for convenient and safe remote monitoring. Lastly, there is a bunded tank at the base.

All products are available with trailers for easy transport and can be customised according to individual requirements.

Want to learn more and find out how to participate?

Click here to download the product datasheets and visit us at Stand C28/D27 in Hall 1. To register and find out how to reach us follow the directions on the Pipeline&Gas website and for any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Welding techniques: Carbon Arc Gouging (CAG) welding

Our monthly column on welding is back. Today we are talking about CAG welding, also known as gouging.

How does it work?

CAG welding is an arc cutting process used to make grooves and recesses.

It creates an electric arc between the tip of a carbon electrode and the metal that needs to be welded. The electrode is coated with graphite and a copper layer to increase conductivity.

At these temperatures the metal melts and a high-speed jet of air is gusted along the electrode to remove the worked upon area, leaving a clean groove.

When to use Carbon Arc Gouging (CAG) welding?

The CAG process is particularly suitable for removing poorly executed welds and repairing cracks as there is no thickness limit.

Since carbon arc welding does not rely on oxidation, it can be applied to a wide range of metals.

However its versatility and speed results a generally wide and non-precision cut.

Want to know more? Want to know more? Discover our range of engine driven welders by clicking here and follow us on social media to be kept up to date.

Welding techniques: TIG welding

New year… new edition of our monthly column on welding!

Today we are talking about TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding. A technique that is particularly suitable when a high level of aesthetics is required.

How does it work?

Heat is produced by an electric arc between an infusible tungsten electrode and the material that needs to be welded, in an inert gas atmosphere.

The most common gases are Argon and Helium, which are used separately or in a mixture.

Welding is carried out by fusing the edges of the piece that needs to be welded and manually adding the filler material using a welding rod.

Types of ignition

The welding arc can be triggered in three ways:

Scratch Start, when the electrode tip touches the surface, generating a short circuit.

Lift Arc, when the electrode tip, at a very low current level, is placed on the surface and lifted just slightly.

HF Ignition, when the electrode does not touch the surface that is being welded. The electric arc is generated by the high voltage at high frequency on the torch, and it is in this way that a myriad of sparks ionise the gaseous atmosphere between the electrode and the workpiece, triggering a passage of current.

Which metals can be welded?

Stainless steel, aluminium, cupronickel, copper, iron and special alloys can be welded.

TIG welding requires a great deal of manual skill. This is because when using the welding rod the for addition of filler material, one must prevent the electrode from sticking to the surface. Moreover, minimize the risk of contamination of the weld pool by tungsten, especially with the Scratch Start.

Due to the high precision and slow process, this technique is therefore suitable for visible welding on small material thicknesses.

Want to know more? Discover our engine driven welders range by clicking here and follow us on social media to keep up to date.

Genset: security and innovation are tailor made

At Genset we work to meet the specific needs of our customers.

It is from this desire that the MPM 15/400 MSA 400 Ampere was born, an engine driven welder that meets specific requirements for safety and ease of transport.

This product is emblematic to our “tailor-made” approach. Our Research and Design team prioritise your needs, allowing them to create both unique and cutting-edge solutions for you.

It is in this context that, in 2021, we carried out a major order for a high-value customer who has specialised for more than 120 years in the rental and sale of machines such as the MPM 15/400 MSA and equipment for industry, construction, events and more.

Product safety

The MPM 15/400 MSA is equipped with a bunded tank to contain unintentional liquid spills as well as protect the environment. It is equipped with the MSA safety system to work in a safe and controlled environment.

How does the MSA system work?

The MSA safety system allows the operator to stop the unit when leaving the workstation, through the use of a connector and a safety key installed on board.

With this technology, the instrument panel of the welding machine can only be used whilst the safety connector inserted. If you take the connector with you, you can be sure that the unit will be switched off until the operator returns.

What if the connector is lost?

In a special hidden compartment, you may find the emergency key, which allows the unit to be reactivated without the connector, whilst at the same time remaining safe.

The objective of the MSA system is to prevent accidents and injuries due to possible distractions, protecting the safety of workers.

Ease of transport

Ease of transport is, after safety, the second key element of this product, as it has compact dimensions and is equipped with a custom-made trolley with two pneumatic wheels and a drawbar to facilitate handling operations.

Are you looking for a product that perfectly suits your needs?

Contact us for a tailor-made consultation, our team will be happy to contribute to your projects.

Welding techniques: MIG/MAG continuous wire welding

We are back with our monthly column about welding, which describes the main techniques, accessories and materials that you need to know in order to choose the best welding machine suited to your needs.

Today we are talking about MIG/MAG continuous wire welding.

This technique is based on the fusion of a welding wire, generally solid metal, through heat generated by the electric arc.

The wire is automatically fed into the fusion bath under gaseous protection, by means of a torch connected to the positive pole of the welding machine. The wire feeder then conducts the wire from the torch to the workpiece.

Throughout this process, the gas plays the same role as the electrode coating, i.e. it protects against oxidation and allows slag-free working.

What is the difference between MIG (Metal Inert Gas) and MAG (Metal Active Gas) welding?

Depending on the gas protection, we distinguish between two types of continuous wire welding:

MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding is achieved by using an inert gas that does not participate in fusion, such as Argon or Helium.

MAG (Metal Active Gas) welding, on the other hand, is based on the use of an active gas, such as CO2 or ArCO2 mixtures in different percentages, depending on the material that is being welded. In this case, the gas takes part in the fusion.

How and what may be welded with a continuous wire welding machine?

Continuous wire welding is ideal for carrying out a large number of welds with high filler volumes. It may be used on engine driven welders with electronic welding control.

It is a very versatile technique and rather easy to handle. It is, however, preferable to weld indoors to prevent weathering to take place, stripping it from the gaseous protection.

It is usually used for welding steel, light metal alloys, copper, nickel and titanium.

The equipment is rather bulky and therefore difficult to transport, as the gas cylinder must also be carried.

Want to know more? Click here to find out more about our engine driven welders or write to us for a tailor-made consultation.

The Briggs & Stratton powered Genset range has been extended with a new engine driven welder

The MPM 5/200 IELBN engine driven welder is the new addition to the Briggs & Stratton powered range.

The features

• Lightweight, safe and easily transportable, it is also available with a trolley for effortless handling.

200 Ampere DC coated electrode welding, which may be used as both a generator and welder simultaneously (within the power limits of the machine).  

• It has a 4,5 kVA three-phase and 3,6 kVA single-phase AC generator.

6,6 litre fuel tank which results in two hours’ working autonomy.

• Set up for remote control operation, allowing one to comfortably adjust the welding current from the workstation. Once connected to the front panel connector, the remote control is immediately operational.

The Briggs & Stratton engine

The engine driven welder is equipped with a Stage V XR 2100 petrol engine from Briggs & Stratton, a world leader in the production of air-cooled petrol engines.

It is reliable and fuel efficient, as well as meets the most stringent emission regulations.

For further information please download the product data sheet and do not hesitate to contact us for a tailor-made consultation.

Genset brings innovation to METSTRADE Amsterdam

The boundaries between innovation and sustainability are shrinking.

This year at METS – Marine Equipment Trade Show 2021 we will present our latest innovations at stand 03.544, Hall 3.

The trade show is a global exhibition dedicated to the leisure marine industry taking place in Amsterdam from 16 to 18 November.

The new Genset marine generators combine design, high performance, ease of installation and low noise for a concentration of innovation.

Safe, durable and reliable, they are the result of careful research and cutting-edge technologies, which are able to meet the needs of those who go to sea for profession or passion, without forgetting the environment.

We will exhibit the following models: GVi 8550 and the GSi 3500.

The 2021 nautical range and their features

GVi 8500: 8 kW of continuous power, equipped with a Kubota engine with variable speed. It has sustainable technology that allows the engine rpm to be varied according to the load thus reducing consumption and noise.

GSi 3500: 3 kW of maximum power, with a Yanmar 3000 rpm Stage V engine. It is equipped with a double vibration dampening system for extreme silence.

These two products reflect the main features of the range:

• Compliance with anti-pollution regulations combined with excellent performance;

• Advanced control panel for monitoring the main generator parameters with a large display and control buttons for easy reading;

• Soundproof cabin in painted marine aluminum, extremely light and highly resistant to external agents;

• Water-air exchanger that facilitates installation and prevents air exchange with the external environment.

Curious and want to know more?

The brochures of the two products are available by clicking on the following links:

We look forward to welcoming you at our stand 03.544, Hall 3.

To find us follow the directions on the Mets website and for further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Generating set, which one to choose?

Generators are an indispensable solution for having electrical energy readily available at all times, especially in emergency situations or in places where there is no power source.

Here is a practical guide which includes the main characteristics to consider when choosing the most suitable product for your needs.

1. Rated electrical power

This is measured in Watt and depends on the amount of energy required by the equipment to be powered and its inrush coefficient, i.e. the maximum peak current it can absorb.

The calculation is very simple: the power required must be multiplied by the inrush coefficient, the result is the minimum power of the generator to be purchased.

It is also necessary to assess the type of output voltage of the equipment to be connected, which may be single-phase or three-phase.

2. The engine

Generators with petrol engines are usually space-saving and quiet and deliver up to 12 kW of maximum power. They are an ideal choice in homes, small workshops and on boats.

Diesel-powered generators are more powerful and suitable for long-term and intensive use, are ideal for the construction and industrial sectors.

3. Operating autonomy

It is important to choose a generator with a fuel tank capacity suitable for the type of use and working hours. To obtain more operating autonomy it is possible to opt for models with an increased fuel tank.

4. The noise level

The structure of the next-gen generators is equipped with efficient vibration damping systems and soundproofing panels which, with the same power, make it possible to obtain a lower acoustic impact.

Silenced or super-silenced models are preferred in all environments where noise cannot be tolerated, especially in built-up areas.

5. Mobility

Generating sets can be:

Portable – lightweight and easily transportable.

Mobile – equipped with trolleys and/or handles.

Transportable– can be moved using forklift trucks.

Stationary – designed not to be moved after installation.

For more information, take a look at our wide range of generating sets. Browse through the categories to see the data sheets of each product and do not hesitate to contact us for a tailor-made consultation.


Why does the hybrid light tower pay off?

Our new LT 5000 SSH-Y and LT 7000 SSH-K hybrid lighting towers have been designed with innovative solutions to reduce their environmental impact.

Quiet and compact, they are smaller and lighter than their non-hybrid equivalents and are ideal as environmentally friendly lighting solution on construction sites, emergency services, events and for use in urban areas.

The battery

The battery of the hybrid lighting towers is in the form of a rechargeable lithium battery, which ensures high-level performance. For instance:

• 8 hours and 45′ of continuous operation, on one hour’s charge, with 4 x 100 W lights.

• 83% reduced maintenance – from 12 to 2 – for 3000 hours of engine operation.

• 64% less expenditure on fuel and therefore on CO2 emissions.

When the battery is flat, the engine recharges it and powers the lamps at the same time. Once the battery is fully charged, the engine switches off automatically.


The new lighting towers have been designed with low voltage and a permanent magnet alternator (PMG) in order to be used safely even in a hazardous environment, such as the petrochemical industry or mines. The doors allow easy access for all operations, and the wind resistance is 80 km/h when opened.

For more information, take a look at our section dedicated to lighting towers. Browse through the categories to see the data sheets for each product and do not hesitate to contact us for a tailor-made consultation.


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