New ground power unit introduced by Cavotec
15 October 2015
Cavotec unveiled its innovative Series 2500+ ground power unit. The system, readily combined with a 400Hz modular coiler (PowerPack I-connect), has been designed for the global market and to meet airlines’ growing environmental and operational requirements. “The Series 2500+ meets the growing power load requirements of new-generation passenger aircraft, as well as operational efficiency demands. While the maximum power load that many existing converters deliver is around 400%, the 2500+ is a 90-kW, solid-state frequency converter that guarantees a 500% overload,” said Yann Duclot, Cavotec’s Chief Marketing Officer. This extra capacity ensures aircraft services are maintained at the gate, and covers the future potential 400 Hz electrical loads of next-generation aircraft. The Series 2500+ is compatible with Europe’s 50 Hz power standard, as well as North America’s 60 Hz. It also incorporates dual output thereby facilitating MARS gates and MRO hangars. Crucially, it can be installed horizontally on passenger boarding bridges, or vertically on the apron. In both options, the unit is identical: a standard solution that reduces maintenance costs. The Series 2500+ also marks the release of our new software package, Cavotec Skyway, which enables remote access to the unit from a desktop computer, tablet or smartphone, (Android and iOS compatible). This enables detailed monitoring and analysis of system status and performance, as well as data storage. It provides live information on operations and supports preventive maintenance plans. If required, Cavotec engineering and field services teams are able to remotely access and rapidly diagnose units.