Kato Engineering offers power generation expertise and premier traction alternator solutions to the Mining Industry


 Mining Traction Alternators

Kato Engineering has almost 30 years of experience in supplying traction power for mine-haul trucks, which are used in some of the harshest environments all over the globe.  Our traction alternators are the premier choice to provide reliable power for today's electric drive systems.

Why Kato Engineering

Kato traction alternators’ compact design helps increase vehicle payload along with profitability. Rugged construction and superior insulation ensure they can handle bumpy and grimy conditionsas well as thermal cycling caused by the constant acceleration and deceleration that is mine-haul truck duty.

Industry Capabilities

Kato Engineering Traction Alternators are designed for AC Drive mine trucks in the 260 to 400-ton range, driven by a 2000 to 4000 hp diesel engine.

Traction Alternator Specifications:

 Vac 1500 to 2000
 kVA 1800 to 2700 
Frequency 120Hz 
 RPM 650 to 1900


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Product Features

  • Designed to match engine power from 2000 - 4000 HP
  • Variable speed operation from 650 -1900 RPM
  • Up to 2800 Vdc, when rectified
  • Single or dual bearing configurations, with customizable options
  • Customer specific mounting options
  • Class H VPI insulation materials are used on all wound components for long service life
  • Heavy duty windings designed for AC drive applications (ie. SCR and IGBT drives)
  • Either self cooled or by customer supplied, ducted cooling air
  • Brushless excitation with heavy duty rotating rectifier
  • Withstands shock loads of up to 5Gs in any axis
  • Designs that are optimized for reduced weight to increase overall payload

Regulatory Requirements and Technical Specifications

Kato Engineering designs power generation systems that can comply with numerous international standards (ISO, IEEE, MIL-STD, NEMA …) and meet/exceed industry standards for performance, reliability, maintainability and compactness. With each proposal, we quote specific requirements for your application needs.

Service & Parts

A global network of certified Service Centers can provide repairs and maintenance of products for the Mining industry. Everywhere in the world, there is a service center able to take care of your needs.

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