60 Hz to 50 Hz Conversion

The Horlick Company Announces Motor-Generator Set Shipments Made in the Second Half of 2020

These selected MG sets are to be used for frequency conversion and line conditioning applications.

Randolph, MA, January 1st, 2021 – The Horlick Company, a manufacturer of motor-generator sets for both frequency conversion and load-isolation, is announcing information regarding a portion of the shipments it made in the second half of 2020.  The MG sets were shipped within the United States and internationally.  They are intended for a variety of applications to include fixed frequency conversion from 60-50 Hz, 50-60 Hz and 60-400 Hz.  Units were also shipped that are to be used in variable frequency and line conditioning applications.

A portion of the motor-generators will be used in equipment manufacturing industries such as cryogenics and aerospace, while others will be used to support maritime dry dock operations.  Additionally, Horlick shipped MG sets that will be used to support research efforts and work for the Department of Defense.

Some of the highlights of our shipments are as follows:

  • In July of 2020, Horlick shipped a Model 50SC-403M motor-generator set to Janis Research in Westwood, MA. This is the second Horlick 60-50 Hz MG Set that Janis has purchased in the last 2 years.  The motor-generator set provided has a stator reconnection switch option that allows Janis to test 50 Hz equipment at 240V, 1-phase, 208V, 3-phase, 50 Hz or 415V, 3-phase.

    Janis Research is a world leading provider of cryogenic and material characterization solutions for low-temperature research.

  • Horlick supplied a Model 400SC-503 motor-generator set to Bascom Hunter in Baton Rouge, LA. Our 62.5 KVA MG Set will convert frequency from 60 Hz to 400 Hz.  It was placed in a custom designed, NEMA 3R, outdoor enclosure.

    Bascom Hunter will utilize the 400 Hz provided by our generator to support their Aerospace and Defense Industry work.  BH provides products and technical expertise to the Defense Department, along with a range of other industrial customers.

  • Horlick collaborated with an engineering team at Raytheon Technologies to fabricate a Model 60FC-73 motor-generator for their facility in Largo, FL.

    The motor-generator shipped in August 2020. It was mounted in a sound reducing enclosure and it included casters to make it portable.

    The 60FC-73 MG Set is a line conditioner that runs from a 480V, 3-phase 60 Hz input and provides an output of 120/208V, 3-phase, 60 Hz.  This MG Set consisted of a number of custom options to meet Raytheon’s specific requirements.

  • K. Fox & Associates is a leading MEP engineering firm serving public and private clients around the world. In August 2020, Horlick shipped a Model BVL-803M motor-generator set to their home office in Chantilly, VA.

    The 100 KVA MG Set that we shipped will run from a 480V, 3-phase, 60 Hz source and it will provide an output that can be varied from 45-65 Hz.   The motor-generator set was placed in a custom designed, NEMA 3R, weather-resistant enclosure.  E.K. Fox intends to place the MG Set on a mobile trailer that will support their client’s custom application.

  • In October 2020 Horlick completed a project with Bay Maritime located in Panama City, FL. Bay Maritime Consulting provides marine construction consulting services that vessel owners and shipyards use to launch their projects and keep them under budget.

    This project with Bay Maritime consisted of the fabrication of (2) Horlick Model 60SC-1603 motor-generator sets.  These MG Sets will be used to convert 50 Hz to 60 Hz and generate 200 KVA of power.  They were mounted in custom-weather resistant enclosures and they were shipped to a shipyard in Nigeria where they will power 60 Hz ships that are brought into port.

About Horlick

The Horlick Company is a worldwide leading supplier of motor-generator sets to be used for both frequency conversion and load-isolation.  Horlick motor-generator sets deliver a clean source of electrical power that is utilized in the defense, manufacturing, and technology industries.

The Horlick Company also designs and manufactures industrial control panels for motor and process control applications.  Specialties include the fabrication of PLC-based systems complete with Operator Interface Terminals (OITs).

For more information on Horlick’s motor-generator sets, control panels and engineering expertise please visit https://horlick.com

The Horlick Company Announces Motor-Generator Set Shipments Made in the Second Half of 2018.

These highlighted MG sets were shipped throughout the world and they are intended to be used in 60-50 Hz, 50-60 Hz and 60-400 Hz frequency conversion applications.

Randolph, MA, January 25, 2019 – The Horlick Company, a manufacturer of motor-generator sets for both frequency conversion and load-isolation is announcing information regarding a portion of the shipments it made in the second half of 2018.

The 60-50 Hz motor generator sets will be used in manufacturing industries where testing is required at 50 Hz prior to shipment overseas. The 50 Hz machines will be testing products such as compressed air and process cooling equipment, along with utility protection relays. The 60-400 Hz machines will be used will be used for transformer testing which is one of our more common 400 Hz applications. Lastly, a couple of the motor-generator sets shipped in this second half of the year will be supporting military projects in Europe and the Middle East. For these projects, the motor generator sets are being used to provide 60 Hz power in countries where only 50 Hz is available.

The Horlick Company manufactures motor-generator sets to be used for both frequency conversion and load-isolation. Given either a 50 or 60 Hz input, Horlick motor-generator sets can be designed to deliver an output frequency of 50, 60, or 400 Hz.

The details of a few of our shipments are as follows:

  • General Air Products in Exton, PA purchased their second Model 50SC-73M motor-generator set in the past 6 years. General Air Products uses our 60-50 Hz frequency converters to test compressed air and process cooling equipment that they ship overseas. The motor-generator set was fitted with an oversized generator to allow for better transient performance while they test their equipment.
  • A Model 50SC-301M motor-generator set was shipped to Utility Relay Company in Chagrin Falls, OH. This 60-50 Hz MG set was custom designed for URC’s unique request. URC develops and manufactures protection products for the low voltage circuit breaker retrofit market. URC will be using our motor generator set to provide a source of 400V, 1-phase, 50 Hz power to test thermal, magnetic and solid-state trip devices used in circuit breakers.
  • MGM Transformer Company in Commerce, CA took delivery of a Model 400SC-203, 60-400 Hz motor-generator set. MGM manufactures both dry and liquid filled transformers. MGM will be utilizing our frequency converter to test their transformers. The system we shipped is rated for 20 KW and it was placed in a customized sound-reducing enclosure.
  • A Model 60SC-101 motor-generator set was purchased by Kiple Acquisition Science Technology Logistics & Engineering Inc. (KASTLE) and shipped to the Czech Republic. The 50 Hz to 60 Hz frequency converter was completed on an expedited basis to allow KASTLE to meet their aggressive project schedule. KASTLE has broad experience in chemical and biological warfare defense equipment development.
  • A Model 60SH-1503 motor-generator set was purchased by Houston Fearless 76 to be used to support their overseas intelligence ground support platforms applications. The motor-generator set was mounted in a custom, NEMA 3R, weather-resistant enclosure. This marks the third such identical system that we have shipped them in the past 6 years. Houston Fearless 76 provides services to the Department of Defense.

About Horlick
The Horlick Company is a worldwide leading supplier of motor-generator sets to be used for both frequency conversion and load-isolation. Horlick motor-generator sets deliver a clean source of electrical power that is utilized in the defense, manufacturing and technology industries.
The Horlick Company also designs and manufactures industrial control panels and motor control centers for motor and process control applications. Specialties include the fabrication of both relay-based and PLC-based systems.
For more information on Horlick’s motor-generator sets, control panels and engineering expertise please visit http://horlick.com
Source: The Horlick Company

The Horlick Company Announces Information on Shipments of Motor-Generator Sets in the Second Quarter of 2018

The Motor-Generators will be used for frequency conversion including 60-50 Hz, 60-400 Hz, and for 60-60 Hz line conditioning

Randolph, MA, September 6, 2018 – The Horlick Company, a manufacturer of motor-generator sets for both frequency conversion and load-isolation is announcing information regarding shipments it has made in the second quarter.  The MG sets were shipped throughout the U.S. and they are intended to be used for a variety of applications to include 60-50 Hz and 60-400 Hz frequency conversion, along with 60-60 Hz line conditioning.

The motor-generators will be used in manufacturing industries such as baking and glass manufacturing, while one of the shipments will be used to provide a clean source of power in a military application.  A majority of the motor-generator sets shipped this quarter will be used to power 50 Hz equipment brought over from Europe to run on 60 Hz power here in the U.S.

The Horlick Company manufactures motor-generator sets to be used for both frequency conversion and load-isolation.  Given either a 50 or 60 Hz input, Horlick motor-generator sets can be designed to deliver an output frequency of 50, 60, or 400 Hz.

The details of a few of our shipments are as follows:

  • The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) in China Lake, CA took delivery on four Model 60FC-303 motor-generator sets. Horlick 60FC model MG sets are used as line conditioners to provide a clean source of 60 Hz power.  The 37.5 KVA machines were placed in NEMA 3R, weather-resistant enclosures.
  • A Model 50SC-603 motor-generator set was shipped to Specialty Bakery in Tulsa, OK. Specialty Bakery specializes in the production of high quality buns, rolls and breads.  The 60-50 Hz motor-generator set will be used to power a 50 Hz production line brought over from Slovakia.
  • General Glass in Secaucus, NJ purchased a Model 50SC-603 motor-generator set. Their motor-generator will also be used to power 50 Hz production equipment brought in from Europe.  GGI was originally unsure of their power requirements and if in fact the motor-generator set was the optimal solution.  As a result, they rented a system to prove out the application prior to ultimately making the decision to implement the Horlick motor-generator set as their long-term solution.
  • A Model 400SC-251, 60-400 Hz, motor-generator was shipped to Peak Demand in Wilson, NC. Peak Demand supplies transmission, distribution, substation and OEM products to the utility industry.  In this application, the MG set will be used to provide a source of 480V, 1-phase, 400 Hz to test instrument transformers.  The custom motor-generator set was placed in a sound-reducing enclosure.
  • William R. Nash, Inc., a mechanical contractor in Miami, FL., purchased a Model 50SC-253 motor-generator set at the request of Billund Aquaculture Service from Denmark. Billund is working on a large aquaculture project in South Florida and they specified the 31.3 KVA motor-generator to power 50 Hz equipment they were bringing into the U.S.  The MG set was placed in a weather-resistant enclosure so that it could be located outdoors.

About Horlick

The Horlick Company is a worldwide leading supplier of motor-generator sets to be used for both frequency conversion and load-isolation.  Horlick motor-generator sets deliver a clean source of electrical power that is utilized in the defense, manufacturing and technology industries.

The Horlick Company also designs and manufactures industrial control panels and motor control centers for motor and process control applications.  Specialties include the fabrication of both relay-based and PLC-based systems.

For more information on Horlick’s Motor-generator sets, control panels and engineering expertise please visit https://horlick.com

Source: The Horlick Company

Horlick Ships a Large Motor-Generator Set to be used as a 60-50 Hz Frequency Converter at an Airfoil Machining Facility

Randolph, MA – The Horlick Company, a leading supplier of industrial frequency conversion equipment, recently delivered a Model 50RG-3003 motor-generator set for use at a large Virginia manufacturer of aircraft airfoils.

For this project, the Horlick Company worked exclusively with an engineering design firm and a design-build general contractor in developing the design for the 60 to 50 Hz power system to be used at this new manufacturing facility.  Shawn Hennessey, Horlick’s Vice-President of Engineering, provided technical advice and detailed cost analysis for a variety of options that were considered for this facility.  In the end, the proposal that won the contract and was subsequently accepted by the end-user was based exclusively on Horlick’s recommendations.  From concept to execution, the project was a successful collaboration between a number of companies.

Horlick 60-50 Hz Motor Generator Set in outdoor enclosure

Horlick 60-50 Hz Motor Generator Set in Outdoor Enclosure

Horlick 50RG Model motor-generator sets utilize a 4-pole, 1800 RPM, induction motor to drive a 4-pole, 1500 RPM, synchronous generator through a reduction gear system.  This motor-generator set is rated for continuous-duty and it is designed to provide 50 Hz power for large industrial loads while minimizing maintenance and downtime.  The 50RG Model provides a clean source of 50 Hz power isolated from switching transients, voltage fluctuations and power line noise.  In North America, they are primarily used by manufacturers who want to create a 50 Hz power source from the 60 Hz power they have available in their facilities.  The 50 Hz power is used by these manufacturers to test their products on the same power source their equipment will find when it is installed and used in countries overseas.

For the construction phase of the project, Horlick worked directly with Rudy L Hawkins who did the electrical contracting work.  Rudy L. Hawkins is one of the largest and most respected electrical contractors in Central Virginia.  David Yancey at Rudy Hawkins said “Horlick provided the documentation and technical support that we required and they were very easy to work with.  They were receptive to the processes that we use and we would be happy to work with them again on future projects

The 60 Hz to 50 Hz motor-generator set supplied was placed in one of Horlick’s custom outdoor enclosures.  It is illustrated in the above photograph.  At the request of the customer, Horlick provided startup assistance and training services for the motor-generator set once it was installed and wired.

About Horlick

The Horlick Company is a leading worldwide supplier of motor-generator sets to be used for both frequency conversion and load-isolation.  Horlick motor-generator sets deliver a clean source of electrical power that is utilized in the defense, manufacturing and technology industries.

The Horlick Company also designs and manufactures industrial control panels and motor control centers for motor and process control applications.  Specialties include the fabrication of both relay-based and PLC-based systems.

For more information on Horlick’s motor-generator sets, control panels and engineering expertise please visit https://horlick.com Source: The Horlick Company, sales@horlick.com

Horlick Ships a Motor-Generator Set Used as a 60 Hz to 50 Hz Frequency Converter.

Randolph, MA – The Horlick Company, Inc. recently shipped a motor-generator set used as a 60-50 Hz frequency converter to an American manufacturer who supplies equipment to the mining and oil industry.

The frequency converter shipped was a Horlick Model 50SC-303. It is rated at 37.5 KVA and will be used to convert 60 Hz power available in the customer’s facility to the 50 Hz power required to test their products prior to shipment overseas. This particular motor-generator set was designed to operate at a variety of 50 Hz output voltages such that it could be used to test equipment going to a wide variety of countries throughout the world.

The customer had initially found Horlick’s website through a Google search. They later contacted Shawn Hennessey, Horlick’s Vice President of Engineering, to discuss the customized options that their application would require.

This project was unique in that the customer wanted the ability to operate at standard and non-standard 50 Hz voltages to include 690V, 480V and 400V. The Horlick Company worked with their generator manufacturer to have a custom 690V, 50 Hz generator built for the project. In order to obtain the 480V and 400V power also required, the customer supplied a 690 x 400/480V step-down power transformer that was mounted to the motor-generator set skid. Additionally, the customer supplied 25A and 50A receptacles that were mounted to the side of the control enclosure. In building this turn-key 50 Hz power source, the Horlick Company integrated all of the customer supplied components with their standard motor-generator set package.

Custom 60 Hz to 50 Hz Frequency Converter MG Set

Custom 60 Hz to 50 Hz Frequency Converter Motor Generator


The end result of the modifications was the creation of a very versatile frequency converter that can be used to create a variety of 50 Hz voltages. As can be seen from the photo, the 50 Hz power provided by the generator has been distributed to a number of receptacles mounted on the control panel. Through the easy operation of switches and contactors, the operator can have 400V, 480V or 690V, 50 Hz power present at the receptacles. From here, the customer simply connects a plug and cable that runs from the control panel to their equipment to be tested.

The customer’s engineer in charge of the project said:“This was collaboration between the two of us and everything worked very well. Shawn Hennessey provided excellent technical and engineering support. We are quite satisfied with the both the motor-generator and the service that Horlick provide and we would be happy to work with them in the future”

About Horlick

The Horlick Company is a leading worldwide supplier of motor-generator sets to be used for both frequency conversion and load-isolation. Horlick motor-generator sets deliver a clean source of electrical power that is utilized in the defense, manufacturing and technology industries.

The Horlick Company also designs and manufactures industrial control panels and motor control centers for motor and process control applications. Specialties include the fabrication of both relay-based and PLC-based systems.

For more information on Horlick’s motor-generator sets, control panels and engineering expertise please visit https://horlick.com Source: The Horlick Company, sales@horlick.com

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