Switchgear and ATS Rentals in AL and FL

Thompson Power Systems offers switchgear suitable for applications ranging from single standby/load management to multi-unit utility paralleling installations. These products contribute to the safe, efficient distribution of electricity in equipment used for various applications.

Browse a Selection of Switchgear and Paralleling Controls

As an industry leader in delivering critical power to Alabama and northwest Florida, we offer superior-quality switchgear systems to prevent electrical damage and minimize operational downtime. Browse through our selection of Cat® switchgear, from Engine Paralleling and Integration Control (EPIC) to customizable switchgear and controls.


Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS)

Automatic Transfer Switches are an integral component in Caterpillar Mobile Generator Sets and are responsible for transferring power between Utility and Generator. Today, every standby generator set that is sold requires at least one ATS, and some cases require multiple units.

Thompson offers a broad range of transfer switch products that are positioned to support virtually any type of emergency power application from simple, single ATS installations to highly complex, multi-ATS/generator switchgear systems. Available in sizes ranging from 40 through 4000A, there is a CAT switch to suit every project’s needs.

Overall ATS Features Include:

  • Open & Closed Transition
  • Delayed Transition
  • Bypass Isolation
  • 40 through 4000A
  • Mechanically Held Contactor
  • 50/60 Hz 600 V Class

Good maintenance programs should involve all components of a generator, including the Automatic Transfer Switch. There are several reasons for regular maintenance. In some industries, it is mandatory to perform, at the minimum, a weekly load test. This basic test makes sure the ATS is capable of sending a start signal to the generator and transferring the building load onto the generator for a period of time set by the user. This simple operation ensures the basic functionality of the ATS and generator. However, it does not address other critical operations during the life of the switch.

The MX line of Automatic Transfer Switches are contactor-based switches in sizes ranging from 30A through 5000A.

The Importance of Renting a Reliable Switchgear System

When you rent from us, you get a dependable switchgear system that can handle large and complex operational needs. Our Cat electrical distribution systems are designed to:

  • Supply consistent power: The main purpose of switchgear is to control the power flow to other devices, including transformers and panels. Compared to an electric switchboard, our switchgear works on higher voltages to supply consistent, reliable power.
  • Protect your equipment: We offer high-quality switchgear to properly control and isolate power systems. These products trigger an automatic reaction during power breakdowns and interfere with power flow to minimize the risk of damage to connected equipment.
  • Ensure safety: Renting electrical distribution equipment protects large electrical motors and other sensitive equipment from damage that can cause fire and other electrical hazards. Our automatic transfer switches are safe electrical solutions for various operations.
  • Reduce operational downtime: Having well-engineered electrical distribution equipment ensures your electrical system works even during power surges. It also aids in improving the efficiency of operations and reducing energy losses.
  • Offer a cost-effective solution: If you can’t buy a brand-new switchgear system, you can count on us for your rental needs. Our rental option allows you to use our superior electrical distribution equipment for as long as you need it, minimizing the risk of downtime so your operation can stay productive.

Various Applications for Our Switchgear and Paralleling Controls

Cat electrical distribution systems work in any regulatory environment. We provide equipment suitable for both standby and emergency situations, serving many different industries across Alabama and northwest Florida. Rent a dependable switchgear system for a variety of applications, such as:

  • Distributing power in industrial facilities
  • Staying operational during equipment failures
  • Work in remote areas
  • One-off special operations
  • Supporting new projects

Your Trusted Partner for Electrical Distribution Equipment

As a division of Thompson Tractor Company, it’s our mission to serve you with high-quality rentals and unmatched customer service. Partner with us today and experience the Thompson Power Systems difference through our:

  • Superior product quality: We make sure that all products in our inventory are well-kept and 100% operational. Our trained technicians carefully check each switchgear component before every rental, from the electrical fuses, circuit breakers, and panel boards to the distribution transformers.
  • Highly knowledgeable professionals: We have a dedicated team with broad knowledge and solid experience in handling electrical power systems. Get familiar with the unit with the help of our trained professionals. Our operator training ensures safe, seamless operations during your rental.
  • Easy, flexible rentals: Beyond quality, we provide ease and convenience with every rental. Explore our equipment and choose from our short-term and long-term rental options. We have daily, weekly, or monthly rates to match your operational and financial requirements.
  • Reliable customer service: We work hand in hand with you to make the rental a success. You can also rely on us for valuable recommendations. If the unit needs repair or replacement at any time, our qualified technicians will take care of it for you.

Rent High-Quality Switchgear Systems From the Experts

Thompson Power Systems is your one-stop shop for excellent switchgear units, paralleling controls, and other power systems. Our inventory of Cat equipment is designed to yield reliability and high productivity in operations to give you peace of mind. Get in touch with our rental team below to request a quote. You can also call us at 205-849-4361 to learn more about our electrical distribution equipment.

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