At the 2016 World of Concrete show in Las Vegas, an international event showcasing leading industry suppliers and dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries, Honda rolled out several new products. Honda Engines introduced a newly designed Cyclone Air Cleaner to be made available on select Honda GX Series commercial engine models, and Honda Power Equipment unveiled ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) technology on three of its most popular generator models for commercial, rental and residential applications.
Select Honda GX160, GX200, GX270 and GX390 engines will be offered with the new air cleaner starting in 2017. With a more compact design than the legacy air cleaner that it will replace, the new Cyclone Air Cleaner fits more tightly within the overall shape of each GX engine model. The new, smaller design specifically targets OEM applications where reduced overall engine dimensions are critical. In addition, the new Cyclone Air Cleaner will offer the same superior filtration efficiency with a triple-cleaning chamber that will be particularly useful in commercial applications where the equipment operates in extremely dusty conditions.
“The Honda GX Series, our legendary family of commercial-grade engines, provides durable power, fuel efficiency, and quiet operation for a host of demanding commercial, construction and rental applications,” said Scott Conner, senior vice president, Honda Power Equipment. “With the introduction of a new Cyclone Air Cleaner on select Honda GX engine models, customers can look forward to the same premium filtration performance in a more compact envelope — an ideal configuration for equipment that operates in rugged and dusty environments.”
Honda also showcased its three enhanced generator models — the Honda EB6500 Industrial Series, the Honda EM5000 Deluxe Series and the Honda EG4000 Economy Series — each equipped with GFCI 20-amp duplex receptacles. GFCI protects a user from electrical shock by shutting down the circuit when current is flowing along an unintended path, or ground fault.