HILLHEAD, U.K. (Jun 24, 2014) – Cummins has exhibited its new Powerpack at Hillhead for the first time. The QSL9 EU Stage IV/Tier 4 Final unit displayed on Cummins’ stand (N9) is one of a range of Powerpacks from 82 kW to 298 kW (110-400 hp). Each one provides a dependable, “torque in a box” power solution, factory-tested and supported by Cummins’ global warranty.
The Powerpacks, built at the Cummins Darlington Engine Plant, use the renowned Cummins QSB4.5, QSB6.7 and QSL9 engines and offer a fully integrated package specifically designed for the European, Middle Eastern and African regions.
Bryden Clewlow, Off-Highway Director – Cummins said: “Cummins’ new Powerpack programme is on show for the first time here at Hillhead. It is based on a tried and tested design, of which 35,000 units are currently in use around the world. By building the complete unit in our Darlington plant, we are giving customers a solution that has the same high levels of quality and reliability as our engines. It is also backed by our global warranty and service network. The single-source supply from our factory also means that customers will benefit from improved lead times.”
The durable Powerpack is versatile enough to be used in any demanding market, specifically providing the right solution for crushing and screening machines in the quarrying and construction industries. The flexibility of the Powerpack and the options available for a tailored product means that it can be used in almost any application.
A Cummins Powerpack is stronger, when it counts; the product is designed and built to last longer. The units are available in an open or an enclosed design, with the latter option housed in 2.6mm-thick steel. All metals are powder-coated, increasing chip resistance, and able to survive an impressive 1,000-hour salt spray test. Components are bolted, not welded, so they resist mounting and distortion, and are easier to service.
The design is fully tested by Cummins to ensure that the product provides excellent uptime when the operator needs it most. A range of engine ratings are available, with 12V or 24V electrics and pusher or puller cooling, allowing the customer to have the right solution for every application.
“Cummins has a unique advantage in that the design and manufacture of all critical engine systems are done in-house, including emissions-reduction aftertreatment, ensuring that the product is designed for optimal installation efficiency and performance,” added Clewlow.
The EU Stage IIIA/Tier 3 product, ideal for use in the Middle East, Africa and Russia, is available to order now from the local Cummins distributor. The EU Stage IV/Tier 4 Final unit will go into production later in the year, providing the latest clean-emissions product for Europe.
Made At Technologically Advanced Darlington Plant
At the advanced Darlington Engine Plant, the whole Powerpack solution is constructed under one roof. As the fully specified engine leaves the line, it enters a Powerpack upfit area, where the complete transformation to a finished unit is completed. Aftertreatment needed to meet EU Stage IV/Tier 4 Final regulations is integrated into the product on-site, and is supplied by the neighbouring Cummins Emission Solutions plant.
All Powerpack products leaving the Darlington Plant are fully factory-tested and validated. The customer can have complete peace of mind, as a Cummins global warranty is provided, with the first year completely covered regardless of the number of hours run. Coverage continues through the second year, or until 2,000 hours of operation have been reached (whichever occurs first). A Cummins Powerpack is supported by an established worldwide parts and service network. With over 6,500 authorised service locations around the world, support is there if it should be needed.
Alongside the high-volume 82 kW-to-298 kW (110-400 hp) Powerpacks made at Darlington, larger, more specialised units are available from Cummins Power Products in the United States, with ratings up to 1118 kW (1499 hp).
About Cummins Darlington Engine Plant
The Darlington Engine Plant, in the United Kingdom, has been open for nearly 50 years, and the site spans 23,500 square metres (252,000 square feet). With over 400 employees, the plant is well-known for its high quality standards, and boasts investments of over $35 million in assembly and machinery improvements in the last 10 years alone. Currently serving over 200 engine customers in over 50 countries, the Darlington facility will provide the new Powerpack in an efficient and responsive manner to local markets.
About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 48,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 6,500 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.48 billion on sales of $17.3 billion in 2013. Press releases can be found on the Web at cummins.com or cumminsengines.com. Follow Cummins on Twitter at twitter.com/cumminsengines and on YouTube at youtube.com/cumminsengines.