Cummins to build powerpacks in the UK
Engine manufacturer launches fully integrated powerpack programme at its Darlington facility
CUMMINS are building a new range of powerpacks at their Darlington engine plant in the UK. Ranging from 82kW (110hp) to 298kW (400hp), the units are said to provide a reliable and durable ‘torque in a box’ power solution, factory tested and supported by a global warranty.
Based on a trusted and successful powerpack design from Cummins Power Products in the US, the powerpack range uses the renowned Cummins QSB4.5, QSB6.7 and QSL9 engines, also built at Darlington, to offer a fully integrated package specifically for the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.
Bryden Clewlow, off-highway director at Cummins, commented: ‘We are excited to launch the new powerpack programme here at the Darlington Plant. It is based on a tried and tested design, of which 35,000 are currently in use around the world.
‘By building the complete unit in the factory we can give customers confidence in a solution that has high levels of quality and reliability and is backed by our global warranty and service network. The single-source supply from Darlington also means customers will benefit from improved lead times.’
Versatile enough for use in any demanding market, Cummins say the durable powerpacks provide a solution for crushing and screening machines in the quarrying and construction industries.
The units are available in an open or enclosed design, with the latter option housed in 2.6mm thick powder-coated steel. Moreover, components are bolted, not welded, so they resist mounting and distortion and are easier to service, while a range of engine ratings is available with 12V or 24V electrics and pusher or puller cooling.
‘Cummins have a unique advantage in that the design and manufacture of all critical engine systems is done in house, including emissions-reduction after-treatment, ensuring the product is designed for optimal installation efficiency and performance,’ added Mr Clewlow.
An EU Stage IIIA/Tier 3 product suitable for use in the Middle East, Africa and Russia is available to order now, whilst the EU Stage IV/Tier 4 Final unit will be transitioning into production later in the year.
All powerpack products leaving the Darlington Plant will be fully factory tested and validated, with Cummins global warranty provided on all units. The first year is completely covered under the warranty regardless of the number of hours run, with coverage continuing through the second year or until 2,000 hours of operation has been reached (whichever occurs first).
Alongside the high-volume 82–298kW (110–400hp) powerpacks made at Darlington, larger, more specialized units with ratings up to 1,118kW (1,500hp) are available from Cummins Power Products in the US.