Apprentices Bring Historic U.K. Fire Truck Back to Life

CUMMINS GENERATOR TECHNOLOGIES (CGT) APPRENTICES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM HAVE BEEN WORKING ON A PROJECT THAT SOME ENGINEERS MIGHT ONLY DREAM ABOUT: RESTORING A 1930 MERRYWEATHER FIRE ENGINE.

For most of its life, the fire engine belonged to the town of Stamford in the U.K. and was based at the local fire station. After falling into disrepair, mechanics made several failed attempts to restore the historic piece.

New Cummins Crate Engines to Provide Enthusiasts with Clean, Powerful Alternative

CUMMINS NEW CRATE ENGINE PROGRAM, CUMMINS REPOWER™, WILL NOT ONLY GIVE TRUCK ENTHUSIASTS A POWERFUL ALTERNATIVE FOR THEIR OLDER ICONIC OR SENTIMENTAL PROJECTS, BUT A CLEANER, MORE FUEL EFFICIENT OPTION, TOO.

"Without question, the environment is very important to Cummins,” said Jeff Caldwell, Executive Director of Cummins’ Global Pickup/Van Business. “We’re excited to provide enthusiasts with a cleaner and much more fuel-efficient engine than their original, or even a junkyard Cummins swap.

Talking Cummins Truck Targets Future Engineers

ENGINEERS MAHESH YANAMANDRAM AND TOM McKINLEY WORK WITH HEAVY-DUTY TRUCK ENGINES AT CUMMINS. SO DESIGNING ENGINES MADE OF CARDBOARD, BOTTLE CAPS, RUBBER BANDS AND STRAWS WAS A LITTLE DIFFERENT FOR THEM.

But talking trucks are cool whether it’s an 18-wheeler heading down the highway or a kid’s STEM challenge built around the kitchen table.  It didn’t take long for the two men to agree it was the perfect idea for a Cummins-themed challenge on the popular website CurriosityMachine.org.

5 Ways New Cummins App is Cutting Assessment Time to Minutes

THE NEW GUIDANZ™ MOBILE APP IS TAKING WHAT ONCE COULD BE A 2-HOUR PROCESS OR LONGER TO ASSESS WHAT’S GOING ON WITH AN ENGINE AND REDUCING IT TO MERE MINUTES.

It’s another example of how technology is changing not just diesel engines, but the way they are serviced. Here’s how the new app is getting customers back to work faster:

Virtual Reality Helps Cummins See the Big Picture

In some ways, the cave at the Cummins Technical Center (CTC) in Columbus, Indiana (USA) is aptly named. Tucked away in the basement and dark much of the time, its inhabitants seem to prefer large, dark glasses, even when the lights are dim. 

But some pretty high tech stuff is happening in the CAVE and at similar locations across Cummins where engineers are using virtual reality to get a one-to-one perspective on engines and components, often before anything is built.

Cummins U.K. Finds New Ways to Shrink Carbon Footprint

The event featured a group of ambitious entrepreneurs, each ready to make their pitch to a panel of business leaders with a lot on the line. But this wasn’t a television show. It was the Cummins Environmental Gateway project.

Cummins leaders in the U.K. invited suppliers in to pitch new ideas that could help the company reach its goals for reducing water and energy use and producing less waste. The result was more than 100 submissions, 28 finalists and 12 winning ideas that will now be tested at Cummins’ sites around the country.

Cummins’ Locomotive Demonstrates It’s Great For Freight

The distinctive red and black locomotive powered by a Cummins’ QSK95 engine put up some impressive numbers over its first year of operation on the Indiana Rail Road, beyond just the weight it pulled.

The Cummins locomotive recorded a 16 percent improvement in fuel economy compared to the engine it replaced, an 89 percent reduction in oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and a 98 percent cut in particulate matter (PM).

What some call the company’s “mobile locomotive testing lab,” also demonstrated over 12 months that it has plenty of muscle, too.

Cummins Joins Partnership to Find Fuel Savings in the Cloud

The partnership, which also includes Peleton Technology, Peterbilt Motors Company, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Autonomous On-Road Vehicles program, also known as NEXTCAR.

“We look forward to applying our expertise and working with the other partners,” said Ed Hodzen, Director of Advanced Controls Engineering at Cummins. “We can improve our customers’ business through real-time optimization of the powertrain utilizing off-board computational resources.”

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