Making people’s lives better by unleashing the Power of Cummins may seem like a simple statement but it’s what guides 54,000 Cummins employees. Today, Cummins engineers are working together to build a brighter future through a lightweight engine that produces zero emissions. Although the engine does not work, employees are using it to turbocharge the minds of aspiring engineers.
*Note: Srikanth Padmanabhan is the President, Engine Business at Cummins Inc. In 2015 he joined a fleet of five Cummins-powered tractor trailers on the last leg of the Cummins North American REDefining Tour. The following is a first person account of the sights and sounds he experienced along the way.
On June 8, under the theme of “Unleashing the Richness of 40 Years, Break Forth to the New Normal,” Cummins representatives and key stakeholders met in Beijing to celebrate Cummins China’s 40th anniversary.
In the spring, many new RV owners prepare for their motor coach maiden voyage. Gathering some best practices and tips from Cummins can empower beginners to focus more on the enjoyment of the first trip than any trepidations or hesitations.
“New RV drivers see this big vehicle and think that it’s going to be really hard to drive,” Chris Crowel, Cummins RV Market Leader, says. “It’s designed for the typical coach customer. People are often surprised at how easy they are to drive.”
Spring’s longer daylight hours and warmer weather call RV owners out to the open road. But before you succumb to the urge to start up the diesel engine and roll out on the highway, proper spring RV maintenance will ensure a smoother ride all season long.
“Walk around the coach just like you would your house in the spring,” Chris Crowel, Cummins RV Market Leader, says. “The best way to see if your home needs maintenance is to get out and look at it. Do the same type of inspection of your coach to see how it faired through the winter weather.”
Recently, Cummins honored seven of its employees with the Company's highest technical award for their work on two inventions.Mark D. Akins, Bryan W. Milburn, Dennis M. King and Greg M. Pataky were recognized for their work to improve turbocharger technology on Cummins’ midrange engines.Steven M. Bellinger, Brian C. Tyler and John F. Kalill received the 2012 Perr Award for developing a system and method for estimating vehicle mass, which enabled Load Based Speed Control (LBSC).
The future of trucking could well be unfolding this fall along U.S. Route 287 in north central Texas.
After months of testing concepts in trucks around the country, Cummins engineers and their colleagues in a public-private partnership will pull together the best of what they’ve learned and apply it to a single tractor-trailer.
With an aerodynamic exterior, an engine that captures waste heat and converts it to energy, and much more, their vision of the SuperTruck will officially hit the road.