Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Cummins News

The tanker Tai Hing Hong 2 at anchor just outside Aberdeen Harbour (Haig-Brown photos courtesy of Cummins Marine)

Cummins in Honk Kong: Keeping Up the Quality

On many older boats from the UK to Canada, and from Thailand to Hong Kong, the deep purr of a well-tuned Gardner diesel wakens fond memories for many mariners. When the British firm discontinued volume production of their standard engines in the early 1990s mariners had to choose another manufacturer to meet their expectations for quality. In Hong Kong this was made easier by the strong presence of Cummins marine diesels since the early 1980s. Otto C. Y. To, Deputy General Manager of Shun Fung Engineering Ltd…

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MN100: Cummins Marine, Inc.

Cummins, Inc. is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Cummins has also created a dedicated Cummins Marine organization within the existing Engine Operating Segment. By consolidating its commercial and recreational teams, the Cummins Marine organization is better positioned to serve its government and commercial marine customers.

Cummins Releases Sustainability Report

Cummins Inc. this week released its latest Sustainability Report, which the company said is its largest yet. Cummins, which has produced a report since 2003, also released a 16-page Executive Summary of the more than 140 page report. This year's report theme is "Living Our Values." It focuses on Cummins' six core values -- Integrity, Innovation, Delivering Superior Results, Corporate Responsibility, Diversity and Global Involvement. The report looks at how the company is living its six core values in key areas of sustainability -- the environment…

Cummins QSK 60 generator

Cummins Launches QSK60 Power Emergency Genset

Cummins announced the latest addition to the C Power product line, the QSK60 C Power (CP) emergency generator set. Engineered by the Cummins Center of Excellence for the demands of offshore applications, the QSK60 C Power genset is driven by the QSK60 marine auxiliary engine with MCRS fuel system. This engine has been used in diesel electric propulsion and power generation since 2008. “With an expected growth of 17-20% over the next five years, the offshore market is one of the fastest growing and technically advanced segments in the commercial marine industry.

Jim Schacht (Photo: Cummins)

Cummins Marine Organization Launched

Cummins Inc. has created a dedicated Cummins Marine organization within the existing Engine Operating Segment. By consolidating its commercial and recreational teams, the Cummins Marine organization will be better positioned to serve the business and its recreational, government service and commercial marine customers, the company said. Cummins Marine will be led by Jim Schacht, formerly General Manager and Executive Director of Cummins Commercial Marine. Schacht will continue to report to Ed Pence, Cummins Vice President and General Manager - High Horsepower Engine Business.

John Iain Barrowman (Photo: Cummins)

Cummins VP Awarded MBE by Queen Elizabeth

John Iain Barrowman, Vice President - High-Horsepower Operations and a senior director of Cummins Ltd., has been awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year 2016 Honors List in recognition of his contribution to British industry. Barrowman was appointed as an MBE by Queen Elizabeth following a recommendation submitted by Prime Minister David Cameron. The MBE investiture ceremony will take place at Buckingham Palace at a date to be advised. Barrowman MBE has overseen the development of Cummins U.K.

Jim Schacht

Cummins Names Schacht Commercial Marine GM

Cummins Inc. has named Jim Schacht General Manager for the Commercial Marine Business. Working in close cooperation with the Cummins distributor network, Schacht will be responsible for all commercial marine business activities for the Engine Business Unit (EBU) globally, including business development and support. He will be located in Columbus, Indiana and will report directly to Ed Pence, Vice President of the High Horsepower Engine Business. “The importance of the commercial marine market to Cummins has increased significantly over the past several years,” said Schacht.

Jim Schacht: Photo courtesy of Cummins

Cummins Names Schacht Commercial Marine Business GM

Cummins Inc. inform it has named Jim Schacht General Manager for the Commercial Marine Business. Working in close cooperation with the Cummins distributor network, Schacht will be responsible for all commercial marine business activities for the Engine Business Unit (EBU) globally, including business development and support. He will be located in Columbus, Indiana and will report directly to Ed Pence, Vice President of the High Horsepower Engine Business. According to the company…

New Emergency Genset from Cummins

Cummins launched the QSK60 C Power (CP) emergency generator set for offshore applications. It is driven by the QSK60 marine auxiliary engine with MCRS fuel system. Cummins emergency generator sets feature a Cummins marine auxiliary engine fit with radiator cooling and two independent starting systems. The new genset also features an optional air shut-off valve (ASOV) to meet the emergency shutdown requirements of offshore applications including drill ships. Cummins will offer two power options on QSK60 C Power to meet the regional requirements of offshore operators: 1…

Cummins: New Environmental Sustainability Goals

Cummins Inc. announced two new environmental sustainability goals for its products in-use and the logistics of the company's managed freight. These new goals are part of a broader effort for Cummins to reduce its environmental footprint, the company said. Last year, Cummins announced its first comprehensive Global Environmental Sustainability Plan including goals for water, waste and energy use in Cummins facilities and operations. Cummins' mission demands that everything the company does leads to a cleaner, healthier, safer environment.

Cummins Connected Diagnostics Available with Geoteab

Geotab, a telematics engineering company, and Cummins Inc., an  independent manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, controls and emission solutions, has announced that Cummins Connected Diagnostics application is now available to customers using Geotab's fleet management solution. Geotab is one of the first technology providers in the telematics industry to support Connected Diagnostics, and provides improved fleet management, equipment maintenance and repair support to Cummins customers.

Tom Linebarger

Cummins Works to Shrink Environmental Footprint

Cummins Inc. Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger outlined the company's most extensive plan to date for environmental sustainability, including specific goals for reducing waste, water and energy. A core part of the company's mission is demanding that everything Cummins does leads to a cleaner, healthier and safer environment, which has also proven to be a business advantage. Cummins has been working hard to reduce its environmental footprint for years. Late in the 1990's Cummins began to view its technical expertise as a key competitive advantage to meet increasingly stringent regulations.

Cummins Northwest Appoint Geoff Conrad Director Marine Business

Geoff Conrad has been with Cummins Inc. Marine for 20 years and, according to the company, in those two decades has been instrumental in enabling Cummins to grow its commercial marine sales at a 20 percent compound annual rate. Cummins add that Geoff has led their efforts to refine and develop its marine product line and has recently worked on the Cummins 95L project. Reflecting on his life-long connection with the marine industry, Geoff Conrad has played a major role in helping to create the industry’s most comprehensive “Total Cost of Ownership” (TCO) model for fleet owners.

Cummins QSC8.3 EPA Tier 3 Marine Engine Now Available

Boat builders will be able to deliver the latest clean-diesel technology with no additional engineering, say the engine manufacturers. The new certification is met with in-cylinder combustion optimization requiring no additional emissions hardware. The engine model QSC8.3 joins the QSB6.7, released last year, and the QSL9 and QSM11, which will be available later this year, to round out Cummins complete lineup of 
Tier 3 certified clean diesels for the marine market. Advanced technology…

Cummins Marine Diesel: Image courtesy of Konrad Marine

Konrad Join With Cummins to Offer New Propulsion Package

Konrad Marine announce that they have formalized a relationship with Cummins Marine, jointly creating a propulsion "package" which is now available for the marine marketplace worldwide. The package, announced at the current 2013 International Workboat Show, utilizes the new Cummins QSB 6.7L diesel engines with Konrad Series 600 stern drives. It will be sold primarily through Cummins distribution channels with active participation and support from Konrad Marine. The companies will jointly qualify…

Cummins Listed Among Top 500 Energy Innovators

Cummins Inc. wins place on InformationWeek 500 list, especially for adoption of its electronic data-based Order Management Sytem (OMS). During 2011, while Cummins was growing from a $13 billion to $18 billion company, it was important to harness business innovations to support it. The Order Management System (OMS) was one innovation that played a key role. Cummins Emission Solutions (CES) implemented the OMS in 2011, allowed for rapid expansion of the CES business, a key factor in the growth of the entire enterprise.

Starboard Engine 'Time Bandit': Photo courtesy of the Hillstrand family

New Power in the Heart of the Alaskan Beast

Twenty-two year-old crab boat's faithful Cummins diesel engines replaced with state-of-the-art version. Fans of the popular Discovery Channel series “The Deadliest Catch” thrill at the sight of the 113-foot, black-hulled Time Bandit’s bow rearing out of a cresting wave. Onboard men launch and recover 1000-pound crab pots while chilled Arctic seas wash over the working deck. In the wheelhouse, the crab boat’s skippers Andy or Jonathan Hillstrand monitor the deck crew and the boat’s electronic navigation equipment.

Monico Expands Expertise to Cummins Equipment

Monico, Inc releases a new product, the Custom Protocol Converter - Cummins Version, for monitoring of Cummins Equipment. For more than four years, since the launch of the CDL Gateway, Monico has been known for its exclusive ability to remotely monitor and control Caterpillar engines and gensets. Across industrial sectors, the company is recognized as CAT engine communication experts. Recently, through extensive field development, Monico has become more involved the world of Cummins engines as well.