Following a highly successful installation of four resistive-reactive loadbanks at global power leader Cummins’ manufacturing plant in Fridley, Minnesota, Crestchic has been awarded preferred status to partner in testing its products across the globe.
Cummins designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel engines and related technology around the world. It initially approached leading loadbank manufacturer, Crestchic in March 2013 to design a bespoke 3.0 MVA loadbank for an integrated test cell project.
This autumn saw the installation four of the new loadbanks, with a combined capacity of 6400kVa, which will operate seamlessly with a Crestchic-designed automatic step-down transformer package. The loadbank test cell has the capacity for testing 190V 50/60 Hz up to 14,000 50/60 Hz.
The large voltage range will be selected and adapted automatically via Cummins’ PLC-based controls which means there is no requirement for human contact while reconfiguring voltages and capturing performance data. This will be accomplished with Crestchic’s sophisticated software and hardware engineering integration with Cummins’ own control and monitoring architecture.
Crestchic is one of the world’s leading specialist manufacturers of loadbanks which are used in the testing of power supplies in the most demanding climatic and environmental conditions across seven continents.
Paul Brickman, Crestchic’s Sales Director, added: “This multi-million dollar order demonstrates Cummins’ trust in Crestchic’s approach, technical capability and pedigree in load testing solutions. We are extremely proud to be working with such a well-respected organisation in the power generation sector.”
To find out more about Crestchic’s global loadbank offering visit: www.crestchic.com
Note to editors: Founded in 1983, Crestchic is one of the world’s leading specialist manufacturers of loadbanks which are used in the testing of power supplies in the most demanding climactic and environmental conditions across seven continents. Operating from locations in the UK, North America, Singapore, Netherlands, France, Germany, Brazil and Dubai, the company is at the forefront of innovation and design, with thriving sales and rental operations and a loyal and growing customer base worldwide. For further information visit www.crestchic.co.uk or call +44 (0)1283 531645.