Cummins Power Generation, a business unit of Cummins Inc., officially unveiled its Acoustical Testing Facility (ATC) at its Fridley headquarters Oct 6. According to a press release, it is the largest engine-testing facility of its kind in the world.
By eliminating any external noise interference or input, the ATC, with its state-of-the-art hemi-anechoic (no echo) chamber, allows the company to measure precisely the noise output from fully assembled generator sets of all types and sizes. Pinpointing the sources of noise in a generator set helps Cummins Power Generation design quieter, “greener” products. In addition, the ATC reduces the environmental impact on the surrounding neighborhood by eliminating the need for outdoor testing. The facility was built in accordance with LEED guidelines for green building design.
Tony Satterthwaite, president of Cummins Power Generation, said, “The opening of the ATC demonstrates our company’s commitment to continuous improvement in product design as well as to environmental responsibility. It also allows us to create several new jobs, one more example of the continuing growth of Cummins Power Generation.”
Cummins Power Generation Inc., a division of Cummins Inc., announced Tuesday (Nov. 10) that it will keep prices of consumer generator sets flat in 2010, due to consumer industry dynamics and market conditions.
Cummins Onan generator sets are employed in RV, marine, residential and a wide variety of mobile commercial and portable applications.
Meanwhile, the company also said it will raise prices for its commercial generator sets between 6 kW and 2500 kW. Prices of generator sets will rise between 1.5% and 2% effective Jan. 1, according to a news release.
This increase is due primarily to current industry dynamics, increasing commodity prices and projected market conditions. Cummins Power Generation’s commercial generator sets are used for continuous, prime and standby power in a variety of commercial and industrial applications.
The average prices of automatic transfer switches and paralleling systems will remain flat in 2010, driven by industry dynamics and projected market conditions. Like the company’s generator sets, Cummins Power Generation’s transfer switches and paralleling systems are used for continuous, standby and prime power in a wide range of commercial and industrial applications.