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Publish date: 06/20/2018

When Rio Tinto looked to improve life-to-overhaul of the Cummins QSK60 engine powering its Komatsu WA1200-6 loaders, oil filtration efficiency emerged as the key. Rio Tinto has nine 220-tonne, 1892 hp WA1200-6 loaders operating in its vast iron ore operations in the Pilbara, Western Australia. A world-first WA1200-6 is working at the Mesa J mine in Rio Tinto’s Robe Valley Operations – the first equipped with an engine-mounted Cummins Eliminator oil filtration system that replaced the engine’s standard remote mounted four spin-on filters.

Publish date: 06/13/2018

The rise of Cummins – 100 years old in February 2019 – from a tiny machine shop in Columbus, Indiana, USA, to a global power leader is a story rich in drama, a story of trials and triumphs. Cummins Engine Co was founded on February 3, 1919, with W.G. Irwin, a banker, supplying the starting capital. Irwin had hired Clessie Cummins in 1908 to drive and maintain his car and later set him up in business as an auto mechanic.

Publish date: 06/07/2018

The State Library of Western Australia houses rare treasures which must be kept in a climate controlled environment to ensure they are preserved in optimal condition. A reliable standby generator system is therefore critical to the preservation of the treasures which date back to the 1600s. To guarantee this reliability, a new Cummins generator set with a standby rating of 1800 kW has been installed in the library at the Perth Cultural Centre, completing a project that was headed up by electrical engineering company Everett-Smith & Co.

Publish date: 06/06/2018

Another major milestone has been achieved in the VLocity rail project with Bombardier delivering the 200th Cummins-powered railcar to the Victorian Government in 2017. The first VLocity high-speed trains went into service in Victoria in late 2005. Operating at speeds of up to 160 km/h they are powered by 750 hp Cummins QSK19 diesel engines. Each car in the three car VLocity trains has 19-litre Cummins power as well as an 85 kW Cummins genset.

Publish date: 05/31/2018

The new $1.6 billion, 60,000-seat Perth Stadium is a world-class venue capable of hosting AFL, rugby union, rugby league, soccer and entertainment events. Hidden in the bowels of the stadium are four Cummins generator sets. At the heart of the stadium’s emergency power system, they have a standby rating of 1.8 MW at 1500 rpm and are powered by one of Cummins’ most widely-used high output diesel engines globally – the QSK60, a 60-litre V16.