JUNE 25, 2015—Cummins Generator Technologies, Petersborough, UK, reports that its entire AvK range of alternators from 600 to 11,000 kVA has achieved certification from UL (Underwriters Laboratories Inc.), a safety certification company well known in the U.S. and influential globally. UL is approved to perform safety testing by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) agency, and is on its list of Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories. UL operates globally through offices in 46 countries.
Safety certification for the AvK range means low, medium and high voltage UL approved alternators are available from Cummins Generator Technologies throughout virtually all of its Stamford and AvK ranges, to the benefit of customers and markets in much of the world. A UL safety certification mark on an alternator model enables OEMs to integrate them pre-approved into their generator sets.
The certification applies to the AvK DIG and DSG Series, from four- to 10-pole configuration.
“I would like to thank the Craiova team in Romania for their dedication and support throughout the approval process, from factory evaluation and compilation of the technical file, to submission of drawings, specifications and test data,” says Prasant Panigrahy, Engineering Manager. “With this approval, we are the first alternator manufacturer to achieve UL1004 approval on the full range of low-, medium- and high-voltage synchronous products.”
Cummins Generator Technologies recently made the strategic decision to locate all of its AvK manufacturing at Craiova, Romania, to better serve customers in Europe and beyond. “UL compliance demonstrates that our products and the facility where they are manufactured are safe and meet the highest standards. It is an endorsement of our Craiova plant and its world class engineering team,” Panigrahy says.
AvK alternators produced at Craiova are already coming on-stream with their new UL certification markings in place, highlighting the quality and reliability of the product and helping to build further on Cummins’ reputation for manufacturing excellence around the world. Thanks to an investment of EUR12 million in the latest manufacturing technologies over the last three years, Cummins Generator Technologies’ AvK brand alternators are making an agile and cost-effective contribution to the sub 11,000 kVA market.