Cummins Generator Technologies

Cummins Generator Technologies

Established in 1904, Cummins Generator Technologies manufactures alternators under the renowned STAMFORD and AvK brands setting the industry standard, with a range extending from 7.5 to 11,200kVA, suitable for all generator set configurations. Although our products are used in a variety of applications, the common factor is that Cummins Generator Technologies work to a single standard for both products and services no matter where you are in the world. With six manufacturing plants, based in Europe, Asia and India, we work to one global standard, so each of our plants build products to the same exacting quality that has come to distinguish our alternators in the industry. All of our plants utilise the same sophisticated manufacturing technologies, advanced systems, common practices and rigorous testing techniques to ensure STAMFORD and AvK alternators are built to last.

Our Research & Technology department, primarily based at our global headquarters in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, is engaged in the cutting edge development of current and next generation electrical power generation. These technologies include variable speed and hybrid systems, software and hardware design, control solutions, system simulation and type testing. All products are designed for optimum performance, durability and longevity, using the latest solid and computer modelling techniques.

Cummins Generator Technologies is part of Cummins Inc., a global power leader and Fortune 500 corporation that designs, manufactures and distributes engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems.

The placement opportunities within Cummins Generator Technologies are broad. Over the years, students have worked in numerous departments spanning R&T, applications, new product introduction, electromagnetic design and customer support. Past projects have investigated the impact of different steel grades within the corepack to finite element analysis of machine designs. Building models in Simulink and Labview has helped in the development and study of the generator control unit. Exposure to industry methods and processes lead to optimised automated test flow software designs. Data analysis of onsite machine faults was made easier with an app designed by one student. Various simulation software is available to work with however the benefits of hands on experience cannot be forgotten. Prototype models of power boost converters were built in the R& T department and as a team the design and build of axial flux machines were explored. Ultimately, it is the individual strengths and interests of each student which are considered before the 8 week projects are assigned.

As a returning graduate, students are welcomed back to the company with a structured engineering introduction alongside all the new starters. Graduates are placed onto the two years early learning career development scheme with regular cross-functional soft skills training coupled with a mentoring scheme with various networks available for support. Current E3 graduates are working within the electromagnetic design, new product development, global application validation and applications teams. Graduates are designing software for machine modelling and tests, developing new technologies and monitoring current product performance. New product development unites offices around the globe which brings with it possible travel between the different design and manufacturing facilities. Remote monitoring and data analysis is an important element to the work done here at Cummins Generator Technologies as our products are in various harsh remote areas around the globe.

Cummins has a global corporate responsibility community which emphasises the importance of education, the environment and equality. As a part of Cummins you will be part of this and encouraged to participate in local community projects during the 8 week placement. As a graduate, you can take the initiative to start your own community project with the support of the company and employees.

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For further information:

Contact: Dr Chris Maddison Tel: 01733 395400