From mines to factories and even the small business and residential sector, Cummins has a full range of alternative power solutions on offer. Its technology is particularly suited to dealing with load shedding due to features such as full load acceptance for critical equipment.
In addition, its energy-efficient engines not only comply with international emission standards, but also have a high fuel tolerance level, which makes them ideal for arduous African operating conditions. In terms of automatic start-up, Cummins gensets have one of the best response times on the market.
The key differentiator of Cummins is it is able to supply a small 17 kVA genset for residential or commercial use, all the way to a 3 750 kVA unit for mining, data centre, and hospital applications, for example, sales manager: Cummins Power Generation Zivai Zvinokona explains.
In addition, Cummins can also supply one-stop solutions for multiple back-up power requirements for largescale clients such as mining operations or factories. It not only provides the gensets themselves, but all ancillary components, from air and oil filters and even coolant.
‘This is integral to our value proposition, as it not only allows us to offer the highest-quality products, but also to ensure that they are serviced and maintained properly,’ Zvinokona notes. Cummins has a fully-fledged training facility where its own technicians and clients can receive customised training on any engine platform. This training is fully accredited, with certificates presented to all successful candidates.
Peace of mind
Another significant benefit for Cummins clients is that it can supplement its gensets with maintenance contracts of varying duration, depending on the application and specific requirements. This ranges from simple inspection and cleaning to a recommended yearly service of any standby units. ‘Clients also have peace of mind in that we only use certified installers, in addition to being able to offer the type of warranty that sets an industry benchmark,’ Zvinokona stresses.
Cummins can even become involved with the design phase of alternative power solutions, all the way through to installation and commissioning. Fully-trained technicians are located throughout South Africa, in addition to an extensive dealer network that can also accommodate remote locations.