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AvK alternators are the first in the world to achieve UL1004 approval for low, medium and high voltages, confirming AvK and STAMFORD products in a world-leading position.

Peterborough, UK (25th June, 2015) ' Cummins Generator Technologies is delighted to announce 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 US and influential globally. UL is approved to perform safety testing by the US federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) agency, and is on its list of Nationally Recognised Testing Laboratories. UL operates globally through offices in 46 countries around the world.

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.

World-class facility

The certification applies to the AvK DIG and DSG Series, from 4 through 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 in the latest manufacturing technologies of 12 million euros in under three years, Cummins Generator Technologies' AvK brand alternators are making an agile and cost-effective contribution to the sub 11,000 kVA market.

Cummins Generator Technologies designs and manufactures premium quality alternators from 0.6 to 11,000 kVA under the STAMFORDAvK and MARKON product brands. Internationally renowned for built-in quality, its alternators set the standard for ruggedness, reliability and versatility. The company has several manufacturing facilities located in North America, India, China and Europe, ensuring superior customer support across the world.

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Alex Wheldon