Cummins unleashes the power with Nu-Star Super Pusher
Eddie East using the Nu-Star Super Pusher to manoeuvre one of the 7000kg KV16 diesel engines
Cummins Engine Company recently took delivery of their first Nu-Star Super Pusher unit at their site in Daventry, UK for moving the engine blocks during the build process.
Cummins Engine Company are one of the world’s largest designer and manufacturer of diesel engines with key markets in off-highway vehicles, industrial equipment and power generation. Cummins has manufacturing plants in 14 countries, over 23,000 employees and a global turnover of approximately $6 billion.
At their site in Daventry, Cummins manufactures high horse power diesel engines ranging from 900hp to 3000hp, for the marine, generator, construction and gas markets.
The engines are mounted on dedicated engine trolleys during the manufacturing process, and can weigh from 7,000Kg to 12,000Kg depending on the model and stage in the build process.
Mr. Eddie East (Kaizen Improvement Technician) explained; “A specific requirement within the manufacturing process, necessitated the need for a new design engine trolley and the current movers were not suitable for this new design. I had to source a new type engine mover and after intense investigation of the market, I came across the Nu-Star Super Pusher. After explaining our needs to Matt Smith, Managing Director, he visited our site and demonstrated the Super Pusher, which met and exceeded our requirements to the full. After a weeks exhaustive trial, Cummins made the decision to purchase the Super Pusher, which has been in constant use ever since. We are extremely pleased with the product, and the professional manner in which it was presented to us.”
Nu-Star manufacture a range of pedestrian operated, electric tugs specifically designed to improve shop-floor productivity, eliminate the manual effort traditionally associated with the movement of heavy wheeled loads and often replace larger and more expensive fork lifts / tractor units, freeing up valauble shopfloor space as a consequence.
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