Cummins introduces new 3500-HP QSK78 engine

Cummins Engine Co at MINExpo has unveiled its powerful new QSK78 engine, the largest engine in the world for the mining industry.

Staff Reporter

LAS VEGAS: Cummins Engine Co at MINExpo has unveiled its powerful new QSK78 engine, the largest engine in the world for the mining industry.

Cummins claims the 18-cylinder, 78 litre, 3500hp QSK78 engine delivers more power than any engine in the mining industry. The QSK78 was designed by Cummins in conjunction with Komatsu through its technical joint venture, Industrial Power Alliance, and is built at the Cummins plant in Daventry, England.

The company claims the QSK78 is the largest and most environmentally friendly diesel engine for today's mining industry with superior reliability and low operating cost.

The QSK78 engine features Cummins' most advanced electronic engine management and air-handling technology, capable of operating in the most severe conditions, including altitudes as high as 3600m, without derate.

Cummins also unveiled MiningGateway.com, an interactive internet portal that provides mining customers the information they need to get the lowest operating costs from their Cummins-powered haul trucks, excavators and drills.

At MiningGateway.com, customers can quickly see how their equipment is running, how many hours were running, how many hours were run the day before, fuel consumption and if there are performance issues in need of attention.

The portal enables a Cummins engine customer to detect potential problems before a major failure can occur and also reduces the cost of operation and improves machine availability.

Information is updated daily, providing more uptime for customers.

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