About the Cummins Innovation Centre
The University of Nottingham has a long history of working with Cummins Generator Technologies on a wide range of electrical machines related projects, including projects on electromagnetic and thermal modelling of synchronous generators, high speed machines for turbochargers and novel machine and control topologies for traction applications. It is as a result of this successful collaborative research, that Cummins have established this Innovation Centre in electrical machine technology.
Launch of the Cummins Innovation Centre, 26 March 2012.
Cummins Generator Technologies (CGT) is the largest electrical machines manufacturer in the UK and has nearly 100 years' experience in building electrical machines for the power generation industry, maintaining market-leading positions in industrial alternators, combined heat and power, fixed speed wind generation and power conditioning systems for variable speed applications, serving over 30,000 OEMs and utility customers worldwide.
Cummins has been involved with Nottingham University since 1997. During this time we have seen the Machines and Drives Research Group grow to become one of the largest in the world.
In particular the energy conversion and aerospace activities are of significant merit and world-leading in the field. The academic staff at Nottingham are long serving and of high standing and the quality of students outstanding. These factors combined with excellent facilities, a broad spectrum of disciplines, strong relationships and close proximity to our factory made The University of Nottingham the logical choice for our innovation centre.
Dr Neil Brown FIET
Director – Advanced Electrical Machines
Research and Technology
Cummins Generator Technologies