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Cummins Power Generation's new DMC 1500 Paralleling System offers usability, reliability and serviceability

Monday, May 07, 2012

Cummins Power Generation's new DMC 1500 Paralleling System offers usability, reliability and serviceability08:00 EDT Monday, May 07, 2012Touch screen with icon-based graphical interface simplifies configuration, operation and diagnosticsMINNEAPOLIS, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cummins Power Generation, a leading global manufacturer of power generation systems, is announcing a new system-level control for parallel operation of multiple generator sets.The DMC 1500 Paralleling System combines Cummins Power Generation's PowerCommand® microprocessor-based control technology with a new icon-based graphical user interface designed to maximize user-friendliness. The system consists of a PowerCommand system-level digital master control integrated with custom-engineered switchgear. The DMC 1500 communicates directly with PowerCommand generator set and transfer switch controls for seamless integration.ApplicationsDMC 1500 Paralleling Systems are offered for low or medium voltage applications. Typical emergency power applications include water treatment plants and office buildings. DMC 1500 systems can also be used for prime power at remote locations, such as mining facilities, where utility power is unavailable or unreliable.FunctionsWith the DMC 1500 system, power transitions can be open or closed, in either fast (100 ms) or gradual ramping mode. The system includes utility paralleling functions for peak-shaving, base-loading and load add/load shed sequence control. The standard DMC 1500 accommodates four generators and can be expanded for up to eight generators.Usability A 15-inch touch screen is used to control and monitor all functions, including system configuration and diagnostics. The intuitive graphic interface uses icons and menu bars for maximum usability and ease of navigation. Every screen includes a Help icon which, when pressed, brings up step-by-step instructions specific to the operation being performed.ServiceabilityA trained technician can perform all setup and service functions, including diagnostics, software upgrades and hardware upgrades. The standardized hardware layout, wiring harnesses and jack/plug connections simplify any required hardware servicing.GlobalThe DMC 1500 Paralleling System is truly a global product, with multiple manufacturing locations to serve customer needs worldwide. The touch-screen user interface is available in seven languages. The DMC 1500 system can be ordered with either UL/CSA or IEC/CE certification, and seismic certification.About Cummins Power GenerationCummins Power Generation, a subsidiary of Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), is a global leader dedicated to increasing the availability and reliability of electric power anywhere in the world. A global network of distributors in over 190 countries delivers innovative solutions for any power need -- commercial, industrial, recreational, emergency and residential. Products include alternators, generator-drive engines and pre-integrated power systems, combining generator sets and power control and transfer technologies. Services range from system design, project management, operations and maintenance contracts to development of turnkey power plants.For more information, contact Robin Reid, Cummins Power Generation ( Or visit Cummins Contact: Robin Reid, Technical Marketing ManagerPower SystemsCummins Power Generation763-528-7849robin.reid@cummins.comAgency Contact: Nora PurmortPeriscope612-399-0633npurmort@periscope.comSOURCE Cummins Power Generation Inc.