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Cummins invests £2m in electrical machine innovation centre

28 March, 2012

Cummins Generator Technologies, the UK’s largest manufacturer of electrical machines, has established an innovation centre at the University of Nottingham to help develop the next generation of electrical machines for industry, transport and energy.

Cummins expects to spend about £2m funding the centre for the next five years. The centre is also being supported by a Royal Academy of Engineering senior research fellowship.

The Cummins Innovation Centre for Electrical Machines will pull together academics and researchers from disciplines across the University’s engineering faculty, including experts on machine and drive technologies, power electronics, monitoring technologies and mechanical dynamics.

Dr Chris Gerada has been appointed the centre’s research director. He says that the partnership with Cummins will strengthen the electrical machines research base at Nottingham and will form “a true multidisciplinary team which can effectively and holistically look at electrical machine systems and their integration within high-performance applications”.

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