UK-headquartered loadbank manufacturer Crestchic has been awarded preferred status to test the products worldwide of Cummins.

The deal comes following a successful installation of four resistive-reactive loadbanks at Cummins’ manufacturing plaCrestchicnt in Minnesota.

Cummins initially approached Crestchic in March 2013 to design a bespoke 3.0 MVA loadbank for an integrated test cell project.

This resulted in the installation of four of the new loadbanks, with a combined capacity of 6400kVa, which will operate with a Crestchic-designed automatic step-down transformer package. The loadbank test cell has the capacity for testing 190V 50/60 Hz up to 14,000 50/60 Hz.

Crestchic said that the large voltage range will be selected and adapted automatically via Cummins’ PLC-based controls, “which means there is no requirement for human contact while reconfiguring voltages and capturing performance data”

John Dutch, Crestchic US sales manager at, said: “This multi-million dollar order demonstrates Cummins’ trust in Crestchic’s approach, technical capability and pedigree in load testing solutions. We are extremely proud to be working with such a well-respected organisation in the power generation sector.”