Equipment versus Industrial Engines

Equipment Versus Industrial Engines

All diesel engines are configured differently. They come in different variations to fit in various applications. For example, Cummins engines may fit into a truck or a piece of equipment.

All Cummins engines within the “I” series, ISB, ISX, ISM, AND ISL, are truck engines. All Cummins engines in the “Q” series are industrial engines. This includes QSB, QSX, QSL, and QSM. This all depends on the configuration of the engine and what it is equipped for.

Industrial engines

Mainly used in power applications. Including: power units, gen sets, generators, and fire pumps Industrial engines are not made to produce a lot of torque.

What is torque?

Torque is a twisting force. Torque is measured in pounds. Torque measures the rotational force of the engine and measures how much force is available when the engine exerts itself.

Picture of a Cummins ISX15

Cummins ISX15, Truck Engine

Picture of a Cummins QSX15

Cummins QSX15, Industrial Engine

Equipment engines

Equipment engines go into equipment that moves around. This includes bulldozers, rock trucks, excavators, wheel loaders, and bobcats. Equipment engines are made to produce a high amount of torque. This allows the piece of equipment to do what it is designed to do; push dirt, dig, or move material.

What is horsepower?

Horsepower is the amount of energy produced by an engine. It is the rate at which engine output is measured; ie. how much energy is consumed during a process of work. It is calculated through the power needed to move 550 pounds one foot in one second, or by the power needs to move 33,000 pounds one foot in one minute. The power is gauged by the rate it takes to do the work

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