Pure drivePublished 15/9 at 11:35
Maximising output power while minimising noise and emission levels – this is the goal that engine manufacturers are striving to achieve when designing a new model. Ever-tightening emission regulations and users’ insatiable hunger for more power drive the development process in this field.
PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports on the latest innovations in the engine industry.
Hatz goes for “silent power”
Last year, Germany-based trendsetter in diesel engines Hatz added a four-cylinder model featuring a newly developed ‘silent pack’ to its latest H-series. The state-of-the art Hatz 4H50TIC diesel unit performs up to 55kW at a maximum torque of 240Nm and complies with the EU Stage IIIB or US EPA Tier 4 final regulations. Augmented by the insulation developed specifically for this model, the Hatz 4H50TIC Silent Pack reduces noise emissions by 4 decibel despite the presence of the cooler fan. This means that the engine is 60% less noisy compared to the non-capsulated Open Power Unit (OPU). The Hatz OPU plug-and-play solution, which also serves as a base for the Hatz 4H50TIC Silent Pack, is ideal for the equipment manufacturers who need ready-to-install engines. The main application areas are lifts, hydraulic power units, forestry and agricultural machinery, drilling rigs, pumps and generators.
Deutz to launch a new engine family at Agritechnica
This coming November, Germany-based Deutz will showcase a new family of large engines (9 to 18 cubic litre capacity) at Agritechnica exhibition in Hannover. Designed for heavy-duty off-road applications, the engines will be launched into serial production in 2019. The TCD 9.0 four-cylinder engine delivers 300kW of power and generates 1,700Nm of torque. The TCD 12.0 and 13.5 models are six-cylinder engines that generate 400 kW of power and 2,500 Nm of torque, and 450kW of power and 2,800Nm of torque respectively. The TCD 18.0 six-cylinder model – the biggest in the family - delivers 620kW of power and generates 3,600Nm of torque. The lower end of the range will be represented by an agricultural version of the TCD 2.2 three-cylinder engine and its bigger brother - the four-cylinder model TCD 2.9. The manufacturer confirms its commitment to Stage V: initial certification has already been awarded to the DEUTZ TTCD 6.1 diesel engine, with the TCD 3.6 / 4.1/ 6.1/ 7.8 and TTCD 7.8 models to follow by November 2017 – just in time for the Hannover show.
Perkins introduces “Syncro” series
UK-based manufacturer Perkins used Bauma 2016 to introduce a new series of engines under the brand name “Syncro”. According to the company, the new engines boast a winning combination of high power, up to 8% less fuel consumption, fast response and electronic integration. The four-cylinder 2.8l 904J-E28TA provides a maximum output of 55kW (74 hp) with a torque of up to 325Nm. The 3.6l 904J-E36TA option delivers 100kW (134 hp) and up to 500Nm of torque. Featuring a host of technologies including a common-rail fuel system, electronic control, advanced air systems and aftertreatment configurations, the new range meets all current and future emission standards worldwide. A 90% commonality between the 2.8- and 3.6-L interfaces offers users the freedom to determine machine platform that suit best their applications. The engines are engineered to integrate into over 80 machine models.