Cummins Turbo Technologies, a global engineering leader in turbocharger technology, has today revealed a new addition to the existing range of large turbochargers for engines 16 litres and above. The extensive range provides robust, flexible solutions for the off-highway sector.
The launch will allow Cummins Turbo Technologies to bring to market the most efficient turbochargers in this range, with new technologies capable of improving overall turbocharger efficiency of a typical application by up to 10 percent.
The announcement, made at CONEXPO 2014, follows the company’s unveiling of a range of products for the off-highway market at BAUMA 2013, and marks its continued commitment to the sector.
The new Series 900, which has been designed to meet the diverse duty cycles of this engine range, draws on Cummins Turbo Technologies’ 30 years of experience in developing and manufacturing turbochargers for the 16 litre and above market. The robust and durable technologies that the complete range offers are suitable for applications from 600 hp to 6400 hp (447-4772 kW).
Mark Firth, Executive Director – Product Line Management and Marketing, said, "We’re delighted to unveil this range at CONEXPO. Our Holset(R) turbochargers are the component of choice for many international off-highway customers. We don’t believe in off-the-shelf products. We understand that downtime is a prime concern for this sector, and we work in partnership with our customers to develop advanced technological solutions that are fit for market. Our development process is perfectly tailored to ensure that it matches the customer’s service strategy, therefore instilling confidence in the products, which is vitally important for the equipment manufacturer and owner.
"The research and development of the Series 900 has allowed us to take the advances this turbocharger offers and drive them across the already robust and flexible product range Series 800 and Series 1000, to create the most efficient and diverse turbochargers we have ever produced for the 16 litre and above engine range."
Cummins Turbo Technologies also unveiled plans for investment in future technology solutions for the range to improve fuel efficiency. The shift in focus to prioritise fuel economy highlights Cummins Turbo Technologies’ belief that the industry has reached the tipping point at which global engine and equipment manufacturers are developing products designed to insulate customers from rising fuel prices.
Firth added: "Our close working relationship with customers always informs the focus of our research and development, and that has shaped not just these developments that we are showcasing at CONEXPO, but also further extensions to the range that we have planned. These competitive, market-proven products and technologies draw on our heritage of innovation and engineering excellence, and will continue to deliver savings to our customers without ever compromising on performance."
Cummins Turbo Technologies. Part of the Cummins Components Group, which is made up of Cummins Emission Solutions, Cummins Filtration, Cummins Fuel Systems and Cummins Turbo Technologies. The Components Group make up part of Cummins Inc. the world’s largest independent maker of diesel engines and related products, Cummins Turbo Technologies is a global engineering leader in turbocharger technology across a range of applications worldwide.
Global technical centres are located in Huddersfield, UK (European Technical Centre); Columbus, Ind. (also site of Cummins world HQ); Pune, India; and Wuxi, China, which support customer partnerships and deliver engineering solutions to local markets.
Holset. Holset Engineering was founded in Huddersfield, UK, in 1952, bought by Cummins Inc. in 1973 and changed its name to Cummins Turbo Technologies in 2006. For more than 60 years, the Holset brand has been synonymous with turbocharging and air handling excellence, developing a portfolio of technologies comprising wastegate, sliding wall, variable geometry, power-turbine, two-stage and turbocompound products. The Holset name is retained as the product brand.