CUMMINS HAS "EVERY TECHNOLOGY" FOR GLOBAL DIESEL ENGINE EMISSIONS
04 April 2005
Birmingham, UK (April 4, 2005) - Cummins displays the production-ready Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions technology for the first time at the Commercial Vehicle Show. This is part of a portfolio of technology options, allowing Cummins to provide "every technology" to meet global engine emissions requirements.
Simon Guest, Cummins Euro Certified Product Leader says, "Our strategy is driven by customer needs. We evaluate these needs and market conditions in order to provide the optimum products with the appropriate technologies. The Cummins portfolio of products includes all of the key emissions technologies. SCR is the right technology for Euro IV for the UK and European automotive market. This does not necessarily suit the needs of other markets or regions where we are using alternate technology."
For North America, Cummins engines fitted with Cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (CEGR) are installed in over 100,000 vehicles. These vehicles have accumulated experience of over nine billion road miles since their launch in 2002. CEGR together with a Cummins Diesel Particulate Filter will be the right technology for U.S. EPA 2007 due to emissions limits, test cycles and operational factors. Mechanical fuel system products continue to be the right technology for regions with less stringent emissions requirements. In off-highway construction, mining and agricultural equipment, in-cylinder combustion technology is being used for simplicity and ease of installation.
"Our aim is to increase sales and market share in segments with the highest potential for growth. We will do this by providing the best levels of fuel economy, reliability, durability and lowest operating costs for whatever equipment our engines are installed in." adds Simon.
The SCR strategy for Euro IV was formed around the ability to provide a total solution of engines, air handling and exhaust systems all under the Cummins Integrated Emissions Management (IEM) umbrella. By working closely with Holset turbocharging and Fleetguard® Emission Solutions™, Cummins is in a unique position to provide a complete engine to exhaust pipe package. This integrated system, all controlled by the engine ECM, gives major benefits to the vehicle operator. Fuel economy is significantly improved, and service intervals are dramatically increased along with vehicle availability/uptime.
Cummins plans to keep pre-Euro IV engines available to support demand from other regions around the world where this new technology is not yet required. Alongside production facilities in the USA and Europe, Cummins has factories in Brazil, China and India. This enables the company to maintain the availability of pre-Euro IV engines and places it in an ideal position to support the emerging markets. Whatever technology solution used, Cummins engines and emissions components are supported by the worldwide network of over 5,000 service outlets.
Cummins Inc. is the world's largest independent manufacturer of diesel engines. With over 24,000 employees, Cummins reported sales of $8.4 billion in 2004 and produced over 700,000 engines. A substantial manufacturing presence in Europe includes the mid-range engine plant at Darlington, UK, and the high-horsepower engine plant at Daventry, UK.