DARLINGTON, UK (October 19, 2011) -
Agritechnica 2011 is the worldwide meeting point for the agricultural machinery sector. This year Cummins will exhibit one of the widest displays of EU Stage IV/EPA Tier 4 final engines; exhaust aftertreatment and filtration products. The Cummins stand will include a selection of the latest Stage IV engines, ranging from 3.3-litre to 15-litre and 56-503 kW (75 hp to 675 hp). The stand will feature the QSX15 engine which will be displayed to the European agricultural industry for the first time.
From 13th -19th November in Hannover, visitors to the Cummins stand, 25F18, will be able to talk to Tier 4 experts about the operational and performance benefits of using Cummins technology.
The Cummins message for the show "Growing Together" will be heavily displayed across the stand. "Growing Together" is centred on building partnerships; Cummins working together with OEMs to help deliver the best possible solution for the equipment operator. The experience and expertise will be demonstrated by the staff and technology seen on display.
EU Stage IV/EPA Tier 4 final off highway emission regulations for above 129 kW (173hp) will be introduced on 1st January 2014. The Cummins QSX15 engine will meet these regulations by using the Cummins Particulate Filter (CPF) with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR).
The SCR system developed by Cummins for Stage IV is a next generation robust design that moves beyond the SCR technology currently in use for similar on highway engines meeting EPA 2010 standards. The system incorporates a copper zeolite-based catalyst capable of up to 95 per cent NOx conversion and able to operate more efficiently at lower temperatures. The system features advanced sensors to provide full closed-loop control. Adblue dosing levels are minimised with enhanced mixing in the decomposition pipe.
The proven Cummins Particulate Filter (CPF) is retained from the current Stage IIIB/Tier 4 Interim aftertreatment used with the QSX engines. The CPF incorporates both a diesel oxidation catalyst and the wall-flow filter, providing an additional margin of PM emissions control at the higher engine loads and power outputs of heavy duty engines. With the higher PM filtration efficiency, the engine combustion can be formulated to increase power density and lower fuel consumption. The integration of the SCR into the exhaust aftertreatment allows the CPF to reduce the frequency and duration of active regeneration below 1 percent of equipment operating time, creating a virtually full-time passive device.
Additionally on display is the QSL9, with up to 298kW (400hp). This also uses the SCR system to meet the 2014 regulations when combined with the Cummins Compact Catalyst (CCC), the aftertreatment system achieves near-zero emissions with fully passive, flow-through operation.
A further cost effective power solution which can be seen on the stand is the Cummins B3.3 engine with a 45-55 kW (60 hp-74 hp) range. This engine maintains the same layout and configuration as the Stage IIIB/Tier 4 Interim engines but is certified for Stage IV/Tier 4 final emissions when fitted with a new particulate filter that operates as an independent system to achieve near-zero PM emissions.
Completing the Cummins engine line-up is the QSK19. The 597 kW (800 hp) QSK19 engine is capable of powering some of the biggest agricultural equipment and is sure to be a key point of attraction for those visiting Agritechnica.
About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (USA), Cummins employs approximately 40,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of more than 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 6,000 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.0 billion on sales of $13.2 billion in 2010.