Cummins says technology development boosts fuel efficiency

By: Chris Smith


Cummins says it will add Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) aftertreatment to its Heavy-Duty products for 2010 to deliver the best

Cummins says it will add Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) aftertreatment to its Heavy-Duty products for 2010 to deliver the best fuel efficiency for its customers.

Cummins will combine recent advancements in catalyst technology with its unique engine systems to provide customers with significant fuel economy improvements, in addition to meeting the near-zero emissions levels required by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2010 regulations.

Cummins Emission Solutions, a leading provider of SCR systems, will supply integrated exhaust aftertreatment systems for Cummins Heavy-Duty and MidRange engines.

As previously announced, Cummins' Heavy-Duty ISX engine family will incorporate the XPI fuel system, proven cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation, the Cummins VG turbocharger, Cummins Particulate Filter and advanced electronic controls for the best performance, fuel economy and reliability.

"Cummins' expertise in engine system integration means that we have the capability to make the engine systems and aftertreatment technologies work together seamlessly," says Steve Charlton, Vice President, Heavy-Duty Engineering.

"The addition of the new SCR catalyst technology ensures that Cummins will deliver the best fuel economy in the industry and total operating cost benefits to our customers.

"This move demonstrates Cummins’ ability to adapt to a changing environment by leveraging technology advancements from our MidRange engine development and Cummins Emission Solutions," says Ed Pence, Vice President and General Manager, Heavy-Duty Engine Business.

"Our 2010 engine development is progressing on plan and customers can depend on Cummins to deliver these new products on-time, with the reliability, performance, and fuel economy that they have come to expect from us."

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