The crankshaft is one of the key components of your engine. It converts the power generated by the reciprocating up-and-down motion of the pistons into rotational power for running the connected machinery.
The shape of the crankshaft allows connections from the pistons – known as connecting rods or con rods – to rotate it thousands of times a minute.
In turn, this means that the crankshaft has to be incredibly robust. The precise choice of materials for your crankshaft will depend on the specific engine model you own and the function that it has to perform in each case. In line with the designated function, Perkins engines will use a range of materials including cast iron, steel or spherical graphite iron (SGI).
The testing processes for crankshafts are rigorous. They have to be conducted with painstaking attention to detail because replacing a crankshaft is a major job, which may require your engine to be removed from your application / machine and cause a loss of production.
If your crankshaft does need to be replaced, only genuine Perkins crankshafts provide you with reliable, durable and optimum performance and come with a full 12 month warranty for additional peace of mind.
Crankshafts allow your engine to perform at its optimum level
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