Perkins Engines are displaying five engines at Bauma China in Shanghai, November 27-30, 2018. Nearly 3,000 exhibitors and 170,000 visitors are expected at Asia‟s largest and most important construction industry event.
Visitors to the Perkins stand will see how the company is leveraging its experience in meeting a broad range of global emission standards to support Chinese customers as they work toward implementation of the country‟s China NR IV standards scheduled during 2020.
“This will be the first Chinese off-highway emission standards for which aftertreatment will be required and this will be a big change for OEMs,” said Tommy Quan, Perkins director of sales and distribution for Asia. “But with the right planning and working with an experienced company like Perkins, it should be a smooth process for OEMs. With the experience of two previous generations of low emissions technology, Perkins has supplied engine and aftertreatment systems to more than 500,000 off-highway machines, which have accumulated more than 500,000,000 field hours.
“It is important not to think of this as simply adding technology, like aftertreatment, to an existing China NR Stage III engine,” Tommy added. “The different technologies need to be designed and integrated to work together, to deliver the best solution. Only by taking this approach is it possible to deliver the reliability that our customers need.”
At China NR IV, the level of emission standards will require manufacturers to implement different technologies across the power ranges. There is no one single „perfect solution‟ as the right technology at 50 kW, for example, will be different from the technology required at 150 kW, and different again from the right solution at 250 kW. The technologies that Perkins will use for different engines in the range includes electronic control, common rail fuel systems, advanced turbocharging, Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF).
All of these technologies are on exhibit in the five engines in the Perkins stand. These engines are:
The 3 cylinder, 1.7 litre engine is a simple, highly reliable design requiring no aftertreatment. It produces 26 kW and 106 Nm of torque. These engines are extremely popular in mini-excavator applications in Europe and are an ideal solution for the small machines that are a growing part of the Chinese market
The 4 cylinder, 3.6 litre Perkins® Syncro engine is the newest addition to the line. It produces 75 kW and up to 430 Nm of torque. These engines combine low operating noise levels with a fast responding ‘smart’ turbo to achieve the high power density needed to replace physically larger engines in many compact and mid-size equipment applications.
The 4 cylinder, 4.4 litre engines use common rail technology and series turbochargers to achieve outstanding power density. They are an evolution of Perkins‟ highly successful U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V engines producing 140 kW and 825 Nm of torque. These engines support manufacturers designing downsized equipment or upgrading existing machines to meet China NR IV standards.
The 6 cylinder, 13 litre engines are based on an all-new platform developed specifically for the Chinese market. They produce 430 kW and 2634 Nm of torque making them ideal candidates for a broad range of mid-sized equipment applications.
The 6 cylinder, 18 litre engine produces 470 kW and 2953 Nm. It is designed to meet the productivity needs of OEM and end users operating large mining and construction equipment.
Perkins has made a substantial commitment to the Chinese market that extends significantly beyond their investment in a state-of-the-art production facility at Wuxi. China-based design and application engineers, dedicated sales and marketing teams and a strong distributor network including nationally recognised names like Foshan SD Elco Power Equipment Ltd and Lei Shing Hong Machinery Ltd work together to meet the unique needs of Chinese OEMs and end-users.
“These engines illustrate the breadth of Perkins offering that covers the range from 0.5 to 18 litres and 8 to more than 450 kW,” said Kelly Chen, Perkins Shanghai-based technical marketing manager. “They not only meet existing and future emission standards like China NR IV, they also offer high power density that allows downsizing and provides OEMs with flexibility to fit aftertreatment system components.
“Chinese customers continue to demand a higher level of quality and Perkins expects this demand to continue at China NR IV. To ensure OEMs have a reliable machine, they will need to select an engine supplier used to building engines to a high-quality standard in China. Perkins is proud that it has continued to improve engine reliability while meeting emissions standards in China and looks forward to meeting the challenge of China NR IV.”