Perkins' Karl Vandermyde believes that the off-highway industry faces no foreseeable regulations that will require new diesel engine technologies, with current technologies being robust and capable of addressing all foreseeable standards.
Many OEMs are finding that they have no choice but to maintain current machine hydraulic architectures until after Tier 4, challenging suppliers to come to the table with a new value proposition, says Danfoss's Marc Weston.
After today’s emissions-driven revolution, Gian Maria Olivetti says that Federal-Mogul anticipates the off-highway engine market of the future to be more evolutionary in nature, with a focus on optimizing the cost of emissions control technologies and a greater emphasis placed on powertrain efficiency.
The dedicated-EGR engine is so named because one of its four cylinders is dedicated exclusively to producing high levels of exhaust gas recirculation and hydrogen/CO reformate. PSA Citroen will put a D-EGR engine, co-developed with SwRI, into series production in 2018.
More and more companies are committing to reducing the carbon footprints of machines and manufacturing—a commitment Berend Bracht says Bosch Rexroth shares and actively pursues, targeting a 20% reduction in its carbon footprint by 2020 compared to 2007 levels.