BorgWarner supplies its B-series generation turbochargers for Deutz 6.1-L, 6-cylinder heavy-duty diesel agricultural engines.
BorgWarner supplies its latest B-series generation turbochargers for the newly developed Deutz 6.1-L, six-cylinder, heavy-duty diesel engine used in the agricultural machinery segment, with start of production in January 2011.
BorgWarner says the challenge of lowering emissions is an opportunity to improve fuel economy and performance.
International Truck recently unveiled its all-new engine for the Class 8 market called the International A26, in addition to a new initiative called Project Alpha, which brought together a small team of powertrain engineers dedicated to a new perspective on engine development.
BorgWarner has adapted its friction technologies developed for the automotive industry to the agricultural and construction market. Building on its European presence, BorgWarner entered the North American market a few years ago and has since launched a variety of new friction plates for John Deere and CNH America LLC with total volumes of nearly 2 million parts a year.
BorgWarner will supply both wastegate and variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbochargers to JCB Power Systems for the new versions of its Dieselmax 4.4-L engines starting in 2012. Designated the JCB Ecomax T4, it is an inline four-cylinder, mid-range diesel offering 55 to 130 kW (74 to 174 hp) in applications such as agricultural, construction, and materials handling machinery.
BorgWarner Chief Technology Officer, Christopher P. Thomas, discusses the company's new exhaust gas recirculation modules, EcoFlash ignition system, and heavy-duty controlled coolant pump for commercial diesel and natural gas engines, as well as the trends driving their development.
While on/off fan drives are usually preferred for their durability and fuel efficiency for over-the-road applications, BorgWarner's new DuroSpeed two-speed fan drive was developed for more severe service applications
Today’s emphasis on improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions is just the beginning. In the future, increasing productivity will be the most critical trend for the off-highway industry, says BorgWarner.
A new BorgWarner manufacturing facility is under construction in the zone of Lanheses, Viana do Castelo, Portugal. The new facility is 31 mi (50 km) away from the facility it currently rents in Valença.
For many design teams, tighter emissions regulations have expanded the definition of a powertrain.
Biofuel research continues to advance as off-highway engineers develop new techniques that will let engines run on varying mixtures.
Engineers at BorgWarner have now applied their electronic control and systems integration expertise to the coolant pump, according to Daniel Paterra.
In May, BorgWarner announced that it had begun production of its electronically controlled Visctronic fan drives at its new plant in Itatiba City, Brazil. According to Daniel Paterra, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Thermal Systems, the Itatiba City plant "allows us to produce advanced technologies for our customers locally, and our new engineering center expands BorgWarner’s network of technical centers, enhancing our local testing and validation capabilities.”
Workhorse has released the W-15 E-REV pickup truck dedicated to the light-duty fleet truck market. To meet customers needs nationwide, Workhorse partnered with Ryder System for distribution and service.
Improved productivity and maintenance requirements are attractive benefits driving the growth of hybridization and electrification in various off-highway segments and on-highway heavy-duty vehicles. Ultimately, it all comes down to payback, says Chris Mays, Commercial Vehicle – Senior Technical Specialist at BorgWarner.