• 01-FEB-2014

FPT Industrial to show latest construction solutions and emission innovations at CONEXPO



Powertrain manufacturer FPT Industrial will present its latest range of solutions for the construction industry at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, held in Las Vegas, USA, on 4-8 March 2014.

A leader in industrial engines with a range that spans six families, FPT Industrial will showcase the latest addition to its range, the R22. Providing 33 to 52 kW and up to 250 Nm of torque, the compact and efficient three-cylinder, 2.2-litre engine has been developed with long-term partner VM Motori S.p.A. and furthers FPT Industrial’s offering into the low displacement construction sector.

The customisable R22, suitable for construction machinery such as skid steer loaders and mini excavators, features Common Rail fuel injection and a turbocharger with after-cooler and waste gate. The cost-effective solution has service intervals of up to 600 hours and meets Tier 4B/Stage IIIB emission regulations. Producing less than 56 kW, FPT Industrial has developed a maintenance-free after-treatment solution to ensure it achieves the required emission levels. This solution adopts a combination of Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) and Partial Flow Filter (PFF), contained in an integrated converter.

The PFF oxidizes particulate matter (PM) that is regenerated passively by nitrogen dioxide (NO2) when the engine is operating at normal temperatures of over 240oC. However, if running at lower temperatures, unlike a diesel particulate filter (DPF), which is widely used in engines under 56 kW, a PFF will not clog with PM and avoids any backpressure increase. To ensure a perfect PM conversion in all conditions the filter has been combined with a unique engine management system designed by FPT Industrial’s Research & Development Centre in Turin, Italy.

Alongside the low displacement R22 engine, FPT Industrial will showcase its Tier 4A N45 Industrial Power Unit (IPU), featuring a four-cylinder, 4.5-litre NEF 45 engine that produces up to 129 kW.

The six-cylinder 8.7-litre Cursor 9 engine in a Tier 4B/Stage IV version, with a range from 175 to 305 kW, ideal for wheel loaders and excavators, will also be on show.

These engines adopt the latest Common Rail fuel injection systems, originally developed and patented by FPT Industrial in the 1980s. The latest, most advanced Common Rail systems allow for the precise control of timings and injection pressure. This, along with the use of specific piston crown architecture, optimises the combustion process to reduce fuel consumption and provide optimum performance. A double re-entrant piston bowl is used, creating two distinct vortexes in the piston crown to ensure that fuel is fully mixed with air, avoiding left over unburned fuel on the cylinder side wall.

To reach the emission levels of Tier 4B/Stage IV, FPT Industrial is one of the few manufacturers to offer a maintenance-free after-treatment solution using only SCR, without EGR, in the medium and high horsepower engines. The patented High Efficiency SCR (HI-eSCR) system reduces PM in the engine, improving at the same time efficiency, reliability and running costs, while cutting nitrogen oxide levels (NOx) by more than 95% in the HI-eSCR after-treatment system. Since 2005 over 400,000 engines have been equipped with this system and are in operation across various applications.

To further support customers with the new Tier 4B/Stage 4 emission regulations, FPT Industrial has developed its own HI-eSCR after-treatment system, to be extremely flexible in terms of installation. Because of the absence of EGR, FPT Industrial’s solutions do not require OEMs to change the existing cooling packs used in Tier 4A. This saves costs, weight and space and is in direct contrast to Tier 4B solutions adopting EGR. Furthermore, up to 30 different easy-to-install after-treatment system configurations are available for each power node, providing a variety of off-the-shelf solutions for OEMs.

Celebrated for its innovative solutions, FPT Industrial’s R&D Centres in Switzerland, Italy and Burr Ridge, Chicago, focus on the technologies of the future to ensure the lowest emissions and highest productivity. A supplier to the likes of Case and New Holland Construction, FPT Industrial’s innovative solutions and customisable options have led to successful partnerships throughout the years, including recent agreements with Tigercat, Generac and Perkins.

FPT Industrial’s pioneering solutions will be on display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG within the Platinum Lot on Stand 7646.

FPT Industrial engines will also be featured by Case Construction Equipment within the North Hall on stand 11722.

FPT Industrial’s global offering for construction applications

R22 Series

The new R22 is the most compact engine of its segment and features Common Rail fuel injection and a turbocharger with after-cooler and waste gate.

Main R22 Series features and benefits:

  •  Single-side service
  •  Service intervals of up to 600 hours
  •  Meets Tier 4B / Stage IIIB emission regulations
  •  The use of hydraulic tappets and an ‘Antiphone’ insulated sheet metal front cover minimizes engine noise, improving the end user’s working environment
  •  A wide scope of customisation possibilities including fan, alternator and transmission interface options, different starter motor and power take-off positions

F5 Series

Featuring a customer-oriented design, the F5 Series is available in both a 3.2 and 3.4-litre version.

Main F5 Series features and benefits:

  •  The F5 engines feature turbocharger and both Internal and External Cooled EGR, thus allowing customers to optimise engine installation, machine performance, load response and fuel consumption
  •  The F5 stands out for low operating costs and easy maintenance thanks to single-side service

NEF Series engines

Setting the standard in its class, NEF engines offer high-performance, reliable, cost-effective and compact solutions to power construction vehicles and machinery and power generators.

Main NEF Series features and benefits:

  •  The 4.5-litre NEF 45 offers performance from 53 to 129 kW
  •  The 6.7-litre NEF 67 produces between 74 and 228 kW
  •  Options for both include Common Rail (Tier 3,Tier 4A and B compliant) or rotary pump injection and fixed geometry turbocharging (Tier 3 compliant)
  •  Suitable for powering a wide variety of construction and agricultural equipment machines

Cursor Series engines

Engines in the Cursor Series have been developed to deliver high specific power outputs, rapid throttle response, low fuel consumption and low running costs in heavy duty applications such as construction machinery.

Main Cursor Series features and benefits:

  • The 8.7-litre Cursor 9 options range from 175 to 305 kW; the Cursor 13, 12.9-litre displacement, produces between 290 and 500 kW
  •  Incorporating overhead camshafts with rockers, engines use state-of-the-art electronic unit injectors or heavy duty Common Rail fuel injection systems, while a range of forced induction options are available
  •  Suitable for powering a wide variety of construction and agricultural equipment machines

 Power generation offering

FPT Industrial’s power generation offering includes G-Drives, standard and rental gensets, covering the main applications, such as emergency services and self-generation, and special groups, plants and after sales services.

Engines powering the line-up include F5, NEF and Cursor series engines, ranging from 30 to 500 kVA. A variety of customisation options are available, including open or closed power sets equipped with sub-frames, electrical machinery and control panels.

Main sound-proof generator features and benefits:

  •  Extremely compact layout includes easily accessible maintenance points and dust and water-proof doors
  •  Lower running costs in continuous operating power
  •  Best in class oil intervals, up to 600 hours
  •  Specially designed to operate in extreme climate conditions
  •  With environmental initiatives a priority for FPT Industrial, the genset offering adheres to emission regulations without compromising its outstanding performance

Turin, February 2014