FederalMogul to launch new engine components and technologies at Bauma

first_imgFederal-Mogul Motorparts is to launch several new FP Diesel® technologies at Bauma in Munich between April 11-17; as well as displaying the brand’s extended portfolio, including pistons, connecting rod bearings and turbocharger and head gaskets. The company says the products have been developed to meet the increasingly demanding conditions of modern diesel engines. Mining and construction vehicle engine manufacturers have made tremendous progress in recent years to reduce emissions, while increasing overall engine power and durability.”The continuous development of individual engine components is critical in order to withstand the higher combustion pressures and temperatures involved with these highly efficient engines. FP Diesel has expanded its range of turbocharger gaskets to include the brands patented high temperature alloy (HTA®) multi-layer steel construction. “The technology ensures the gaskets are reliable and long-lasting at operating temperatures of up to 1,000°C, even with high temperature fluctuations and high alternating mechanical loads,” explained Frank Piojda, Director, Off-Highway/Heavy-Duty, EMEA, Federal-Mogul Motorparts.In addition to the turbocharger gaskets, FP Diesel is presenting its expanded range of the 7-layer ML7 cylinder head gasket for Caterpillar, Cummins and Detroit diesel engines, which is used mainly in mining applications. The gaskets consist of multi-layered steel cores embedded in perforated graphite composite layers, as well as a secondary sealing layer. They are designed to withstand the significantly higher combustion pressures and temperatures of high-performance diesel engines.FP Diesel is also launching its friction-welded POWERFORGED® pistons, which are already used by many leading commercial vehicle and engine manufacturers and are now also available in the aftermarket for Cummins ISX and QSX engines. The patented one-piece, forged steel technology provides the pistons with improved structural strength. The latest generation has a unique double-band piston skirt, which helps to considerably reduce weight and skirt surface by up to 40%. The result is a reduction in friction by up to 17%, providing increased efficiency and lower fuel consumption.In addition to the gaskets and pistons, FP Diesel is presenting its improved connecting rod bearings for construction diesel engines, such as the Caterpillar 3500er series. The lead-free bearings consist of a high-strength material called G-188, which has a pliable running surface alloy that changes its wear resistance and load carrying capacity to the load and temperature conditions in the specific application. The result is a more durable bearing compared to conventional tri-metal aluminum bearings. “Bauma is the most important fair for FP Diesel and offers the perfect stage to present our latest developments to customers and other interested parties,” added Piojda. “We look forward to presenting a portfolio which offers solutions to the audience’s latest powertrain challenges.”last_img read more

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Wikileaks are up to something tonight But what

first_img Source: WikiLeaks/Twitter [email protected] is it about Simon Cowell?— Hugo Rifkind (@hugorifkind) July 29, 2014 WikiLeaks angered the United States in 2010 by publishing hundreds of thousands of classified documents on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a huge cache of US diplomatic cables that embarrassed governments worldwide.The group’s founder, Julian Assange, has been holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London for more than two years as he fights sexual abuse charges.This evening’s announcement comes on the eve of the first anniversary former US soldier Chelsea Manning’s conviction on espionage charges.Previously known as Bradley Manning, the former intelligence analyst is serving 35 years in prison for passing along 700,000 secret documents to the Wikileaks organisation.Includes copy from AFPRead: The Wikileaks Party got fewer votes than the Australian Sex Party >Read: Watch: Julian Assange’s election song is really quite bizarre > As you might expect, there’s always some wag happy to try and fill the information vacuum… Source: Hugo Rifkind/Twitter THE WIKILEAKS ORGANISATION is promising a big announcement in the next few hours.The group’s given a few clues about it’s new revelations — but so far, this tweet’s all we’ve got to go on… ALERT: In the next few hours we will release an unprecedented national security super-injunction (secret gag order) involving four nations.— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 29, 2014last_img read more

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