New products at IAA Commercial Vehicles reduce fuel consumption and emissions
The motto of this year's event is Efficient, Flexible, Future-Proof; among the factors dictating the exhibits is the Euro 6 emissions standard which prescribes Europeanwide uniform norms for truck emissions. In response to this challenge, this internationally operating automotive industry supplier's five divisions are presenting new developments and innovative components for commercial vehicle engines. The broad range of carengine components has been successfully adapted to the requirements of light- and heavyduty vehicle engines.
KS Kolbenschmidt GmbH is premiering a number of new aluminum and steel materials specifically intended for commercial vehicles and to be used in the manufacture of highduty aluminum and monobloc steel pistons. An important role in this context is being played by tierone piston assemblies (Power Cylinder Units, PCUs). Sharing in the development of these systems or assemblies are the affiliates KS Aluminium-Technologie GmbH (cylinder working surfaces), KS Gleitlager GmbH (bearings), and the alliance partners Nippon Piston Rings (piston rings) and Metaldyne (connecting rods).
Among the products on show by KS Gleitlager GmbH is the new steel bushing for the rocker arms typical on truck engines. KS Aluminium- Technologie GmbH is presenting aluminum castings designed for sophisticated chassis and driveline components as well as transmission housings for "heavies." These products are in line with the lowconsumption trendin fact, over the past decades commercial vehicle fuel consumption has fallen by around 30 percent and the trend is continuing. Such a decrease is increasingly reflected in a sharp decline in CO2 emissions per t/km. Among the suppliers contributing toward the cleaner vehicles has been Pierburg GmbH with its technologies. At the fair, Pierburg is exhibiting its exhaust gas recirculation systems, a new mass flow sensor for the recirculated gases, and an allnew family of turbochargers. Pierburg Pump Technology is showing its variable coolant and oil pump specifically engineered for commercial vehicles.
IAA Commercial Vehicles ranks worldwide among the most important fairs dedicated to the logistics and mobility of the international truck sector. This year it is being staged for the 63rd time.