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Perkins® Syncro – The new, compact engine platform

By 5. June 2017 No Comments

Based on an extensive market survey and survey of global target customers in the field of mobile machinery manufacturers, Perkins has made the decision to develop a new engine platform in the power range 45 kW to 100 kW.

The result of one of the biggest investments in Perkins history is the Perkins® Syncro range, first unveiled at BAUMA 2016.

The name Syncro originated from the goal of “synchronizing” the development of a new industrial engine platform with the expectations of the OEM, thus meeting the expectations of a new engine generation.

Key features of the new engine family are:

  • 4-cylinder engine family with 2.8 liters and 3.6 liters, in the power range 45 kW to 100 kW.
  • Modern engine concept with common-rail injection system to meet global emission standards; including EU Level 5 and U.S EPA Tier 4.
  • Developed due to OEM requirements – in more than 80 different machine installation situations (2.8 liters and 3.6 liters).
  • Designed to meet our customers’ worldwide performance, value and reliability needs, contributing to OEM, opening new markets and developing existing business.
  • The high-power density in combination with the high torque available even at low engine speeds (up 22% compared to the good figures of the previous), OEM opens up the possibility to “downsizing”, towards more compact, more powerful machines with a excellent response.
  • The aspired unique selling points of our OEM are also achieved by a simple electronic integration. In addition, there are numerous options with regard to the add-on components and the exhaust aftertreatment for adaptation – even under challenging installation conditions.
  • The low fuel consumption compared to the modern engine concept (3, 6 liters minus 8% compared to its predecessor) can be further optimized by a specific adaptation of the power curve to the main operating points of the OEM machine.
  • The 3.6-liter engine offers machines adapted power curves up to 100 kW and 500 Nm of torque.
  • The 2.8-liter engine has an intercooler and provides machines with adapted power curves up to 55 kW and 325 Nm of torque.
  • Another advantage for the OEM is the substantial equality of parts of 90% of the 2.8 liter and 3.6 liter engines, which differ externally only by a small difference in dimensions. This circumstance contributes significantly to the standardization of the installation situation and to the reduction in spare parts inventory.