Cummins begins testing wastegate technology with major OEM

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Cummins Turbo Technologies is working with a large OEM customer to field test its new electric wastegate turbocharger.

The advanced wastegate technology, suitable for a range of light- to heavy-duty engines (3.8-16 liters), has been engineered to increase the fuel efficiency of a modern diesel engine. With its fast response and precise control at all areas of the engine performance envelope, it helps to improve performance and reduce emissions to meet the stringent targets of the market.

The electric wastegate offers two actuator options ensuring flexibility for different light- and heavy-duty applications. Available with patented twin port technology that features an arrowhead lever design, it provides greater wastegate flow bypass whilst retaining durability and robustness. The patented twin port technology allows gas to bypass the turbine wheel from both volutes on twin entry housings, while a flexible electric actuator enables the solution for different applications by accurately controlling the flow through the wastegate valve.

“Although Cummins Turbo Technologies has traditionally been known as an expert in variable geometry turbochargers, our latest advancement in wastegate technology shows our continued commitment to developing the latest technologies across our product portfolio,” says Jonathan Wood, executive director, research and engineering.

“This is the first of our suite of next-generation, post-Euro 6 and EPA 13 technologies to move into field testing with customers, bringing us one step closer to production of this advanced technology.

“The pioneering twin port wastegate technology is exclusive to Cummins Turbo Technologies and was developed at our technical center and manufacturing plant in Huddersfield, which is ideally placed for supporting large European OEM engine manufacturers.”

Highly durable, highly efficient, compact turbochargers are becoming increasingly desirable, and Cummins Turbo Technologies is developing and expanding on its current market-leading position in the design and manufacture of turbochargers for the commercial diesel engine sector.

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Dean has been with UKi Media & Events for over a decade, having previously cut his journalistic teeth writing and editing for various automotive and engineering titles. He combines extensive knowledge of all things automotive with a passion for driving, and experience testing countless new vehicles, engines and technologies around the world. As well as his role as editor-in-chief across a range of UKi's media titles, he is also co-chair of the judging panel of the International Engine of the Year Awards.

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