Cummins continues 2010 engine improvements
May 1, 2010 12:00 PM
“The same rigorous testing and product validation are done regardless of the application in which the engine will be installed,” said Sean Milloy, chief technical officer, Cummins Engine Business. “In fact, due to the nature of some duty cycles, more aggressive testing is done with some applications. The engineering excellence of Cummins team allows us to leverage the knowledge gained from every test mile and hour performed in all of these installations.”
The vehicle installation applications available with Cummins 2010 power are a result of extensive collaboration with over 60 vehicle manufacturers. “The work that our teams have accomplished demonstrates the commitment we have to our OEM partners,” said Rich Freeland, president of Cummins Engine Business. “The range of vehicle applications with Cummins 2010 engines reaffirms our ability to deliver the best products and support to our customers.”
The ISX15 is fully EPA- and Air Resources Board-certified and is ideal for Class 8 on-highway trucks that require the performance of a big-bore engine. The ISX15 features the new Xtra-High Pressure Injection (XPI) fuel system, which is able to produce extremely high-pressure independent of engine speed. The proprietary fuel system enables controlled fuel injection events and is instrumental in achieving up to 5% better fuel economy than the previous model.
The MidRange engine lineup for on-highway applications includes the ISB6.7, ISC8.3, and ISL9, which are well suited to medium-duty truck applications. The ISX11.9 engine rounds out the on-highway portfolio and will be in full production in August.
New service tool
With its 2010 engines entering service throughout the United States and Canada, Cummins introduced its new QuickCheck 5200 handheld unit that enables mechanics to adjust engine features and parameters and read trip information. It has been available since the beginning of May through Cummins distributors and dealers and online at www.powerstore.cummins.com.
QuickCheck 5200 comes with a color screen for improved readability in all lighting conditions and the ability to directly adjust individual parameter settings in the Electronic Control Module (ECM). The device connects to the engine's ECM via an industry-standard data link and is able to read and write information directly to the ECM.
The QuickCheck 5200 features two applications on the Windows CE-powered handheld: PowerSpec CE and QuickCheck CE. The PowerSpec CE application includes a subset of the full functionality of the PC version of PowerSpec. PowerSpec is Cummins proprietary software that allows customers to tailor features and parameters on a Cummins engine to fit their specific operation and needs. The PowerSpec CE application includes the ability to read and reset trip information and fault codes (inactive fault codes). Also, customers can read feature settings for the ECM, immediately adjust feature and trim settings with the Direct Engine Edit function and transfer a HotSpec created in the PowerSpec PC version.
The QuickCheck CE application allows customers to access public data from any manufacturer's engine with electronic controls, transmission, braking and vehicle systems. QuickCheck 5200 is powered by a lithium-ion battery and has a processor that is twice as fast as the QuickCheck 5100.
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