Air compressor for Cat engines
Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM
Caterpillar will introduce and distribute the Cat 270 air compressor, designed to provide cleaner air, greater reliability, less vibration, and quieter operation. The new air compressor is available on the Cat C13 engine in selected chassis, and it will be available on all Cat engines in all chassis in 2007.
The Cat 270 uses two cylinders instead of one, resulting in better balance that delivers up to four times less vibration in selected chassis. Noise is up to a full two decibels lower.
Reliability and durability are enhanced by a cast-iron piston that is stronger than aluminum pistons. Another advantage is that fewer parts and hardware are required to simplify the installation of the compressor to the engine. The Cat air compressor has a high-strength forged steel crankshaft and heavy-duty bearings.
The Cat 270 offers better oil control, reducing oil carryover that degrades cleanliness of the air supply. Longer head bolts and the full-length water-cooled cylinder bores provide optimum clamp loading and cooler discharge air. These contribute to reducing bore distortion and improving oil carryover.
E-mail Jason Phelps at Phelps_Jason_T@CAT.com for more information.
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