Caterpillar Oil & Gas is pleased to announce open order board for the Cat 3512E Tier 4 Final Land Electric Drilling engine. For over 35 years the Cat 3500 engine platform has been the industry gold standard for heavy-duty diesel and gas engines worldwide. With more than 190,000 engines in the field and more than 3 billion operating hours in mining, rail, electric power, oil & gas, and marine applications, the 3500 exemplifies Caterpillar's long-standing commitment to technical innovation and the success of our customers.
Power Systems News
Caterpillar will expand on what is already the industry's broadest industrial engine range with the addition of the new Cat C13B. The 12.5 litre engine will leverage a proven, reliable core of components with over 68 million hours of real world experience and complementary technology to the C9.3B platform that was launched in 2016 and is nearing production.
ABB recently introduced the ACS580 all-compatible general purpose drive to the North American mar- ket. The newest entry in ABB's low-voltage AC drive portfolio, the ACS580 drive provides user-friendly, energy-efficient motor and process control, keeping user systems running smoothly while saving time and money over the product lifecycle. It is designed to control pumps, fans, conveyors, mixers and many other variable and basic constant-torque applications. All units for the North American market will be made at the ABB facility in New Berlin, Wisconsin.
Optimized for tomorrow, the new EU Stage V engines feature the latest technology and are an ideal fit where excellent fuel efficiency, low emissions, high productivity and reliability are required. The 13-litre engine with exhaust aftertreatment system (EATS) is a great choice for large machinery while the 5-liter solution is ideal for smaller equipment.
Rolls-Royce has acquired from G+L innotec the exclusive rights of use for a new technology for the electrically-assisted charging of off-highway combustion engines in the power range above 450 kW. The new invention from the development and engineering services provider based in Laupheim in southern Germany is protected by patents and has thus not been available on the market to date. Rolls-Royce plans to offer engines of its MTU brand with this technology as of 2021.
Atlas Copco Construction Equipment North America has introduced a completely redesigned range of eight QAS mobile generators for prime applications. Covering power ratings from 25 to 330 kVA, the fuel-efficient lineup offers the latest Tier 4 Final engines, footprints up to 20 percent smaller than the previous generation, and a superior end-user experience. The new paralleling option is easy to use and provides additional benefits in terms of versatility, reliability and fuel efficiency.
Perkins has launched the world's first low cost engine level telematics device - the Perkins SmartCap. The company, which is celebrating its 85th anniversary, proudly unveiled its latest innovation, a ‘smart' oil cap, which can be used on new and existing Perkins mechanical and electronic engines.
Miller Electric Mfg. Co. introduces the new Bobcat 200 Air Pak, a power solution that helps users increase capabilities, reduce expenses and boost profitability and efficiency. Ideal for maintenance, repair and farm and ranch applications, this all-in-one payload-saving machine delivers compressed air, generator power, battery charging/crank assist and stick welding capabilities.The Bobcat 200 Air Pak delivers:
- Compressed air at 28 cfm: Efficiently power virtually any tool, including 3/4-inch and 1-inch impact wrenches, with the rotary-screw compressor.
- Electric power: Power jobsite tools and even operate truck-mounted electric/hydraulic cranes with the 5,500-watt generator.
- Battery charge/crank assist: Get up to 100 amps of DC power for 12V/24V battery charging and up to 300 amps for crank assist.
- Welding capability: Easily tackle metal repairs with the 210-amp DC stick welder.
- Compact design: Get big capabilities in a small footprint — at just 47 inches long, 20 inches wide, 24 inches tall and 558 pounds.
- Reliability: Starts easily in any weather with industry-exclusive eChoke™ technology — and the powerful engine allows simultaneous use of the air compressor with any other feature.
Kubota Engine America is increasing its footprint in Latin America by collaborating with key partners, already adding 24 distributors in more than 20 different countries to its growing network. Kubota's growth is fueled by its dedicated Latin America development team that has spent the last two years identifying the best distributors to address local needs and strategically planning to bring and support Kubota's reliable Japanese technology to more people.
Trojan Battery has launched a new line of maintenance-free, true deep-cycle absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries specifically designed for solar and other renewable energy applications used in powering remote oil and gas well site equipment. The new Trojan Solar AGM line is manufactured in the U.S.
For the sixth time, Volvo Penta - known for its engines in a variety of industrial, power generation and marine uses - is an official supplier to the Volvo Ocean Race, providing each of the Volvo Ocean 65 sailing boats with a D2-75 engine with Saildrive, hands-on engine maintenance and support, as well as additional power during the race stopovers.
Using the combined expertise from its acquisitions of Dresser-Rand and Rolls-Royce Energy business, Siemens launches the latest evolution of its gas turbine portfolio – the SGT-A35 RB. The unit addresses the need for more cost-effective solutions for the offshore oil and gas industry by increasing the power density of the topside power generating equipment, thus reducing the required space claim. The lightweight, aeroderivative gas turbine can generate up to 38 megawatts (MW) and is integrated into a compact, lightweight Dresser-Rand package, which is up to 30 percent smaller and lighter than Industrial RB211 predecessors.
Rolls-Royce will feature the latest technologies from MTU and Rolls-Royce on Booth #2261 for onshore and offshore oil and gas applications at the 2017 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) from May 1 – 4 at NRG Park in Houston, Texas. The exhibit will feature the MTU Series 4000 Bi-Fuel Kit, the 12V 4000 T95 EPA Tier 4 engine and advanced technology for next generation vessels from Rolls-Royce. The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation (TMEIC) announces a new application for the TMdrive-10e2 low voltage drive.
Heavy-duty electric motor applications grow more demanding all the time, and many such applications can be found in locations that can be challenging, requiring specialized designs to ensure they can operate as efficiently as possible.