Federal-Mogul Powertrain to supply BS-VI compatible products
Federal-Mogul Powertrain, a leading global supplier of technologies and components in the passenger car, light and heavy-duty commercial and off-highway vehicle markets is working on new products that will cater to BS- VI emission norms. Federal-Mogul Powertrain is currently producing many of the Euro-VI engine parts in Europe and for comparable engine standards in North America.
In India, these components will meet the demands of both the passenger car as well as heavyduty vehicle segments. The company is currently working on bringing dura bowl technology for BS VI emission norms. FederalMogul Powertrain has developed a range of piston technologies designed to support heavy-duty diesel engine manufacturers in reducing fuel consumption and meeting the emission requirements of BS- VI and beyond. Advanced piston architectures, manufacturing processes, materials, and treatments that increase durability and reduce friction have been applied to both steel and aluminum pistons.
Recently, the company spokesperson told AutoComponents India, “FederalMogul has extended the performance of aluminum pistons by improved cooling through advanced architecture that locates the oil-cooled gallery closer to the critically hot region. This has been made possible by 2D ultrasonic inspection techniques that ensure consistent casting quality in finished piston. The combustion bowl strength of any diesel piston often limits the maximum temperatures and pressures that can be safely used because fatigue cracking of the bowl rim and bowl base can occur, originating at free silicon particles in the aluminum. Federal-Mogul’s proprietary DuraBowl process uses a controlled re-melting of the bowl rim and/or the bowl base to refine the grain size of the silicon to just one tenth of its original size, significantly extending the fatigue life of a cast piston. We use this technology globally to for Euro-VI engines and now, we are bringing it to the Indian market.”
Federal-Mogul’s latest technologies are developed for OEMs to meet today’s emissions and economy challenges. These technologies can be broadly classified as either direct solutions or enabling solutions. A direct solution makes an immediate, direct improvement such as reducing friction or cutting component weight. Enabling solutions help designers to implement new engine strategies reliably, such as allowing the use of turbocharging to increase efficiency. Many of these technologies lead engine designers towards downsising, creating smaller engines that produce more power per litre, burn fuel more efficiently and have lower frictional losses. Specifying the right components, from new and during repair, has never been more critical to ensure long service life.
By re-melting the alloy around the rim of the bowl, the silicon particles can be reduced to only one tenth of their LKZ-Rings previous size, substantially increasing the strength and durability of the piston rim. The DuraBowl piston uses this technique to increase the service life to between 4 and 7 times that of a conventional cast piston.
“Hybrid makes sense for the Indian market,” the spokesperson said. He further said, “Hybrid is something where the risk factor of electric is taken off. To me, it seems to be the obvious step. India is only country where we do not have hybrids. But, the government is taking a closer look at it and we might go on to it.”
With its market also in piston and rings, the powertrain company serves the entire industry that includes two-wheeler, tractors, truck, marine applications and also industrial. The product range of its piston is the smallest of 47 mm to 228.6 mm. Speaking on the upcoming e-vehicle market, the spokesperson said, “I think it is a time of opportunity. Adoption and adaption will take time. China came up with 3.5 million charging points in one and a half years. In India we came with 500 points. So it will take time for us to go up to the level. A report recently showed that if all Americans are moving to electric cars, they would need 10 more nuclear plants to feed them. If we create thermal power plant, we will create more pollution somewhere else. I have a feel that these will get delayed although, we along with our JV partners, are working with several power managements systems. It will happen, but it will happen a little later. And, as far safety norms are concerned they are very much important. We have a responsibility and also the use of fossil fuel to be reduced.”
Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul LLC, has expanded its product offering in India with the launch of Goetze engine oil and Champion glow plugs.
Goetze, a leader in both OE and the aftermarket for engine components, extends the same expertise in engine oil and grease range. Available for a complete range of vehicle segments and in all packaging sizes, Goetze engine oil enhances the engine, clutch and gear performance under strenuous running conditions. It is formulated with superior quality base oils and advanced high-performance additives for modern engines. Meeting the stringent lubrication demands and environmental norms, it offers superior abrasionresistance and viscosity stability.
A new addition to the legendary Champion brand, a range of Champion light vehicle glow plugs has also been launched. Available in striking new packaging, Champion glow plugs offer short heat up time and precise adaptation to the combustion chamber offering superior performance every single time.
Wide range of engine valves manufactured by Federal-Mogul.