MTU Friedrichshafen, a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG and one of the world’s most advanced diesel engine technology and power systems providers, has introduced an upgrade of its class-leading Series 2000 engine with several new technology features, including a Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) cylinder head. The CGI cylinder head upgrade, compared to the previous generation head, was specified to enable increased power and to ensure durability in the demanding duty cycles experienced by marine, mining, construction and stationary power generating engines. Following successful product development and pre-production support, series production of the Series 2000 CGI cylinder head has begun at the Tupy foundry in Joinville, Brazil, using the SinterCast process control technology. The engine is available worldwide in several cylinder configurations.
“The MTU order represents another important step forward for CGI and for Tupy, and further reinforces the transition toward CGI in state-of-the-art engine applications. The MTU cylinder head becomes our eighteenth CGI product in series production, and establishes an important reference as Tupy’s first industrial power component produced in CGI,” says Luiz Tarquínio, President and C.E.O. of Tupy. “As the world’s leading supplier of Compacted Graphite Iron, we have now established high volume series production and secured CGI production commitments across the complete spectrum of passenger vehicle cylinder blocks, commercial vehicle cylinder blocks and heads, and industrial power engine components. Tupy will continue to build on its CGI expertise and series production leadership to motivate new CGI applications and to lead the ongoing trend toward CGI.”
“The MTU Series 2000 cylinder head provides yet another example of the contribution provided by CGI in achieving performance, durability, refinement and emissions targets,” says Dr. Steve Dawson, President & CEO of SinterCast. “At present, industrial power components and products other than automotive cylinder blocks and heads comprise approximately 10% of our production volume. We are confident that the growth opportunities in the industrial power sector can allow us to maintain this balance as the core automotive block and head sector continues to ramp up.”