Perkins has announced the launch of its first electronically controlled, highly sophisticated engine, utilising technology specifically designed for the 4000 Series range. The 6-cylinder, 23-litre 4006 electronic engine will be made at the company’s Aurangabad facility, meeting India’s Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) – II norms, and is a significant investment by Perkins to serve the Indian market. This new product, an electronic diesel engine designed specifically for the Indian market, delivers 750kVA prime electric power, a release from Perkins said.
The new 4006 electronic engine also offers simplified service requirements and the ability to operate over a broad range of ambient temperatures and altitudes, making it an ideal choice for the Indian power generation market. It is built on the core of the current 4000 Series engine manufactured at Aurangabad with substantial enhancements to many of that engine’s features.
“The 4006 electronic engine and gives users a number of significant advantages over competitive alternatives at 750 kVA prime node. The 4006 electronic engine is another demonstration of our continued commitment to serving customers in India. In fact, the feedback from Indian customers was the primary driver of investment in this program,” observed Pankaj Jha, Perkins general sales manager – South Asia, Perkins.
Electronic monitoring and control of the 4006 electronic engine is a key reason for the product’s outstanding load acceptance and ability to operate efficiently in Indian ambient conditions. The 4006 electronic engine’s control system is compatible with the Perkins EST diagnostic tool used to improve the speed and accuracy with which engine issues are resolved and opens the possibility of integrating the 4006 electronic engine with other monitoring and control systems that may be implemented by end users, the release added.
Plants in India
Completed in 2015, the Aurangabad plant, where the 4006 electronic engine is manufactured, has the capacity to produce up to 3,000 engines per year. Aurangabad is one of two Perkins plants in India. The other facility at Hosur produces the Perkins 1100 and 2000 Series engines.