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Cummins revealed a selection of next generation innovations at its recent Intermat 2015 press conference, attended by IM, showcasing “the full spectrum of its expertise in component technologies for the commercial diesel engine.” These component innovations, which are capable of improving the fuel efficiency of modern diesel engines by at least 10% while also improving emissions reductions performance, were unveiled to the mining and construction market for the first time.Cummins Turbo Technologies, a global engineering leader in turbocharger technology, unveiled its Next Generation Holset VGT™, designed to improve turbo efficiencies and deliver greater fuel economy. This latest innovation in VGT technology offers multiple benefits, such as enhanced integration with the engine system due to a new actuator, improved durability and optimised performance through the patented moving shroud variable geometry mechanism. The Next Generation series 300 variable geometry turbocharger is capable of improving turbo efficiencies by up to 12% at low engine speed as well as delivering reduced CO2 emissions. In addition, this latest solution is 10% lighter than its existing counterpart, creating greater fuel economy.Cummins Emission Solutions, a leader in aftertreatment technologies, introduced the first of its next generation of aftertreatment platforms for future emissions regulations, the EcoFit Single Module. This platform product is a potential solution designed to meet Stage V requirements in a small, light-weight, simple and robust advanced aftertreatment system package. The EcoFit Single Module, designed for heavy-duty and midrange engine applications, is up to 60% smaller and 40% lighter compared to today’s combined SCR and DPF systems while achieving advanced emissions reductions levels. The system enables easier equipment integration for OEM customers, and its lower weight minimises the impact on equipment weight, which will contribute towards improving fuel economy.Advancements in catalyst technologies are enabling efficiency improvements throughout the entire system and Cummins Emissions Solutions has invested in diesel particulate filter technologies with higher ash capacities, allowing for more time between cleaning intervals for its customers. The SCR catalysts, coupled with the EcoFit UL2 Liquid-Only Urea Dosing System, offer enhanced NOx reduction and, linked with improved thermal management capability, deliver the optimum solution for emissions reduction and minimised fuel and AdBlue usage.Speaking at the event, Suzanne Wells, Executive Director – Sales and Marketing, Components Business, said: “These Next Generation component technologies deliver a number of technical advances to satisfy market and customer demands. Over the last few years we have seen continued demand for smaller, lighter, high quality components to drive diesel engine efficiency improvements, as well as the industry requirement from manufacturers for equal and higher power outputs. The latest technological enhancements enable us to meet these demands, as well as offer greater versatility, which allows the development of tailored customer solutions.”Other component solutions from Cummins introduced to the mining and construction market for the first time at Intermat included Electric Wastegate Turbocharger, Electric Waste Heat Recovery Turbine Expander, Next Generation EnviroGuard™ Crankcase Ventilation Technology, Next Generation Heavy Duty Fuel Pump and the CorePlus™ Flywheel Motor Generator. As the industry rapidly shifts to greater efficiency and reduction in CO2, components are becoming increasingly desirable.