Perkins 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 – 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 750 kVA prime electric power.
“The 4006 electronic engine delivers performance in a 6-cylinder, 23-litre configuration and gives users a number of significant advantages over competitive alternatives at 750 kVA prime node,” said Pankaj Jha, Perkins general sales manager – South Asia. “Other than being a more power dense engine with respect to competitive offerings due to Perkins’ unique electronic fuel system, the engine also provides a superior block or first load capability which creates value to customer segments in manufacturing, mining, hospitals, and other applications. Additionally, outstanding derate capability comes as standard with our electronic offering. 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.”
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.