Engine braking expertise generally often known as the Jake Brake invented by the founding father of Cummins Inc. is a part of the corporate’s $325 million buy of Jacobs Autos Techniques.
Cummins (NYSE: CMI) will get engine braking, cylinder deactivation, begin and cease, and thermal administration applied sciences to be used in future superior diesel engine platforms within the acquisition of JVS, a subsidiary of Altra Industrial Movement Corp. JVS had 2021 revenues of about $193 million.
The deal, anticipated to shut this yr, additionally will get Cummins engine parts certified underneath the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Settlement for present and aftermarket merchandise that can broaden Cummins’ Turbo Applied sciences enterprise.
‘Enticing monetary returns’
Cummins expects “enticing monetary returns and future progress alternatives,” Jennifer Rumsey, Cummins’ president and chief working officer, mentioned in a press release.
“JVS brings engineering experience, best-in-class merchandise and key manufacturing capabilities to Cummins that can enable us to proceed creating part applied sciences that ship market-leading efficiency and emissions,” she mentioned.
Cummins has been assertively shopping for corporations to advance its path to a zero-emissions technique that can cut back greenhouse fuel emissions and decrease the air-quality impacts of its merchandise.
Engine braking and cylinder deactivation applied sciences will assist meet future emissions rules, particularly oxygen nitrites, or NOx air pollution. Integrating JVS merchandise into its emissions-leading medium- and heavy-duty engines would assist.
A Cummins partnership with engine controls firm Tula Know-how discovered that its diesel skip fireplace expertise that manages cylinder firing one after the other reduced NOx emissions by 74%.
9 million engine brakes
JVS has produced greater than 9 million engine brakes — the so-called Jake Brake— for business autos. When activated, an engine brake opens the exhaust valve to the cylinders simply earlier than the compression stroke ends, releasing compressed fuel trapped within the cylinders, which slows the car.
The Jake Brake was invented by Cummins founder Clessie Cummins. Jacobs launched the primary engine brake for business autos in 1961, the yr of its founding. JVS manufactures merchandise in Bloomfield, Connecticut, and Suzhou, China