Based on its recent analysis of the aerosol filtration market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Cummins Filtration with the 2008 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Innovation of the Year for developing high performance air filtration and crankcase ventilation systems that protect engines and significantly reduce total engine emissions.
These systems provide superior protection in applications such as heavy duty trucks, agriculture, construction and mining equipment, and a variety of industrial products such as portable power generators, small engines and vehicle cabin filtration systems.
With over 50 years experience in air filtration technology, Cummins Filtration has the most extensive product coverage in the industry, including a variety of filtration systems, coolants, fuel additives and exhaust systems. Its Fleetguard® air filtration products are highly efficient (up to 99.7 percent) and help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) meet customer demands for engine performance.
Fleetguard products are recognized as robust and durable, allowing longer service life and providing greater uptime than competitive products in the market. Through both its products and services portfolio, Cummins Filtration provides a total value package to meet clients’ requirements for extended uptime, increased operator comfort, lower operating cost, and reduced environmental impact.
“Cummins Filtration has demonstrated excellence in product development and innovation, which is also reflected in terms of the range of its intellectual property portfolio – 525 global patents, of which nearly 80 percent relate to filters or filtration technology alone,” says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Krzysztof Grzybowski. “This design expertise provides Cummins Filtration a solid foundation to embark upon its product development efforts.”
One prominent innovation is the Fleetguard OptiAir™ filtration system, which is a complete line of seven air cleaner sizes, covering air flow requirements up to 1100 CFM. This modular system offers up to 50 percent greater particulate capacity in a rugged composite housing. Higher flow and lower restriction means that the filter can do the work of conventional filters in a smaller overall package size.
Fleetguard crankcase ventilation filtration systems offer diesel engine OEMs the ability to decrease the amount of emitted particles including oil droplets and aerosolized crankcase blow-by – a requirement necessitated by increasingly stringent regulations. The system offers two technologies – service free, life of the engine impactors, and highly efficient coalescers featuring multilayer media.
“Crankcase gases from heavy duty engines can contribute up to 120 percent of the total allowable particulate matter emissions, and the global trend over the last five years has been to completely eliminate oil drip with advanced open crankcase ventilation (OCV) breather solutions or in closed crankcase ventilation (CCV),” notes Grzybowski. “Cummins Filtration has applied the Impactor and Coalescer technologies to over 60 percent of the EPA 2007 engines produced.”
In summary, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Cummins Filtration’s significant contributions in aerosol filtration product development and innovation by bestowing upon it the prestigious Award for Product Innovation of the Year.
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this Award to the company that has carried out new research, which has resulted in innovation(s) that have or are expected to bring significant contributions to the industry in terms of adoption, change, and competitive posture. The Award recognizes the quality and depth of a company’s research and development program as well as the vision and risk-taking that enabled it to undertake such an endeavor.
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About Cummins Filtration
Cummins Filtration Inc. (cumminsfiltration.com) is a wholly owned business unit of Cummins Inc. and the world's leading designer and manufacturer of air, fuel, hydraulic and lube filtration, chemicals and exhaust system technology products for all engine-powered equipment. Cummins Filtration cares about maintaining a cleaner, healthier, and safer environment. Going beyond compliance, Cummins Filtration proactively seeks improvements to products and processes and offers environmentally friendlier product choices for all major engine systems.
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