A single strand of male hair is 0.06 millimeters thick. That dimension is at least ten times the size of the gap allowed between crankshaft and crankcase in MTUâ€™s new Series 4000 engine. A space so small it can barely be conceived. However to exclude the risk of material damage caused by rotation of the crankshaft, that dimension has to be exactly maintained, which demands a high degree of precision in manufacture. Just how much precision is the subject of our cover feature in the latest issue of MTU Report, appropriately titled: 'Precisely speakingâ€¦' The magazine will be distributed to customers and business partners worldwide in the next few days and also dispatched to subsidiaries at home and abroad.
The new generation of the Series 4000 engine not only meets all required emission limits. It also demands ultra-high precision in production.
Tognum is the parent company and MTU, MTU Onsite Energy and Lâ€™Orange its brands. The Group has seen a lot of changes in recent years.
Something going on
MTU Onsite Energy develops emergency power supply systems specially designed for the requirements of data centers.
The fuel cell has proved it can cope with the toughest conditions by providing power on board a supply ship.
A five-star hotel in Germanyâ€™s Black Forest uses a gas-fueled combined heat and power plant to produce green energy.
In a class of her own
The Milgem corvette is the pride of the Turkish Navy. At its heart is a CODAG propulsion system supplied by MTU.
The lifeboats of the British Royal National Lifeboat Institution have to be able to execute an Eskimo roll in an emergency. So their engines were specially designed for doing a somersault as well.
Inland waterway merchantman Hans Robert Bell was the first customer to have an MTU â€śIronmenâ€ť engine below deck. It has proven its credentials for over a year now.
When winter ends
Pistenbully snowcats are not only used on the ski pistes. In the summer they are converted for work in forests, vineyards and on farms.
The best cards for future rail application challenges: the MTU Series 4000, Series 1600 and two PowerPack designs.
Miracles do happen
An MTU Series 2000 engine powered the drill that freed the trapped Chilean miners.