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TM ACERTTM Technology for Off-Highway C27 Engines

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ACERT Technology
What does ACERT stand for? What is ACERT Technology? What engines are affected? How is ACERT Technology Different? What does ACERT Technology look like? How does ACERT Technology work? What are the advantages of ACERT Technology? Is extra maintenance required?

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ACERT Technology
What does ACERT stand for? Advanced Combustion Emissions Reduction Technology

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What is ACERT Technology?


Multiple technologies Varies by engine family Varies by engine application Medium duty specs, changes, new design Heavy duty specs, changes, new design

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How is the C27 Affected?


C27 ACERT is based off the 3412E platform Displacement remains the same
Bore remains 137mm Stroke remains 152mm

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C27 ACERT

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Performance Ratings HP*


Machine Rating A B C D E
*Preliminary, subject to change

C27 Horsepower
730 820 900 1000 1100

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C27 / C32 Performance


2100 rpm provides
Widest operating range Easiest match in changeover
A A B B C C D D E E

1800 rpm provides


Best fuel economy Best heat rejection Less noise
1300 1300 1500 1500 1700 1700 RPM RPM 1900 1900 2100 2100

Full power from 1800 to 2100 rpm


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POWER POWER

Engine Features

C27 ACERT

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Design Strategy
Leverage 3412E core V-12 structure structure and reduce percent of new content Proven reliability
Thousands in operation Dominates most high power industrial segments

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Design Strategy
Leverage C15 / C18 technology
MEUI fuel system Valve train comp. Increased PCP designs ACERT technology Emissions capability Fuel efficiency Power density

Benefits of new technology

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Design Strategy
Current design from 3412E, C15 and C18
Piston, rings, liners Connecting rods Intake manifolds Modified 3412E block MEUI injector Valves, springs, seats Cam lobes & bearings Rod bearings

New designs
Cylinder head modified scaled from C15 / C18 Rear gear train drive Overhead cams Front housing & gear train TM ADEM 4 TM ECM Cross bolted main caps Cam dampening system

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Design Strategy C27


Increased compression ratio Component changes to increase peak cylinder pressure capability
C27 - 18:1 compression ratio

Improves cold start characteristics Improves white smoke clean up time Optimizes ACERT performance

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Validation Strategy
Rigorous endurance testing Over 40,000 hours per model Specialized tests include:
Thermal abuse Cold start qualification Over speed qualification Crankshaft structure Head / block structure Emissions certification

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ACERT Multiple Injection Capability


MEUI and ADEM 4
Variable Injection timing Controls quantity of fuel Optimises fuel pressure Transient control for both speeds and loads

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Fuel System
Mechanical Electronic Unit Injector
Proven design Proven high reliability Multiple injection Rate shaping 30,000 PSI peak injection pressure Outstanding atomization Improved combustion

Enhanced design

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A4 Engine Control Module


Generations of Experience

1987
8-bit PEEC II

1991
Advanced 8-bit PEEC III

1993
Two 8-bit ADEM II

1998 32-bit
ADEM III

2004 32-bit
ADEM 4

Proven Reliability

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A4 Testing
Extreme temperatures Vibration Salt spray Electrostatic

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A4 Specifics
Processing speeds and memory increased New 120 Pin engine connector Retains 70 Pin OEM connector More fuel maps to optimize ACERT Technology
Better performance Better efficiency

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A4 Specifics
No change in OEM / machine interface Worldwide service network
Using Cat ET Common electronics from C6.6 C32

Allows greater protection and prognostics Full machine integration (Canbus, J1939, etc.)

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New A4 Features
Throttle input strategy Multi-throttle capability Configures throttle input priority Engine control system options Full range governor Min max governor Speed droop control Simulates mechanical fuel system performance Adjustable from 0-10% droop

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A4 CAN J1939 Data Link


High speed 2-way communications Standard SAE link for all C-series engines Broadcasts engine performance, status and diagnostic information Supports messages for powertrain integration Interface with Cat Messenger and analog gauges

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Turbocharger
Single wastegate turbocharger Provides higher boost over wide range Improves engine response Outstanding low end performance Improved peak torque

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Turbocharger Wastegate Function


Boost

Elevated BMEP

Improved Response

RPM

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Turbocharger Wastegate Function


Wastegate Active Reduced BMEP

Wastegate Boost Boost

RPM

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Cylinder Head
High cam position
Power to drive injectors Short accurate valve / injector actuation Optimize timing and injection Provides over speed safety Enhances performance and economy

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Cylinder Head
Crossflow design
Improved breathing Reduce pumping loss Better combustion Improved performance Improved power density Improved efficiency

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Cylinder Head
Single piece design
Rigid head becomes part of the engine structure Allows high cam position Provides best power density with lighter block Reduces leaks

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Cylinder Block
Cross bolted mains and new material
Allows higher PCP Increased strength Maintains critical alignment Minimal weight impact Optimizes ACERT performance
Cross tie bolts

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Piston / Rod / Liner


Leverage C15 / C18 iron into C27 Piston, liner, rod, cooling jet and piston pin Validated components Proven reliable components High volume components High parts commonality

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C27 Connecting Rod Assembly


Connecting rod cap uses four bolts

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Piston
Monosteel piston
Forged steel design High strength Light weight Better tolerance control Rings conform to liner better Better oil control Reduced blow-by Less liner wear

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Hardened Plateau Honed Liner


Two step honing process:
Deep grooves for oil retention Tops smoothed off to reduce wear and better contact Reduces blow by Improves oil control and consumption
Smooth Surface

Deep Cuts

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Intake Manifold
Smooth direct airflow
Reduced air resistance Reduce pumping loss Enhanced turbulence in cylinder Eliminates after cooler leak issues with ATAAC Improved performance and efficiency

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Rear Gear Train


Provides drive for twin overhead cams Provides auxiliary drive capability Lowers noise vs. front gear train designs Only minimal increased length compared with 3412E

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Front Gear Train


Pendulum

Pendulum damper
Proven design (used since 94) Used on non-driven end of cam Reduces gear noise Dampens cam flex to maintain optimal injection timing

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Leak Free Design


Advanced lower weight block design Improved joints through out the engine
Oil pan seal Timing cover Block to flywheel housing

All fluid connections sealed with standard thread O ring design

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Specifications

C27 ACERT

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Specifications
Model Rated RPM Displacement Bore Stroke C27 2100 27 L (1647 cu. In.) 137.2mm (5.402 in.) 152.4mm (6.000 in.)

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Specifications
Model Length Width Height Weight C27
2120 mm (83.5 in.) 1483 mm (58.4 in.) 1496 mm (58.9 in.)

2372 kg (5219 lbs.)

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Maintenance Information
500 hr. oil change interval with CAT DEO (or oil meeting CAT ECF-1 spec) below 6000 ft. altitude. 250 hr. change interval above 6000 ft. High load factors and high fuel sulfur content will affect oil change intervals. Equipped with Cats new high efficiency oil filter S.O.S. sampling

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High Efficiency Oil Filters


Revolutionary filter design
Increased contamination control Double the efficiency without increasing the changing interval Reduces wear on all oil lubricated surfaces

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Comparisons

C27 vs. 3412E

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C27 ACERT vs. 3412E Tier 2


Model Rated Power Max RPM Displacement Bore Stroke Size (LWH) Weight Power Density C27 ACERT 671 kw (900 hp) 2100 27 L (1647 in cu) 137 mm (5.39 in) 152 mm (5.98 in)
2083 x 1473 x 1499 mm

3412E 671 kw (900 hp) 2100 27 L (1647 in cu) 137 mm (5.39 in) 152 mm (5.98 in)
1996 x 1483 x 1496 mm

2367 kg (5207 lbs) 2140 kg (4708 lbs) 3.5 kg/kw 3.2 kg/kw (5.8lb/hp) (5.2lb/hp)

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Advantages of C27
Combines the best of 3412E core engine with the high technology inline 6 Leverages the 3412E core structure which has proven reliability Leverages the new technology used in the C15 / C18 engines Meets current and future emissions Maintains fuel efficiency Improved power density

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Advantages of C27
Extended ratings up to 1100 hp Starts with leadership of the 3412E and improves it with higher technology High commonality with the popular C15 / C18 engines

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