Cooper Corporation, a prominent global OEM supplier in a variety of engine components has announced its latest technical collaboration with Ricardo UK, to launch a new line of engines (2, 4 and 6 cylinder engines). Ricardo was responsible for the overall design of the engine and Cooper developed all the components for the engine, assembled it and also conducted the required engine tests. This engine will be sold in Indian and global markets.
It is to be mentioned that Cooper Corporation's engine plant, located in Satara, Maharashtra, has a annual production capacity of 24,000 engines per year. The Government of Maharashtra has conferred the status of "Mega Project" to this engine plant. The company, which current employs over 2000 people, has invested nearly Rs. 300 crore in the project. The company has also established its in-house R&D unit to explore the possibilities of developing new products.
“This CRDI engine entails an electronic engine management system and is designed to work with a wide range of applications like automotive engines, power gensets, forklift trucks, earth moving equipment, dewatering pump sets and agricultural pump sets. This world class Cooper engine is designed and developed with a combination of best in class technologies and meeting emission legislation far ahead of current Indian requirements (Euro IV, US EPA Tier IV interim and CPCB Stage 2). The engine uses advanced technologies and features that make it highly fuel efficient, very low on emissions, compliant with today’s and future emission standards, robust and durable, easy to service & maintain, excellent in terms of noise & vibration reduction,” said Mr. Farookh Cooper, Chairman and Managing Director, Cooper Corporation Pvt. Ltd.
The Cooper engine was developed using the most advanced computer aided engineering and simulation tools. Performance & emissions were optimized using wave simulation software, FE analysis was used for structural and thermal simulation, Fluid simulation with Ricardo’s Vectis CFD software was used to optimize the combustion system, cooling strategy and EGR mixing and air flow. So not just the engines itself which are modern and state-of-the-art, but also the processes and tools used to develop it are most advanced.
Performance & emissions of the new Cooper engines are not just state of the art but also exceptional. The engines currently meet Bharat IV for automotive and it can be upgraded to meet even tougher norms in the future. The engines are also designed for excellent longevity. The cast iron cylinder block, bed plate and cylinder head are all manufactured by Cooper Corporation Pvt. Ltd. The B10 life of the engine is 7000h. The vehicle engine life is 250,000 km. The engine is also very easy to service. All service points are on one side. Hydraulic latch adjusters help avoid the periodic tappet clearance checks. The oil change period is 500 hours. The performance regarding noise vibration and harshness is excellent. The cast iron cylinder block, the full bedplate and the balancer shaft solution are instrumental in achieving this superior NVH performance. The manufacturing plant is equipped with precision casting, machining and honing facilities.
Cooper's products include cylinder heads, cylinder liners, Valve seat inserts, Flywheels and Pulleys. It's centrifugally cast products include Cylinder Head Castings, Crank Case, Radiator Tank, Valve Lifter Guide, Adaptor Ring Gear, Pulley Fan, Connecting Rod, Bearing Housing, Cam Bearing and Diaphragm, Cover for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
The company manufactures S.G. Iron Crankshafts for the domestic and international markets. Cooper also supplies a wide range of machined, balanced, single and multiple Cylinder Crankshafts to companies like Cummins India Ltd., Arrow Engines USA, BEML, ELGI, KPC, Indian Defence, TVR UK, Lister Petter India, Sulzer India, Kirloskar McQuay and many others. Cooper supplies 100% of the export requirements of crankshafts to Cummins India Ltd., for use in Engines for Gensets and Earth-moving Machinery.
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