Cooper Corporation , a prominent global OEM supplier in a variety of engine components has announced its latest technical collaboration with Ricardo UK, to launch its new line of cutting edge Cooper engines.
Ricardo UK, one of the leading independent technology and strategic consulting provider to the world's transportation and clean energy industries has designed this world class engine family (2, 4 and 6 cylinder engines) for Cooper Corporation Pvt. Ltd. The Cooper engines are a great example of technology transfer and collaborative R&D between UK and India. 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. The Government of Maharashtra has conferred the status of "Mega Project" to Cooper Corporation Pvt. Ltd. state-of-the-art engine plant at Satara, Maharashtra. This engine plant has a total production capacity of 24000 engines per year and will be sold in both, the Indian and global markets.
"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.
Cooper has also developed Gas engines to operate on LPG and CNG as well. The present range of 2, 4 and 6 cylinder engines will be path breaking as they are designed with the future in mind, both for domestic and export markets. These are ideally suited for both genset and automotive applications.
About Ricardo UK
Started in the year 1915 by Sir Harry Ricardo; Ricardo UK is a leading independent technology and strategic consulting provider to the world's transportation and clean energy industries. The engineering expertise ranges from vehicle systems integration, controls, electronics and software development, to the latest driveline and transmission systems and gasoline, diesel, hybrid and fuel cell power train technologies, as well as wind energy and tidal power systems. Ricardo is committed to excellence and industry leadership in people, technology and knowledge; approximately 70 per cent of the employees are highly qualified multi-disciplined professional engineers and technicians. Ricardo is a publicly listed company on the London Stock Exchange. Ricardo plc posted sales of £162.8 million in financial year 2009-2010. Ricardo has been successfully doing business in India for the last 25 years and has completed more than 100 projects in the time frame. Ricardo India Pvt Ltd was established in 2007.
About Cooper Corporation
Ever since its inception that dates back to 1922, Cooper Corporation has played a pivotal role in the economic and social development of Satara. Due to the contribution of Cooper Corporation, the historic town of Satara has constantly witnessed a new wave of industrialization without losing its rich cultural heritage. Cooper Corporation's ceaseless commitment to quality, service and product innovation has consistently kept pace with the changing market needs worldwide. The company's rapid strides in the global market bear testimony to this fact. Cooper employs over 2000 people comprising engineers, quality control personnel, workmen and administrative staff recruited from the leading educational and technical institutions following a rigorous induction process that strikes a judicious blend of academic expertise and professional exposure.
The company has a satisfied customer base across the world and all major engine manufactures procure their components from Cooper. Over the years, the company has consistently invested in the latest state-of-the-art technology across 75 acres of land in Satara through the engagement of experienced consultants from the world over. The company has invested set-up its own R & D unit to explore the possibilities of developing new products.
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