As regulations continue to drive fuel alternatives, the shift to natural gas is expected to grow and, with that, so will the evolution of engine braking technology. Development of an Engine Brake for a natural gas engine is just another example of Jacobs’ technical ability to meet those challenges.
The Engine Brake by Jacobs® was a result of a two-year collaboration between Jacobs and Cummins engineers to provide an engine brake to exceed the design challenges associated with a natural gas engine.
The Engine Brake by Jacobs® will be offered as optional equipment and will be available in 2013.
About Jacobs Vehicle Systems
Jacobs Vehicle Systems is headquartered in Bloomfield, Conn., where it has a 260,000 square foot design, testing and manufacturing facility, with support sites in Europe, Japan and China. Jake Brake® products are used by North American heavy-duty diesel engine manufacturers as well as Hino, Hyundai and Mitsubishi in Asia and DAF in Europe. Registered to the ISO 14001 and TS16949 standards, Jacobs Vehicle Systems is the world’s leading producer of vehicle retarding and valve actuation technologies and can be found on the Internet at http://www.jakebrake.com/news/.
About Cummins Cummins Inc., (NYSE: CMI) a global power leader headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Cummins serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of more than 500 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 5,200 dealer locations. Additional information is available at http://www.cummins.com