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Jacobs Vehicle Systems produces 50,000th engine brake at new Brno plant

Jacobs’ factory in Brno, Czech Republic, has manufactured its 50,000th engine brake, for Daimler, since opening in September 2019.

BLOOMFIELD, CT, USA – Jacobs Vehicle Systems, a worldwide manufacturer of heavy-duty diesel engine retarding and valve actuation systems, recently shipped the 50,000th engine brake manufactured at its newly opened European facility near Brno in the Czech Republic, to Daimler. Jacobs currently supplies all European Daimler orders from Brno.

Jacobs Engine Brakes Specified on New Hino Engine Assembled in China

BLOOMFIELD, CT, USA – Jacobs Vehicle Systems®, a global manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engine retarding systems and valve actuation mechanisms, will supply its compression release engine brake to Hino Motors (China) Co., Ltd. for its new 10.5-liter U11C diesel engine.

The engine is a new model for the Chinese market that is compliant with new China 6 emissions standards and will be specified on Hino trucks later this year.

In the News: CDA and VVA for Heavy Duty Diesel

Steve Ernest and Hilko Schmitt recently spoke with Lawrence Butcher from Engine and Powertrain Technology about Jacobs Cylinder Deactivation and Variable Valve Actuation systems.

In the News: Diesel Engine Cylinder Deactivation Deep Dive

"How much more efficiency can suppliers pull out of new diesel engine development? It turns out a lot. Jacobs Vehicle Systems recently announced validation tests of its cylinder deactivation technology paired with developments from Tula Technology, a California based company that specializes in combustion control and software, that showed marked improvement in NOx reduction and fuel efficiency.  Just how much?" - Jason Morgan, Fleet Equipment Magazine

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World Congress on Internal Combustion Engines

Join the Jacobs team at the second World Congress on Internal Combustion Engines April 21-24 in Jinan, Shandong at the Shungeng International Convention and Exhibition Center.  The show is centered around Green, High Efficiency, Intelligence, and Reliable.  At the show, you can find us at Booth 338 and discover the latest engine braking and emissions solutions that Jacobs has to offer.  

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