Ames, Iowa-based Sauer-Danfoss and Racine, Wis.-based Thermal Transfer have announced that they will be sponsoring 24 free day-long seminars throughout the United States and Canada to assist OEMs and industry suppliers in adapting to the new challenges that come with Tier IV and Stage IV emissions compliance.
In order to meet the required emission regulations, a number of engine characteristics will be affected. For starters, engine application operating speeds and speed bands will be reduced. Engine power levels and torque will change. Along with all this, there will be greater system heat rejection. New off-road vehicles must be compliant with Tier IV regulations in the United States and Stage IV regulations in the European Union.
“Our industry is facing the most compelling event of our time, and time itself is running out,” said Rick Sporrer, Sauer-Danfoss sales quality and technical services director. “We are pleased to partner with Thermal Transfer at this very crucial moment in our industry’s history to pinpoint the major Tier IV and Stage IV design issues that our customers face, and identify solutions to those issues.”
Sporrer said that engine manufacturers, cooling system providers, and power transmission and control components suppliers have been actively partnering to explore and bring solutions to the industry for many months. “We all realize that we are all part of the same machine system, so it makes sense for us to work together to ensure our mutual customers’ success,” he said.
“Both companies sensed an opportunity to educate and assist our customer base and industry partners in overcoming the major hurdles associated with Tier IV and Stage IV,” said Barry Schoenborn, Thermal Transfer system sales and marketing director. “New requirements for Tier IV engine radiators are predicted up to 60 percent greater than Tier III due to new EGR systems that will be in place.”
The day-long seminars feature an extensive agenda including an update on global emissions regulations, an overview on engine emission technology, cooling system solutions (including cooling modules and cores), vehicle control system solutions such as power management, fan power priority and hydraulic power boost, and vehicle power transmission solutions such as variable loop flushing. Twenty-four seminars are slated for the following dates and cities:
Nov. 12, 2009 — Minneapolis, Minn.
Nov. 18, 2009 — Chicago, Ill.
Nov. 19, 2009 — Milwaukee, Wis.
Dec. 1, 2009 — Montreal, Quebec
Dec. 3, 2009 — Toronto, Ontario
Jan. 12, 2010 — Atlanta, Ga.
Jan. 14, 2010 — Orlando, Fla.
Jan. 19, 2010 — Dallas, Texas
Jan. 21, 2010 — Houston, Texas
Jan. 26, 2010 — Edmonton, Alberta
Jan. 28, 2010 — Winnipeg, Manitoba
Feb. 3, 2010 — Las Vegas, Nev.
Feb. 9, 2010 — Phoenix, Ariz.
Feb. 11, 2010 — Denver, Colo.
Feb. 16, 2010 — Kansas City, Mo.
Feb. 18, 2010 — Oklahoma City, Okla.
Feb. 23, 2010 — Cleveland, Ohio
Feb. 25, 2010 — Philadelphia, Pa.
March 2, 2010 — Seattle, Wash.
March 4, 2010 — Portland, Ore.
March 9, 2010 — Sacramento, Calif.
March 11, 2010 — Los Angeles, Calif.
March 30, 2010 — Memphis, Tenn.
April 1, 2010 — Charlotte, N.C.