Millbrook, UK (June 25, 2008) - At the DVD Show, Cummins will display the Euro 5 ISBe engine to the Defence industry for the first time. This class leading engine has now been developed to offer all of the latest benefits whilst meeting emissions from Euro 2 to Euro 5.


“Manufacturers can now specify the ISBe with the most up-to-date product enhancements incorporated, wherever the vehicle will operate,” said David Moore, General Manager - Defence Business for Cummins. “This means that the engine can be tailored to the operating conditions and provide the optimum balance between value and emissions. Those wishing to enhance their green credentials can choose the latest Euro 4 or Euro 5 engine using SCR, whereas those looking for a simpler installation can choose a Euro 2 or Euro 3 specification.” 


The ISBe is the latest edition of the Cummins B Series platform, which has built an excellent reputation for reliability and durability with low running costs in over 30,000 military applications around the world. ISBe product enhancements include increased power up to 300hp, 1100 Nm of torque for improved responsiveness, substantially lower noise, improved fuel economy and extended service intervals.


Using Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology, Euro 5 has been achieved with minimal impact from Euro 4. The integrated engine and aftertreatment system, all managed by the engine control module, is driving major benefits to the vehicle operator. Fuel economy is significantly improved and service intervals are dramatically increased along with vehicle availability. “Cummins chose SCR as the right technology for Euro 4, as it meant little or no installation changes for the move to Euro 5,” added Moore.


To move to Euro 5, the ISBe incorporates a new electronic control module with a higher capacity and faster processing capability and an upgraded common rail fuel system, working at pressure of 1800 bar, to further maximise engine performance. 


“Manufacturers can have a common engine installation with the ability to sell vehicles into a number of different markets. They will have the confidence of continuing with a dependable product that works on a wide range of military fuels that can be used, and supported, anywhere in the world.” continued Moore.


Cummins Inc., a global power leader, 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. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (USA), Cummins serves customers in more than 160 countries through its network of 550 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 5,000 dealer locations. Cummins reported net income of $739 million on sales of $13.05 billion in 2007.