Aftermarket engine component manufacturer earns patent for new piston

IPD pistonAftermarket provider of engine components for heavy-duty diesel and natural gas powered engines IPD has received a patent for a newer design IPDSteel friction welded piston.

This new design is the third generation of patended and patent-pending IPDSteel pistons, providing customers worldwide with a high quality and cost effective alternative to OE parts for such later model applications as Caterpillar C-Series, the company says.

Heavy-duty piston designs have evolved over the past many years as a result of increasing cylinder pressure specifications. IPDSteel pistons feature precision manufactured and machined high strength alloys for quality and durability. With this design, IPD says a precision friction welding process unifies the piston crown and skirt with integral pin bosses, creating a box structure with integrated oil cavity for improved piston crown cooling and enhanced strength in the ring land area.

IPD says it continues to develop innovative piston designs via advanced engineering and manufacturing processes in order to provide customers with a choice.

“This exclusive piston design enables IPD to continue to offer our customers a service replacement alternative for newer model engines that require a welded steel piston designs,” says Egan Hernandez, IPD’s marketing manager. “From our exclusive IPDSteel pistons, to our popular IPDStyle Crevice Seal liners and Gasket Kits, IPD continues to offer innovative service parts replacement solutions that are cost effective and of the highest quality. IPD’s customers are servicing engines within a wide range of increasingly complex markets, and their demand for high quality, reliable, and cost effective engine service solutions continues to drive IPD to innovate.”

IPD says it now offers IPDSteel piston designs for selected Caterpillar C-Series engines (C7, C13, C15, C18, C27 & C32).

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