18.08.2016

Largest cyclone preseparator for Siemens Charger

MANN+HUMMEL is supplying the Siemens Charger diesel-electric locomotive with the largest cyclone preseparator ever built by the company with a nominal volume flow of 32,400 m3/h. The preseparator was developed for applications with an extremely high level of ambient dust. It is therefore particularly suitable for operations in very dusty environments. Customers benefit from its almost maintenance-free operation, high efficiency and low differential pressure, which serve to improve the availability of the locomotive and reduce running costs.


MANN+HUMMEL cyclone preseparator for Siemens Charger

Ludwigsburg, 18.08.2016 – MANN+HUMMEL, development partner and series supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industries, is supplying the Siemens Charger diesel-electric locomotive with the largest cyclone preseparator ever built by the company. The preseparator used for the filtration of the intake air to the engine compartment is designed to handle a volume flow of 32,400 m³/h, has 664 cyclone cells and weighs 70 kg. The cyclone preseparator achieves a separation efficiency of 99.5%. It is particularly suitable for operations in extremely dusty environments. The cyclone technology provides a highly efficient separation solution which is almost maintenence-free and stands for high machine availability. Low differential pressure also offers economic advantages through energy savings and lower investment costs for the fan in the ventilation system.

The Siemens Charger was developed for the North American market and is manufactured in Sacramento, California. The 3,300 kW locomotive is used for passenger services.  The model is derived from the European Siemens Vectron, where MANN+HUMMEL already supplies the cyclone preseparator. Siemens diesel-electric locomotives have been proven under the most varied operating conditions and in different applications around the world.

MANN+HUMMEL has been developing air cleaners with a cyclone design for almost 75 years. In those years the company has developed a number of cyclone cells with different separation characteristics. The modular design of the cyclone cells allows for flexible combinations to enable an appropriate and efficient solution for each respective application.

Press photo:           MANN+HUMMEL cyclone preseparator for Siemens Charger

Press contact:        Sabine Wagner
                                 Tel.: +49 6232 538151
                                 Email: sabine.wagner@mann-hummel.com

About MANN+HUMMEL
MANN+HUMMEL is a leading global expert for filtration solutions and development partner and series supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industry. Employing approx. 16,000 people at more than 60 locations worldwide, the group achieved a turnover of approx. 3 billion euros in 2015. The acquisition of the Affinia Group now adds approx. 4,500 employees, about 10 locations and sales of roughly 900 million euros. The products manufactured by the group include air cleaner systems, intake manifold systems, liquid filter systems, cabin filters and plastic components for the automotive industry, and filter elements for the servicing of vehicles. For general engineering, process engineering and industrial applications the company's product range includes industrial filters, membrane filters for water filtration and filtration systems.