As part of the Diesel Progress Summit 2020, the specialist publisher KHL presented from the USA this year's awards in eight different categories on Oct. 20. Hatz applied for the "Engine of the Year under 175 HP” (130 kilowatts) and "New Power Technology" awards. The manufacturer with headquarters in Germany won both categories.
Enthusiasm at Hatz worldwide
"It is a great honor and a great success to receive an award at the Diesel Progress Summit Awards — and that for the second time in a row," said Bernd Krüper, CEO of Hatz, during the virtual acknowledgment. "Already the nomination showed us that our technical roadmap is unique and fitting to the market demands," Krüper continued. "Of course, this success is a team effort. That is why the awards go first and foremost to the people at Hatz worldwide."
High torque with low installation space requirements convincing
Hatz impressed the expert jury in the first category with the liquid-cooled three-cylinder diesel engine 3H50T. With a displacement of only 1.5 liters and up to 130 Newton meters, it is one of the highest-torque power sources of its kind. The version up to 19 kilowatts or 25 horsepower is particularly suitable as an alternative to engines that require considerably more power to achieve the same torque. In parallel, it meets the requirements of the world's strictest exhaust emission limits in this class in a compact way.
Compact protection for critical applications
In the "New Power Technology" category, which was announced for the first time, Hatz won with its systems competence. The manufacturer entered its battery loader and power generator Hatz fiPMG into the race. The abbreviation stands for flywheel-integrated Permanent Magnet Generator. In this case, the generator is integrated into the engine. Compared to a conventional, mounted design, the generator alone requires 90% less space and is 85% lighter. The fiPMG ensures the operation of critical applications in hybrid systems, as a power outage backup or by providing a continuous power supply.
Event takes place online for the first time
In September 2019, Hatz had already succeeded in winning a Diesel Progress Summit Award. In the first edition of the international award, the trophy for the "Achievement of the Year" went to the engine manufacturer. The virtual 2020 edition was also targeted at experts from machine and vehicle manufacturers, equipment owners, engine manufacturers and dealers as well as component and powertrain suppliers.