Gas engines at sea
The first two mobile gas engines have now been shipped from MTU Friedrichshafen.
Sustainable energy supply in the mining industry
Rolls-Royce offers microgrid solutions for mines from MTU Onsite Energy.
Rolls-Royce and ABB announce global microgrid cooperation
Partnership on microgrid solutions that integrates digital technology and efficient hybrid power systems.
Combustion engines remain our core specialty
The combustion engine is the core component of MTU systems and it will continue the companies great passion.
Why hybrid drives are the future
Hybrid drives connect two worlds: clean travel powered by electric motors and long-distance travel powered by combustion engine technology.
Digital tools and new analytical methods increasingly mean that parts only need servicing when it is actually necessary.
Gas engine with diesel performance
An overview of current projects for mobile gas engines from MTU
How do gas engines differ from diesel engines?
What are the differences between diesel and gas engines? This overview provides some answers.
What will be in tomorrow’s tanks?
MTU experts are currently working on a range of projects to establish which fuels are most economical and efficient.
Meth(an)Quest lead project launched
Federal Government to provide funding to industry and science for the use of gas from renewable energy sources in transport and energy supply.
How do we make... parts smaller?
Engine components are chilled in liquid nitrogen to make them shrink. This makes it easier to install them in the engine.
Electrifying the diesel
Dr. Peter Riegger, head of the Engineering Development Studies unit, on the future of off-highway-propulsion. and drive technology.
Goodbye turbo lag!
Electrically assisted turbocharging to develop engines that deliver increased agility and lower consumption.
The Sound of Silence
The Formula E is the world’s first all-electric motorsport series and it shows for what EVs are capable of doing
MTU Only – Especially for Spares
Why original spare parts are the better alternative.
With gas power across Lake Constance
MTU and the local public utility in Constance, Stadtwerke Konstanz, are to test MTU’s new gas engine in a Lake Constance ferry beginning in 2019.
Fit for the Future
Andreas Schell is the new CEO. Here, he talks about the competitive struggle for the future.
Instant energy for charging
MTU acquires technology for the electrically-assisted charging of engines
How do we...cut things up?
Contact-free cutting using the CO2 laser
500 MTU engines for vehicles to be used by the Polish Armed Forces
6R 106 TD21 engines for Jelcz all-terrain trucks
Real-time information about marine engines
Equipment Health Monitoring (EHM) is a complete concept for maintaining and monitoring ship propulsion and on-board systems.
Next Generation on endurance run
Series 4000 for tugs, ferries and supply vessels will be operated for around 650 hours with no significant interruption.
Putting the Puma through its Paces
With its ultra-compact, high-performance MTU PowerPack, the Puma delivers outstanding maneuverability and transport capabilities.
Green & High-Tech programme on course for a clean-energy future
Interview with Andreas Schell, CEO and Dr Daniel Chatterjee, head of Green & High-Tech Programme at Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
To ensure a first-rate vehicle interface for a first-rate engine, MTU develops specific automation systems for each application.
Forget the files and tap the app
Huge amounts of information are required to run and maintain complex drive and propulsion systems . MTU supplies this information in digital form.
How do we make...operating instructions?
While a coffee machine can be explained in a matter of five pages, things like cars and engines have entire manuals.
Is it possible to compare a Series 8000 MTU engine with a Series 4000 genset engine?
Gas engine successfully tested
The new MTU gas marine engine, the first from Rolls-Royce, has already successfully completed 3,000 hours on the test bench.
MTU helps TUfast to victory
Think outside the box, find solutions that transcend the traditional - that is what the design competition is all about.
How do we...clean engine components?
There are 85 washing machines in the MTU production plants in Friedrichshafen. They wash all components that belong in an MTU engine.
Twenty years ago, Series 4000 and Series 2000 units revolutionized the world of high-speed diesel engines.
How do we make... things watertight?
To ensure that electrical equipment is not exposed to moisture, MTU uses a special process to protectengine cabling.
An engine for the global market
The Emission Flex Package enables customers to operate engines in countries where very different emission requirements apply.
"Artificial intelligence will change our lives"
Futurologist Lars Thomsen tells us how he envisions our technological future.
“Our engines are getting smarter”
MTU development chief Dr Andreas Lingens talks about the future of internal combustion engines.
Excess heat has to be quickly and reliably dissipated via the cooling system. This is a job for which water appears predestined.
Diesel? Gas? Hybrid?
Professor Friedrich Wirz talked to us about how alternative fuels are developing and what the future for shipping is.
How do we make... pipes?
A glimpse into the MTU pipe-making shop reveals that it involves more than just pipe-bending.
Ready for EU Stage V
MTU and Daimler continue co-operation on development of MTU-brand industrial engines.
Joint Green- and High-Tech Initiative needed
Dr Ulrich Dohle (CEO) spoke about the future viability of the maritime industry.
The racing students
In the Formula Student Germany design competition, university teams form all over the world compete against each other with cars.
How do we make... teeth?
In an engine, gearwheels are important components. At MTU 25 employees manufacture 30,000 gearwheels every year.
Maximum precision is an absolute imperative at the new measuring facility which recently went into operation in a new building at MTU Friedrichshafen.
New R&D Center for MTU engines
Rolls-Royce Power Systems is investing in the development of next-generation combustion engines at MTU.
Low-pressure cold spraying is a new process used by MTU in the remanufacturing of engine components.
No matter how good support services are, they are of no use without an effective spare parts supply system.
Supply of energy in cities of the future
So what will the supply of energy in the towns and cities of the future look like? To find out, we asked Jürgen Winterholler.
The city of the future
Driverless cars, new factories inside the city limits and the recycling of construction materials – according to researchers, the everyday life of many city dwellers will continue to change.
How do we make... contact
The wiring is the nerve and motor control system of a genset. The MTU electricians have to connect up as many as 800 such colored cores on every genset.
MTU electronics development processes to CMMI Level 2 confirmed
MTU Friedrichshafen has received an accolade from German consultancy Kugler Maag CIE for achieving process improvements in its electronics development section according to CMMI criteria.
From an apparently universally employable Series 4000 to a customized one-off.
Lego for engineers
MTU is developing the world's first high-speed gas-driven diesel engine for marine applications. That's not unlike a game of Lego.
How do we make... shipping crates?
Building shipping crates involves more than just pinning together wooden planks, as an inside look at MTU's joinery shop reveals.
Where to next for emission limits?
How does Common Rail Injection work?
Common rail injection allows the combustion process to be optimized so that less pollutant is produced from a smaller amount of fuel.
How does Exhaust Gas Recirculation work?
To reduce nitrogen oxide emissions, a proportion of the exhaust gases is cooled and then reintroduced into the charge-air.
How does a Diesel Particulate Filter work?
Diesel particulate filters can be used to remove most of the soot particles from diesel engine exhaust gases.
How does Selective Catalytic Reduction work?
Selective catalytic reduction employs chemical reduction to render nitrogen oxides harmless.
Turbocharging: Key technology for high-performance engines
Turbochargers give engines their power and their unmistakable character.
The brain of the engine
The electronic control unit monitors and controls all the key functions of the engine and the exhaust aftertreatment system.
How do we do... colors?
MTU engines come in whatever color the customer wants. But how are they finished? A look behind the scenes in our paint shop.
Combined heat and power in Michigan makes an impression
The first MTU Onsite Energy combined heat and power (CHP) system in North America was installed in MTU America’s own regional headquarters in Novi, Michigan in 2012.
New MTU diesel engine oil in India
Shortly, MTU India officially launched a new classification of diesel engine oil, named MTU DEO SAE 40, for series 8000 engines.
MTU Onsite Energy showcases new gensets at Middle East Electricity exhibition
MTU Onsite Energy will be presenting a new product line of gensets at Middle East Electricity, the energy industry trade show taking place in Dubai from 11 to 13 February.
How do we make... metal harder?
1,800 revolutions per minute – steel on steel. Only the very hardest of components can take the strain. But how is that hardness achieved?
How do we make control systems
The engine control system is the brain of the engine and manages key functions such as fuel injection, turbocharging and exhaust gas recirculation.
How do we make... a crankcase?
The crankcase forms has to be able to withstand immense forces. That is why it is built to tolerances of just a few hundredths of a millimeter.
How to make a... cylinder head?
CAD, machining center, assembly line: the three main stages of cylinder head production.
MTU supplies specially demagnetized engines for propulsion and on-board power generation on mine-hunting vessels.
The turbocharger is among the engine's key components and looks like a work of art. Read the facts and figures…
At the limit
MTU engines must be able to withstand the most punishing conditions – and prove it in advance on the test stand.