With the ever present rhetoric of efficiency, restrictions and increasing punitive measures being taken by central government bodies against nations and corporations for carbon emissions, there is an increasing mandate for the advancement into cleaner industrial processes.
Like all heavy industrial machinery; converting fuel into power is essential to its purpose and completing a job efficiently. However the worlds mechanical engineers are faced with a monumental and continuous challenge of cutting emissions, whilst retaining power and productivity. Doosan , established in South Korea in 1896 and being one of the biggest – and most progressive – companies in the fork lift truck industry worldwide has proved to be continuously innovating to meet 21st century challenges. These environmental obligations that new 2016 legislation cements as law means the company has had to completely redesign its engines to achieve compliancy. The result is the G2. In an article commenting on this new engine it states:
“The G2 uses an innovative new combustion system to comply with the latest emmisions legislation, while completeelt removing the need for a dieseil particulate filter (DPF). The resulting clean-burn engine, fitte to Doosan’s 2.0t to 3.5t forklift models, powers the EU’s first Euro IV-compliant trucks”
But Doosan as a company has a multitude of things that are required for this level of innovation. Firstly they have the financial capacity to invest money into research and new materials, processes and technologies; secondly they have the labour force, and no doubt some of the most competent mechanical engineers in the world. This is a scenario that – given its resources – demonstrates an exceptional example of the research and development capabilities of the Doosan group and something aspirational. Because in reality; our ingenuity is limitless, when we are instilled with motivation that generally empowers its under two common states or circumstances; inspiration or obligation. We have the technology to create greener alternatives and companies like Doosan are really leading the way here and setting an example for other multi-nationals not just in the industrial heavy machinery industry but across the board. As companies that span the globe do have an obligation to better their practices for the collective good.
At the start of Doosan’s article the author states companies that don’t innovate get left behind, the result of this modernisation results in astonishing statistics:
“ G2’s advanced fuel injection system improves fuel efficiency by 33%, reduces vibration by 33% and noise levels by 10%” These figures show, that without sacrificing power things have been massively improved, a target and motivation that all companies should aspire to.