VM 43 C propulsion
In V-version the VM43 engine, having a bore of 430 mm and a stoke of 610 mm, is available with 12 and 16 cylinders. The output ranges from 10.800 kW (12VM43C) to 16.800 kW (16VM43C) at 500 and 514 revolutions per minute.
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kW10.800 - 16.800
rpm500 - 514
g/kW176 - 178
Dimensions and weight
Removal of cylinder liner:
in transverse direction: 3700 mm
Nozzle position: ask for availability
This engine is only available with dry oil sump
Engine with turbocharger at flywheel end available at, ask for dimensions
Increased reliability due to integrated media ducts.
Split shaft for simple, rapid and error-free dismantling.
Forged piston crown with only three piston rings for high igni tion pressure strength and long life.
Complex component in nodular cast iron, stiffness from twin-bottom design.
Cylinder liner with calibration ring
Robust cylinder liner protected from wear that has longer oil change intervals thanks to reduced dirt intake.
Turbocharger with sliding bearings, no water cooling, connected to the lubricating oil circuit, service-friendly.
Firm base for main and camshaft bearings due to inherent rigidity.
Multifunctional cooling water ring
Cooling water ring catering action during assembly of cylinder liner and head and protects cylinder head bolts from corrosion.
Compact, modular design facilitates maintenance work on the camshaft bearings.
New MaK bearing shell technology ensures a high level of operational reliability.
Optimum fuel injection into the combustion chamber and, in consequence, high efficiency.
The flywheel hub is shrunk onto the crankshaft by means of an oil shrink type connection.
The camshaft is, as built, equipped with vibration dampers.
The V-position of the turbocharger permits optimum air induction and minimum center distance in the case of multi-engine installations.
Large inspection hatches
Large inspection hatches ensure satis factory access to the engine and camshaft areas.
Exhaust pipe cladding
The cladding is subdivided into segments and can be easily and rapidly removed and installed.
Exhaust gas system
Single pipe exhaust gas system with gas outlets and cross-sections optimized for efficiency on each cylinder bankspection of the bearings.
The symmetrical arrangement of the gearwheels relative to one another permits, by exchanging the intermediate wheel and the stepped wheel, the use of the same camshafts in the case of different engine rotational directions.
Engine room monitoring
Oil mist detector in proven technology.
A terminal board for monitoring and inspection connections with plenty of space for cable connections when alongside.
The engine is on offer with a standardized pump and filter attachment.
Fastened directly to the engine block in a safe and low vibration manner.
Exhaust ducting connections
Vertical exhaust outlets for simple connection to the exhaust gas system.