Federal-Mogul Supplies Advanced Electronic Fuel Pumps to International(R) Truck and Engine Corporation
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal-Mogul Corporation (NYSE: FMO) has begun supplying new electronic fuel level equalization pumps to International Truck and Engine Corporation for medium-duty trucks with dual fuel tanks.
The new system consists of an advanced microprocessor embedded in an
electric fuel pump. The microprocessor reads signals from a fuel level sensor
in the truck's auxiliary fuel tank, and instantly activates the pump to move
fuel from the auxiliary tank to the main tank while the truck is moving.
This system is designed to be less complicated and more reliable than
conventional systems, which typically consist of gear-driven pumps and
multiple fuel supply and return lines, according to Steve Feeny, Federal-Mogul
vice president responsible for fuel pump manufacturing operations.
Federal-Mogul is producing the new pumps at its manufacturing plant in
Logansport, Indiana. The pumps initially are being used on International's
4000 Series trucks, which are used for delivery and other applications and
have dual fuel tanks holding up to 55 gallons of fuel each.
"Applying electronic fuel level equalization technology in these trucks
will result in improved reliability and convenience for the vehicle operator,"
In Logansport, Federal-Mogul has a manufacturing plant with more than 400
employees, and manufactures in-tank electric fuel delivery modules, on-engine
fuel vapor separator/electric fuel pump modules, in-tank pump/hanger
assemblies, and electric and mechanical lift pumps. Federal-Mogul markets
these products under the Carter(R) brand name. Federal-Mogul also has a
dedicated research and development center in Logansport that supports
advancements in fuel systems technology and product applications.
Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, Federal-Mogul is an automotive
parts manufacturer providing innovative solutions and systems to global
customers in the automotive, heavy-duty, small engine and industrial markets.
The company was founded in 1899.
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