Larger diesel engines are being adopted to improve fuel consumption and lower exhaust gas emissions along with large propellers that rotate at slower speeds Necessarily larger crankshafts are needed to link the engine pistons to the propellers

Larger diesel engines are being adopted to improve fuel consumption and lower exhaust gas emissions, along with large propellers that rotate at slower speeds. Necessarily, larger crankshafts are needed to link the engine pistons to the propellers.

Near-Net-Shape Steel Forging for Large Crankshafts

Die forging allows Kobe Steel to produce high-strength, lighter weight components with an approved, 5% margin in fatigue strength in the design phase. Diameters of 80 cm, or more 5% greater fatigue strength Certified producer for all throws

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