Company: IPD Parts LLC
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One-Piece Steel Cat Pistons
New one-piece piston for Caterpillar 3408/3412 engines introduced.
IPD has presented the industry's first one-piece steel pistons for diesel aftermarket applications. The first release in the new IPDSteel piston line is for Caterpillar® 3408 & 3412 applications.
This new product is made possible by IPD’s patent pending technology for manufacturing one piece steel pistons from a high alloy and heat treated steel casting. This development follows a long line of ‘first to market products’ for IPD, known as an innovator in many diesel and natural gas applications.
The pistons have been dyno-tested, laboratory tested and field tested for over two years, according to company spokespersons. Mr. Richard Grishaber, IPD Vice President of Operations, explains that manufacturing a one piece piston is a complicated process with many quality assurance steps throughout. He adds, “Our ISO9001:2000 processes have helped us document and assure that we take all the correct steps to provide our customers with the confidence they are accustomed to with all our products. IPD is conscious of the critical usage and high horsepower requirements that are typical in these applications, so we carefully control every process from original casting to the machining at our Torrance, California manufacturing facility.”
Due to the critical relationship of the pistons, rings, liners and other components, IPD will only offer these pistons within complete new cylinder kits at this time, thus ensuring that the pistons are matched with new components within correct tolerances.
For more information on these new products from IPD, visit www.ipdparts.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 310-602-5399.