Dana's Epic Technical Group Develops New Electronic Engine Management System for Industrial Engines

Jan 13, 2000

    WASHINGTON, Mo., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Corporation's (NYSE: DCN)
EPIC Technical Group has developed a new electronic engine control system for
engines running on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). This new system, called the
Carburetted Engine Management System (CEMS), will be supplied to NACCO
Materials Handling Group, Inc., for use on the two new lift trucks, the Hyster
H70-120XM and the Yale GP070-120LJ/MJ.
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    These new Hyster and Yale four- to five-ton pneumatic tire lift trucks
will utilize EPIC's CEMS, which integrates an electronic control unit,
throttle body assembly, and airhorn/LPG adapter assembly.  The system also
provides the option of including a closed-loop LP fuel control mechanism,
which NACCO will use on some of the new models.
    When used with the optional OE-Tune valve, the CEMS can lower exhaust
emissions while maintaining excellent performance and drivability.  The
CEMS/OE-Tune valve combination is capable of meeting the California Air
Resources Board proposed 2001-2003 emissions standards for off-road large
spark-ignition engines.
    "We are committed to helping our customers reach their emission reduction
goals," said Allan Cameron, president of Dana Fluid System Products.  "Dana's
Fluid System Products Group has a long history of introducing new
technologies, innovative materials, and flexible manufacturing processes to
meet the ever higher performance standards of OE manufacturers worldwide."
    EPIC's CEMS features highly accurate and responsive electronic engine
speed governing, as well as digital ignition control.  The new system also
utilizes electronic idle load-speed control, which helps prevent the engine
from stalling under heavy loads.  Designed for the industrial forklift market,
the CEMS can be applied to a wide variety of industrial LPG powered engines.
    For Hyster and Yale gasoline powered electronic fuel injected lift trucks,
EPIC will supply other components including the throttle body assembly,
throttle body injection module, and airhorn/adapter assembly.
    EPIC Technical Group, a manufacturer of tubular and hose assemblies, is a
division of Dana Fluid System Products, one of the core businesses of Dana's
Fluid Systems strategic business unit.
    Dana's Fluid Systems Group provides components, modules, and systems to
engine and vehicle manufacturers worldwide.  The group consists of Dana's
Fluid System Products operations, Boston Weatherhead division, and Plumley
hose operations.
    Dana Corporation is one of the world's largest independent suppliers to
vehicle manufacturers and the aftermarket. Founded in 1904 and based in
Toledo, Ohio, the company operates some 330 major facilities in 32 countries
and employs more than 86,000 people. The company reported sales of $12.5
billion in 1998. Dana's Internet address is http://www.dana.com .

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