How new Kamaz is Russian

Today, the process of preparation of serial production and access to the design capacity of the new generation of freight equipment K5 is held on KAMAZ today. Our channel has repeatedly appealed to this topic, but today we want to pay attention to which aspect of this fateful for the country of the project.

No one will doubt that the creation of a modern cargo car is a long, costly and time consuming. Therefore, the collective of Kama Avtohygigant is not working over its embodiment. We have already told that some time on Kamaz will be at once three generations of cargo machinery — K3, K4 and K5. But then in 2024 freight

Under the premium segment, he, of course, understood the KAMAZ-54901 family, or generation K5. Therefore, when creating a new family of kamaz, a goal was set — to create a modern engine that meets the requirements of Euro-5 standards, and in perspective and Euro-6. Indeed, in Russia, as everywhere in the world, the requirements for the environmental class of motors are tightened.

Motor line for KamAZ

But what interesting moment. Today, KAMAZ approached ensuring all its truck line with the local production of power units. Until now, in Naberezhnye Chelny, the «Classic» KAMAZ motor of the KAMAZ-740 family of 12 liters, which has passed several modernizations. Also at the enterprise «Camminz-Kama» licensed crossmins of Cummins 4ISBE with a volume of 4.5 liters, Cummins 6ISBE with a volume of 6.7 liters, and

But it will be a new domestic in-line diesel engine KAMAZ-910 will be married to this gamut of power units. It will be the most powerful in the Kamaz lineup. Power range from 380 to 550 liters. s., Torque from 1700 to 2540 N · m. It is important for the new Truck family of K5 that it fits into the most popular power settings for the modern truck tractor involved in the main transportation, as well as the construction dump truck of three- or four-axle — from 420 to 480 liters. with.

Where does KAMAZ-910 come from

Specialists of the NTC KAMAZ and the Swiss company Liebherr-International AG worked on the creation of a new power unit. Recall that the prototype of the new domestic power unit was the 12-liter Liebherr D946, which by the time of the start of the work on KAMAZ-910 was on the conveyor … only two years.

But today, as you know, the international situation is such that the issue of localization of products becomes acutely relevant. In principle, not only the external factor puts it on the agenda, it is important that domestic enterprises create more value added. And from this side it is interesting to look at the Diesels of Russian production. Our channel already told

But the Cummins Motors manufactured on the CMMMIns ISBE CMMMins ISBE, it will never be fully Russian. The joint venture notes that it is cheaper to organize a mass production of individual parts on one of the foreign Cummins plants than to produce a small-sector at each production. Then, as needed, the desired item will be taken to the assembly conveyors of other plant plants. Here is such an internal corporate specialization of a separate engine manufacturer. Nevertheless, the Kamminz-Kama joint venture still holds its localization program. A few years ago, the block cast was imported, and in the Naberezhnye Chelny it was only treated. But the casting of the head is already KAMAZ, earlier she was Brazilian. Processing the head of the block is local, performed on the motor production of KAMAZ. According to the same scheme, the flywheel is released: casting and processing «KAMAZ», imported only the crown. Since 2011, the KamaZ has been cast and treated with crankshaft for Cummins.

In relation to the new domestic motor, the course was taken for almost 100 percent engine localization. The KAMAZ-910 motor cylinder block is already Russian. Also mastered the local production of block heads, crankshafts, flywheel, engine pallet, clutch crankcase, as well as a large number of small, but equally important details. All — from casting to finishing processing — Made in Naberezhnye Chelny, or in other Russian enterprises. The starter for KAMAZ-910 is unified with a starter of a family of 740, the pneumocompressor is manufactured at the Knorr-Bremse enterprise in Nizhny Novgorod. Imported while the camshaft remains, connecting rods, turbocharger, fuel equipment and another number of parts.

Quarter Russian box

In the program of the new generation K5, an active part is going to receive the joint venture «CF Kama». This is another joint venture of KAMAZ and the German company ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG. It was created in 2005 (the German company owns 51%, KAMAZ — 49%). His specialization is the gearbox, but so far the plant has only produced mechanical boxes. At the same time, the joint venture did not conclude a special flowract (SPIK) with the Ministry of Industry and Technology, and, appropriate, did not take on localization obligations, although the negotiations about it were held.

The joint venture «CF Kama» using ZF technologies will also launch the production of electric power steering and the cab suspension for KAMAZ trucks K5. JV will receive a loan from FRI on these projects (Industry Fund) 500 million rubles. The total investment in the project will be 1.1 billion rubles.

But the most important thing is, of course, the assembly of the 12-speed automatic traxon box, which will be carried out on the «CF Kama». The level of localization of this automatic transmission at the first stage will be only 24%. The beginning of the Russian assembly TRAXON is scheduled for January 2022. Traxon will first be installed on the main tractors of KAMAZ-54901 generation K5. Today, the produced first batch of trucks K5 gearbox is purchased from ZF. In the future, the Traxon of the Russian assembly will be delivered not only to KAMAZ, but perhaps the Minsk joint venture Maz and MAN, AZ Ural and even for Japanese Isuzu trucks collected in Ulyanovsk at the ISUZU-Sollers joint venture.

Localization of foreign automatic transmission in Russia is appropriate in terms of reducing logistics and customs costs. At the same time, high-quality casting is required for the production of this component, high degree of nodes and parts.