Mahle introduces high-output Letrika starters

Mahle introduces high-output Letrika starters

Mahle Aftermarket Inc. has announced the introduction of the Mahle Letrika AZG family of electric starters, which are designed for the high-output requirements of large displacement diesel engines used in heavy-duty truck applications. The AZG starters use a two-stage engagement to prevent damage and overloading of the starter pinion and the engine ring gear. The Mahle Letrika AZG starters are available in 12-volt (V) design, used for starting diesel engines of 6-liter (L) to 15L displacement, and a 24V version for diesel engines of 7L to 26L displacement. Noiseless versions are available for specific engine applications.

Both designs of the Mahle Letrika AZG starters feature high specific power output (6.5 kW for the 12V, 9.5 kW for the 24V versions), and feature reduced weight and size in comparison to direct drive starter motors – their weight ranges from 30 lbs. to 30.9 lbs. The Mahle Letrika AZG starters are designed with a six-roller clutch drive assembly and a solenoid switch, with pull-in and hold-in winding, constructed for effective breaking of the main contacts. High quality thermally resistant materials are used throughout, according to the company.

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