Optima offers OEM quality pistons, liners, and rings up to 280mm in diameter for diesel and gas engines.
Varieties of Pistons are:
Aluminum pistons are light and have ideal thermal conductivity properties. They feature integral reinforcement parts, such as cast iron ring carriers, steel parts for defined thermal expansion, or ceramic fiber reinforcements of aluminum oxide, depending on the intended application.
Articulated pistons are used in the construction of utility vehicle diesel engines when conditions are too harsh for aluminum pistons. They consist of a steel upper section and an aluminum piston skirt. Both these parts are connected with friction-locking by the piston pin. Compared with aluminum pistons, articulated pistons boast higher strength in the steel upper section. This makes them more resistant to high pressures and temperatures.
Steel pistons are forged from highly heat-resistant steel with high-stress endurance. They withstand high ignition pressures, even at maximum temperatures. They are therefore used in heavy-duty diesel engines in utility vehicles and passenger cars, where they ensure maximum service life and superior reliability. Working in cooperation with various American and European engine manufacturers, Kolbenschmidt has successfully developed steel pistons for utility vehicles and passenger cars in recent years.
Our liners are produced in a centrifugal casting process with bore diameters of up to 280 millimeters. Optima boasts an extensive product range with over 100 cylinder liners.
Our piston rings are suited for all types of combustion engines with cylinder diameters of up to 240 mm. OPTIMA piston rings are manufactured from cast iron and steel using the latest technologies, and their performance is optimized through high-quality coating processes. we offer cast iron models with chrome-ceramic coatings and steel rings with PVD coatings made of chromium nitride. PVD-treated rings exhibit extremely low wear and lubricating oil consumption—at the same time, the ring running profile is better maintained.