What Are Electronic Unit Injectors and How Do They Work?

What are Electronic Unit Injectors and how do they work?

What Are Electronic Unit Injectors and How Do They Work?

Why the need for electronic unit injectors?

The demands for improved power, enhanced fuel economy, quieter operations, and cleaner emissions from our engines has led to the development of the electronic unit injector. An electronic unit injector is a unit injector that has an electronic control, and for short, it is often referred to as an EUI. Its camshaft-driven delivery of pressurized fuel coupled with management of the internal operations’ timing by an engine control unit allows electronic unit injectors to achieve certain benefits over conventional unit injectors.

How does an electronic unit injector work? 

Some leading engine manufacturers have created their own fuel injection systems making use of electronic unit injectors, and other diesel fuel system suppliers similarly have their own advancements and adaptations. They may each use different mechanisms, and thus it is not easy to generalize how an electronic unit injector works.  

Generally, the EUI is mechanically pressurized using the electronic control of metering, timing, and governing functions – this idea of an “electronic control” is what sets it apart. The EUI consists of a range of basic elements, such as the spring-loaded plunger and barrel (to pressurize the fuel in the injector), the poppet valve (to regulate the pressure build-up), an electric solenoid (to actuate movement of the needle or poppet valve fuel inlet), return passageways (to get an efficient flow of fuel) and the nozzle valve (to enhance atomization). Through the control of fuel injection timing, the elements come together in an EUI and bring about advancements in reduced engine emissions as well as improved performance. 

Benefits of Electronic Unit Injectors

With electronic unit injectors, you can expect reduced emissions and fuel consumption as long as the injectors are incorporated in an engine with other compatible components that can together bring out these advantages. Electronic unit injectors are designed for high end, heavy duty application. They allow for accurate timing and fuel metering, improved injector control, and enhanced fuel economy, thereby bringing optimized vehicle performance.

Bring your diesel engine back to optimal performance!

If you require to replace an electronic unit injector, simply fill up the “contact us” form below! We have a wide range of electronic unit injectors for sale – let us know the part number, brand, and quantity of the EUI you require and we will get back to you with our quote. If your vehicle requires a new EUI, get a new one from us and get your vehicle back to optimal performance. 


DISCLAIMER: This blog provides general information and should not be taken as technical advice. The information presented may not be complete or up to date. As every situation is unique, you should always consult a trained diesel fuel injection professional to advise specifically on your case.

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