BS6 Sensor Solutions for exhaust applications

Trust in competence – sensors and power electronics for exhaust applications that meet the requirements of the BS6 regulation in India

AB Elektronik: BS6 Sensor Solutions for exhaust applications in cars, trucks and two-wheelers.

AB Elektronik has partnered with global car, truck and two-wheeler manufacturers for many years. Today we are applying our long term experience in exhaust technologies to BS6 projects. Together with our teams in Manesar and Bangalore, India we are designing reliable, sturdy solutions for the next generation of environment friendly exhaust systems.

Our portfolio for exhaust gas applications includes:















Temperature, Pressure and Fluid Quality Sensors

  • Monitoring of loading and the regeneration process in the particulate filter
  • Monitoring of novel high temperature combustion processes (PWM, SENT or CAN signal output)
  • Pressure and quality monitoring of AdBlue® in the SCR system (Optical sensor records urea concentration in AdBlue® via the refractive index)

The field of exhaust after treatment is one of our core competences. As well as providing product information and technical articles on our website, we stay close to our global customers. For the India market and BS6 requirements, please get in touch with our sales team in Manesar or with Frank Rothe our global product application expert for exhaust applications.

You can find a range of useful information and links here.

AB Elektronik and CPK start feasibility study for new NOx sensors

AB Elektronik and CPK start feasibility study for new NOx sensors

Contract signed on 6th December, St Nicholas Day 2019 in Werne.

AB Elektronik is a long standing partner in the automotive industry, and a global player in the market for exhaust gas sensors. Together with experts from CPK-Automotive in Münster, Germany, the company has begun a feasibility study for a novel NOx sensor. The new sensor will offer significantly greater accuracy and a significant cost advantage over the NOx sensors widely available in the automotive market.

NOx sensors detect the nitrogen oxide content of the exhaust gas before and after the SCR catalytic converter. They are therefore indispensable for complying with the latest exhaust emission standards, and will fulfil an important market need into the future. AB Elektronik brings to the partnership a large portfolio of exhaust gas sensors and, on completion of a successful project, will consider expansion in the area of NOx sensors. CPK is the technology partner in the alliance; the development teams in Werne and Münster in North Rhine-Westphalia are jointly committed to achieving a positive feasibility study.

Initial tests have already been completed, and the results will be further validated during the collaboration.


Contract signing in Werne. From left to right:
AB Elektronik – Thomas Rinschede, (VP Technical Sales der AVX Sensing and Control Business Unit und Geschäftsführer der AB Elektronik GmbH) Stefan Rühl (Director R&D der AVX Sensing and Control Business Unit)
CPK – Frank Noack (Geschäftsführer der CPK Automotive GmbH & Co. KG), Dirk Bleicker (Head of R&D der CPK Automotive GmbH & Co. KG)


Learn more about AB Elektronik’s the exhaust gas sensor portfolio from AB Elektronik

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Agritechnica 2019

Agritechnica Hanover – our teams are around the show and we are looking forward to meet you.
As your long-standing partner for customer-specific sensors and sturdy electronic solutions for agriculture, commercial vehicles an automotive.
Here you will find an overview of our team visiting the Agritechnica in Hannover. We are looking forward to meeting you!

We look forward to your visit

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Thomas Rinschede

Frank Rothe

Roger Möllers

Sebastian Schulze

Matthias Knoche

Sandra Groß


Global player for commercial-vehicle-applications

Robust technologies and global footprint 
The enormous diversity of transport requirements for commercial vehicles calls for a wide range of sensor solutions of the highest quality and robust design. Partnering with most of the Premium OEM in the truck market we can offer a comprehensive portfolio of customized solutions.

Exhaust gas after-treatment

Since the EURO 4 standard, AB Elektronik has been an accredited partner of truck manufacturers for development and production of sophisticated sensor solutions for exhaust gas applications.
To complement our existing technologies for exhaust gas monitoring we are on course to meet the requirements of Euro 6 and Tier 4i and f emissions.
The functional diversity of gas sensors from AB Elektronik now offers practical, economical and powerful complete solution from a single source.

For future applications, the nitrogen oxides (NO,NO2=NOx) generated in the engine during combustion have to be eliminated actively.
In the so-called selective catalytic reduction (SCR), an aqueous urea solution (32.5% NH3) is injected into the hot diesel exhaust.
The result is non-hazardous N2 and H2O. For requirements-based metering of the solution, exact detection of pressure and temperature is necessary.
For this pressure sensor, the AB experts selected a specially capsuled measuring cell which in a compressed-air-free system guarantees that there is no freezing, as this area in case of sub-zero temperatures is exposed to outside temperature due to mostly little insulation.
For optimum control of a number of additional functions in exhaust gas after-treatment, AB Elektronik possesses innovative products and a high overall expertise in this special field.

» Learn more about our wide product range for exhaust after treatment

Pressure sensors

Last generation pressure sensors are absolutely solid and have excellent long-live characteristics. They win by their modular-building-concept and can be integrated into customer systems easily

AB Elektronik offers a great number of innovative and robust solutions for measuring pressure in different media.
Due to flexible configurations, our pressure sensor modules can easily be integrated into customer-specific systems.
Particularly powerful engines in trucks, work machines, and agricultural vehicles require permanent monitoring in different media.
A great variety of different basic technologies enables us to optimally suit sensor features to the respective customer application.

» Learn more about our wide product range for pressure sensors

Temperature sensors

Intelligent sensor-concepts for fast and precise temperature detection also in demanding applications

Temperature sensors by AB Elektronik are reliable, fast and precise in liquid and gaseous media such as water, oil, fuel, intake air and charge air.
With more than 15 years of experience in developing and producing temperature sensors we are well positioned as partners to well-known OEMs and Tier 1/2 suppliers in the automotive industry.

» Learn more about our wide product range for temperature sensors

Position sensors

A wide range of technology know-how enables position-detection for versatile applications

AB Elektronik has been a development partner and a supplier of position sensors since 1990.
The second product generation is already available for Hall sensors.
With a large portfolio of patents, AB Elektronik is a well-known supplier for large-volume production for car and truck applications.
We also have medium- and small-volume production for special-purpose vehicles.

Agricultural applications include various drive demand applications, such as joystick control or pedals, as well as sensors for mobile applications, such as hitch positions.

» Learn more about our wide product range for position sensors


Electronic pedals

Take your choice: Electronic pedals with integrated position-detection as well as plugged sensor solution – depending on your application

Position sensors for pedal applications are used e.g. for clutch or brake pedals.
The possibility of adapting these sensors to existing systems and adjusting them to the  respective application through customised programming renders this solution attractive also for low-volume  applications.
All pedals and sensor solutions for pedal systems are based on non-contacting technology.
Different designs in suspended and floor-mounted applications enable optimum customising of installation space.

» Learn more about our wide product range for pedals

Speed sensors

Our engineers understand optimal control means: Higher efficiency, low emissions and an increase in driving pleasure

In order to handle resources in a responsible way and to protect the environment, it is necessary to measure precisely, even at a low rotational speed, immediately when the engine of a vehicle has been started.  
Detecting rotational speeds without loss enables optimal engine control resulting in improved driving characteristics and low emissions.

» Learn more about our wide product range for speed sensors

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AB Elektronik develops standard concept for urea sensor

Since Euro standards have been regulating the pollutant emissions of modern engines and exhaust systems, automobile manufacturers and system partners have relied on sensors from AB Elektronik.
The measurement of urea quality is the third product column for exhaust gas sensor technology – alongside temperature and pressure measurement – with which the experts from Klingenberg, near Dresden, are finding success in global markets.

After consistent development of their optical urea concentration sensor, AB Elektronik has introduced standardization as a modular system, which opens up clear advantages over complex systems with ultrasonic units and other measuring methods. The optical measuring method allows a very compact sensor design, which proves to be extremely robust in demanding environmental conditions. The compactness allows for versatile use in different mounting systems, both in or at the urea tank, as well as in the supply line.

Frank Rothe, Product Manager for this product group, puts the increasing demand in the automotive sector down to the need for permanent measurement of the urea content in the fuel additive known as AdBlue. This is used to eliminate nitrogen oxides in diesel vehicles, and in modern automobiles, continuous measurement of its quality is now mandatory. If the concentration does not comply with the specifications, or if the level in the tank can no longer be measured, the driver receives various warnings until the vehicle finally switches to emergency mode. The sensor is also used for similar functions in tanks and industrial plants.

“We see a wide variety of requirements regarding the installation space, and the interfaces for measuring urea content”, says Mr Rothe. “Not every requirement can be supported with a completely new design if the required quantity is small. This has led to our development of a modular standard, which we will offer in the future with a partner, among other things as a complete tank sensor unit. As a competent partner in the field of exhaust gas sensor technology, we are convinced that this step will help our customers to optimize their systems.” Frank Rothe continues: “Development of the technology is in the hands of our European competence centre; production and local design adaptation takes place in our international locations.”

Find technical details about the urea concentration sensor from AB Elektronik

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Battery switch from AB Mikroelektronik

AB Mikroelektronik battery switch enables fast, safe and noiseless disconnection with high-performance electric vehicle batteries.

E-mobility is changing the future of transport. This technology change is a global trend, and between 2020 and 2030 should become a reality for a broad base of consumers. For several years now, hybridization of vehicles has been rolling out across the fleets of many car manufacturers, and continued progress is expected.

AB Mikroelektronik´s innovative packaging technologies offer high performance for power semiconductor modules

One of the keystone technologies in this transition is the dynamic field of power electronics. Assembling and packaging power semiconductors in a highly efficient way, both for lowest power dissipation and highest heat conduction, provides the route to increased range, faster charging and many other advantages. AB Mikroelektronik has transformed these demanding requirements into an optimized packaging concept, and today offers customer-specific solutions for even the smallest installation spaces and the highest thermal requirements.

AB Mikroelektronik´s battery switch achieves high power density in a small package volume

Among these newly developed technologies is a powerful switch that disconnects the battery of an electric car from the power train in a fast, safe and noiseless way. Bare die semiconductors are directly attached to rigid aluminium metal substrates, produced using thick film technology. Both isolating and conductive electrical tracks can be applied in a flexible way on the substrates. The switch is located directly between the battery positive terminal and the load, and controls current flow in both directions.

All-aluminium power module for efficient and reliable connection to high current busbar systems

Parallel connection of multiple power semiconductors means higher currents can be supported, with power dissipation shared between them. Typical on-state resistance of the complete power module is as low as 0.75 mOhm at 25 °C. Very low thermal resistance of the module of only 0.2 K/W from semiconductor junction to water is achieved by applying materials with a high thermal conductivity. This property is mainly achieved by the pure aluminium metal substrate on which bare die semiconductors are directly attached. For transient current pulses, the thermal resistance is less than 0.1 K/W, which allows rapid power dissipation of about one kilowatt. For protection against humidity, and increased electrical isolation and ruggedness, the complete module is packaged in an epoxy compound with additional integrated sensors for temperature, voltage and current sensing.

The high efficiency of this module assures a cost effective design and minimum power consumption in typical e-mobility applications.











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AB Elektronik Sensors in Suzhou at WeChat

AB Elektronik Sensors in Suzhou at WeChat

“WeChat is one of the most important communication platforms in China,” confirms Leo Liu, General Manager China.

And there is a lot to tell, because AB Elektronik Sensors in Suzhou is a recognized partner for the implementation of global projects for European customers, and an established player for sensors and power electronics in China’s local automobiles, trucks and off-road vehicles.

To ensure our partners receive all news conveniently and quickly, we have recently started a WeChat portal, and we’re delighted at the great reception it has had!

News is guaranteed as our plant in China is looking forward to a year of strong growth, and our technical expertise has become a valued asset for Chinese automotive manufacturers and system suppliers. Technical articles, new products and company insights will be available via our WeChat website in the future.

If you want to stay in touch, follow us on WeChat or in Europe via our LinkedIn Portal!

WeChat – more than just a messenger service

In China, this app is much more than just a messenger app of the kind you are familiar with in Europe. Numerous transactions of daily life are processed via this app. The platform has approximately 100 million users, and has long since become a permanent feature for companies that want to be noticed in China, the world’s second largest economy.

AB Elektronik expands market share for electronic hand throttles in India.

Werne – Manesar, May 2019 – AB Elektronik GmbH in Werne and AVX Electronics in Manesar have cooperated closely to expand their market share for electronic hand throttles in India. Their electronic solution for hand throttles has been adopted by leading Indian three-wheeler manufacturers, based on the system that has already proved successful in Europe.

The handle layout will be adapted to customer-specific local requirements, and production in Manesar will be expanded. “Our customers were especially impressed by our robust and advanced design, short development time, and the local serial production in Manesar, India”, says Praveen Gupta, General Manager – India.

In addition to local production the time factor is very important, because the Indian market for internal combustion engine powered vehicles demands innovative solutions for two and three-wheelers very shortly. The BS6 emission standards, which can only be achieved by the consistent introduction of innovative sensors in all vehicles in the country, will apply as soon as April 1, 2020. For achieving these standards, most OEMs will need to start producing their new engines by December 2019. Rapid development of this technology for the Indian market has been made possible by AB Elektronik’s know-how, and its many years’ experience in the integration and conversion of mechanical to electronic systems.

Electronic hand throttles work similarly to accelerator pedals in passenger cars. In this case, mechanical modules with Bowden cables are largely dispensed with. Controlling the powertrain with an electronic solution is much more precise, and therefore invaluable in meeting the proposed exhaust emission standards as well as provide additional features like signals for regenerative braking in E-bikes.

The AVX throttles work with non-contact sensor technology, with the sensor designed as a two channel system for the driver’s safety. The two sensor channels are independent of each other, and the sensor generates two independent signals proportional to the angular position of the throttle grip to provide redundancy. The electronic hand throttle is a key interface between the vehicle and the driver. The driver’s intentions are safely converted by the clear detection of the throttle angular position, and the corresponding signal from the throttle to the engine control unit.

AVX India expects further growth in this area through cooperation with a leading local manufacturer of cars, trucks, 3-wheelers, 2-wheelers and scooters. The latest E-scooters will in future be equipped with AB Elektronik/ AVX-branded electronic hand throttles for the Indian and European markets.

Auto Shanghai 2019

18th-25th April 2019
We are looking forward to meeting you at Auto Shanghai!

Our booth number 5BI055 is in Hall 5.2H.

The Auto Shanghai offers us the opportunity to meet our valued business partners in Shanghai. You will find our booth 5BI055 in Hall 5.2H, where we will be showing an overview of our Sensing and Control portfolio and other innovations. Follow the link below to see the product highlights at our stand in the run-up to the trade fair. We’ll also provide practical hints, details of the booth team, our positioning in the hall and of course a view behind the scenes!

Customer specific solutions for your application:

The planning has begun!

Once again, we feature a clear stand design and comprehensive product information. As always, our key account representatives and product managers will welcome you personally at our stand!

We look forward to your visit to booth 5BI055




Simon Sun

Thomas Yang

Jolin Zhu




Jerry Ding

Changliang Guo

Jolin Zhu



Jerry Ding

Jolin Zhu

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At Auto Shanghai 2019, we shall present some highlights from our portfolio to you.

Do you need more information about our portfolio? Then visit our website.

This way to stand 5BI055!

AB Elektronik steht für Ausbildung mit Zukunftsperspektive!

Mit Stolz nahmen fünf Auszubildende in Werne ihre Freisprechung entgegen

Strahlende Gesichter bei den Absolventen und den Ausbildern Nicole Riedel und Michael Duczek.
Eine bestandene Abschlussprüfung und eine attraktive Jobperspektive bei AB Elektronik lässt die Mühe der vergangenen drei bzw. dreieinhalb Jahre schnell vergessen und bildet einen guten Start in eine erfolgreiche berufliche Zukunft. Alle fünf Azubis werden übernommen und in unterschiedlichen kaufmännischen und technischen Fachbereichen ihre Karriere starten.


Nicole Riedel freut sich, dass die beiderseitige Bindung Früchte trägt: „Ausbildung ist uns sehr wichtig und wir setzen dabei auf Vielseitigkeit und fachliche Förderung. Davon profitieren Unternehmen und Auszubildende, denn es ist eine Investition in die Zukunft. Ein zusätzlicher Mehrwert entsteht, wenn die Absolventen dem Unternehmen erhalten bleiben.“

Gutes Mentoring und unterschiedliche Arbeitsmodelle bei zeitlicher Flexibilität stehen bei den Berufsanfängern besonders hoch im Kurs, denn auch nach der Ausbildung will der ein oder andere noch mit einem Studium aufsatteln oder seine Kenntnisse vertiefen.

„Genau das bieten wir“, betont Michael Duczek, Ausbilder im technischen Bereich. „Es ist uns wichtig, junge Leute dort abzuholen wo sie stehen. Nicht alle sind bei Beginn einer Ausbildung auf demselben fachlichen Stand und auch die Erwartungen an den späteren Beruf sind sehr unterschiedlich. Wir vermitteln in hohem Maße Praxiswissen, aber vor allem auch Teamkompetenz und ermöglichen den Einblick in unterschiedliche Fachbereiche.“

Auch das Thema Berufsschule bedarf zeitweise Unterstützung. Diesbezüglich unterhält der Ausbildungsbereich der AB Elektronik intensive Kontakte zur IHK und weiteren Fachgremien, die für diesen Bereich ansprechbar sind und Lernhilfen anbieten.

Die Komplexität der Ausbildungsgänge hat in den vergangenen Jahren fachlich sowie schulisch immer weiter zugenommen. Wir bei AB Elektronik möchten aktiv dazu beitragen, junge Menschen durch eine gute Ausbildung auf ihre berufliche Laufbahn vorzubereiten. Dafür bieten wir viel Flexibilität für praxisnahe Weiterbildung oder kombinierte Studienmodelle und ermöglichen Praktika in allen  Phasen der Berufswahl.

Mehr über unsere Ausbildungsprogramme und Praktika.
Ausbildung lohnt sich – hier sprechen Berufsstarter über ihren Werdegang mit AB Elektronik.


AB Elektronik Sachsen GmbH receives the Daimler Supplier Award for “Best Delivery Quality”

March 12th, 2019 – Daimler Plant Mannheim: Mr. Gerhard Berger, Head of Supplier Management Daimler Truck, presented the Daimler Supplier Award in the category “Best Delivery Quality” to the representatives of AB Elektronik Sachsen GmbH. Receiving the award were: Georg Schafrath (Plant Manager), Lars Nolte (Sales Director Daimler) and Peter Pursche (Quality Planning Manager) (left to right above).

The Daimler Supplier Award is presented annually by Daimler AG in recognition of superior performance and partnership with its suppliers. This award, which is highly valued in the automotive industry, is measured on the performance characteristics of quality, partnership and innovation. Economic efficiency, delivery reliability and sustainable behavior are also evaluated.

AB Elektronik Sachsen GmbH received the award in the category “Outstanding Delivery Quality” for a temperature sensor used in diesel engines for air applications. This award is presented for above -average fulfilment of many details and parameters in the supply chain.

In addition to product quality, there are exact quantities, absolute adherence to delivery dates and compliance with extensive packaging regulations, to name but a few criteria.

Within the framework of IATF requirements customary in the industry, automotive suppliers are obligated to set high standards anyway. Georg Schafrath sees the key to this success principally in the ‘How’ of its implementation: “We have succeeded in achieving very good results in supplier management, material handling, planning and production, and not least in goods logistics. Almost all specialist areas are involved in our plant, and the corresponding foundations are laid as early as the product development stage. The deep involvement of our employees in all processes, and the awareness of the quality of every single detail speak for this consistent good team performance. We are very proud of this recognition, which we can accept here on behalf of our team.”

The award ceremony took place during the Daimler Supplier Day in Mannheim. During a short presentation, Georg Schafrath took the opportunity to present the company and some background information on quality management to more than 150 people present at the Mannheim plant.











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