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 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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Here you learn more about AB Elektronik Sachsen GmbH in Klingenberg (Dresden)

AB Elektronik in Suzhou: Start of production for vacuum pump control units

This production startup for pump controls is another milestone for the AB Elektronik Suzhou plant, representing its entry into the demanding power modules market segment. This has been implemented through close cooperation between our competence centre in Salzburg and the local team in Suzhou.

In an opening ceremony, Leo Liu, General Manager China, thanked the entire team and presented the positive development of the facility – – centre, pic left above.

AB Elektronik Suzhou has significantly expanded its customer base and its market position in China.
Just over a year since the opening of the first SMT line, production of this new control module is a further important step in expanding its delivery capabilities.

The team recently received an award from Shaanxi, one of the leading truck manufacturers in China. In an impressive ceremony in Baoji, China, Roger Möllers (Product Applications Manager) and Chang Liang (Sales Manager) attended the award ceremony for ‘Outstanding Supplier Quality’ in the implementation of a new truck accelerator pedal.

Mr Liu is certain: “Our facility has been able to strengthen its competitiveness significantly with these projects. The current investments support long-term development, and open up new options for the implementation of demanding automotive projects.”

Learn more about our sophisticated product portfolio on our Website.

AB Elektronik is a global employer in the automotive world

Many of our conversations start with Namaste, 你好 or we simply agree on a “Hello”, because English is the company language for customer-specific development projects at AB Elektronik.


Transparency and openness in international dialogue

The know-how of our European centres of excellence is the basis for all projects that we implement for our customers worldwide. Cooperation in international projects requires both technical expertise and openness to foreign cultures – an important key to our global success.

Project acquisition and development often takes three to five years. We communicate in a transparent and comprehensible manner, and we always agree on current milestones together. Our teams use personal agreements on site, and take part in regular training sessions in the competence centres in Germany and Austria. This enables us to engage in an intensive intercultural dialogue on various product and process topics.

For us, intercultural learning processes are the salt in our food.

You work on a project, get to know each other and build trust.  The technical know-how is an important component. Above all, however, it is up to each individual to form a positive team culture with which we lead a project to success over a distance of many thousands of kilometres.

Our team members from Europe, Asia, USA and Mexico like to face this challenge. Everyone develops an intercultural feeling, and expands their personal competence. You promote each other and at the same time learn a lot about working methods and procedures in the other country. Different roles in our projects offer perfect opportunities for people who like to travel, and want to make a difference locally, but also for local experts who find their place in this international network.

 

No matter where you are in the world, we stay in touch

In our family of companies, AVX’s Sensing and Control Business Unit, we have common meeting points that can be reached from anywhere in the world. Whether it’s project meetings, our team’s participation in the Detroit Marathon, an award for one of our factories or another organizational announcement, our intranet and modern online communication platforms make it easy to stay involved and informed over long distances.

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