Issue: May 2018


DENSO drives diesel engine efficiency with i-ART technology



Technology optimises fuel injection amount and timing with 1/100,000 second precision

by James Hilton

DENSO is creating a greener and more efficient diesel landscape using its advanced i-ART pressure sensors to deliver optimal fuel injection control.

 

The unique design of the miniature pressure sensors, which monitor injection activity from within the structure of the injector itself, allows an unprecedented level of fuel injection accuracy, monitoring the amount and timing of the process with 1/100,000 second precision.

 

The most precise fuel injector system of its kind, the technology ensures modern diesel engines offer a cleaner, quieter and more fuel-efficient drive than ever before.

 

Diesel cars represent 39% of the UK car parc, and while alternative fuels are growing in popularity, diesel continues to provide the unrivalled engine efficiency critical for the long-haul driving that many motorists and businesses alike rely on.

 

i-ART has already become diesel technology of choice to some of the largest manufacturers in the world, including becoming a key selling-point for Volvo’s eco-friendly Drive-E engine, which boasts the highest engine output and fuel efficiency in its class.

 

Mike Sadler, Assistant Manager and Technical Specialist for DENSO Sales UK, commented: “Diesel remains a crucial element of the UK and global car industry, performing business-critical roles and facilitating the everyday lives of commuters everywhere.

 

“As the industry evolves, diesel technology needs to as well, and DENSO is at the very forefront of making a greener and more efficient diesel engine a reality. It is one of the many frontiers in which DENSO is a leading role, and we’ll continue to look towards a more environmentally friendly and efficient automotive landscape.”

 

DENSO’s development efforts extend beyond diesel engines, with ground-breaking research in producing advanced gasoline engines, electric systems and several other fields in the automotive industry.

 

DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technologies, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 151,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, totalled €34.8 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. Alongside a focus on product quality and innovation, DENSO places particular importance on environmental and safety and security concerns, and on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.

 

In Europe, DENSO employs around 15,500 people, with consolidated sales totalling € 4.5 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. DENSO’s European operations include sales offices in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Sweden, The Netherlands and The United Kingdom. In addition, the company operates manufacturing facilities in the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the U.K. DENSO has two technical centres in Germany and engineering bases in Italy, the United Kingdom and Sweden where engineers carry out intensive research into new technologies prior to their market launch.

 

DENSO AUTOMOTIVE Deutschland GmbH employs 574 associates in six locations.

 

For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com or the European website www.denso-europe.com



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