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NGK to "go green" at MechanEx Sandown Park

Date: 04-Oct-2017

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is planning to ‘go green’ at the forthcoming MechanEx show at Sandown Park.

The company – renowned for its original equipment (OE) spark plugs and glow plugs – will be focusing on its market-leading NTK sensors range on Stand B1 at the event which takes place on November 6 & 7.  

NGK is the world’s largest manufacturer of Lambda sensors and NTK has been proving its excellence and know-how for decades as a leader in the production of OE Lambda sensors for vehicle manufacturers (VMs), supplying the same components to the UK aftermarket.

In September, the company added to the NTK range with the launch of new ranges of Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensors and Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensors which further strengthened its engine management sensors’ portfolio.

For maximum efficiency in engine operation and to ensure effective exhaust gas treatment, the engine control unit (ECU) needs to precisely regulate the air-fuel ratio and MAF and MAP sensors are essential elements in this process. 

The NTK range comprises 87 MAF sensors and 69 MAP sensors and both provide the ECU with a signal needed to calculate the amount of air aspirated by the engine.

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd Marketing Manager Mark Hallam said: “As an OE supplier of NTK sensors to many of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers we work very closely with them to provide the best possible components to help reduce vehicle emissions and protect the environment.

“Green is our NTK brand colour and consequently our stand will have a green theme which will highlight our environmentally-friendly credentials.

“Garage visitors can be secure in the knowledge that our NTK Lambda sensors always match the vehicle manufacturers’ specifications. All are factory tested as part of VMs’ specifications. They have original equipment connectors as standard, so no crimping or soldering is required.

 “NGK has enjoyed a long and highly successful relationship with its distributors and their garage customers with our spark plug and glow plug ranges, but there are also opportunities for them to develop increased business by stocking our NTK sensors.”

The quality of the NTK range and excellent availability coupled with its class-leading technical and sales support enables NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd to provide its distributors with the necessary back-up and know-how they need to satisfy their customers and, in-turn, their garage customers’ requirements.

This includes NTK exhaust gas temperature sensors (EGTS) which were launched to support the ever-increasing complexity of exhaust gas management technology.

They are thermistor devices that monitor the exhaust gas temperatures to enable the efficient operation and protection of vital components, including turbo chargers, located directly in the flow of those hot gases. 

EGTS from NTK are OE in approximately 35 percent of global passenger car sensor applications and are a popular choice for VMs as they provide extreme resilience against heat and vibrations, have high measuring accuracy, fast light-off times and an exceptionally wide measuring range – and they are available in the independent automotive aftermarket.

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