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Sep 15, 2016

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NTK Compact Emissions Meter (NCEM®) wins Innovation Award at Automechanika Frankfurt

Nagoya, September 15, 2016 ―NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. (Chairman, President and CEO: Shinichi Odo, Headquarters: Nagoya, hereafter NGK SPARK PLUG) are pleased to announce that we have won the Innovation Award for our compact emission meter, NCEM®, at Automechanika Frankfurt.

1. Background
The measurement systems for measuring exhaust gas during real driving have been required as the emission regulations become stricter in recent years. In this award, NTK Compact Emission Meter (NCEM®) is highly regarded as the most compact and light-weight multi-gas meter in the world which enabled us to measure exhaust gas at facilities of engine and vehicle test and during real driving.

2. About Innovation Award
“Innovation Award” was established by Automechanika which is one of the world biggest trade shows in the auto industry. The award goes to innovative and pioneering products in eight fields selected by specialists. We won this award on “Repair & Diagnostics” field this time. To achieve this award, there are many important aspects such as functionality and user friendliness, aftermarket relevance, safety, durability, contribution to climate protection and environmental protection, and sustainability other than innovative achievement.

3. NTK Compact Emissions Measurement System (NCEM®)
NCEM® is able to measure substances in exhaust gas not only at engine and vehicle test facilities but also during real driving. The available sensors are nitrogen oxides in the exhaust gas (NOx), particle matter mass (PM), particle matter number (PN), and air fuel ratio (A/F). Real Driving Emissions (RDE) regulations will be introduced in September, 2017 in Europe and there is a need for portable and easy-to-handle measurement systems as development tool. In such a circumstance, our NCEM® has features of its small size and easiness to handle compared to conventional analyzers.

Specifications of NCEM®
(1)Source voltage:DC12V/24V AC100/220V
(2)Weight    :12.5kg (when using PM, NOx, A/F modules)
(3)Size (mm)   :340(W), 280 (D), 270(H)
(4)Output signal :CAN: ISO11898, analog: 0-5V(4ch)
(5)Application   :PM/PN, NOx, A/F
(6)Price     :TBD

Second right: Kisara Saito, Supervisor, Marketing Division, Strategic Marketing Department, NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd. Third right: Damien Germès, Senior Vice President, NGK SPARK PLUG EUROPE DmbH