HORIBA Wins 2012 SAE World Congress Tech Award

4 mai 2012

HORIBA’s innovative emission measurement technology based on quantum cascade laser spectroscopy awarded by editors of AEI

Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 4, 2012 – HORIBA received a 2012 SAE World Congress Tech award for its MEXA-1400QL-NX emission measurement system during the SAE World Congress 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. HORIBA’s MEXA-1400QL-NX analyser, which is based on quantum cascade laser (QCL) technology, significantly improves the measurement accuracy of nitrogen exhaust gas components even at low concentrations. The winners had been selected from all SAE World Congress exhibitors and were judged by Automotive Engineering International (AEI) editors to be the most important technologies on display at this year’s show. Recognized around the world, the SAE World Congress Tech Awards identify and honour innovations the jury feels will drive significant advancements in the automotive industry of tomorrow.

“We are very proud to add to our long history of innovation with our latest advancements, and honoured to be among this year's distinguished SAE World Congress Tech Award winners”, said Ken Mitera, General Manager of HORIBA Automotive Test Systems. “Our QCL measurement systems allow us to offer our customers measurement technologies on the highest possible level, and help automotive manufacturers and catalyst developers to meet upcoming emission standards.”

The HORIBA QCL measurement system on display at this year’s SAE Congress event allows for the real-time simultaneous measurement of four nitrogen components in motor exhaust gas (NO, NO2, NH3, N2O). Thanks to the combination of a high intensity, high resolution light source and a sophisticated interference correction method, the MEXA-1400QL-NX is virtually free from interference from coexisting gases. The speed of NH3 measurement has also significantly increased.

The system is effective for certification or reporting U.S. EPA-regulated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as part of CFR 1065 regulations. It is applicable for R&D-related testing as well as for direct NH3 measurement from heavy-duty engines or direct N2O measurement from heavy-duty or non-road engines according to the Euro VI regulations.


Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, the HORIBA Group of worldwide companies provides an extensive array of instruments and systems for applications ranging from automotive R&D, process and environmental monitoring, in-vitro medical diagnostics, semiconductor manufacturing and metrology, to a broad range of scientific R&D and quality control measurements.

HORIBA Automotive Test Systems Business Segment

Part of the HORIBA Group, Automotive Test Systems has developed global leadership in the exhaust gas analysis, powertrain research and development and various certification test system fields. HORIBA is able to provide total solutions to its customers, with full turnkey capability for driveline, engine, powertrain and vehicle tests. HORIBA serves manufacturers and suppliers in every industry that utilizes internal combustion, turbine engines, including automotive, heavy-duty/off road, lawn and garden, marine, aerospace, locomotive and recreational and utility vehicles.



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