NGK claims to have the ignition solution to satisfy the requirements of UK and Ireland distributors and their independent garage customers. Here, the OE supplier of spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda and other engine management sensors, explains the opportunities offered by its EGTS range.
NGK Spark Plugs supplies a comprehensive range of components direct to the independent automotive aftermarket.
These include NTK exhaust gas temperature sensors (EGTS) which the company introduced 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% of global passenger car sensor applications and are a popular choice for vehicle manufacturers 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.
Mark Hallam, Marketing Manager, NGK Spark Plugs, said: “The NTK EGTS range for the aftermarket offers great business opportunities for distributors and workshops as they can now increase their competitiveness, as NGK offers them an identical alternative to the OES sensor.
“Currently it includes the 20 most popular EGTS types from NTK, each of which is identical to the respective OES part. Taken together, they offer a perfect sensor for almost two million cars in the UK and Ireland for brands that include Audi, BMW, Dacia, Ford, Renault, Seat, Skoda and VW.
“As with our other leading components, our EGTS range means that in the majority of cases our distributors can source the ignition products that are fitted daily in independent garage workshops.”
What are EGT Sensors?
They are small diameter probes inserted into the flowing exhaust gas that are capable of very accurate temperature measurement over a wide range.
They monitor components such as turbochargers, diesel particulate filters (DPF) and catalysts, ensuring that they function at the optimum temperatures for greatest efficiency and protecting them against excessively high temperatures that can lead to component failure. Electrical resistance of the thermistor element varies relative to temperature.
Service life expectation
In some circumstances, their expected service life could be compromised by the failure of other components.
Adherence to manufacturers’ torque recommendations on renewing parts is essential and generic fitting instructions are included in the NTK range.
Details of the range are included in the company’s 224-page NTK sensors catalogue – which can be downloaded from the NGK website at www.ngkntk.co.uk. The catalogue features the 20 EGT sensors covering 343 application lines.
NGK revealed a new brand identity at the recent Automechanika show in Frankfurt, Germany in 2016.
A new NGK logo now comes with an ‘Ignition Parts’ strapline, with the equally important NTK brand now having a ‘Vehicle Electronics’ strapline.
Announcing the changes, which will apply to the UK and Irish markets, NGK believes the new logos will take their brand positioning to the next level, paving the way for new product introductions such as the new range of NTK Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensors and Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensors.