BorgWarner BERU Systems Produces Three Millionth Pressure Sensor Glow Plug
(PSG) For Diesel Engines
BorgWarner's Award-winning Pressure Sensor Glow Plugs Help Optimize
Combustion, Improve Cold Starts and Reduce Emissions
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 22, 2013
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --BorgWarner BERU Systems has
delivered more than three million pressure sensor glow plugs (PSGs) to diesel
automakers around the world. By optimizing the combustion process,
BorgWarner's PSGs help improve engine performance and reduce emissions where
they start – in the combustion chamber. The first and only manufacturer to
produce a PSG in series production, BorgWarner supplies numerous automakers
including Audi, Isuzu, Opel and VW. PSG technology debuted in 2008 on the VW
Jetta in the United States and has been launched on several other diesel
engine platforms since then. BorgWarner expects demand to increase
substantially over the coming years and plans to produce its ten millionth
pressure sensor glow plug by 2016.
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"BorgWarner's award-winning pressure sensor glow plug technology demonstrates
how optimizing the combustion process can not only improve performance but
reduce emissions," said Brady Ericson, President and General Manager,
BorgWarner BERU Systems. "With stringent new emissions standards on the
horizon, we expect demand to grow significantly among global original
BorgWarner's PSG combines a highly efficient glow plug to improve diesel
engine cold starts with an integrated pressure sensor to improve engine
efficiency. The sensor measures the rapidly changing in-cylinder pressure in
the combustion chamber and continuously reports it to the engine control unit.
By establishing closed-loop control of engine pressure, the PSG allows the
engine controller to constantly regulate fuel injection quantity and timing in
order to optimize the combustion process. Built with a robust steel heating
rod and a piezo-resistive sensor, BorgWarner's PSG helps enhance engine
efficiency for maximum performance, reliable starts in cold temperatures,
improved fuel economy, lower NO[x] emissions and optimum torque control.
BorgWarner's PSG technology has received several awards, including a 2009
Automotive News PACE Award, the 2008 Eureka Lillehammer Award and the 2006
Automechanika Innovation Award.
Auburn Hills, Michigan-based BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a technology
leader in highly engineered components and systems for powertrain applications
worldwide. Operating manufacturing and technical facilities in 57 locations in
19 countries, the company develops products to improve fuel economy, reduce
emissions and enhance performance. Customers include VW/Audi, Ford, Toyota,
Renault/Nissan, General Motors, Hyundai/Kia, Daimler, Chrysler, Fiat, BMW,
Honda, John Deere, PSA, and MAN. For more information, please visit
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