Sofia, Ankara, Paris, Turin, Milan, Stuttgart – this isn’t a list for city travel destinations. Rather, these six major European cities are expected to be among the most heavily polluted by particulate matter in Europe by 2030. Driving bans will be imposed and the laws adapted. Above all, however, technical challenges in connection with improved fuel consumption and stricter emission standards such as EURO 6 are more in demand than ever in order to sustainably improve air quality, particularly in cities. This will require a new generation of vehicle sensors – and the need for innovative engine management systems and intelligent exhaust aftertreatment technologies is likely to increase even further with the expected introduction of EURO 7.
In the future, sensors will not only have to be more sophisticated, but will also need to function reliably in extreme temperatures and corrosive environments – operating conditions that SCHOTT’s revolutionary HEATAN™ technology with its superior robustness can withstand. At the same time, its reduced design complexity also offers users improved competitiveness. The high-temperature sensor feedthroughs perform reliably in extreme conditions, including temperatures of 1000 °C (1,273 °F) and above. Made using a unique material combination and sealing technology, they enable the development of next-generation sensor designs. Conventional sensor sealing assemblies are based on multi-component designs requiring several manufacturing steps to achieve the required high-temperature properties. In contrast, the customizable HEATAN™ sensor feedthroughs can be assembled using a simple sealing process. The reduced complexity enables a significant reduction in customers’ costs and efforts.