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What does Euro 6 mean and why should I care?

Posted by Becca Knight on March 21, 2019

If you’ve heard any of the latest automotive industry buzzwords you’ll know there’s one hot topic today. If it’s not the phrase ‘emission scandal’ then it’ll be ‘emissions regulations’. With so much media & public attention on a vehicle’s emissions standards, this issue needs to be understood by any diesel garage or workshop worth their salt. In order to offer the best services for customers and to thrive in this changing diesel landscape, then it is important to understand what is meant by ‘Euro 6’ and why it matters to all workshops even if they aren’t in the EU.

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Topics: diesel injector, injector testing, Common rail injectors, euro 6, what is euro 6

High Pressure Testing is Nothing Without Control

Posted by Lee Jacobs on March 18, 2019

The significant advancements in injector technology to meet the Euro 6 emissions legislation include increased fuel injection pressure, optimised nozzle spray angles and patterns to enhance combustion, and how many injections are possible per combustion cycle. However, another technical advancement that is not so well documented is closed loop electrical drive logic to provide accurate control during the injection event and digital rate shaping to configure the profile of the injected fuel during the combustion stroke.

Understanding this essential engineering concept is vital to unlocking true control of high pressure testing. So how has Hartridge responded to provide a leading aftermarket test solution and what advanced controls have been implemented to achieve this?

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Topics: Sabre CRi Master, diesel injectors, injector testing, Common rail injectors, Sabre CRi Expert, 1PPR, injection event, pump synchronisation, injector synchronisation, 1PPR sensor

Two Coil or Not Two Coil | Dual Coil Injector Technology

Posted by Lee Jacobs on February 15, 2019

Dual coil technology is fast becoming the new “buzz” word within the diesel common rail (CR) aftermarket. Due to its advanced pressure and injection control techniques, along with twin channel injector firing protocols, it initially presented a challenge for Hartridge when developing a test solution for the Sabre CRi Expert; but as we have said in previous blogs we will take the path to achieve best results even if this isn’t the easy path!

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Topics: research and development, injector testing, Common rail injectors, Injector response time, video, dual coil, twin coil, two coils, dual coil injectors, Bosch, Bosch CRIN

Common Rail Injector Coding & The Hartridge Mission

Posted by Lee Jacobs on February 12, 2019

The Hartridge mission, which we boldly accept, is to ensure that fuel injection components are tested according to OEM standards. We seek to do this to the highest criteria with the correct methods, even if these methods mean we can’t take a quick & easy path to providing workshops with what they need to achieve these OEM standards.

So for us CR injector coding; if it is to be done correctly, is simply a means of ensuring that an injector which passes the Hartridge test plan is then calibrated to perform as originally specified by the OEM.

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Topics: Sabre CRi Master, workshops, diesel injector, injector testing, Common rail injectors, diesel workshops, coding, Sabre CRi Expert, injector coding

Coding in a modern world | Diesel Injectors not websites

Posted by Becca Knight on February 11, 2019

Diesel injector coding is essential to get right with modern common rail diesel systems. Today’s euro 6 injectors are capable of operating at 2000 plus bar and this performance is not just the reserve of high end vehicle tuning any more.

Understanding coding & understanding the right way to code is critical for reducing vehicle running issues and customer complaints.

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Topics: injector failure, injector testing, Common rail injectors, Injector response time, diesel workshops, future of diesel, coding, injector coding

Brand New Video | Sabre CRi Series New Developments

Posted by Becca Knight on January 30, 2019

Watch our teaser trailer on the new developments coming soon on the Sabre CRi Series. New Denso coding, new applications, new capabilities and new magmahTouch software all for the Sabre CRi Expert & Sabre CRi Master.

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Topics: Sabre CRi Master, diesel injector, injector testing, Common rail injectors, video, Sabre CRi Expert, injector coding

Hartridge’s unique offerings for the 25th Automechanika Frankfurt show

Posted by Becca Knight on August 23, 2018

The Frankfurt exhibition comes around every 2 years to offer everything automotive that one could need under one roof. This automotive tradeshow still sets the standard throughout the tradeshow business and even against its own shows under Automechanika banner which now take place all around the world. This year marks the 25th Frankfurt show and we are preparing some exciting products in keeping with this special 25th show.

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Topics: Automechanika, Event, Toledo HEUI Master, Hartridge Events, GDi, GDi concept, Sabre CRi Expert, Automechanika Frankfurt

Our Largest Product Launch Ever!

Posted by Becca Knight on July 26, 2018

We are accustomed to launching new products and having a diverse range of testing solutions, that has evolved over the near 90 years of Hartridge’s own evolving heritage. Lots of exciting new products have joined our portfolio in recent years, and now our new generation of All-Makes test benches is expanding.

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Topics: Hartridge news, new machines, diesel injectors, Common rail injectors, Full Event Response Time, diesel workshops, coding, Sabre CRi Expert

Welcome to Excellence Week!

Posted by Becca Knight on June 18, 2018

Each year Hartridge celebrate a week of team work and fun. Excellence Week 2018 runs from 18th-22nd June and we have a busy week ahead!

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Topics: Hartridge Team, Hartridge news, excellence week, teamwork

3 Steps Forward For Diesel Workshops | Future Injector Testing

Posted by Becca Knight on February 07, 2018

Is it a diesel evolution or a revolution? Is the diesel workshop here to stay, just looking & behaving differently, or is it dethroned after telling people to eat cake? We look at 3 ways to prepare the diesel workshop for the evolving future ahead.

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Topics: Sabre CRi Master, future proofing, preparing the workshop, injector testing, diesel workshops, 3 steps forward for workshops, future of diesel, coding

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