AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 5, 2017 / — SANHUA Automotive won a 2017 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) Award for its Electronic eXpansion Valve (EXV).
The PACE Award was presented to SANHUA Automotive during the annual PACE Awards ceremony held on Monday, April 3, 2017 in Detroit. The Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence Award is often referred to as the “Academy Award for Innovation” in the automotive industry.
“We are honored to receive this great award. It is the first time for SANHUA Automotive to participate in the PACE Award. We are thrilled to be selected as the 2017 finalist and now one of the 13 winners. We have just created the record, as the first China based global supplier to be a winner,” said SANHUA Automotive President, Mr Stone Shi.
The new EXV allows for quicker response to changes in vehicle operating conditions and increased flexibility in a/c refrigerant control. The SANHUA Automotive EXV enables a number of system control strategies which ultimately lead to improved overall a/c system efficiency and better system performance.
The new EXV is available for R134a and the new more environmentally friendly R1234yf and R744 refrigerant systems. The EXV is capable of controlling flow from zero “totally shut-off” to maximum flows in multiple valve sizes.
Laboratory bench testing according to the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) a/c testing standards has proven that a SANHUA Automotive EXV can improve the refrigerant system efficiency of a typical passenger vehicle by more than 10%. The SANHUA Automotive EXV’s superior, responsive and stable refrigerant control reduces a/c compressor load which results in improved fuel economy, compressor reliability and refrigerant system noise reduction.
The EXV also can be combined with an electric vehicle battery chiller to more finely control the battery temperature and balance the refrigeration efficiency between the chiller and passenger evaporators, thereby increasing electric vehicle mileage range.
SANHUA Automotive products offer a great contribution in environmental protection. As experts in thermal management, SANHUA Automotive continues to develop products that offer enhanced fuel economy savings for conventional vehicles and opportunities for increased mileage range in electric vehicles. All of their products are designed to be compatible with all of the more environmental friendly new global refrigerants, such as R1234yf and R744.