- 20% under-inflation can reduce tire life by 30%
- 20% under-inflation can increase tire wear by 25%
- 85%-90% of tire failures are directly attributable to under-inflation
- 20% under-inflation can reduce fuel economy by 3%
- 36% of passenger cars have one tire 20% under-inflated
Our Tire Pressure (and Temperature) Monitoring System (TPMS) provides peace of mind and protects your vehicle and occupants
The primary dangers and consequences of under-inflated tires are:
- Reduced Vehicle Safety
- Tire Failures
- Increased Stopping Distance
- Reduced Tread Life
- Reduced Fuel Economy
Features and Benefits
- Provides an alert when pressure is low, adding greater safety for you and your vehicle
- Peace of mind knowing that your tires, your only contact with the road, are inflated properly for optimum performance and handling
- Monitor displays current tire pressures for all tires
- Tire pressure is constantly monitored, while moving or parked
- Alerts to dangerous low-pressure situations with both a visual and an audible alert
- Two thresholds of low tire pressure warnings – a double threshold of safety
- Greater stability, handling and braking with tires properly inflated
- Tires with low air pressures skid and hydroplane more easily
- Properly inflated tires last longer
- The life of your tire is extended due to less tread wear
- Properly inflated tires save fuel
- Proper inflation protects and saves the tire casing, reducing the chance of blowouts and side wall rips
- Properly inflated tires extend the life of tire treads by as much as 35%
- Properly inflated and maintained tires save costly roadside repairs and down time
- Protect the environment, environmentally friendly, conserving precious resources.
- Tires wear longer saving valuable resources used to produce new tires.
- Properly inflated tires save fuel.
- Under inflated tires wear prematurely, adding to the landfill/disposal problem.
- Assists in preventing dangerous debris on the road from worn and unsafe tires and casings.
- Reduced rubber particulates in the air effecting air quality.
- Proper inflation prevents irregular tread wear preventing dangerous conditions that can lead to accidents.
Industry Applications Include
- Mining / Earthmoving Equipment
- Trucks and Trailers
- Rigid Trucks
- Emergency Vehicles
- Agriculture Vehicles- including Irrigation- Central / Lateral Moves
- Quarry Rigs
- Port Equipment
- Domestic Lawn Mowers / Cars / Motorcycles
- Sensors are simply screwed to the tire air valve.
- These sensors are potted sealed and provide temperature and pressure data from the tire via RF (Radio Frequency) to a display monitor in the cabin (if applicable) of the vehicle.
- This data is communicated every 6 minutes unless there is exceptions- that is for example, a change in 1.0 Psi from the set baseline pressure where the sensor will immediately send this data to the display monitor and integrated fleet management system.
- The in-cabin display monitor allows you to setup the tire monitoring system and live monitoring of the tire sensor data.
- All tire sensor status, alerts / warnings are communicated to the driver / operator or dispatch
- Each tire sensor is programmed into the display for each tire's baseline (recommended set point) tire pressure.
- Some other alerts limits are also programmed into the display.
- Depending on the selected systems, up to 180 tires can be monitored and up to 8 x Tow vehicles with a single primary vehicle. For example. one can monitor a Motorcycle and Trailer, Car + Trailer or Caravan.
Alarms / Alerts
Depending on the model of system utilized and its application the following alerts / warnings are provided on the display to the driver / operator or dispatch integrated with our fleet management system.
If the pressure in a tire drops by 2.8psi in less than 12 seconds, an audible alarm and red flashing LED light will be triggered on the display (not used on 360 system)
- Low Pressure I
A Level I warning is activated when the pressure in any of the tires drop 12.5% below the set- point baseline tire pressure
- Low Pressure II
A Level II warning is activated when the pressure in any of the tires drop 25% below the below the set- point baseline tire. In both Low Pressure I and II, an audible alarm and red warning light are activated and the specific tire position and pressure are shown on the display
- High Pressure
This is an optional setting to provide a warning if the pressure in the tire increases to more than 25% of the baseline tire pressure
- High Temperature
A “HOT" temperature alarm is activated when the temperature of the sensors reach 176 F.