Real-time mon­i­tor­ing of tyres

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MAN Au­to­mo­tive South Africa has se­lected Con­ti­nen­tal’s In­tel­li­gent Tyres fit­ted with Con­tiPres­sureCheck (CPC) for its premium range of Ef­fi­cien­tLine trucks, al­low­ing for real-time mon­i­tor­ing of tyre per­for­mance, pres­sure and tem­per­a­ture.

Any ir­reg­u­lar­ity no­ticed by the driver or fleet man­ager can be checked and cor­rected , with tyre in­for­ma­tion re­layed to the driver via an on-board dis­play. This has al­lowed fleet man­agers and driv­ers to re­duce down­time and im­prove op­er­at­ing ef­fi­cien­cies, ac­cord­ing to MAN.

The CPC sys­tem com­prises one trans­mit­ter just 2cm long and weigh­ing less than 20g and a pro­ces­sor, which is af­fixed to the in­side of the tyre tread.

When the tyre is changed, the pro­ces­sor can be re­moved from the bracket and reused. The bat­tery lasts a claimed six years, or about 600,000km. Con­tiPres­sureCheck is said to be com­pat­i­ble with all tyre brands and all ve­hi­cles. It is suited to al­most any com­bi­na­tion in­clud­ing buses, coaches, sin­gle-axle trail­ers or even six-axle trac­tor-trail­ers with a max­i­mum of 24 tyres.

With both sys­tems in­te­grated, mon­i­tor­ing tyre pres­sure be­comes eas­ier as the CPC tyre sen­sor con­stantly mon­i­tors tyre pres­sure and tem­per­a­ture.

Tyre data col­lected with Con­tiPres­sureCheck is avail­able to both the dis­patcher’s com­puter and the ve­hi­cle’s driver. If there is a de­vi­a­tion from the de­fined val­ues, both fleet man­agers and driv­ers will be able to re­act quickly to pre­vent po­ten­tial time-con­sum­ing down­times.

“The fact that our In­tel­li­gent Tyres, which come pre­in­stalled with Con­tiPres­sureCheck sen­sors, have been adopted by MAN Au­to­mo­tive for their premium range of Ef­fi­cien­tLine ve­hi­cles is a clear sig­nal that our rev­o­lu­tion­ary tyre pres­sure mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem has been well-re­ceived by the Orig­i­nal Equip­ment mar­ket,” says Dar­ren Vo­ges, Busi­ness Devel­op­ment Man­ager: Truck Busi­ness Unit at Con­ti­nen­tal Tyre SA.

“Once in­te­grated with the fleet’s telem­at­ics provider, Con­tiPres­sureCheck is a true value-adding so­lu­tion that en­ables fleet firms to gen­er­ate real sav­ings and to ef­fi­ciently man­age the tyres in their fleet.”

The CPC sys­tem com­prises a small trans­mit­ter and a pro­ces­sor af­fixed to the in­side of the tyre tread.

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