Tire Pressure Monitoring For Drop-and-Hook

October 2008, - Feature

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Advantage PressurePro announced the release of their new Intelligent, "Drop-and-Hook" Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

The Drop-and-Hook System, which the company says is a first in the market, has been designed to work specifically with multi-trailer fleets, allowing automatic tethering and untethering of trailers to tractors.

The Intelligent Drop-and-Hook System is comprised of an Intelligent Monitor, Intelligent Repeater and Sensors. The Intelligent Monitor is mounted in cab and displays current pressures and alerts to a driver, or can be integrated with other telematics products in the vehicle to report pressures and alerts to an office/remote management system.

Capable of reading 16 tires each on a tractor and up to 3 trailers, the Intelligent Monitor can communicate with other devices in the tractor via RS232, J1708 or J1939 networks.

The Intelligent Repeater is installed directly onto a trailer and hooks into the trailer's power (ABS) line, allowing communication of the trailer's Sensors with the Intelligent Monitor in the tractor. When the tractor and trailer are tethered, the monitor in the tractor picks up the IDs, pressures and positions of Sensors on the trailer from the Intelligent Repeater. When a trailer is unhooked and there is no communication for 20 seconds, the Intelligent Monitor "forgets" that trailer and begins to look for new readings. When a new trailer is introduced, the Monitor recognizes the new Intelligent Repeater and accepts its full information.

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