TireView TPMS, the latest tire management product from Automatic Tire Inflation System provider P.S.I., add full tire management capability to trucks and tractors as well as trailers. It provides tire inflation pressure with 0.5% accuracy as well as wheel-end temperature alerts. TireView can be run in a closed on-board system or connected to telematics solutions for enhanced fleet management.
P.S.I. announced its new TireView during a press conference at the American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting March 17.
“Fleets continue to seek opportunities to improve their efficiencies, and the increasing demand for Smart Systems on vehicles is evidence of that trend," said Jonathan Gravell, PSI's vice president of business development. "P.S.I. is quickly moving into more holistic solutions for tire management that offer fleets an abundance of capabilities and data to reduce their costs. TireView provides constant visibility to the individual tires, enabling proactive maintenance and improved asset allocation."
During the product development process, TireView proved itself to be more reliable than other TPMS solutions, delivering a significantly more reliable stream of data available for advanced tire analytics, P.S.I said. It also offers customizable alerts, monochrome or color displays and a choice of internal and cap sensor options.
"Fleets have discovered that internal pressure sensors require that a tire be removed in order to replace the sensor," noted Jim Sharkey, vice president global sales and marketing. "Give the difficulty of switching out the sensors, fleets will sometimes let them go to avoid the change cost. Meanwhile, the fleet loses the data normally collected by that failed sensor."
The sensors themselves feature long-life batteries and easy-paring with 6-digit unique ID codes that won't cross-feed to other systems.
In independent tests, TireView sensors missed only nine readings out of 7470 for a 99.9% collection rate, P.S.I. said, saying that competitor collection rates were 72% for steer tires and 16% for drives.
When used without ATIS, such as on drive axles, TireView can be used with a Flow Thru Kit that provides simple solutions to sensor management challenges experienced by many fleets.
"PSI invented ATIS 26 years ago, and it allowed fleets to truly measure opportunities to reduce tire costs and realize savings," Sharkey said. "P.S.I. is the only leading supplier that is singularly focused on providing tire management solutions that have a solid ROI."
Both TPMS and ATIS are defined as approved technologies for phase-two greenhouse gas emissions regulations that are being adopted at the state level, led by California.
TireView will be available through many of the same channels that the P.S.I. ATIS is currently available.