TPMS or a tyre pressure monitoring system is used on manned and autonomous machines to ensure tyre pressure and temperature stays within operational specifications.
Why is TPMS Important?
Tyre pressures are affected by temperature and temperature in turn affects pressure. Pressure is what carries the load on a truck and the tyres and rims are the vessel that contains the pressure. If the pressure is too low, the sidewall flexes resulting in increased temperatures.
TyreSense uses actual data from the internal tyre sensor readings to determine when corrective action is required. Studies demonstrate a stronger correlation between the tyre chamber temperature and the belt temperature than the TKPH model. Find out more about TPMS versus TKPH.
What Does TyreSense Offer?
Already the world’s most advanced and trusted TPMS, we are pleased to announce the release of TyreSense 4.0 with new features and improved functionality.
Document, track and report on complete tyre, rim and sensor life
Tyre life with the advantage of complete pressure and temperature history and tonnes/mm of tread
Define zones on maps: loading, dumping, maintenance, fueling, park
Monitor tyre life over time by tracking tonnage during haul cycles
Set up dual speed limits on cornering for accurate live TKPH
Customisable Interactive Reports
All new reports and analytics incl Cold Pressure Summary, Alert Trends and Hot Tyre Hours
We have now had TyreSense operational in the business for approximately four months and have seen lots of cost and safety advantages in our fleet. I cannot disclose exact costings but can say that the cost to implement the system on sixteen 930E haul trucks and four 777 water carts was paid back within three and a half months just by utilising the trucks more efficiently and as an effect increasing the overall availability.
Queensland, Australia Mine
The total elapsed time from the initial incident to restored service was just two hours. TyreSense and a quick-acting contractor preserved an expensive loader tyre and minimised valuable down time.
Loader Tire Saved
…all of our large rear dump trucks and loaders are fitted with TyreSense which has proven to be a very reliable system that gives good information and allows us to track tyre performance, extend tyre life and monitor circuit conditions.
RIMEX Products Offer Value for the Money
Analysis of standard maintenance and service tasks on the wheels revealed an impressive 43% time-saving for the RIMEX DGS/IGLR series. As well, the results of the testing pronounced RIMEX wheels 18% more efficient overall.
…if a truck is worth $1,200 to $1,500 per hour in operation, then the cost savings are approximately $1 million. Investing in the TyreSense TPMS quickly recoups its cost and realises considerable savings into the future.
Savings on Pressure Maintenance Checks
The mine tyre manager then turned to his RIMEX representative, who proposed an innovative solution to narrow the stock wheels. This strategy was agreed upon, and within three weeks the new wheels were delivered to the mine, at a dramatically lower cost of $19,966.00 per truck!