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TireStamp introduces TireVigil cloud service

TireStamp Inc. announced that it has updated, enhanced and redesigned its previous TPMS product line to the TireVigil Cloud Service brand. “By connecting every vehicle to the cloud and knowing how long tires can run before they reach catastrophic alert levels, en-route tire-related breakdowns are eliminated, operations is not disrupted unnecessarily, tread wear and casing

Protecting tire PSI: Adding TPMS, ATIS, TiS helps protect your investment

Fleet managers are well aware of the importance of proper tire inflation to protect tires. Many are earlier adopters of tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) and/or automatic tire inflation systems (ATIS or TIS). Choosing the right systems for each application is important part of protecting your investment, but which one to choose? Picking the right

Stemco ATIS System Tire
The importance of tire pressure monitoring

Keeping a close eye on tire pressure can also impact your bottom line. Under-inflated tires flex excessively under load, producing heat and increasing rolling resistance, which wastes fuel. Tires inflated 10 PSI below recommended levels can reduce truck fuel economy up to 1%. In addition, stress from flexing causes fast and uneven wear, shortening the

Continental releases glossary of TPMS terms

Continental Commercial Vehicles and Aftermarket released a glossary of industry terms for TPMS service. The 10-page glossary includes definitions and descriptions for over 93 industry-wide TPMS service related and parts terms. “The new glossary was developed to help both parts suppliers and professional technicians better communicate and understand the complexities of TPMS service and the

Tire sealants: Some sticky issues

Tire sealants designed to stop inflation loss from punctures and other casing injuries have been around for a long time. Traditionally, widespread uses have been concentrated in abusive (to tires) service conditions, such as mining, off-road construction, certain agricultural equipment, and similar mixed service (on/off road) applications. Most sealants are made up using a viscous

Tires Wheels Column
High heat, fast leak tire condition alerts added to Omnitracs TPMS application

Omnitracs LLC announced the addition of new tire condition alerts, high heat and fast leak, to its TPMS application. Extending the current value tire pressure monitoring brings, heat and fast leak alerts will offer customers a more comprehensive look at tire health maintenance for improved safety, fuel efficiency and reduced tire-related expenses. Tire pressure monitoring

VDO TPMS Catalog features expanded REDI-Sensor multi-application TPMS coverage

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket released its new VDO 2014 TPMS Replacement Parts Program catalog. This catalog has been expanded to include the latest application validations for the VDO REDI-Sensor Multi-Application TPMS sensor service solution, which now provides extensive coverage for domestic, Asian and European vehicles in North America with just four sensor SKUs. The overall

VDO TMPS Catalog
PressurePro, TrackPoint Systems announce partnership, plan integration

Advantage PressurePro, provider of tire performance management solutions (TPMS) and TPMS technologies, and TrackPoint Systems, provider of asset management and trailer tracking, announced their partnership at the Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting 2014. The alliance, formed to allow integration of the two technologies, sets the groundwork to launch the market’s first real time TPMS

JohnDow offers TPMS sensor storage cabinets, Fuel Cart line

A new line of TPMS Sensor Storage Cabinets is available from JohnDow Dynamic. The single door TPMS-90 cabinet will hold up to 90 sensors in separate rows for easy identification. Up to 72 sensors can be stored in the TPMS-72P two-door cabinet along with up to 28 boxes of service kits and accessories. A drawer

PressurePro TPMS announces integration with Omnitracs

Advantage PressurePro has announced the integration of its TPMS solutions with Omnitracs Mobile Computing Platforms 110 and 200 (MCP110 and MCP200). Integration to Omnitracs’ MCP50 is targeted for early 2014. The integration allows full monitoring and reporting of tire performance information directly to the in-cab display. It also provides drivers and office staff with graphical

Rolling as part of a system

Recently, while discussing radial truck tire performance with several seasoned industry veterans, a valid and useful point was raised. Several decades ago, many truck tire problems used to be finally diagnosed as simply that “tire problems.” This is less the case in recent years. Tire performance is best understood and more expediently diagnosed when considered

Rolling as a part of a system