Rösler launches tread depth, belt temperature measuring tyre sensor
German OTR tyre specialist Rösler has launched its Intread TPMS system. The system is the first OTR TPMS system with the ability to measure the tread depth and the belt temperature. Rösler exhibited the system at Reifen 2014.
The Intread system has been in development and testing for three years. Consisting of two sensors – one measuring air pressure and air temperature at the inner liner of the tyre; one placed in the tread to measure the tread depth and the belt temperature – it allows OTR operators to monitor all of their tyres currently in use.
The tread sensor is made out of rubber and wears down with the tread of the tyre. Furthermore a PDA Communication Centre is mounted in the cabin of the truck which shows the driver the current status of his tyres and sends out all data. Intread does not use any additional wires or antennas mounted to the truck.
Ronny Dietsch, technical sales manager at Rösler, points out, “With the Intread Tyre Sensor you can sit in your office and check live your wear rates and the tread depth status of your entire fleet at any of your mines around the world. Just imagine how easy it becomes for mining companies to do their demand forecasts, wear rate analysis, stock planning or generate their stats. With Intread all this can be done live without deployment of cost intensive personnel and without having to stop the vehicle.”