FIMA award for Trelleborg ConnecTire
ConnecTire, Trelleborg’s solution for Smart Farming, has been recognised at the FIMA Agricola 2018 technical innovation awards in the category Tractors and self-propelled machines and energy’.
“We are naturally very proud of this award,” comments Lorenzo Ciferri, vice-president of marketing and communications at Trelleborg Wheel Systems. “Trelleborg has a long history of being industry innovators and ConnecTire is something that we are very excited by and which has received very positive feedback. Receiving this award is further evidence that Trelleborg is at the forefront of shaping our industry and innovation, our objective is simple – to help farmers to produce more with less, intelligently.”
ConnecTire was officially launched at Agritechnica 2017 and is a sensor-based smart wheel that increases efficiency and productivity by reducing the risk of tyre slippage on the rim. ConnecTire constantly monitors two key variables – tyre pressure and temperature – which it relays to both tractor and farm mainframes via Bluetooth and wireless connectivity. Operators set their target tyre pressure and can then monitor how tyre pressure deviates from that target and act accordingly. Should corrective action be required, ConnecTire automatically sends an alert via its App, ensuring minimum disruption and maximum machine safety.
FIMA Agricola 2018 runs between 20 and 24 February 2018 at the Feria de Zaragoza in Zaragoza, Spain.