Trelleborg debuts Phoenix TPMS
Visitors to this year’s Bauma construction and mining machinery trade fair are amongst the first to see Phoenix TPMS, a new cloud-based system for construction tyres from Trelleborg Wheel Systems. Trelleborg claims its Phoenix TPMS will “enhance productivity in critical applications and to make the operator’s life easier in the most demanding environments.”
Phoenix TPMS integrates tyre sensors, a central gateway on the machine and on-line platform to fully monitor fleet operations and optimise machine uptime.
“The construction industry is changing fast with increasing focus on predictive maintenance, safety and machine performance to reduce vehicle downtime and increasing operational efficiency,” says Lorenzo Ciferri, vice-president of marketing & communication at Trelleborg Wheel Systems. “Tyres play a fundamental role in overall machine performance; therefore, we want to offer our customers a game-changing solution to ensure that the aforementioned targets will be achieved, having all data under control through a full connection.
“This is why we decided to develop the Trelleborg TMPS system: Phoenix,” Ciferri adds before explaining the choice of name: “In Egyptian mythology, whoever received the gift of the Eye of the Phoenix had the power to predict future events. The tyre solution designed by Trelleborg, inspired by this myth, has the capacity to prevent failures and improve maintenance plans as well as the ability to precisely control in real time tyre pressure and temperature.”
Phoenix allows operators to measure pressure and temperature every five seconds, providing instant access to vehicle status and monitoring data through a computer or mobile devices. Thanks to the full connectivity and cloud data transmission, the operator can benefit from automated email notifications in emergency situations and personalized vehicle warnings. Each sensor is mounted on the tyre with a resistant patch, which guarantees an easy installation. The battery of the sensor has an average life of five years.
The system is available in nine languages and can be configured on all machine models.