Autogem expands commercial vehicle product range with TPMS
Autogem has launched a new replacement tyre pressure monitoring system for commercial vehicles. Its universal TPMS sensor is designed to increase efficiencies for fleet operators with in-house fitters and tyre dealer networks, promising greater flexibility and convenience. Autogem said the system was developed to address a number of issues in the market, including regular breakages of internal valve mounted sensors at tyre dismount, the difficulty in identifying sensors from the outside of the wheel, and battery failure due to higher mileage and high usage. Autogem adds that it has found original equipment batteries are depleted by “up to 30 per cent” on the shelf before they are fitted.
Autogem managing director Prashant Chopra has been working on a TPMS solution for commercial vehicles for some time: “OE sensors can be badly affected by water damage in the tyre, which was another problem we encountered when researching commercial TPMS.
“We offer comprehensive coverage for the commercial sector and now provide a compelling product which will save time and money for fleet operators and tyre dealers everywhere, creating convenience at the same time.”
Autogem states that the benefits of its Universal TPMS are:
- Convenience: a broken sensor can be replaced in as little as 18 seconds, without the need to go through a dealer.
- Flexibility: blank sensors are programmed to be fitted to the majority of manufacturers’ wheels from Mercedes Actros right through to DAF CF and XF
- Non-invasive, real-time tyre pressure checks: Autogem’s handheld device checks commercial tyre pressures at the same time (without the need to unscrew valve caps and put airline on) saving fitters time
- Battery life information: a user-friendly process also includes instant information on TPMS battery life, allowing maintenance to be scheduled accordingly
- Fewer breakages: replaced TPMS sensors are mounted to the centre of the wheel rim, rather than the valve or outside the wheel, resulting in fewer breakages.
- Coding and pairing: New sensors are created in seconds through Autogem hardware, which copies unique original code into a new sensor with no diagnostic equipment required.
Autogem adds that its system does not require specialist TPMS valves, which can be expensive, while a TPMS logo valve cap is included for easier external identification.