Imerys, a leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions, reports a significant reduction in tyre replacement and vehicle downtime since installing a TyreWatch remote monitoring service at its quarry in Furzebrook, Dorset. With a mixed fleet of off-road heavy plant and six bulk tippers, Imerys was looking for a solution to combat problems associated with tyre-pressure loss and, following a recommendation, turned to TyreWatch and their industry-specific PlantSmart telematics system.
Nokian Tyres says it has taken the first step towards digital, real-time tyre management with the launch of Nokian Tyres Intuitu. This new digital monitoring system combines sensor-equipped tyres with a mobile application that records the sensor data, keeping the user informed about vital tyre pressure and temperature. Intuitu will initially be available for agricultural and contracting tyres, however Nokian Tyres intends to extend the system to its entire commercial tyre range.
Transense Technologies PLC’s trading division Translogik has won a contract to supply 24 iTrack II mining tyre monitoring systems including the full suite of data analytics for large haul trucks at Southern Copper’s Cuajone mine in Peru. These systems are to be supplied on a subscription model basis.
The first update made to the ContiConnect digital tyre monitoring platform has gone live. Continental has added further functions to the web portal and refreshed its look. The new features also link ContiConnect services directly with fleet operations, enabling digital monitoring data to be used during tyre maintenance.