Bridgestone Corporation has introduced what it describes as a “revolutionary” new MasterCore off-the-road (OTR). Speaking at a press conference in Tokyo on 7 August 2020, company representatives explained that MasterCore tyres are engineered for “ultra-high durability with performance that can be customized to various mine sites and operations”. The MasterCore product line has initially launched for 63-inch tyres, with additional patterns and sizes available to customers in 2021.
Bridgestone has bought iTrack, which provides tyre management solutions for the off-the-road (OTR) market, from UK-based Transense Technologies Plc. All employees of the iTrack Solutions business will join Bridgestone as part of the acquisition. No financial details have been released.
In February, TPMS and sensor-maker Transense announced it had received an order for 50 of its iTrack II tyre monitoring systems for installation in mines in North America. On Tuesday 13 August the company confirmed that Bridgestone is the cooperation partner.
Transense Technologies Plc, which provides sensors systems to the industrial, mining and transportation markets, is pleased to announce that “a customer” has placed an order for 50 iTrack II units for installation in mines in North America.
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.
Translogik is promoting is iTruck system, which tracks tyre temperature, pressure, GPS position and vehicle braking information in real-time.
According to the company, iTruck provides a “rugged and reliable solution” that offers detailed early warnings signals of potential tyre related issues. As a result fleet operator and/or service provider can take swift remedial, which could be the difference between safe operation and a major incident/unnecessary downtime.
Translogik has signed an agreement with Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH to supply the German tyre manufacturer’s ContiTrade unit with the new iOS compatible version of its TL-G1 Tyre Inspection Probe. 85 kits have been ordered to date as the deployment commences, with significant further orders anticipated.
Translogik, the trading division of sensor system provider Transense Technologies plc, has won a contract to supply its iTrack mining tyre monitoring systems to the entire fleet of 46 large haul trucks at the BHP Billiton-owned Spence copper mine in Chile’s Atacama Desert. The iTrack systems will be supplied using Translogik’s new rental pricing scheme.
Transense Technologies Plc reports that its Translogik tyre management solutions division has signed an exclusive agreement to supply its tyre inspection probe to Rema Tip Top Holdings UK Limited for use in Rema Tip Top’s new passenger car tyre inspection system, ‘Tip Top Tread’. Tip Top Tread, based on Translogik’s proprietary tyre probe technology, will […]
Transense Technologies PLC deputy chairman David Kleeman is to retire from the board of the company on 31 December 2014. Kleeman is the former non-executive chairman and stepped down from that role in October 2013 to become deputy chairman. He was replaced as chairman by David Ford. Transense shares fell 14 per cent in response to the news.
At the end of 2014, with news of the launch of the new Opti-Tread system for passenger car tyre auditing still fresh, Tyres & Accessories visited Translogik CEO Laren Yeomans at the company’s new Oxfordshire offices in order to find out more about the new product and how it fits into Translogik’s wider strategy.
But first a little background. Translogik is the Tyre Management Solutions division of Transense Technologies PLC, a firm specialising in the development of Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) sensors and related technologies. The Transense Group is comprised of three divisions. IntelliSAW, based in Boston, USA, specialises in wireless temperature measurement used in various industrial applications, SAWSense, the firm’s research & development and technology transfer operation; and Translogik – the part of the business we were in Oxford to learn more about.
Transense Technologies, which develops RFID and TPMS systems, reported its first profits of £20,000 (EBITDA) for the first half of the current financial year, ended 31 December. The figures are still comparatively small, but the company hopes its progress is now entering growth territory.
Transense Technologies plc reports that its Translogik division’s iTrack tyre temperature TPMS for OTR vehicles has successfully completed field trials and is now an approved product for deployment in the southern African region. According to the company, the Customer is initially focussing on fitting the iTrack system to its haul trucks while also considering fitment to its ancillary mine vehicles, more than doubling the potential number of vehicles requiring the system.
Transense, the saw-wave RFID company that has developed the Translogik range of TPMS and related technologies, has made “huge progress” in the last three years. That’s the view of the firm’s board which released an AGM statement on 29 June lauded the businesses improvements. “Transense is now in a position to leverage its technological expertise and a much broader range of technical projects are now underway. In fact, there are more live development projects now than at any time in the company's history, such that the medium to long term future looks promising,” the statement explained.
Transense Technologies plc has launched its iProbe multi-function RFID/TPMS tyre inspection tool into the market. Developed by its subsidiary Translogik and following consultation with potential customers, the iProbe provides wireless measurement of tread depth, tyre temperature and tyre pressure combined with integrated RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tag and TPMS (Temperature Pressure Monitoring System) sensor reading capabilities.