User opinions of multiTPMS system
tire pressure in oversized transportation
With over 18 years of experience in managing a company in the oversized and heavy cargo transport industry, I got to know any risks and problems very well. Consequences of something seemingly trivial may sometimes be very far reaching. From the beginning, one of these problems were tire explosions and the related costs. I incurred them constantly and they were very often quite high.
The number of complications resulting from a single overheated and therefore torn apart tire was disproportionate to the event itself: delayed deliveries, damaged electrical and pneumatic system, tire exchange in the middle of the night on a motorway, blocked road. To name just a few. It always meant risk for my drivers and other road users
With such a large quantity of tires as there are present in the low loading semitrailers in my fleet, even a simple inspection takes the driver a lot of time. Until now, there have been no technological solution to this problem. Luckily, I can now say that this subject, that sometimes caused great concern, has been completely solved. I am very glad that we had our input in it.
From the perspective of the success of the entire undertaking, I can now clearly say that for the sake of such projects and the observation of work of my company’s and Drabpol teams, it is worth being a pioneer and taking risk. The result of the above is a ready-made solution not only for my company, but also for my colleagues from the industry.
multiTPMS system enables unlimited combination of semitrailers and tractors. In a single road train you can monitor up to 200 wheels as standard and up to 480 wheels in Premium version, i.e. the unit may include 2 to 60 axles under supervision.
How does it work?
Remote data transfer uses the vehicle’s CAN bus. The universal character of multiTPMS system ensures automatic detection of wheels and their localization in the unit irrespective of where and in what direction the truck has been connected.
In case of a tire failure, there are two information thresholds: hazard (orange) and critical condition (red). The system also informs of the correct levels of tire pressure and temperature (green) and a communication failure (grey).
MVF display visualizes in one window all information on tires in critical or hazardous condition. In case multiple messages occur at the same time, the software automatically gives priority to the information of the highest importance.
The differences in the number of axles and wheels have enforced the necessity to implement standardization of the number of CCUs (2 per module), which enables constant switching of trolleys and moving the MVF display from one vehicle to another. The system’s task is to properly group and number the trolleys so that data for the driver are clearly presented on the display.
Below you can download two folders:
|informative clear and transparent visualization of the system and its benefits,|
|technical version including detailed description of the connections and the principle of operation of the system.|