Slow and continuous loss of tyre pressure is one of the most common causes of tyre punctures in port logistics and other goods handling locations. The consequences of tyre damage and the resulting vehicle breakdown include high costs for fleet managers and significant problems in the supply chain, to name a few. Continental Commercial Specialty Tyres (CST) has unveiled the proven Continental tyre pressure monitoring system ContiPressureCheck™ for specialty tyres to tackle this problem. The monitoring system can be mounted on almost all types of industrial vehicles and works with pneumatic tyres from all tyre manufacturers.
"Regular maintenance checks on the tyre pressure are time-consuming and cost-intensive, and therefore often neglected – with serious consequences", says Dr. Michael Maertens, Managing Director of Continental CST. "With the introduction of ContiPressureCheck™ for specialty tyres, we offer our customers a cost-effective alternative for measuring the tyre pressure that also increases the efficiency and the safety of vehicle fleets in all industrial sectors.”
The tyre pressure monitoring system ContiPressureCheck™ from Continental is now available for specialty tyres in ports and further industry sectors.
Innovative technology inside the tyre
In contrast to comparable systems, ContiPressureCheck™ is used inside the tyre and is thus deployed where a lack of inflation pressure has an immense impact. If the inflation pressure decreases, the tyre might be subjected to greater stress as it rolls, causing it to heat up. Add to this the impact of heavy loads and the damage to the tyre can be severe, potentially leading to a blowout.
ContiPressureCheck™ uses a sensor inside the tyre together with a communication and processing system, which are integrated into a module fitted with a rubber container to the inner surface of the tyre. This achieves more accurate results than comparable systems that collect data with sensors outside the tyre. The data is sent by wireless transmission to the central receiver (central control unit – CCU), which processes the data and sends them directly to the display in the driver’s cab. The difference between the stipulated and actual tyre pressures shows the driver immediately when to restore the correct tyre pressure.
Adapted from press release by Katherine Guenioui
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