‘Pneu’ Data Capture System for OTR
- 23 May 2009
- Product News
With the current financial situation and availability of certain tyre sizes, tyre management has never been so critical - good tyre management has a proven effect on profitability. By managing a tyre's tread and pressure in service, the casing life can be optimised to give maximum performance and minimum downtime or reduced working time.
The data capture system, developed in partnership with Derbyshire based Pneu-Logic is the first phase of a multi-phase technology programme planned between OTR and Pneu-Logic. It involves using a handheld device to electronically capture and transmit tyre pressure and tread depth and wirelessly input it into OTR's TyreLogic tyre management system. Subsequent phases will include a unique RFID tyre identification service which will be fully integrated into the handheld devices and will allow complete ‘cradle-to-grave' tyre tracking.
Graeme Manning, Commercial Director for OTR Tyres said: "With this new technology, our customers will have complete visibility of the management of their tyres on a real time basis. In the current economic climate, it is vital to constantly monitor and optimise tyre usage to maximise uptime and profitability. We believe that by combining Pneu-Logic's technology and OTR's knowledge and experience of earthmover tyres we will be able to deliver an exciting range of leading edge products and services to our customers."
The new OTR probe features automated and motorised tread depth measurement up to 130 mm and pressure measurement up to 190 PSI. The rugged design includes a large area foot, to span the wide tread of large off the road tyres and will communicate via a Bluetooth Serial connection to electronically send its measurements to PDA, PC or Smartphone.
OTR Tyres are one of the world's leading earthmover tyre specialists and continue to lead the way with the development of earthmover products and services, which offer customers ‘much more than just tyres.'
For further product information, please contact OTR Tyres Ltd on 01773 520885