Continental enhances ContiPressureCheck modular system


Continental has unveiled the ContiPressureCheck, YardReader Station and Conti Connect Portal at the recent Brisbane Truck Show.

Continental enhances ContiPressureCheck modular system
Continental's ContiConnect Portal fleet management system will be launched later this year.

 

Continental Tyres Australia has released a range of new tyre pressure check products, namely the ContiPressureCheck, Yard Reader Station and the ContiConnect Portal.

Continental unveiled the products, which are part of the ContiPressureCheck modular system, at the recent Brisbane Truck Show.

According to Continental, the ContiPressureCheck monitor is a sensor installed inside the tyre that allows for continuous monitoring of tyre temperature and pressure during operation. This continuous monitoring not only allows for fuel savings, which result from running tyres at optimal pressures in relation to the load being carried, but also reduces the risk of vehicle downtime which could result from a tyre related breakdown.

Continental's ContiPressureCheck system

Continental says the ContiPressureCheck system is also compatible with a range of telematics systems, which means that tyre pressure and temperature data can be viewed on an integrated display and transmitted to external devices.

The ContiPressureCheck system is said to also help to reduce fuel consumption and tyre wear, thereby increasing mileage.

With the YardReader Station, Continental says it allows fleet managers to monitor tyre pressures automatically, across all vehicles in the yard, adding further accuracy to fleet maintenance and helping to prevent costly tyre related breakdowns.

The system is the latest addition to the Continental’s modular ContiPressureCheck tyre pressure monitoring system (TMPS), and is due to be rolled out in Australia later this year.

The YardReader Station is said to further complement the ContiPressureCheck system, with multiple benefits for fleets, the major benefit being ease of use. The YardReader station reads the data off the ContiPressureCheck sensors as the truck passes by the station in the fleet yard. The data is then uploaded to the ContiConnect portal for analysis and decision making by the fleet manager.

Meanwhile, Continental’s new tyre information and management system for commercial fleets, ContiConnect will be launched to European and global markets during the third quarter of 2017. The system is planned to be launched in Australia at the same time.

Continental says ContiConnect monitors, analyses and reports tyre pressure and temperature for the entire fleet based on data collected by the YardReader Station from ContiPressureCheck sensors in the tyres. The system then notifies fleet managers and offers suggested corrective measures where necessary, that could be then actioned immediately by a service partner.

An online portal provides transparent reports on the fleet’s tyre performance and overall efficiency. It can work in multiple set-ups to connect all tyres in a fleet; for vehicles on the road for numerous days in a row, along with those returning for daily check-ups. In combination with the modular design of ContiPressureCheck, data can be collected via a stationary receiver in the depot, or via a receiver unit in every vehicle on a real-time basis, while on the road.

Continental says should the pressure in a tyre reach a critical level, ContiConnect sends an alert to the fleet manager and also the service provider if required.

 

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