Why is TyreAid so unique?
Reasons why our system is the strongest TPMS on the market
Continuous air balancing (duals) with continuous pressure monitoring of each tire in one seamless design, introducing a brand new industry standard
"Two major capabilities rolled into ONE product"
“"Twice the value for your fleet"
Problem: Every mile there is a battle going on between your dual tires as they travel down the road. This “tire battle” intensifies the more air pressure differs between the inner and outer tire. It is in this situation when premature tire wear & fatigue occurs. The greater the difference in pressure the greater the wear & tear on each tire. In fact, most of your tire wear comes from this pressure difference. Just a small 5 psi difference between the dual wheels will cause the less inflated tire to be "dragged" 13 feet for every mile driven. (0.35 bar difference each 1 km = 2.5m dragged) This can increase tire wear by 20% or more and it will substantially increase the rolling resistance which has a direct impact on fuel consumption. The tire with the greater air pressure takes on more of the load and this can have a detrimental effect on its useful life. Since the tires will actually be at different temperatures during driving (due to the inner being by the hot brakes and the outer getting a cool air breeze), continuously equalizing(air balancing) is extremely important. The equalizing is working all the time unless one of the tires has a leak and the pressure drops below the initial target pressure, a condition which will cause the automatic shut off valve to close. This automatic shut off valve is activated by the tire pressure and will not require a rapid loss to close. It is fully adjustable to close at any pressure but we recommend to have the closing set at 4 psi below the recommended tire pressure.
TyreAid is the Solution
Never a false "low tire" alert !
Only TPMS system on the market with built-in ambient temperature compensation.
On a cold morning, our device will give no false alerts. The tire pressure should always be checked at "normal" ambient temperature. When there is an ambient temperature drop, the tire pressure responds accordingly with about a 2.5 psi increase or decrease for every 10⁰F change, (0.3 bar for 10⁰C). Given such a temperature drop, all electronic TPMS systems will generate a low tire pressure alert. This is in reality a false alert since the tire pressure returns to normal when the tire warms up during the first few miles of driving. Our system measures the ambient temperature compared to the tire temperature. Without this compensation, false alerts would send a signal to the driver and central office (if GPS) when, in fact, he could have a seriously underinflated tire but would not react since he would "write it off" as a false alert due to cold weather. Many false alerts and soon no one would react when the pressure is actually low because of "crying wolf" too many times.
Yard Checks – Quick Job
Parked vehicle tires in your terminal/yard can be checked with our Receiver in minutes. 1,000 tires can be checked in less than 5 minutes just by walking around your terminal yard or spotted equipment locations.
No more thumping tires with baseball bat. 1000 tires can be checked in less than 5 minutes. This will significantly reduce your road calls due to tire "blowouts".
There is no need to have the ignition or main power "on" in the truck while maintenance personnel are checking tire pressures. The fleet can be securely locked and the main power switch off and the remote receiver will still be able to monitor all trucks. This allows your maintenance personnel to check the trucks without entering the Tractor cab to switch the power on or to turn the main power switch on by the batteries. This adds convenience and speed to the tire checking process while keeping the Tractors locked to avoid theft.
Works on parked tractors/trailers. Due to our own power source the tractor/trailer does not need to be coupled for the TyreAid to work properly. This means that all tire pressures can be verified when your equipment is parked and not in use. Whenever a trailer is hooked up it is much more costly to repair or replace a tire. This normally causes delays, overtime for the drivers, and potential Customer Service issues with late deliveries or pickups.
Fail-safe hose/connectors with Safety Valve
One of the most important components and often times the “weakest link” for TPMS systems that require external hoses are the air hoses and connectors. We have designed, make, & assemble our own hose and connectors. Using the same material race cars use for brake lines which is a stainless steel braided Teflon hose which can handle the heat and has a burst pressure of 2600 psi (180 bar). Our hoses and connectors are a major strength of the TyreAid system. Our hose & connectors make all the difference in the reliability and durability of this product.
All valve stems are standardized and are designed to hold the pressure in the tire and to fill the air in the tire. They are not designed to withstand extra weight caused by hoses or add-on pressure sensing and transmitting valve caps (therefore any valve caps type transmitter has to be extremely light and limits therefore the design to a non heavy duty construction with small batteries and limited transmitting ranges). The weakest point of the valve stem is where the threads are at the air inlet. This part cannot be modified since there are standardized threads on the inside for the valve core and the outside. for extension, air inflators etc.
The TyreAid solution incorporates a “safety valve” with dual function.
- It reinforces the valve stem by a layer of metal around the weakest point of the valve stem.
- It has a built in one way air restrictor. Air flows in a normal rate while outflow is restricted to about 10 psi (0.7 bar) out in 15 minutes for the average truck tire. If the hose would be damaged, the safety valve would prevent the tire from a rapid air loss.
Another issue with any application with air hoses is tightening the hoses. Finger tight ... is that enough? A constant question on the tire maintenance personnel's mind. If too tight the orings can rupture after a few changes and if left too loose they will leak. Not an easy task/choice for tire maintenance personnel.
The TyreAid solution includes a specially designed connector which has a metal against metal (brass) sealing surface called a JIS-45 design. This ensures that the tire personnel cannot over tighten the sealing o-ring like on standard hoses. However, we built in a redundancy which is a BOSS design in the same fitting where there is an o-ring on the sealing surface which cannot be over tightened but will act as a backup seal in case of any imperfection in the brass connector. This also keeps the threads and connecting surfaces 100% free from dirt particles.
Quick & Easy to Install & Maintain
Since the system is totally self-contained there is no need to tap into the truck electrical wiring except for the in cab receivers 12v-24v power cord. The Radio Frequency signal is so powerful that no repeaters or external antennas needed for trailers or longer length trucks. Our system can handle two full trailers behind the truck, like the Australian "road trains," without repeaters to be installed. The safety valve flow restriction also makes the installation easier and you will not lose any measurable air pressure in the tire during initial installation. It takes 5-10 minutes for installation per tire. Therefore a truck with 10 wheels will take between 50 - 100 minutes to install. Depending if it is done in the service bay with power tools or outside in the parking lot.
There is no complicated programming involved. Our unit works right out of the box, but can be programmed to only see the wheel ends of that vehicle. This programming takes about 3 seconds per wheel with a simple press of the sensor test button on the TyreAID device.
Long Product Life
10+ year design with 5 yr. unlimited mileage warranty included in the unit price
We have full confidence in our TyreAid system because it is designed for HD use in every detail
Our system is designed to withstand the toughest environments any vehicle will see. We know that the sun does not shine everyday and the trucks may go from dirt and mud at 120⁰F (50⁰C) to freezing conditions with 30⁰F below. (-35⁰C). We can handle all road salt and solvents used on today’s highways and washing the trucks. The Housing is made of hard anodized aluminum (MIL-A-8625 Type III AMS 2469) all electrical contact surfaces are silver or gold plated
Even our battery has a 10 year life expectancy if the tires are within pressure range. However if ever needed, changing the battery takes less than 1 minute and additional batteries can be ordered when needed direct from our website at $3.00 each.
We didn’t cut any corners as we designed this system to be the most reliable and toughest on the market.
Other Important Features
Relocates pressure check points. When checking the pressure of the dual tires, one normally has to uncomfortably kneel on the ground to locate the position of the valve stems. We have relocated the check point to the center of the axle hub for ease of access.
Low tire pressure warning is displayed in 4 ways:
- inside the truck, for the driver to be alerted of a low tire (Both visual & audible alerts)
- outside the truck by a flashing LED on wheel end for maintenance personnel and driver to identify which Tire is underinflated.
- Receiver device (handheld)
- From back office via GPS link (we are compatible with most popular tracking systems on the market today)
Can be read by handheld remote Receiver. Tire and maintenance personnel have remote readers and can easily see any low tire in a 200-300 ft radius
No need for "pairing" truck and trailer. Many Trucking companies have many more trailers than tractors and, therefore, the same trailer is not always paired with the same tractor. Our system allows you to swap trailers and the system still works perfectly without any additional procedures required.
GPS trigger. If the company is using a GPS Tracking system, our system gives a trigger to the onboard system informing of a low tire, and the central office will then immediately know which truck is driving with underinflated tires. (Software integration work may be required by your GPS supplier.)