Aggregate Industries specifies ‘fail-safe’ TPMS for all new vans19 February 2019

Aggregate Industries is specifying the Michelin Tyre Pressure Management System (TPMS) Light Fleet system for all new vans joining its 450-strong light commercial fleet, after a successful trial on 100 vehicles.

Craig Flowers, national plant and transport manager at Aggregate Industries, says the system “has exceeded our expectations as a fail-safe solution for monitoring tyre condition”.

He adds: “It takes minutes to fit and requires no programming, giving our drivers the reassurance it will alert them to tyre issues before they turn serious... We want all of our vehicles covered by this proven safety technology.”

Michelin TPMS Light Fleet has been developed by Wheely-Safe, an official Michelin licensee. A set of TPMS sensors replaces the valve caps and pairs with a small solar-powered windscreen display unit to provide visual warnings if a tyre becomes under-inflated by 15%. An audible alert is added at 25% under-inflation, or 35% over-inflation.

Other features includes fast leak detection, heat sensors to prompt an alert if the internal tyre temperature exceeds 90degs C, and a contactless tyre pressure checker.

Wheely-Safe also markets a device to prevent wheel loss on commercial vehicles. Co-founder Gary Thomas described the invention, and how the business was established, in the January issue of Transport Engineer (see link below).

Laura Cork

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