BPW Delivering Intelligent AirSave Tyre Pressure Control System

AirSave

BPW is now delivering the AirSave tyre pressure control system that the company is claiming, "pays for itself in the first year".

AirSave Tyre Pressure Control System Making Savings

The system achieves savings in terms of fuel, tyres and time, with forwarders involved in practical tests confirming the results.

"The purchase pays for itselfquickly", confirms Alfred Weyres, owner and managing director of Alfred Weyres Spedition GmbH. "The system ensures a permanently optimised roll resistance; fuel economy is clear – and added is the considerably longer tyre mileage. Because the fabric carcass is conserved, the system also optimises retreadability."

For a three-axle vehicle with a mileage of 120,000 kilometres per year and an average pressure deviation of 10 per cent, AirSave delivers a cost benefit of 700 euros per year – as a result of the fuel savings (around 250 litres) and the longer service life of the tyres. At 200,000 kilometres, the cost savings increase to almost 1,000 euros.

"The gains in time and safety have not yet been factored into this calculation," emphasises Caren Freudenberg, Product Manager at BPW in Wiehl. "The driver no longer has to constantly check and readjust the tyre pressure on the trailer one at a time. AirSave thus also reduces the risk of tyre bursts, which can lead to considerable downtimes or even serious accidents."

If the tyre pressure drops rapidly because of damage, AirSave alerts the driver and allows an immediate planned stop in the workshop. The telematics network is already prepared in the factory by BPW. This way, it is not only the driver who is always informed about the tyre pressure via the smartphone app with the authorised agent also being informed automatically.

BPW places great importance on an independent, particularly robust and easy to install design for all external components mounted on the wheel end. The system uses the existing trailer pneumatics and, with a fully automatic booster pump, ensures that the preset tyre pressure is maintained at all times. The air is guided through the axle beam to the wheel end and from there to the tyre valve. The system will uncover a consistent loss of pressure. AirSave kicks in at a pressure deviation of just 0.2 bar – making it more reliable than other tyre pressure monitoring systems. AirSave is maintenance-free for three years. Starting in November, BPW will supply all 9-12 t ECO Plus axles intended for AirSave with the corresponding pre-assembled components.

The system can be connected digitally. An optional connection to the "cargofleet3" telematics portal from idem telematics is fitted by the manufacturer. The driver can keep an eye on the condition of all tyres at all times via the corresponding smartphone app. The app also indicates whether air has been readjusted.

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.

Contact: richard.wilson@retreadingbusiness.com

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