TyreWatch: PlantSmart Solution
Roffey took a step back from analysing the future and how TPMS technology would develop in the industrial tyres sector and gave an overview of TyreWatch’s PlantSmart product, a solution which can be fitted into industrial tyres or used on equipment for mining and quarrying, which Roffey describes as ‘one system for all sectors of an off-highway operation’.
TyreWatch PlantSmart was engineered to detect any plant tyre problems whilst a plant is in full operation in order to give timely tyre maintenance or safe repair before any damage can build, thus minimising risk and downtime.
Roffey added, “While TPMS is by no means a new concept, the TyreWatch telematics monitoring system takes it a step further by making sure all issues are monitored in real-time without the need to solely rely on the driver carrying out visual checks on the tyres and will report on tyre issues while the vehicle is moving.”
One such company, which is currently benefitting from the TyreWatch PlantSmart system is Brett Aggregates, one of the largest independent producers of sand and gravel in the UK with operations serving London, the East and South-East England.
Stuart Spring, Site Manager at one of Brett’s locations commented on the TyreWatch PlantSmart system by saying, “Using the TyreWatch PlantSmart Tyre Telematic system that is fitted to our loading shovels has made the task of managing the tyre pressures of our machines very simple and easy. Our priority is to ensure the health and safety of all our employees and visitors. PlantSmart assists us in this goal by reducing the risk of a blowout due to our tyres being underinflated.
“Having remote access to real time tyre pressures benefits our business in keeping machine downtime to a minimum and also by reducing our impact on the environment. The proactive maintenance and warning alert emails save us time and money by notifying us of any puncture issues immediately and has helped us to manage this area of our business more efficiently.”