Friday, 08 November 2019 12:00

Techy tyres tackle troubles

Written by  Staff Reporters
The Intuitu Smart Tyre System app. The Intuitu Smart Tyre System app.

Tyre maker Nokian is set to bring digital technology to those black, round items at the corner of your machine.

Launch date will be next year.

The Intuitu Smart Tyre System uses integral sensors that combine with a smart, app enabled mobile device to give realtime measurements of operating pressures and temperature. 

It’s designed with simplicity in mind. Simply download the app to your device and the system starts automatically to download information from the tyre.

Nokian Tyres head of sales and marketing, Toni Silfverberg, says the app gives operators peace of mind.

“It informs them about pressures and temperatures, helping to prevent damage and warning them of potential anomalies.” 

The system is also said to help keep tyres in optimal condition, in turn keeping machinery moving and reducing consequential damage and downtime.

Nokian reckons the system will be particularly useful for fleet managers or contractors running numerous machines, allowing them to be monitored simultaneously and planned into routine maintenance.

For agri users, optimal tyre pressures will help to minimise soil compaction, resulting in increased yields, and benefits linked to rolling resistance have positive effects on fuel consumption.

An additional 12 months warranty applies over the standard offering. 

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