Tyre maintenance with Synergen

By: Jason Whittaker


One company claims it can reduce bus operators’ fuel costs, make vehicles safer, reduce maintenance cost, improve on productivity, and

One company claims it can reduce bus operators’ fuel costs, make vehicles safer, reduce maintenance cost, improve on productivity, and reduce down time, with a series of tyre maintenance applications.

Synergen Managing Director Graham Blair says his Tyre Monitors and Super-Air Tyre Inflation System products will improve vehicle safety.

Blair says the Tyre Monitors system automatically monitors vehicle tyres and provides a warning of abnormal tyre pressure allowing the driver to immediately take corrective action.

The system displays tyre pressure from two to 28 wheels. A wireless tyre air pressure sensor (a cap) is screwed onto the valve stem replacing the dust cap.

When tyre pressure is low, the monitor identifies the low tyre position with a flashing light on that location and an audible alarm to alert to low pressures.

A Super-Air Tyre Inflation System takes compressed air from the tank of the vehicle when pressure loss is detected.

After turning on a visual and audible alarm, air passes through the control panel, in which the maximum air pressure has been previously adjusted by a technician.

Air is then directed to the tyre that is losing pressure across a tubing net.

Blair says properly inflated tyres use less fuel, wear longer, provide greater stability and handling and bring savings.

"For example, a truck with 22 tyres kept for four years represents a saving of over $30,000 dollars," he says.

"This is calculated on tyre wear and fuel consumption.

"With tyres representing the only thing between your vehicle and the ground at 100kph, you want to know what your tyres are doing to keep you and the investment in your vehicle safe.

"Properly inflated tyres wear longer saving hundreds of dollars to replace your tyres because of premature wear due to low tyre pressure."

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