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Bridgestone Commercial Solutions (BCS), a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC, launched two products at this week’s 2012 MINExpo. The convention was held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev., Sept. 24-26.

1. B-TAG (Bridgestone Intelligent Tag.) Part of the Bridgestone Mining Solutions offering, B-TAG is a system that monitors tire pressure and temperature and reports the data in real time, so mine operators can make informed decisions that impact safety, tire performance, maintenance and production.

“Using B-TAG enables productivity gains,” says Kurt Danielson, president of Bridgestone Commercial Solutions. “Manual tire checks on a haul truck can average six minutes a tire. With B-TAG installed, checks take only about one minute per truck. This system allows personnel to minimize downtime and create a safer work environment at the same time.”

2. Bridgestone Mining Solutions (BMS). A new suite of products and services designed to increase a mine’s productivity, and reduce their costs with a constant regard to safety, BMS combines tire sales and repair with tire management and retreading to address every phase of a mine’s tire-related needs.

“In talking to our mining customers, they told us what they need most is support in keeping their people and their work environment safe, help with increasing productivity, and assistance in driving costs out of their operations,” says Danielson.

“Although tires are our main product, we realize that service is key to increasing our customers’ uptime. BMS is a response to what our customers wanted and needed: a total solution that speaks to each phase of tire life, helping them save money and increase productivity."

For more information on Bridgestone Mining Solutions, visit www.bridgestoneminingsolutions.com.

For more news on commercial products at this week’s MINExpo, check out these links:

Michelin makes its presence felt at MINExpo.”

"Goodyear debuts 13-foot-wide OTR tire."

"CMA will bring a 57-inch haulage tire to MINExpo."

"Yokohama will unveil 3 OTR tires at MINExpo."

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