Michelin North America Inc. has launched MICHELIN MEMS Lite, its newest offering in connected tires for surface mining and quarry vehicles. The system uses sensors that deliver periodic tire pressure and temperature readings.
TSensors are mounted inside the tires, where data is captured and then sent remotely to connected devices through a local server or secure cloud server.
“We designed this new entry-level unit to meet the needs of customers who want to start using a TPMS with basic features to improve their operations,” says Sarah Robinson, regional mining segment manager, Michelin.
“With costs being an ever-increasing concern for the mines today, the MEMS Lite will help our customers increase efficiency and at the same time help lower costs. It’s a win-win for the mines.”
“We found that miner’s running 100 – 150-ton trucks were looking for a simple, robust plug-and-play solution with alerts sent to their mobile devices should an issue arise, which will be supported by a trusted technical network," says Hugo Morales, business development manager, Mining MEMS.