Josh Lopez has been hired to manage sales in the western region of the U.S. by TPMS manufacturer Hamaton Inc.
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Hamaton Hires Josh Lopez to Manage Western Sales

Josh Lopez is the new western regional sales manager for Hamaton Inc., the U.S. division of tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and valve manufacturer Hamaton Automotive Technology Co. Ltd.

Figure 1: Identifying the TPMS steering wheel controls. All artwork courtesy of Toyota, License Aagreement TMS 1002.
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TPMS: Lexus RX Series, 2016-19

In Lexus RX Series vehicles (2016-2019), a tire pressure warning valve and transmitter (equipped with a tire pressure sensor and a transmitter) is installed in each tire and wheel assembly. 

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Technicians Identify Common and Uncommon Tire Hazards

Consumers with flat tires may be surprised to find they were stopped in their tracks by a spoon. Or wrench. Or pair of pliers. But finding kitchen utensils and tools in flat tires is not a surprise to automotive service professionals.

Figure 1: An exploded view of a valve-mounted sensor. Courtesy of Ford Motor Co.
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TPMS: Ford Econoline (E150-E450): 2010-18

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) of the 2010-2018 Ford Econoline (E150-E450) monitors the air pressure in the 4 road tires with wheel-mounted tire pressure sensors. The sensors transmit radio frequency signals to the smart junction box (SJB) approximately every 60 seconds when the vehicle speed exceeds 20 mph (32 km/h). If the vehicle is stationary for more than 30 minutes, the sensor will enter into a “sleep mode” and stop transmitting.

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Bartec and TCS Pair Up to Help Tire Dealers Capitalize on TPMS Repairs

Bartec USA LLC is combining the capabilities of its Tech200Pro tool with software provider TCS Technologies. It’s the first time Bartec has integrated any of its tools with a software company, and Bartec believes it will help tire retailers talk to consumers about the condition of their tires and tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS).  

Schrader's W Rippetoe will share his TPMS expertise during educational sessions Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the 2018 SEMA Show and AAPEX.
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Learn About TPMS From Schrader at the SEMA Show and AAPEX

W. Rippetoe, the senior technical lead for Schrader Performance Sensors, a part of Sensata Technologies Inc., will be sharing his tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) expertise with attendees of both the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show and the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX).

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