Tyre Management System in the CLOUD.

The XCTMS solution is a comprehensive independent tyre management system that caters for the maintenance,management and reporting of vehicle tyre performance on all registered vehicles for multiple fleets.

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Warning! ️Driving on any tyre that does not have the correct inflation pressure is dangerous and will cause tyre damage. Any Under inflated tyre builds up excessive heat that may result in Sudden tyre destruction.

 

Even with warnings like this it is still not uncommon to find fleets with below an average of 70% inflation pressure. What is often lacking it’s not the desire of the fleet owner or logistics manager to correctly inflate his fleets tyres, but what they lack the management tools to manage what is sometimes a very labour intensive and time-consuming exercise.

“When you run under-inflated, the stresses in the tire increase dramatically and this additional stress will cause the rubber temperature to increase. As the tire gets hotter, the rubber will begin to soften, degrade. The result is that tread wear will increase and reduce your tyre removal kilometers.” – http://www.psitiredigest.com

Its not just that you lose out on kilometres but under-inflation creates a whole assortment of associated problems from casing longevity to where tyres are removed prematurely due to handling problems.

Tyre conditions where under-inflation is a cause fall into 2 primary categories.

Casing Conditions

Bead Area:

• Bead Damage from rim flange wear
• Deformation
• Damage due to overload/ under-inflation
• Reinforce/chafer separation

Sidewall Area:

• Crack at edge of retread wing
• Circumferential fatigue rupture (zipper break)
• Run flat (only sidewalls remain)

Crown Area:

• Wild wire
• Lug base cracking
• Rib tearing
• Belt lift/separation

Tyre Interior:

• Open inner-liner splice
• Inner-liner cracking
• Pulled/loose cords
• Run Flat
• Failed tyre repair from under-inflation

Tyre Wear

Steer Axle:

• Cupping/scallop/wavy wear
• Rib depression/punch wear
• Spot wear

Drive Axle:

• Rapid shoulder wear – one shoulder
• Shoulder wear/chamfer wear
• Heel/toe wear

Trailer Axle:

• Centre Wear
• Shoulder step/chamfer wear
• Cupping/scallop/wavy wear

 

Let’s face it ensuring tyres are always correctly inflated requires not just about having a willingness to set things straight but the doggedness and determination to ensure things stay that way. Management of this task in the past has always been a paper-based trail which unfortunately has its inefficiency associated with all manual record keeping systems.

This relentless often labour-intensive management process has often led these tasks been subbed off to junior management and sometimes to the technician, fitters, mechanics etc. Everyone assumes the job is being done with the checks and balances but they just aren’t.

Power BI Reports – Business information plugin

Perhaps one of the most important and helpful aspects to the system is that it uses Microsoft Power BI business analytics program which renders graphs and forms in a unique enabling the user to drill down on interactive data. The standard System delivers seven basic reports, which includes tyre brand and patterns, tyre pressure and tyre depth reports and graphs, workflow breakdown, scraping analysis and c.p.k reports. Some of the graphs enable you to search by vehicle registration, tyre brand, pattern even to tyre retread pattern.Additional customised BI reports are available at a small set up fee.