Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems has announced it has reconfigured its Tiremaax automatic tire inflation system for trailers. The new Tiremaax CP (Constant Pressure) was developed to better meet the varying needs of today’s haulers, the company said. With its launch, the original Tiremaax name has been changed to Tiremaax EC (Electronic Control). The difference between the two is that while Tiremaax CP features a simple mechanical design, Tiremaax EC provides full system programming and monitoring, said Hendrickson.
Tiremaax systems, the manufacturer explained, draw from the trailer air supply to help keep trailer tires properly inflated and rolling smoothly. Tiremaax CP continually checks tire pressure without pressurizing the axle or wheel ends and employs a pneumatic controller to direct air to tires that fall below a preset pressure level. A signal light illuminates only when attention is required to alert the operator of tire or system leaks.
According to Hendrickson, Tiremaax CP is easy to maintain, featuring robust components and no electronics, transducers or pressure switches. It also requires no special tools to adjust tire pressure settings and operates on either 12- or 24-volt electrical systems. “Tiremaax can quickly pay for itself. Potential increased fuel mileage and reduced maintenance and replacement costs for tires all contribute to fleet savings. In addition, Tiremaax can extend tire casing life and prevent downtime and costly road service,” said Matt Wilson, Hendrickson controls business unit manager.
Tiremaax CP and EC units can be combined with a number of Hendrickson approved wheel-end configurations on any Hendrickson Intraax primary suspension system or Vantraax slider suspension system.
For more information, go to www.hendrickson-intl.com.