TIMS may now be combined with TABS-6

April 1, 2005
Dana Corp and Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC have announced that the Dana Spicer Tire Inflation and Monitor System (TIMS) may now be combined with

Dana Corp and Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC have announced that the Dana Spicer Tire Inflation and Monitor System (TIMS) may now be combined with the new Bendix TABS-6 antilock braking system for trailers. The joint technology initiative offers the option to combine Spicer TIMS functionality with Bendix TABS-6, all within one electronic control unit (ECU).

Meanwhile, the new electronics platform also adds several new communication tool options when ordering TABS-6 with TIMS. Among these are:

  • Power line carrier (PLC) provides tire pressure and system status to the tractor and ties into dashboard displays as well as off-board communication systems.

  • In addition to blink codes and Dana PC-based diagnostics, the system is supported by Bendix ACOM PC diagnostics and Roadranger web-based ServiceRanger diagnostics.

  • Digital scratch pads provide data storage that is easily defined by the customer and end-user.

Production for the integrated Bendix TABS-6 trailer ABS with Spicer TIMS is scheduled to begin in June 2005. Dana will continue to offer its TIMS system as a stand-alone product.

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