Updated EMTrack OTR tyre-monitoring system
Enhanced Goodyear system offers more accurate tyre data collection to help optimize tyre performance
TYRES are critical to the success of most mining and quarrying operations, and can represent a significant investment for businesses in these sectors.
To help optimize the performance of tyres for these industries, Goodyear have launched a significantly enhanced version of their EMTrack OTR tyre-monitoring system, which is available to customers worldwide.
‘The completely updated Goodyear EMTrack tyre performance monitoring system will enable faster, even more accurate collection of critical tyre data such as tread depth, inflation levels and other indicators,’ said Eric Matson, global field engineering manager with Goodyear.
‘The enhanced EMTrack system also offers convenient, cloud-based data storage and more robust reporting capabilities thanks to the addition of the newly introduced Goodyear EMTrack App,’ he added. ‘This will give mining and quarrying operators an enhanced platform so they can make even more informed decisions about their valuable tyre assets.’
The Goodyear EMTrack system works as follows: trained Goodyear tyre technicians perform fleet surveys, using a special Goodyear EMTrack scanning tool, to capture tyre inflation, tread depth and other critical measurements; tyre performance data automatically upload, via Bluetooth, to a cloud-based platform for password-protected storage and easy access; and end-users download these data into easy-to-read, customizable reports that show tyre performance.
‘Through the Goodyear EMTrack App, a user can view collected tyre data and reports simultaneously and in real time, regardless of their geographic location, for complete visibility,’ said Mr Matson.
End-users can view performance data for their tyres across their operation and even zero in on specific tyres, calculating cost-per-hour, cost-per-ton and other key metrics.
‘Among other benefits, this will help end-users identify, if applicable, maintenance opportunities to help ensure optimal tyre performance,’ continued Mr Matson. ‘And the information collected through Goodyear EMTrack can also help in forecasting future tyre requirements.
‘The needs of our customers are continually evolving. The trusted products, worldwide support, reliable services and management tools that Goodyear offer – such as EMTrack – are also evolving. We are confident that the enhanced Goodyear EMTrack system can help improve end-users’ operational efficiency and help lower their operating costs.’