Goodyear releases tyre performance monitoring system

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has launched an enhanced version of its EMTrack OTR tyre monitoring system for global customers.

According to Goodyear global field engineering manager Eric Matson, “The completely updated Goodyear EMTrack tyre performance monitoring system will enable faster, even more accurate collection of critical tyre data like tread depth, inflation levels and other indicators.

“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.

“This will give mining, construction, quarry and port operators an enhanced platform so they can make even more informed decisions about their valuable tyre assets.”

Here’s how the Goodyear EMTrack system works:

  • 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 uploads via Bluetooth to a cloud-based platform for password-protected storage and easy access.
  • End users download the data into easy-to-read, customisable 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 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-tonne and other key metrics.

“Among other benefits, this will help end users identify, if applicable, maintenance opportunities to help ensure optimal tyre performance,” he said.

“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 offers – 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.”

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