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TMS takes pole position with Bombardier on Taiwanese transit line

When the Taipei Rapid Transport Corporation (TRTC) decided to upgrade the Neihu and Mucha transit line, it became clear that in order to improve the efficiency and reliability of the driverless transit cars that used it, a more sophisticated tire pressure monitoring system was needed.

While the existing tire pressure system did alert TRTC personnel to the existence of tire pressure problems, it was rudimentary and didn’t provide supporting detail about the problem – for example whether it was due to excessively high or low pressure.

TRTC were partnering with Bombardier Transportation (already aware of the benefits of the TMS system having worked with us on a number of large infrastructure projects previously) and soon the TMS Operator Interface was being trialled by TRTC.

The TMS Operator Interface displays detailed alarm and tire pressure data for each specified tire, date stamps the information and logs it to memory for subsequent recall.

TRTC found it to be an extremely powerful aid in maintenance because its personnel could now see the cause of the alarm as well as the actual pressure and temperature of the tires, enabling them to make informed decisions about the action required.  For example the action necessary for a tire just a few psi below threshold is very different from that for a fully deflated tire. The more detailed information at TRTC’s fingertips meant that overall the system could be run much more efficiently and reliably.

Taipei Rapid Transport Corporation (TRTC)  placed an initial order for 300 TMS27 Operator Interface units and the entire fleet of BT driverless transit cars is now being fitted with the system.

To find out more about the TMS Operator interface or any of our innovative tire pressure monitoring products, call 01298 77166 or visit www.tiremonitorsystem.com

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