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The TMS system sends information wirelessly from a sensor in each tire to a receiver mounted in the vehicle. The receiver is connected to an operator interface in the cab of the vehicle to display real time information to the driver. The operator interface can also be connected to a laptop for historical data viewing and alarm configuration via TMS Manager, a PC application.
How does it work?
There are several types of battery-powered TMS Sensors, either screwed onto the valve (1) or patched onto the inside of the tire (2). Sensors transmit tire pressure and temperature data periodically and when pressure changes. In addition, using the handheld TMS Sensor Reader (3) you can force a transmission in order to manually read a sensor. The TMS Receiver (4), fitted on the vehicle, collects the data from all sensors. The receiver can generate an alarm signal.
You can view the data using the TMS Operator Interface (5) fitted in the cab. You may connect the vehicle’s ignition to enable the backlight on the operator interface display. The operator interface can produce an audible alarm. You can connect TMS to your equipment or to your computer using RS-232 serial communication. The serial data lets you configure and collect data from the system. You can connect to the operator interface or directly to the receiver if you do not use the operator interface. From your computer (6) you can configure and view the system using the TMS Manager Windows application and examine and analyse historical data with the TMS Log Graph and Log Summary Windows applications. The TMS Serial data (7) protocol is shared to allow easy integration to vehicle monitoring and tracking systems.