GREENVILLE, S.C. (Aug. 6, 2015) — Michelin North America Inc. has introduced MEMS Evolution3, its Michelin Earthmover Management System, which provides mining operations managers with advanced, real-time data about tire temperature and pressure conditions.
The technology, originally launched in 2006, is the most widely used tire-monitoring system in the world, Greenville-based Michelin claims, noting it can be found today in more than 1,400 rigid dump trucks in nine countries and in 35 mines around the world.
Using the latest-generation tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensor and new, improved system software, the tire maker said MEMS Evolution3 “enables mine operators to increase safety, extend tire life, increase utilization time, reduce costs and increase mine productivity while working under the most difficult and demanding industrial conditions.”
MEMS sends “critical tire-related data and alerts to operators via various communication channel options,” according to Michelin, so that downtime can be anticipated and avoided through detection of slow pressure losses. An inflation monitor compensates tire-pressure limits for ambient temperature; so when tire temperatures change, operators can know immediately if there is an alert and change routes, the company said, while maintenance operations can be anticipated.