CONWAY, Ark. — Snap-On Inc. has developed a handheld mobile tread scanner, the Total Shop Solutions (TSS) TreadReader, that the company says does not require an internet connection to perform a complete tire scan.
The TreadReader measures a tire's surface and generates a 3D image of the tread showing details such as tread depth and information about the tire's condition, Snap-On said.
The device is designed to read a tire even when they are dirty and to ignore anomalies such as wear bars or stones that could lead to false readings. It can be used in workshops, service centers, inspection lanes, vehicle depots, mobile tire fitters and roadside inspections, both in open areas and confined workshops, Snap-On said.