Tyres can be critical to the success of mining, construction, quarry and port operations, and they can represent a significant investment for businesses in those sectors.
|Goodyear’s EMTrack OTR tyre monitoring system|
To help optimise the performance of tyres for these industries, The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company has launched a significantly enhanced version of its EMTrack OTR tyre monitoring system, which is available to Goodyear customers worldwide.
“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,” said Eric Matson, global field engineering manager, Goodyear.
“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,” he said. “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.”
The Goodyear EMTrack system works by initially engaging trained Goodyear tyre technicians to perform fleet surveys, using a special Goodyear EMTrack scanning tool to capture tyre inflation, tread depth and other critical measurements.
This data is then automatically uploaded 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 Mr 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.