Products & Equipment
Bridgestone launches PressureStat system for off-the-road tire customers
By Bridgestone Americas
By Bridgestone Americas
March 6, 2018 – Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) recently announced it is expanding its portfolio of industry-leading technology solutions with PressureStat, a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) launched for off-the-road (OTR) tires in the construction, quarry, underground hard rock and port industries.
The PressureStat system is easy to use and provides instant access to important tire pressure and temperature data, allowing customers to accurately manage tire pressure on a real-time basis.
“At Bridgestone, we take pride in producing best-in-class products and delivering solutions-based technology to help our customers lower their total cost of ownership,” said Rob Seibert, director, marketing, commercial off-the-road tires, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “We recognized an opportunity to expand our TPMS offering beyond giant radial tires to empower our OTR customers across our entire portfolio of products. With the PressureStat system, they not only can improve tire performance, but also increase jobsite safety and reduce unplanned downtime.”
Tire pressure is critical in OTR applications to ensure a vehicle’s weight is evenly distributed, preventing uneven wear and increasing tire performance. The PressureStat system facilitates tire asset monitoring and optimization with:
• Easy-to-install valve stem sensors that save time and money;
• Onboard alerts to the driver that make them aware of potential issues before they impact operations;
• Bluetooth connectivity that seamlessly provides real-time pressure updates to mobile devices;
• Instant inspection reports for the entire fleet available on desktop or mobile device with Bridgestone TreadStat Tire and Rim Management software; and
• Streamlined forecasting and analysis when combined with TreadStat software, allowing users to report on the condition of tires and rims from any device, anywhere in the world.
PressureStat is a user-friendly, competitively priced tire pressure monitoring solution backed by Bridgestone, a global leader in off-the-road tire manufacturing, service and support. The newest solutions-driven technology for OTR customers is now available for purchase in the U.S. and Canada.
About Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. BSAM and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibres and textiles. The BSAM family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centres. Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.