Bendix LLC (USA), a daughter company of Knorr-Bremse (Germany), has developed the TIM module, which can be connected via J1939 to the company’s TPMS tire pressure monitoring system. The system provides information to the driver about the status of the trailer.
THE LAUNCHED PRODUCT MAKES TRAILER DIAGNOSTIC and operational information available with a three-button user interface. The stand-alone module is attached to the trailer. It allows to troubleshoot trailer ABS or pull information, such as ABS brake and roll stability system diagnostics, mileage, and service interval status, without the use of additional tools. The product also allows a user to view the trailer’s roll-stability system interventions, axle load, ECU test capability, and a real-time clock. It can be mounted almost anywhere on a trailer and is designed for use with the TABS-6 Advanced and TABS-6 Advanced MC stability systems for trailers.
On trailers equipped with a J1939 interface of the SmarTire Trailer-Link Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) by Bendix CVS, it will also provide tire pressure and temperature data. If a trailer problem develops on the road, the TIM provides the driver with access to diagnostic codes, allowing for phone consultation with technicians to resolve the issue. Fleet maintenance teams can also customize it to their specific service schedules by programming it to count down a set number of miles driven before delivering a service alert.
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