Dana Incorporated has introduced the next generation of its Rhombus TireAnalytics platform that enables commercial truck owners and fleet maintenance managers to capitalise on best practices for tire maintenance and tyre lifecycle management.
The unveiling was one of several exciting new product launches from Dana at the 2018 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.
Rhombus TireAnalytics 2.0 is a cloud-based platform that identifies and analyses tire wear trends to predict maintenance issues that can be pre-emptively addressed to minimise downtime and establish optimal timeframes for scheduled replacement. For larger fleets, the next-generation Rhombus TireAnalytics platform also facilitates standardised tire inspection and maintenance practices across terminals.
Rhombus TireAnalytics 2.0 improvements include the ability for a technician to connect tire PSI and access tire PSI and tread depth devices wirelessly, thus reducing the possibility of errors and the need for excessive data input.
Tire serialisation is another addition offered with the new version. This provides the fleet administrator or manager with the ability to better manage the lifecycle of tires, tracking the current status as well as the history of each tire in the fleet based on its serial number.
Rhombus TireAnalytics launched in 2017 as the first-to-market platform of its kind. Feedback from fleet operators already using the original Rhombus version in the United States and Canada enabled Dana to develop the enhancements which have been integrated into Rhombus TireAnalytics 2.0.
“The Rhombus TireAnalytics 2.0 platform is a great example of the successful digital transformation of Dana, with our continued strategic focus on the customer,” said Mark Wallace, president of Dana Commercial Driveline Technologies. “Our team listened to our customers and upgraded the platform in many ways to enhance the robustness of information the platform provides while also making it more user friendly.”