Meritor Previews Inflation System for Tractors

m-mtis-1-2The Meritor booth at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2015 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition has been humming this week with word of a new inflation system for tractors.

The MTIS Tire Inflation System for trucks automatically monitors tire pressure while the vehicle is in motion and will inflate an underinflated tire. If there are issues requiring continuous inflation, the MTIS system alerts the driver to check the tire or find service as soon as possible.

Joe ElBehairy, vice president, Engineering & Quality at Meritor, told that the MTIS is a two part system consisting of an electronic control module and up to six proprietary wheel-end seals.

“The two parts work hand in hand,” he said. “You can’t get the seals to work without the brains that control the air flow. Every time you pressurize the seal, it wears a little. Through our internal testing we have developed the logic and the algorithms around how to make it work while minimizing the time the seal is inflated.

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