Trelleborg and Dana jointly develop advanced Central Tire Inflation Pressure System

Trelleborg Wheel Systems  and Dana Incorporated have jointly developed a Central Tire Inflation (CTIS) system for the agricultural machinery industry. Named CTIS+ Inside, the full OEM integrated central pressure control system will enable tractor drivers to inflate or deflate tire pressures directly from the tractor cabin, according to the recommended pressure calculated by the advanced Trelleborg Load Calculator (TLC) software. Paolo Pompei, President of Trelleborg Wheel Systems, says: “In the near future, we believe that the integration of advanced CTIS systems within the new generation of tractors will significantly boost farming efficiency, making the industry more productive and sustainable.

Our recent research demonstrates that the adoption of the correct inflation pressure can cut farming variable costs by as much as 20%, while reducing the environmental footprint of farming operations.” The new system builds on the traditional functionalities of CTIS systems currently in the market, by integrating new and advanced components with state-of-the-art pressure software intelligence, provided by Trelleborg’s TLC software. Pompei adds: “According to our latest customer surveys, the adoption rate of CTIS systems will accelerate over the next three to five years. By 2025, CTIS solutions will equip one out of three tractors with over 120 horse power in Europe and North America. At the same time, we believe that this trend may accelerate if the industry is capable of offering an affordable, efficient, safe and easy to use CTIS system. This is why Trelleborg initiated this journey several years ago by pioneering smart tire technologies such as Variable Inflation Pressure (VIP) and TLC (Trelleborg Load Calculator).
At the same time, we decided to partner with a leading industry player like Dana, to complement our technology and extend our solution to leading tractor manufacturers and professional farmers.”

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