Sensor specialist Texys has introduced a new tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), the Texense TPMS-IR21, which it says boasts five different measurement systems within a single sensor.
According to the company, the system is capable of high-precision measurement of tire pressure, rim temperature via a contact patch, internal temperature, relative humidity and inner liner temperature. Carcass temperature is also measured with a five-channel infrared system with 14-point calibrated array. In operation, any five of the 14 points can be selected using the handheld receiver to allow for rapid adjustments during track operations.
Texys notes that its rim temperature feature provides a true measurement as it relies on a contact patch attached to the rim, rather than simply reading the internal temperature of the sensor.
The TPMS is complemented by both an on-car receiver and handheld remote. The receivers utilize wireless technology and are said to provide exceptional coverage regardless of location within the vehicle. The rugged design allows them to be positioned in hostile environments including close to the gearbox, without any specific loom (it is directly connected to the vehicle’s CAN line).
The company highlights that the ergonomic handheld remote can be operated while wearing gloves. It works via a three-page system, broadcast mode, data mode and setup mode, with a simple selection system to navigate between pages. The device enables configuration and monitoring of all parameters and sensors in the garage or pitlane via a full-color TFT touchscreen.