Meritor Inc announced that Ingersoll Axle (IMT) has selected the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS by PSI) as its preferred automatic tire inflation system (ATIS) on its line of trailer axles for the commercial trailer market.
Fleet and OEM customers can now easily specify preparation of IMT trailer axles at various levels, such as bare or dressed axle, to accommodate customer needs. This includes availability of MTIS by PSI on straight and steerable axles.
More than 40% of all new trailers built in North America include some type of ATIS, the majority being equipped with MTIS by PSI, which offers a financial return of less than a year in most applications.
The MTIS by PSI is a simple design that can be installed as new or a field retrofit on any type of trailer including van, liquid tank, logger, flat bed, chassis, livestock, platform, drop frame, dump, deep drop, doubles, dry bulk, reefer, auto transporter and military. Proper inflation boosts tire life, increases fuel efficiency and safety, maximizes recap potential, and keeps trailers on the road. MTIS by PSI is an automatic system that delivers constant air pressure when needed, so interaction is not required by the driver or maintenance manager. The patented ThermALERT option warns drivers of excessive wheel end heat, which helps avoid trailer fires or wheel end damage. As fleets have increasingly seen the early warning benefits of the ThermALERT technology, MTIS with this option now accounts for more than 50% of PSI’s production.
For more information, access www.psi-atis.com.