All You Need to Know about Smart Trailers

ATLAS TPMS Connected Technology is designed to meet the demands of the modern haulers.  Able to revolutionize fleet management, ATLAS effortlessly integrates advanced features like the 24/7 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), axle load monitoring, robust security measures, real-time tracking, and innovative wheel loss functionality.

Smart trailers are generally a regular trailer – refrigerated, dry, or flatbed – with advanced digital capabilities. They have been equipped with integrated IoT technology, which provides details about the health and status of the trailer and its cargo.

The ability to provide continual TPMS monitoring even when the trailer lacks power sets ATLAS apart and ensures optimal tire safety and performance.

Locating stationary trailers is no longer a troublesome task, as ATLAS has many sensor inputs and on-board sensors that can detect unauthorised movement. Additional sensors, such as door opening alerts, offer unequaled peace of mind, protecting against theft and allowing for easy tracking of trailer movements.

ATLAS TPMS has the unique ability to cover a wide range of wheel positions and axles, which means complete monitoring for the whole fleet. This is ideal for heavy haulage operations. Limited scalability will no longer be an issue, as ATLAS TPMS ensures that every tire is fastidiously tracked, encouraging optimal performance and safety standards for all vehicles.

ATLAS TPMS technology also provides an elegant coupling feature so that it can integrate with any number of Prime movers and trailers.

Suitable for tri-axle configurations and fleets with multiple modular axles, ATLAS Smart Trailer offers 24/7 coverage. With comprehensive monitoring for an entire fleet, ATLAS offers unrivaled reliability and peace of mind on every trip.

Monitoring trailers at all times.

Monitoring trailers at all times. Image Credit: Tough Tech

Unpowered Trailer

Monitoring is available even with an unpowered trailer. Users are able to know the tyre pressures and location of a trailer when the trailer has been uncoupled and unpowered.

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Trailer Security

Unauthorized movement or trailer entries can be monitored even when the trailer is without power.

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Rich Smart Trailer Feature Set

  • Battery Backed – monitoring when the trailer is without power
  • TPMS – tire monitoring under all conditions
  • Tracking – know where the trailer is at all times
  • Security – movement, geo-fence, door opening
  • Wheel Loss and Hub Temperature – know when wheel nuts are loosening
  • Axle Load Monitoring – monitor load distribution

All You Need to Know about Smart Trailers

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Smart Trailer OEM Fit

Additional sensor inputs (such as 2x CANbus, Bluetooth, Serial Ports) allow various trailer electronics to be monitored on an ATLAS unit. The system is flexible and easy to customize for OEM trailer integration.

Fleet TPMS on a Smart Trailer

The ATLAS Insight web app allows a fleet or site manager to manage the tire performance of the entire fleet.

All You Need to Know about Smart Trailers

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All You Need to Know about Smart Trailers

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All You Need to Know about Smart Trailers

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After Market – Very Simple Installation

It takes approximately 30 minutes to install an ATLAS TPMS system. This quick installation can save the company thousands of dollars by not taking the vehicle off the road for extended periods.

Installation of TPMS on a Trailer

The following components would be required for an installation:

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Part Number Description
ATLAS Fleet Gateway (ATLAS Pegasus)
ATL2-222PR ATLAS Power Lead, RS-232, CANbus (1)
ATL2-850K RF Antenna (to receive pressure readings from sensors)
ATL2-333AN Cellular and GPS antennas
ATL2-PGTEH TPMS Sensors (mounted on the valve)

 

Components for a Connected TPMS Solution

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Option 1 Configuration.

Option 1 Configuration. Image Credit: Tough Tech

Option 2 Configuration.

Option 2 Configuration. Image Credit: Tough Tech

Alert Notifications

ATLAS System alerts are sent by email and mobile app.

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Drop & Hook TPMS with a Smart Trailer

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This configuration offers an in-cab screen receiver, allowing the driver to view tire pressures and temperature alerts. Alerts are immediately visible to the driver as well as the fleet manager. Further sensors on the truck are added once the drop and hook connection is made. This can also serve as a secondary check that the correct load has been picked up.

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