OTR Field Engineering Equipment .
In years gone by , there was limited tooling available to Tyre Field Engineers to make a professional evaluation of a Site . Today with all the technological advancements that have taken place there are some very useful tools to measure a range of parameters used to predict tyre life .
What information can be measured .
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Field Engineering is basically about effective measurement of tyre , vehicle and site data that impacts on a tyres performance . Then it is taking this data and analyzing the information to make sense of it . The range of STS Tyre Calculators are designed around this data .
Tyre wear rate levels can quickly shift , or tyre failure modes suddenly change . By having a measurement on the Site Profile it assists with trouble shooting tyre performance changes , and leads to a better understanding of what Tyre Limitations exist with some product . Remember Tyre OEM's will quickly point to operational conditions if performance levels change . Site Profiling will provide counter arguments in these instances . Looking at Vehicle TKPH Downloads is only a small part of checking if tyres have been operated within their capability .