Dana Holding Corporation has declared that its Spicer Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS) technology has been included with the latest mechatronics upgrades thereby providing improved mobility for defense and other vocational vehicles.
The Spicer CTIS technology product-line features an innovative incorporated assembly of connectors, sensors, electronic control and pneumatic control units which can hold diversified supplementary control channels. This modular unit is highly compact and is light-weight. It also features less wiring, facilitating easy installation.
The CTIS technology is installed in the factory itself. Depending upon the nature of the terrain, it optimizes the tire pressure and enhances the mobility of the vehicle. The tire pressure is adjusted with the help of electro-pneumatic controls which adjusts the amount of air supplied to the brakes and to other systems that are boarded on the wheel ends. The CTIS system can regularize tire pressures on drive, steer and trailer axles and can be included even on heavy-trucks.
Jim Beverly, Chief engineer of advanced chassis control systems, Dana has stated that their CTIS technology features consistency and adjustability, providing enhanced capability and mobility to the vehicles.
The CTIS technology plays a major role in vocational truck applications by effectively replacing the all-wheel drive (AWD), resulting in low life-cycle cost-overheads and it also enhances the payload by removing 450 kg of weight.