Capture & Analyze Tire Behavior at High Speeds

Tekscan’s High Speed TireScan™ system captures the impact of speed, motion, and inertial forces on a tire at speeds up to 265 km/h (165 mph). The robust array of pressure sensing elements scans at 20 kHz as the tire rolls across it. The software displays the tire shape and pressure distribution while in motion. High Speed TireScan comes in three configurations: Tethered, Datalogger, and Remote VersaTek™.

Key Features:

  • Fast testing procedure
  • Dynamic recording and playback
  • Capture tire footprint at speeds up to 265 km/h (165 mph)
  • Graphing and data analysis capabilities
  • Quickly generate custom reports
  • Durable & reusable sensors

Key Applications:

  • Evaluate tire performance at high speeds
  • Identify failure modes
  • Measure tire distortion from inertial forces
  • Evaluate cornering performance
Capture Critical Speed, Motion, and Inertial Force Data Like Never Before

Key Insights from High Speed Analysis

High Speed TireScan captures key tire shape changes that can occur from centrifugal forces at different speeds. This example shows how one tire design was affected when tested at 48 km/h (30 mph), and again at 161 km/h (100 mph).

How It Works

Tire slice diagram

Example Capture

Key Insights from High Speed TireScan

Rotating Drum vs. Roadway System Configurations

High Speed TireScan comes in three configurations: Tethered, Datalogger, and Remote VersaTek. This system can be mounted to a rotating drum or placed on a roadway. See below for more detail:

Rotating Drum with Slip Ring

Rotating Drum with Slip Ring

Single or Dual Sensors on a Roadway

Single or Dual Sensors on a Roadway

The Differences Between Datalogger and Remote VersaTek

Datalogger Explanation

Datalogger: Isolated data collection system; saves data to a USB that can be uploaded after the test is completed.

Remote VersaTek Explanation

Remote VersaTek: A Micro PC in the hub collects data locally, maintaining Tekscan’s fastest testing speeds. This allows the user to get real-time feedback and control via wireless connection.




Tethered System

  • Sensor
  • Scanning electronics
  • 8-port VersaTek™ Hub
  • TireScan software

Datalogger or Remote VersaTek™

Datalogger System

  • Sensor
  • Scanning electronics
  • Wireless datalogger unit OR Remote VersaTek unit
  • TireScan software



Model Specifications

Model # Hardware # of Handles Sensor Scan Rate Sensing Width
mm (in)
Sensing Element Pitch
mm (in)
THSVB9505 Tethered 1 9505 20 kHz 199.9 (7.87) 4.6 (0.18)
THSVD9505 Datalogger 1 9505 20 kHz 199.9 (7.87) 4.6 (0.18)
THSRV9505 Remote VersaTek 1 9505 20 kHz 199.9 (7.87) 4.6 (0.18)
THSVB9506 Tethered 2 9506 20 kHz 401.1 (15.79) 4.6 (0.18)
THSVD9506 Datalogger 2 9506 17 kHz 401.1 (15.79) 4.6 (0.18)
THSRV9506 Remote VersaTek 2 9506 20 kHz 401.1 (15.79) 4.6 (0.18)
THSVBR9506-2 Rugged Tethered 4 in 2 metal clamshell 9506 20 kHz 401.1 (15.79) 4.6 (0.18)

Sensor Models: 9505 & 9506

There are two sensor models available for this system: the 9505 and 9506. Both sensors have the same spatial resolution of 4.6 mm (0.18") and scanning speed of 20 kHz.

General Sensor Specifications:

Sensor Technology Resistive
Accuracy ± 5%
Pressure Range 0-4,100 kPa (0-600psi)
Thickness 0.2 mm (0.008 in.) Not compressible

Analyze Tire Footprint Pressure Profiles

The High Speed TireScan software module provides the tools for a more comprehensive and higher quality analysis. The software displays the pressure distribution data in multiple formats. The user has the option to create and customize reports from the corresponding tire data and export as a CSV or Microsoft Word file format.



  • Organize tire models & tests
  • New tests can have basic information of the tire automatically populated

Tire Geometry Recognition

Tire Geometry Recognition

  • Software finds area, center lines, shoulders, etc.
  • Calculate key metrics of the tire footprint

Generate & Export Reports

Generate & Export Reports in Multiple User-Friendly File Formats

  • CSV or Microsoft® Word file formats

Watch this 2-minute System Overview

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