High Speed TireScan

Capture & Analyze Tire Behavior at Speeds Up to 265 km/h (165 mph).

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Capture & Analyze Tire Behavior at High Speeds

Capture Critical Speed, Motion, and Inertial Force Data Like Never Before

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 has two configurations: Tethered and Datalogger (see Configurations tab for more detail).

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

How It Works

Watch this 2 minute video to learn more:

General Sensor Specifications:

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


High Speed Configurations

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

Methods to Capture Data:

1. Rotating Drum with Slip Ring

Rotating Drum with Slip Ring

2. Single or Dual Sensors on a Roadway

Single or Dual Sensors on a Roadway

*The datalogger unit collects data remotely via USB stick. The USB stick can be taken off the datalogger and uplaoded to a PC for analysis. 



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

  • Sensor
  • Scanning electronics
  • Wireless datalogger unit
  • TireScan software


Model Specifications

Model # Hardware # of Handles Sensor Scan Rate Sensing Width mm (in) Sensing Element Pitch- mm (in)
THSVB9505 Tethered




20 kHz


199.9 (7.87)



4.6 (0.18)

THSVD9505 Datalogger 1 9505
THSVB9506 Tethered 2 9506


401.1 (15.79)

THSVD9506 Datalogger 2 9506 17 kHz

Rugged Tethered

4 in 2 metal clamshell 9506

    20        kHz 


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. 

9505 Sensor- Passenger and Small Truck

9506 Sensor- Truck, Bus, & Aircraft


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 Word file. 


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


Tire Geometry Recognition

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

Tire Geometry Recognition

Generate & Export Reports in Multiple User-Friendly File Formats

Generate & Export Reports in Multiple User-Friendly File Formats

How It Works

How It Works

As shown in the drum test illustration below, High Speed TireScan™ system captures multiple linear arrays across the width of the tire as it rolls across a single sensing column. 


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).


System Hardware 

Data Aquisition Electronics connect to the sensor to scan the sensing elements and digitally send data to a PC. Electronics are included with a system, but additional equipment may be needed for more complex applications. A system breakdown and product specs can be found in the configurations tab.


Compatible Equilibrators

The equilibration process compensates for any variation or uneven output across individual sensing elements caused by manufacturing or repeated use of the sensor. 

Data Acquisition Electronics Specifications

Housing Material 

Handle: Polycarbonate/ABS blend (Grey)

Hub: Polyurethane [PUR] (Grey)

Ruggedized Handle: Anodized Aluminum (Viton Seal)


Handle: 305 g (10.8 oz) 

Hub: 370 g (13.1 oz)

Power Source

Input: 100-240V 5A 50-60 Hz, 1.2A

Output: 12V, 5A

Cable Length

Handle to Hub: 4.57 m (15 ft ) standard (Up to 30.48 m (100 ft) available)

Hub to PC: 3 m (10 ft) standard (Up to 5 m (16.4 ft) available)

Communication to PC USB 2.0, 480 Mbps



  • Evaluate tire performance at high speeds
  • Identify failure modes
  • Measure tire distortion from inertial forces
  • Evaluate cornering performance

HighSpeed TireScan applications