Tire footprint measurement with TireScan

TireScan CrossDrive System

Fully integrated, multipurpose tire footprint pressure measurement system.

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Description

Multipurpose Tire Footprint Pressure Measurement

The TireScan™ CrossDrive system is a fully integrated solution capable of measuring large tire footprints at a high resolution. 250K sensing elements over a 508 mm x 508 mm (20 in. x 20 in.) area allows the system to measure footprints across a diverse tire portfolio (car to truck tires). The ruggedized housing is designed to handle harsh environments, allowing the system to collect footprint pressure data while the tire is experiencing shear forces from acceleration, deceleration, toe, and camber. The intuitive, application specific graphing and image analysis software enables quantitative and qualitative analysis of the tire footprint.

Key Features:

  • Dynamic recording and playback
  • Graphing and data analysis capabilities
  • Quick and easy generation of custom reports
  • Durable & resuable sensors
  • Thin & incompressible - dimensional stability is key for repeatable measurements
  • Fast testing procedure. No ink, paper, or scanning

General Sensor Specifications

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

Configurations

CrossDrive System

Crossdrive tirescan system

  • Base plate with fully integrated electronics that connect to sensor with a large sensing area and high resolution
  • Supports a wide range of tire measurements with a single configuration
  • Includes Equilibration Device (PB100K) to normalize all the sensing elements on the sensor, improving accuracy, and extend the lifespan of the sensor. 

crossdrive specifications and dimensions

Components depend on system configuration. Additional items may be included with your system purchase.

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Sensors

TireScan™ CrossDrive System Sensor

CrossDrive's sensor can capture footprints of passenger, truck, agricultural, mining, and OTR tires at high spatial resolution.

CrossDrive Sensor

Sensor Specifications #8540
Sensing Area 508 mm x 508 mm (20 in. x 20 in.)
System Area 704.9 mm x 807.1 mm (27.75 in. x 31.78 in.)
# of Sensing Elements 250,000
Spatial Resolution 1.0 mm x 1.0 mm (0.040 in. x 0.040 in.)
Standard Pressure Range 0 - 2,068 kPa (0 - 300 psi)
Scanning Rate (Hz) 25
Visual Output
System Model # TCR8540

Software

Analyze Tire Footprint Pressure Profiles

TireScan™ 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. 

TireScan software is available in several languages including Spanish, French, and German. View all software languages.

Hardware

Data Acquisition Electronics

In order to obtain the pressure data, our scanning electronics scan the thousands of sensing points within each sensor. The data is instantly relayed to the software on your PC via USB.

Ruggedized Housing

Aluminum housing was designed to provide a smooth surface for the tire to roll over the electronics. The leading and trailing plates can be attached for use during rolling tests or removed for static measurements using a load machine.

Shear Force Protection

The sensor is able to withstand aggressive measurements such as Slip Angle Testing. (5kN of shear force shown above.) 

Data Acquisition Electronics Specifications

Housing Material  Aluminum (Viton Steel)
Connection Type Ruggedized USB 2.0
Weight 72 lbs.
Power Source

Input: 100-240V 5A 50-60 Hz, 1.2A

Output: 12V, 5A

Cable Length 3m (10 ft.) standard (Up to 5m (16.4 ft.) available).
Ambient Temperature -40º to 60º C (-40º to 140º F)
Ambient Humidity 5% to 90% RH

Electronic Components for System Add-ons

Some system add-ons require hardware to interface with external inputs. A complete list of system add-ons can be found on the add-ons tab.

Compatible Equilibrators

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

Add-ons

System Add-ons

Optional add-on packages are available to provide additional functionality to pressure mapping systems. The features streamline data acquisition, interface with 3rd party devices, or synchronize pressure mapping recordings with video.

Electronic Components for System Add-ons

Some system add-ons require hardware so users and external devices can interface with the pressure mapping system.

Applications

Applications

  • Tire footprint pressure pattern evaluation
  • Analyze various tire compounds and tread designs
  • Assess suspension and camber
  • Sipe and tread block design and testing
  • Road surface predictive wear studies
  • Tire mold adjustment
  • Race vehicle "set-up"
  • Manufacturing quality assurance
  • Competitive benchmarking
Map footprint in static or dynamic applications
Static LoadStatic Load Dynamic Rolling (portable for track testing)Dynamic Rolling (portable for track testing)