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.

CrossDrive Hardware

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

 

 

Key Applications Include:

  • Tire footprint pressure pattern evaluation
  • Analyze various tire compounds and tread designs
  • Assess suspension and camber
  • Sipe and tread block design and testing
  • Tire mold adjustment
  • Race vehicle "set-up"
  • Manufacturing quality assurance
  • Competitive benchmarking
  • Road surface predictive wear studies

There have been a number of research projects conducted where Tekscan's pressure measurement technology has played a crucial role. To view the list of these research studies:

Download the bibliography for Pressure Mapping Applications.


CrossDrive System Components

CrossDrive System Components CrossDrive Sensor and Plate Dimensions

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

  • 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. 

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CrossDrive Sensor Specifications

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

System Model #

TCR8540

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

Analyze Tire Footprint Pressure Profiles

TireScan™ provides the tools for a comprehensive and high 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 formatted file. 

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

Software CapabilitiesCustom Reports and Insights

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 Shear Force Protection
 

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

Related Products

Looking to Measure Large Tire Footprints?

If you are looking to measure aircraft, agricultural, truck, or bus tires, look no further. Check out our TireScan VersaTek product line that features modular ruggedized electronics and base plate models configured to measure various tire sizes. 

TireScan VersaTek 

TireScan VersaTek Product Line

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