TireScan VersaTek System

TireScan VersaTek System

Complete pressure imaging system for conducting tire tread analysis.

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Tire Tread Analysis

The TireScan™ VersaTek™ systems are a family of products used to capture tire footprint pressure patterns. Tire footprints can be captured statically or dynamically and are displayed as high resolution, multi-colored images of the tire contact pressure pattern. Modular ruggedized electronics and base plates can be configured with sensor models to measure various tire sizes. The system's 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 & reusable 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 (0-600psi)
Thickness 0.2mm (0.008 in.) Not compressible


TireScan™ VersaTek™ System Configurations

The TireScan™ VersaTek™ system offers configuration options for passenger, bus, small trucks, aircraft, and agricultural vehicles. 

Passenger, Bus, & Small Truck

The Ruggedized TireScan system includes:

  • VersaTek ruggedized data aquisition electronic enclosures
  • VersaTek 8-Port Hub
  • Leading and trailing drive plates that provide a smooth ride across the sensor
  • Equilibration Device - PB100T




Aircraft, Agricultural, Truck, and Bus

The Ruggedized TireScan system includes:

  • VersaTek Rugged Enclosures
  • VersaTek 8-Port Hub
  • Equilibration Device
    • PB100H (for use with sensor #8001)
    • PB100N (for use with sensor #7202)

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

View computer requirements


Choose From a Variety of Sensors

Tekscan offers a variety of tactile pressure sensors for capturing tire footprints of passenger, truck, agricultural, mining, and OTR tires. The most common selections are displayed below. Custom tactile pressure sensors and pressure ranges can also be created to meet your specific application requirements.

Passenger, Bus, and Small Truck

System Name




Sensor Model #

8404 8406 8408
Sensing Area

268.2 mm x 317 mm

(10.56 in. x 12.48 in.)

268.2 mm x 317 mm

(10.56 in. x 12.48 in.)

402.3 mm x 433.2 mm

(15.84 in. x 433.2 in.)

# of Sensing Elements


82,368 133,408

Spatial Resolution (X,Y)

1.5 mm x 1.5 mm

(0.060 in. x 0.060 in.)

1.0 mm x 1.0 mm

(0.040 in. x 0.040 in.)

1.1 mm x 1.1 mm

(0.045 in. x 0.045 in.)

Standard Pressure Range

300 psi

300 psi

300 psi

Scanning Rate (Hz) 106 71 29
# of Handles 4 6 8
System Weight 35.58 lbs. 39.55 lbs. 43.52 lbs.
Visual Output

Aircraft, Agricultural, Truck, and Bus

System Name






Sensor Model # 7202Q 7105Q 7202 7105 8001
Sensing Area

1,415 mm x 1,259 mm

(55.72 in. x 49.56 in.)

899.2 mm x 1,061.7 mm

(35.40 in. x 41.80 in.)

704.1 mm x 625.9 mm 

(27.72 in. x 24.6 in.)

447 mm x 528.3 mm

(17.6 in. x 20.8 in.)

292.6 mm x 268.2 mm

(11.52 in. x 10.56 in.)

# of Sensing Elements 34, 848


8,712 9,152 8,448
Spatial Resolution (X,Y)

7.1 mm x 7.1 mm

(0.28 in. x 0.28 in.)

5.0 mm x 5.0 mm

(0.2 in. x 0.2 in.)

7.1 mm x 7.1 mm

(0.28 in. x 0.28 in.)

5.0 mm x 5.0 mm

(0.2 in. x 0.2 in.)

3.0 mm x 3.0 mm 

(0.120 in. x 0.120 in.)

Standard Pressure Range 300 & 600 psi 300 psi 300 & 600 psi 300 psi 300 psi
Scanning Rate (Hz) 191 160 191 160 173
# of Handles 8 8 4 2 2
System Weight 20.31 lbs. 20.32 lbs. 6.91 lbs. 6.91 lbs. 6.66 lbs.
Visual Output


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.


Data Aquisition Electronics

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.

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 in 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 use of the sensor. 


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.



  • 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)