The number of on-0board mass monitoring systems available to the industry has further increased after Transport Certification Australia has announced the type-approval for Airtec’s On-Board Mass (OBM) system.
Airtec Corporation specialises in digital tyre inflation and mass management systems around the world. There are three categories of type-approved OBM systems (categories A, B and C) which meet the needs of different stakeholders. Category A OBM systems electronically display mass information to drivers or loaders.
All categories of type-approval are subject to an assessment of the performance-based requirements contained in the OBM System Functional and Technical Specification, of which the Airtec 89AXM Series OBM system meets.
“After TCA released the OBM System Functional and Technical Specification to stakeholders, our team has designed, manufactured and engineered a smart OBM solution for Australia’s heavy vehicle industry,” says David Hewett , Managing Director of Airtec.
OBM systems have a diverse range of use, and type-approval brings reassurance of having met high levels of accuracy, reliability and robustness requirements, as well as meeting tamper evidence and security levels relevant to the type-approval category.
“Airtec’s experience within the transportation sector, and its expertise in developing on-board mass and inflation systems for over 20 years, contributes to a strong and focused mass management solution,” says David. “Today our customers can now invest in a type-approved (Type A) OBM system that will provide operators the means of managing heavy vehicle mass more effectively.”