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The “Original” Tire Pressure Monitoring System Developed and Manufactured in the U. S. A. Pressure. Pro – Reliable Under Pressure Confidential 2010
Agenda • Pressure. Pro Company Introduction • Types of Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems • General Benefits of TPMS • Competitive Analysis • OEM Application • Product Testing and Validaiton • Overview of Product Specifications • Demonstration • OEM Pricing • Key Customers • Why is Pressure. Pro the Right Solution • Summary Confidential
Advantage Pressure. Pro, LLC. is the developer and marketer of Pressure. Pro, the “Original” Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Pressure. Pro is a leader in the TPMS market worldwide. Involved in the TPMS industry since 1991, Advantage Pressure. Pro is a leader in the development and evolution of TPMS products and technology and remains dedicated to adding greater safety and savings from an environmental friendly product for all types of vehicles, in a wide variety of industries.
Advantage Pressure. Pro COMPANY HISTORY…… • Incorporated in Missouri in 1991, began development and production of an external tire development pressure monitoring system (TPMS), then only a little known concept. • In 1992 after acquiring patent rights for the product, production started and the Company sold the Tire. Mate tire pressure monitoring product to the RV and trucking industries. • In 1998, development commenced on the 2 nd generation of product which was completed in 2000. Additional developments have continued to upgrade both the Monitor and Sensor. • In late 2002, the Company again began looking at ways to take advantage of new technology to reduce the size of the Sensor while increasing accuracy, durability & reliability. • In 2004, Advantage Pressure. Pro introduced the new generation of Pressure. Pro products to the marketplace both in the US and worldwide.
Company History Highlights • 19 years in the RV and Trucking Industry • • Financially Sound Millions of Parts Shipped and Placed onto Vehicles • Solid Reputation in the Industry • • Strong Resources Partners have Certified Quality Systems
Different Types of TPMS • INDIRECT Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems: Do not measure tire pressure. They monitor individual wheel pressure speeds and compare tire rotations to assume tire pressures. An under-inflated tire has a slightly smaller diameter than a correctly inflated tire and therefore rotates more times to cover a specific distance. These TPMS rely on factory settings for correct tire pressure levers and fail to perform initialization or reset readings, leading to potentially dangerous false or missing alerts. • DIRECT/Internal Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems: Utilize pressure sensors installed to the inside of the tire. These systems normally require an additional antenna in each wheel well to overcome signal drops caused by the added ‘noise’ of the tire. Internal sensors require the removal and breaking down of the tire for installation and maintenance. Internal sensors, which can be easily damaged when removing the tire from the rim, require additional equipment (handheld devices) to reprogram after tire rotations or during maintenance. • DIRECT/External Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems: Utilize pressure sensors located on each wheel's valve stems to directly measure the pressure in each tire. These sensors broadcast pressure data via wireless RF tire signals to display monitor (or receiver) located in the tractor. Since direct TPM Systems actually measure the pressure in each tire, they are able to accurately detect when any tire is under or over inflated. Pressure. Pro’s direct TPMS can detect a drop in pressure as small as 1 psi and can display current pressures, low and high pressure alerts and temperature both in-cab and/or to a remote location such as a fleet maintenance office.
Benefits of Real Time TPMS Increased Fuel Efficiency Extended Tread Life (especially for “Super Singles”) Reduced Carbon Emissions Decreased Maintenance Cost Reduced Roadside Downtime Added Safety Enhanced Vehicle Handling Lessened Damage to Casings Lowered Insurance Costs due to fewer accidents and less vehicle damage Fewer liability problems Enhanced Stability and Braking
Industry Statistics Tires are the single largest contributor to vehicle maintenance costs Tires properly inflated experience: ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ Greater fuel economy / less fuel use Longer tread life and less premature wear Less casing damage allows retreading or sale of used tire Less driver down time / overtime cost Lower tire maintenance costs Lower insurance claims and damage to property Decreased carbon emission pollution Customer dissatisfaction on delayed shipments Fewer roadside problems and lower costs Provides driver peace-of-mind, time and added safety
Industry Statistics Improperly inflated tires are a safety hazard! Tires are the second most likely cause or contributor to vehicle accidents, accounting for 20. 9% of all accidents. Tire debris (gators) thrown from vehicles can endanger other vehicles. Improperly inflated tires compromise vehicle handling, stability and braking performance, particularly in adverse conditions.
Tire Pressure Research Despite the long list of benefits that proper tire pressure provides, research regarding tires shows a large gap between how tires should be cared for and how they are cared for. TIRE PRESSURE RESEARCH Report Summary ▪ U. S. Dept. of Commerce, National Technical Information Service, pub #PB 2005100013, “Commercial Vehicle Tire Condition Sensors”. ▪ Research performed by Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. , Mc. Lean VA Survey Data Summary ▪ 3, 261 tractors, 18, 039 tires ▪ 1, 300 trailers, 7, 501 tires
Tire Pressure Research Under-inflation , Tractors ▪ 53% of tires are more than 5 psi under target ▪ 7. 4% are at least 20 psi under target ▪ 1. 4% are more than 10 psi over target Trailers ▪ 67. 3% of tires are more than 5 psi from target ▪ 8. 7% are at least 20 psi under target ▪ 2. 4% are more than 10 psi over target Tractors ▪ 44% of tires are more than 5 psi from target ▪ 2. 1% are at least 20 psi under target ▪ 6% are at least 10 psi over target Trailers ▪ 55. 6% of tires are more than 5 psi from target ▪ 1. 6% of all tires are at least 20 psi under target ▪ 16. 7% of all tires are at least 10 psi over target Industry Wide Large Fleets (>3000 tractors)
Under-inflation Costs: Fuel Economy Each 10 psi of under inflation (per tire) causes a fuel economy drop of 0. 5%* * TMC, RP #233 – Guidelines for Tire Inflation Pressure Maintenance
Under-inflation Costs: Fuel Economy Using the previous statistics gives an aggregate of 0. 514% increase in fuel use due to low tire pressure, per tractor-trailer combination Cost: $6, 819, 922 or $454. 66 per truck (1/3 cent per mile), per year * Assumptions: 15, 000 trucks getting 6 MPG at $3. 25/gal, 125, 000 miles/yr/truck Under inflated tires waste over 5. 4 million gallons of fuel everyday (over 2 billion gallons each year) in the U. S. alone.
Under-inflation Costs: Premature Tread Wear Rule of thumb: 30% increase in tire wear when inflation is 20 psi under target* * TMC, RP #233 – Guidelines for Tire Inflation Pressure Maintenance
Under-inflation Costs: Premature Tire Wear ‘Rule of thumb’: Just 10% under-inflation will reduce tire life by 11% 30% under-inflation will reduce tire life by 40%* * TMC, RP #233 – Guidelines for Tire Inflation Pressure Maintenance
Under-inflation Costs: Mismatched Duals 5 psi difference in tire pressures on a set of duals results in a 5/16” diameter difference Larger tire will drag the smaller tire, both tires suffer increased tread wear and fuel economy decreases With the make up of tire compounds today, spotting a tire low on pressure is much more difficult. A vehicle with just one tire under-inflated by 10% can reduce the life of the tire by thousands Can you easily identify which tire is 30% underinflated? of miles and can increase the vehicle's fuel consumption by up to 3%. 5/16” difference causes the smaller tire to be drug 13 feet every mile Assumptions: Tire diameter: 36” Tough to tell: isn’t it? Tire pressure must be checked with a quality air gauge as the inflation pressure can not be accurately estimated through visual inspection.
Under-inflation Costs: Road Calls for Tire Repair/Change Improper inflation is responsible for approximately 1 road call per year, per truck, thanks to prematurely weakened and worn tires. ▪ ▪ ▪ Cost of service truck - $190 + $1/mile Cost of tire: $175 - $525 Cost of wheel: / $150 to $300 Cost of driver time Cost of delayed shipment Average cost for a single roadside repair: $700 to $900
Market Analysis • Frost and Sullivan ‘Best Practices’ Award Winner • Best Value in TPMS • Simple installation and virtually no maintenance • Market’s only fully automated Drop-and. Hook TPM System • Remote and Advanced Monitoring Options • Over 19 years of experience in the TPMS market
Internal vs External Sensors
Pressure. Pro Features
OEM Application Alongside strategic partners RM Michaelides, a pioneer in CAN Technologies, Pressure. Pro has developed the first CAN-Bus Telematics system, complete with real time TPMS and market leading Drop-and-Hook capabilities. Offering a variety of displays ranging from a 2 -in. round in-dash display to a 6. 5 in. full color display showing complete vehicle functions, RM Michaelides offers a wide variety of top-of-the-line viewables which communicate information compiled by its PROEMION Telematics platform. Already providing full vehicle information including vehicle tracking, diagnostics, GPS and more, the integration of Pressure. Pro’s TPMS Technology now allows the PROEMION platform to present complete tire Pressure and Temperature information.
OEM Application (parts required for drop-&-hook) Tractor with a Multi-Function Display already in the vehicle CANpress with 3. 5” SMA Antenna CAN cable, M 12 5 -pin to unterminated end, 2 meters Sensors - 1 per wheel 35’ Cabled Antenna (connects to CANpress). Cable length optional based on installation location. (Assumes programming of sensors will be done via the Multi. Function Display via embedded monitor board technology. ) Tractor/ no Multi-Function Display 1001 2” Display - Optional 2501 (6. 5” display) telematics display available as well CANpress with 3. 5” Antenna or 35’ Cabled Antenna based on installation location. 2 CAN cables, M 12 5 -pin to unterminated end, 2 meters (one for 2“ round display and one for CANpress) Sensors - 1 per wheel Trailer CANpress with 3. 5“ SMA Antenna CAN cable, M 12 5 -pin to unterminated end, 2 meters Sensors – 1 per wheel
Drop & Hook TPMS Solution
Quality GE: GE‘S PPM rate is less than 1 PPM approaching 0 PPM over the last 4 years. GE ships in excess of 3 million of these die & packaged die/year for TPMS (also used in other similar applications). Once the wafers are processed and tested (there is usually a yield fall out at this step) the "die is set". Only poor handling creates problems from this stage on. If we are selling the product as a "packaged" product such as the NPP 301, they are all 100% tested at 2 -3 different pressure & temperatures at the end of our production line. This is after previous tests for wire bond integrity and adhesion to the substrate. Lectronix Inc: Lectronix is TS-16949 certified and ISO-9001 certified. Included are their certificates. Lectronix builds their products to meet IPC 610 class II. Lectronix is familiar with building products to meet automotive requirements as provide many automotive/truck type customers. RM Michaelides: Traceability: Monitoring and documentation of all processes Storage: Dry storage according to IPC / JEDEC J-STD-033 B. 1: Long-term storage under N SMT: Fully automated assembly line Reflow soldering under N THT: Assembly, Soldering Wave Soldering: Robot-controlled selective soldering, Large-area soldering Packaging/Shipping: Intelligent packaging systems, International distribution Final Testing: Electrical test procedures, Optical inspection, Test reports Assembly: Mechanical components, Housing assembly Bonding/Encapsulating: Automatic mixing and dosing unit Coating: Robot-controlled selective Coating Testing: Electrical testing, Optical inspection ESD-suitable conditions Automated production in robot cells Quality management according to ISO 9001: 2000 UL, FCC, e 1, CE certified
Product Specifications Cable/Connectors CAN Cable M 12 – 5 pin un terminated (or customer defined) Cable length: 6. 5 ft (or customer defined length) CAN Display Power Requirement: 12 VDC Current Draw at 12 VDC: Normal Mode: < 77 m. A Backlight Tire Positions: 1 to 100+ wheels Low pressure Alerts: 12. 5%, 25% below the baseline tire pressure (Can be set by customer) Fast Leak Alert High Pressure Alert: Variable - set by customer. (Can be set at whatever customer wants) High Temperature Alert: 20°C Increments Dimensions: 60 mm W x 49 mm D Weight: 2. 20 oz CAN Press Dimensions RM-specific housing: 75 mm x 59 mm x 33 mm Weight: under. 2 kg (7 oz. ) Two M 12 connectors, 5 -pin, CAN/J 1939 – CAN/J 1939 Power Requirement: 12 -volt (functional at 9 -36 volts) Tire Positions: 1 - 100+ Wheels Operating temperature range: -40 °C … +85 °C Current Consumption (@ rated voltage): < 0. 100 A @ 24 V DC IP protection class IP 67 Sensors Sensor Transmit Range: Approx. 150 feet (Line-of-Sight) Operating Frequency: 433. 92 MHz FM Operating Temperature Range: -40°F to +220 F Sensor Weight : . 67 oz / 17 grams Sensor Dimensions: . 98" H x 1. 11" Dia. Sensor Batteries: Internal, non-rechargeable Sensor Pressure Range: 10 to 250 psi Accuracy: 2. 5 psi or 5% - (whichever is higher) Sensor Low Voltage Shutdown : 1. 8 Volts 3. 2 Volt battery 2. 2 Volt draw over Sensor lifetime
Why Pressure. Pro Over 19 years of experience in TPMS from Pressure. Pro, joined with over 35 years of experience as an CV OEM Preferred Supplier from Pana-Pacific. Strong commitment to R&D to provide the most state-of-the-art products on the market. Flexibility in development and manufacturing to meet Manufacturers needs. Product installs quickly and easily cutting install time and need for additional tools. Pressure. Pro upholds a solid reputation in the TPMS market for providing products of superior quality and reliability leading to industry honors (from Frost and Sullivan’s ‘Best Practices’ Award) to being chosen as the TPMS integrator for the DOT’s “Wireless Roadside Inspection” program). Pressure. Pro provides the only fully automated Drop & Hook system for fleets - a strong “feature” providing interest and sales benefits to the Manufacturer. Pressure. Pro remains a U. S. made TPMS product, allowing superior development and production quality control. Pressure. Pro is the only TPMS in the market that easily interfaces with virtually any GPS/Messaging device in multiple modes. Pressure. Pro gives pressure readings while vehicle is sitting or moving. Pressure. Pro is a financially sound corporation which holds the intellectual properties for Pressure. Pro, a high quality product with strong resources. Pressure. Pro works with partners and providers with certified components and production. Cost effective product with easy installation and use. J 1939 CAN capabilities.
Executive Summary Pressure. Pro is the pioneer in TPMS Technologies, providing the “Original” U. S. made TPMS product since 1991. With experience over a wide array of vehicles, from racing to delivery vehicles, heavy equipment, tractor/trailers, buses, military vehicles and more, Pressure. Pro has been the choice of fleets and providers who understand the need for a reliable, durable accurate system that is easy to install, simple to use and requires little to no maintenance. Pressure. Pro has become the TPMS product of choice to partner with the industry elite – from telematics providers to distributors such as Pana-Pacific. Pressure. Pro is currently on thousands of vehicles in the U. S. and worldwide and is in discussions with, testing or working with your customers – fleets across North America – adding greater efficiency, safety and savings. Pressure. Pro’s presence in the market grows daily as does your customers’ confidence in Pressure. Pro. A strong commitment to R&D and partnerships with some of the giants in the industry such as GE, have earned Pressure. Pro a reputation as a market leader. Pressure. Pro is proud to have been asked to partner on technology leading programs such as the DOT’s “Wireless Roadside Inspection” program and has been the system of choice to participate with University and Government Pressure Monitoring projects.
Contact Information Contact us today for information on how Pressure. Pro can start adding safety and savings to your vehicle or fleet. Local Phone: 816 -887 -3505 Toll Free: 800 -959 -3505 Online: www. advantagepressurepro. com View our Blog: Visit us on Facebook: http: //pressurepro. wordpress. com http: //www. facebook. com/profile. php? id=100000798185976