Meritor Inc. and Pressure Systems International recently demonstrated a four man-hour retrofit of the Meritor Tire Inflation System by PSI during their Annual Fleet Technology Event. MTIS by PSI says fleets often spec new trailers with their product they learn how it can lower their operating costs by improving fuel economy, reducing tire wear and cutting maintenance costs.
Existing trailers can be outfitted with MTIS by fleet maintenance personnel or an external source, such as Velociti Inc., which partners with Meritor and PSI to retrofit the system on trailers operating in North America.
The MTIS retrofit began at 7:30 a.m. CT on a tandem flatbed trailer parked at the PSI facility. Working alone, Kevin Allen, Velociti technician, completed the task by 11:30 a.m. CT as the PSI plant tour concluded.
“We explain to fleets that MTIS can be easily retrofitted to existing trailers in less than four man hours, typically by two men working two hours each,” says Frank Sonzala, executive vice president of PSI. “Based on our 18 years of experience, we predicted the trailer could be completely outfitted with MTIS within the four-hour timeframe.”