Airtec 'smart' OBM system receives TCA nod

89AXM Series and 89AXL Series mass sensor units gain approval

Airtec 'smart' OBM system receives TCA nod
Airtec's 89AXM offering


Vehicle weighing systems firm Airtec has obtained Transport Certification Australia (TCA) type-approval for its smart on-board mass (OBM) system.

OBM systems measure the mass of axle groups and calculate the gross vehicle mass of a vehicle.

Smart OBM systems use digital technology to collect mass data from vehicles in a standardised way through the National Telematics Framework, and are future-ready with Intelligent Mass capability.

New road access arrangements that rely on the availability of mass data collected through the use of smart OBM systems have potential to drive renewed productivity and safety reforms.

Type-approval of OBM systems involves the assessment of OBM system ‘types’ against the performance-based requirements contained in the OBM System Functional and Technical Specification.

Airtec's products have been steadily gaining TCA type-approval

Airtec’s 89AXM Series and 89AXL Series mass sensor unit (MSU) gain Smart OBM System (Category B) type-approval.

 "Airtec is a leading supplier and manufacturer of digital tyre inflators, inflator accessories and mass management systems around the world," Airtec managing director David Hewett says.

"We’re pleased to have obtained type-approval for a smart OBM system, which allows transport operators to take advantage of new initiatives currently being introduced."

"We’re also proud of our efforts to ensure there is backward compatibility.

"It means that vehicles already fitted with the 89AXM Series can easily be upgraded to a smart OBM system."

TCA's type-approvals are available here.

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