Johnsons Aggregate and Recycling is rolling out the latest generation Wheely-Safe technology across its fleet of eight-wheel tippers, improving the efficiency and health & safety of its operation.
The Ilkeston-based firm is in the process of installing the in-motion wheel loss detection system, which combines brake and hub temperature monitoring with an intelligent tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on 25 of its Scania trucks.
Mick Glenny, Transport Manager at Johnsons Aggregate and Recycling says: “In our line of work, it’s important to look after the wheels and tyres, so when we heard of the Wheely-Safe product it sounded like the ideal solution.”
Moving forward, the firm’s fleet will now be protected by Wheely-Safe’s external TPMS sensors, which replace the valve cap and auto-pair with an in-cab solar receiver. These are fitted alongside a pair of wheel loss sensors and brackets on each wheel which transmit an in-motion alert to a solar-powered receiver in the cab, should the wheel nuts start to loosen. The same sensor also monitors heat and can quickly identify a temperature abnormality from the brakes or hub.
“We’re doing a lot of off-road work and delivering into incinerator facilities – you do get a lot of hub overheating. The fact that the system monitors any abnormality in that area is a huge benefit to us,” adds Glenny.
“With the data the technology provides, we should be able to identify the cause of any issues too which will help us ensure similar problems don’t arise again. It just gives you huge peace of mind.”
The company’s drivers will also be equipped with handy Pressure Checkers to get accurate readings without the hassle of connecting a pressure gauge to the valve, helping to make their jobs easier and safer.
Founded in 1999, Johnsons Aggregates and Recycling specialises in recycled aggregates, turning domestic waste into IBAA (incinerator bottom ash aggregate) via two of its own state-of-the art recycling facilities. With its 100% recycling and zero to landfill policy, the business is helping to reduce waste across the UK.