Techplus unveils TreadReader hand held scanner

Tyreshop equipment specialists, Techplus has added the TreadReader hand held tyre scanner to its product offering

The TreadReader hand held scanner is a compact and lightweight device. It is quick and easy to use and eliminates errors associated with manual depth gauges.

The TreadReader is suitable for wet or dirty tyres and is ideal for all tyre inspection applications in workshops, service centres, inspection lanes, commercial vehicle yards and at the roadside.

Accurate tread depth readings for tyres of all vehicle types, such as passenger cars, LCVs, HGV, buses, and trailers, can reveal uneven wear symptomatic of problems such as wheel misalignment or worn suspension.

The calculated data can be imported into different fleet management systems to log tyre scans and produce wear analysis or tyre lifetime modelling.

The scanner is positioned on one edge of the tyre and operated by pushing it across the tread face. A 3D scan of each tyre constructed from up to 300,000 measurement points is used to calculate treads depths with an accuracy of < 0.2mm or 0.008”.

The 3D models of the tyre tread obtained using the TreadReader Hand Held scanner can be viewed, alongside the calculated tread depths, on a tablet or mobile phone. A report for the operator is instantly generated containing vehicle identification, 3D tyre scans with colour-coded tread warning, and error alarms for every axle and tyre position.