SAF-Holland will participate in IAA Transportation 2022, which will open its doors in a couple of weeks in Hannover. The supplier will be presenting the SAF TRAKr regenerative braking axle, which will go into regular production in 2022, as well as its SAF-Holland Automated Coupling. Other topics for the exhibition are the sensor-based Smart Axle with the SAF TrailerMaster telematics system and the new SAF TIRE PILOT I.Q. tyre pressure monitoring system.
SAF-Holland at IAA with the SAF TRAKr
The electric trailer axle can be used in all trailers with electrical consuming units such as refrigerated semi-trailers or semi-trailers for construction materials, but also in vehicles with electro-hydraulic units such as moving-floor vehicles or tanker trucks. It reduces or even completely eliminates noise, particulate and CO2 emissions.
The automated coupling is a step towards autonomous driving, automatic coupling automates and accelerates the coupling and uncoupling tasks with a sensor-based process. For drivers, that means more safety, time savings and an attractive workplace in the cab. The SHAC System with its high-speed data transfer in real time is a key element for making automation of semi-trailer trucks economically viable in the long term.
Digitalization and pressure monitoring system
In terms of the digitalisation megatrend, SAF-Holland is working on an intelligent, networked trailer that is integrated into the digital logistics processes, the Smart Axle, accordingly supplied with sensors for wheel-end monitoring, including brake and tyre pressure. Additionally, the new SAF TIRE PILOT I.Q. is also part of the Smart Axle solution for digitalization of trailers.
It meets the requirements of GSRII 2019/2144 and ECE-R-141, which will make tyre pressure monitoring systems mandatory from 2024. When the tyre pressure drops below the preset value, an indicator informs the driver and the tyre-inflating system automatically increases the pressure. The digitalised system prevents complete failure of the tyres, optimises their service life and saves fuel thanks to the continuously correct tyre pressure.