Trailer Information

Bendix system provides easy access to trailer data

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has launched the Bendix Trailer Information Module (TIM), an easy-to-use stand-alone system that offers comprehensive access to key trailer diagnostic and operational information. And makes it available with a simple three-button navigation system.

The stand-alone module is attached to the trailer and allows a driver or technician to troubleshoot trailer ABS quickly or pull information, such as ABS brake and roll stability system diagnostics, mileage, and service interval status, without the use of additional tools.

The Trailer Information Module also allows a user to view the trailer’s roll-stability system interventions, axle load, ECU test capability, and a real-time clock. It can be mounted almost anywhere on a trailer and is designed for use with Bendix TABS-6 Advanced and TABS-6 Advanced MC stability systems for trailers. On trailers equipped with a J1939 version of the SmarTire Trailer-Link Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) by Bendix CVS, it will also provide tire pressure and temperature data.

If a trailer problem develops on the road, the TIM provides the driver with quick access to diagnostic codes, allowing for phone consultation with technicians to resolve the issue. Fleet maintenance teams can also customize it to their specific service schedules by programming it to count down a set number of miles driven before delivering a service alert.

Easily installed, the TIM can be mounted as a permanently attached on-board tool or used as a handheld device. An internal power source means it works normally even when the trailer it’s monitoring is not coupled to a tractor, and accessing its data does not require a laptop computer or communications adapter. The module also offers programming options in English, French, and Spanish.

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