Continental has expanded its tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) portfolio to include a fourth VDO REDI sensor which is supplied pre-programmed and installed in exactly the same way as an original sensor, with no vehicle-specific programming required.
Unlike other products available on the market, the VDO REDI sensor is not attached to the valve in the wheel rim – workshops can simply fix it to the inner surface of the tire using a special adhesive. The sensor, which is the size of a small coin, is delivered in a ready-to-glue rubber container and the entire assembly weighs approximately 12g. If the tire has to be replaced, it can be removed from the container glued to the inner tire surface and fixed in place in the new tire.
Conti now also offers a corresponding toolkit for TPMS service operations under its VDO brand. The equipment it contains, such as the press-on tool and spreader, enables workshops to install and replace all REDI sensors quickly and easily.
More on Continental’s TPMS portfolio in the October issue of Tire Technology International.
October 15, 2015