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Airtec Obtains OBM System Type-Approval

30 April 2019

Transport Certification Australia today announced the type-approval of an Airtec Corporation Pty Ltd On-Board Mass (OBM) system.

Airtec Corporation is a leader in digital tyre inflation and mass management systems around the world.

Details of the type-approved OBM system from Airtec are listed below: 

Supplier OBM System model Category
Airtec Corporation Pty Ltd 89AXM Series Category A

There are three categories of type-approved OBM systems (categories A, B and C) which meet the needs of different stakeholders. Category A OBM systems electronically display mass information to drivers or loaders.

All categories of type-approval are subject to an assessment of the performance-based requirements contained in the OBM System Functional and Technical Specification, of which the Airtec 89AXM Series OBM system meets.

The Co-founder and Managing Director of Airtec Corporation Pty Ltd, David Hewett, said, “After TCA released the OBM System Functional and Technical Specification to stakeholders, our team has designed, manufactured and engineered a smart OBM solution for Australia’s heavy vehicle industry.”

OBM systems have a diverse range of use, and type-approval brings reassurance of having met high levels of accuracy, reliability and robustness requirements, as well as meeting tamper evidence and security levels relevant to the type-approval category.

“Airtec’s experience within the transportation sector, and its expertise in developing on-board mass and inflation systems for over 20 years, contributes to a strong and focused mass management solution,” said Mr Hewett.

These systems help transport operators to optimise and manage vehicle axle load weight in real time to improve productivity.

“Today our customers can now invest in a type-approved (Type A) OBM system that will provide operators the means of managing heavy vehicle mass more effectively,” said Mr Hewett.

Visit Airtec to find out more about its product range, including its 89AXM series OBM system model. For more information on the National Telematics Framework, talk to us by phone on (03) 8601 4600 or contact us.