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Maxion Wheels Tackles Truck Industry Challenges with New Wheels Debuting at North American Commercial Vehicle Show 2019

Maxion Wheels, the world’s largest wheel manufacturer, today unveiled several new commercial vehicle wheels and related innovations designed to tackle some of North America’s biggest industry challenges at its press conference and in its booth 4323 during the North American Commercial Vehicle Show 2019 (NACV Show) in Atlanta.



“Dramatic changes in mobility and alternative powertrains is the inspiration behind Maxion Wheels’ latest truck wheel innovations,” said Donald Polk, President of Maxion Wheels, Americas. “You might be surprised by the role a wheel can play in solving industry challenges as evident in today’s press conference. Our showcased products demonstrate our commitment to creating the industry’s most cost-effective, robust wheel solutions – for today and tomorrow.”


TOUGH AND LIGHT NORTH AMERICAN COMMERCIAL VEHICLE STEEL WHEEL

Weighing in at 64 lbs., Maxion Wheels’ newest truck wheel for North America is the “toughest and lightest” standard 22.5x8.25 commercial vehicle steel wheel in the market. Available in 2020, the new wheel weighs less than its predecessor – yet is stronger as a result of optimized design, engineering and flow forming technologies.


Maxion Wheels is partnering with ZF OPENMATICS to help fleets perform more safely and efficiently by collecting essential vehicle data at the wheel through its groundbreaking MaxSmart ® technology. Maxion Wheels’ wheel sensor technology is paired with ZF OPENMATICS’ intelligent sensing and telematics expertise to offer the industry’s first Smart Wheel Connectivity Solution, a fully-integrated mechanical and sensing solution to help prevent potentially dangerous and costly tire and wheel-end failures.


Mounted directly to the truck wheel rim, the durable Bluetooth tag tracks vehicle load, tire humidity, temperature, and air pressure, as well as wheel position, speed and vibration across nine axis. Information is collected in real time and wirelessly transmitted to the vehicle’s telematics onboard unit before being transferred to the ZF Cloud.


Initially, targeting the commercial vehicle market, the multiservice sensor will undergo feasibility studies during the first half of 2020, followed by real-world testing and validation.


Also showcased during the press conference was Maxion Wheels’ drag-reducing, patent-pending aerodynamic concept wheel cover for the steer axle, AEROWHEEL. The company’s understanding of vehicle aerodynamics and the role a wheel plays in generating turbulence is the inspiration for this functional and stylish wheel design concept for trucks and buses. Using computational fluid dynamics, the cover proved to significantly reduce drag thereby improving fuel efficiency.