Sensing Components and Systems: Tire Pressure and Brake Temperature Systems

Sensing Components and Systems: Tire Pressure and Brake Temperature Systems

Tire Pressure and Brake Temperature Monitoring

Maintaining proper tire pressure is essential for safe operations while minimizing unscheduled maintenance and extending tire life. Crane SmartStem® technology is a passive, wireless means to reliably monitor aircraft tire pressure. SmartStem helps ensure safety and reduces operator costs by simplifying tire maintenance tasks and ensuring tires safely remain on wing for the longest possible time. SmartStem Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) are either factory installed which facilitates the display of tire pressure and temperature data direct in the cockpit, or the technology permits easy retrofits when used with a convenient ground maintenance tool.  When combined with brake temperature monitoring, Crane Tire and Brake Monitoring Systems (TBMS) provide operators with complete information of their tire and brakes in order to minimize maintenance and reduce cost.

Integrated, Onboard Systems

Crane provides integrated tire pressure monitoring systems for a number of large commercial aircraft.  These systems – which can include highly-accurate brake temperature monitoring – provide continuous, accurate cockpit display of tire pressure and brake temperature, which can minimize dispatch delays and reduce the time and cost of ground maintenance activities.  

Retrofit Solutions

For operators of aircraft which check tire pressure manually, SmartStem technology provides an easy retrofit option. By replacing the tire inflation valve with a SmartStem wireless Tire Pressure Sensor, tire pressure maintenance becomes quicker and more convenient.  With automatic data tracking of tire pressure, maintenance task are reliably documented and can be used to develop predictive analytics to reduce operator cost.

See our SmartStem Handheld Reader and retrofit solutions for Commercial Transports and Business Aviation.


  • USAF C-5M
  • Airbus A320ceo/neo, A330neo
  • Boeing 737NG/MAX, 747-400, 767, 777/X, 787
  • COMAC C919
  • Bombardier Challenger series, Global 5000/6000/7500
  • MHI RJ Aviation 200/700/900
  • DeHavilland Dash 8
  • Dassault Falcon 50
  • Embraer Phenom 170, 190
  • Gulfstream G150, GIV/V, G450/550
  • Learjet 31/45/60/75
  • Textron Citation Series

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