Supersedes K Tool International model 71990.
Challenge: New Federal Mandate and Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems.
The Federal law requiring new passenger vehicles to be outfitted with Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) Systems has produced a wide variety of solutions. Many automobile manufacturers have selected the direct approach. This approach incorporates the use of a transmitter built into the valve stem that transmits information (Inflation pressure, sensor id, temperature, etc.) to the vehicle control module. Each time the tires/wheels are rotated, the sensors need to be retrained with their new position, thereby requiring the need for a tool that "triggers" the transmitter at the appropriate time during programming.
There are a number of different TPM sensors manufactured today with various triggering techniques including magnetic and electronic frequency sensor initiation. Additionally, multiple frequency bands are used to carry the transmitted signal to the vehicle control module. Each TPM manufacturer has designed a service tool for their specific sensor. This results in the requirement for service facilities to purchase multiple TPM service tools.
The patented technology of the KTI PST tool eliminates the need to purchase multiple TPM tools. This tool accommodates both magnetically and electronically triggered tire pressure sensors.
The KTI PST is cost effective and simple to use. It is designed to stand up to harsh shop environments and will resist numerous oils and fluids found in many shops.
The KTI PST is also upgradeable so that the newest pulse modulated formats can be downloaded into the tool assuring its long-term usefulness.
PST© Tire Positioning Sensor Tool - TPM