TRW?s Affordable Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor
TRW is launching its LCCI (Low Cost Clamp-In) sensor for Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) applications in 2011 model year vehicles. The new design results in significantly lowered costs for TPMS systems. The new design features a valve that screws directly into the housing, allowing for a single housing with multiple valve design capability. This results in less parts and higher reliability than using a screw and nut. The new design also features laser welding of the cover to the housing, a compliant pin battery and valve connection, and a heat resistant, long life battery capable of operating within a range of -40 to 120 degrees Celsius.