Wheel Sentry® – What We Do
Our product has been developed in response to the increase of wheel loss and structural weaknesses in heavy and light goods vehicles, trailers and towed equipment that is caused by wheel nuts becoming loose and wheels becoming detached.
In the UK alone, there are between 7,500 and 11,000 wheel-fixing defects that occur annually.
Of these figures, there are between 150 and 400 avoidable fatalities caused by wheel detachments.
Using 25 years of industry experience and 18 months of vigorous research and testing, the Wheel Sentry® has innovated the wheel nut indicator. Our unique product provides you with a dual system of wheel nut security: the wheel nut indicator combined with a wheel nut retainer.
What vehicles can use Wheel Sentry®?
Any vehicle can use Wheel Sentry® – heavy and light goods vehicles, trailers and any towed equipment; commercial and domestic vehicles will benefit from their use. Whether you are a fleet manager within an industry (or if you transport horses at the weekends!), we can provide you with peace of mind for your journey.
Wheel Sentry® alerts the driver to any requirement for nuts to be tightened and can help avoid serious damage and accidents that are caused by loose wheel nuts. You’re not restricted by the number of studs either, as they fit all known stud configurations. Metal fatigue is avoided as metal stretching is eliminated by the wheel nut retainer.
What are the other benefits of Wheel Sentry®?
Wheel Sentry provides a simple solution to an area that can have complex and far-reaching implications for both health and safety and the efficiency of the fleet. Here are some further benefits that our wheel nut indicator can give to you:
- Reduce Risk: The main benefit of using Wheel Sentry® is the reduced risk of harm to employees, members of the public and other road users. You can have confidence that even if the nuts detach from the hub, they will be held in place by the wheel nut retainer.
- Fleet Efficiency: A reduction in the time taken for a driver to inspect the vehicle (due to the clarity of the Wheel Sentry system) means that the overall time taken is shortened too.
- Fleet Quality: Wheel Sentry® helps identify any maintenance issues before they escalate into greater structural problems, which ensures that your vehicles remain on the road. By using our wheel nut indicator system, the downtime that your vehicles experience is significantly reduced.
- Brand Reputation: The wheel nut indicator’s visibility provides a very firm and clear message that your business is proactive and passionate about the safety and well being of colleagues, the public and other road users. There is a correlation between a company’s perceived professionalism and their vehicles’ roadworthiness.
Wheel Sentry® is available in a wide range of nut and sizes and in all stud configurations for both heavy goods and light goods vehicles and trailers.
To buy Wheel Sentry® online, visit www.ate-uk.com.