Positioning Sensor ( KTIp.s.t ) © Service Tool
The KTIp.s.t is the recipient of the "Innovation Award" presented by Professional Tool and Equipment News(PTEN) for February 2005. This award recognizes truly new and innovative products that technicians feel can help save time or make a particular service easier. PTEN calls upon the services of ASE-Certified Master Technicians and Shop Owners from across the country to spotlight the best of the best. Their selections are based on frontline-tested observations, thoughts and opinions, and without the input of advertisers or the magazine's staff.
Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, commonly known as TPM systems, will soon be installed on most of the automobiles manufactured in the world. Most of these systems use a "direct" approach which incorporates the use of wheel based transmitters or sensors (typically incorporated into the valve stem) which report tire pressure (in addition to the sensor ID) to the engine control module (ECM) or some specific controller module on the vehicle.For most of these vehicles, specifically those that use TPM position indicators on the instrument cluster or electronic vehicle information console (EVIC), each time that you rotate tires / wheel s (or if a defective sensor is replaced) the TPM sensors must be retrained or reprogrammed in order to properly inform the driver of the correct vehicle location for a low or high pressure tire. If the receivers are not reprogrammed, the system will continue to report the correct pressures, but they will be reported in the wrong position on the vehicle information console or instrument cluster.
What make the KTIp.s.t (Positioning Sensor) Tool so unique is that it has been designed to trigger ALL known magnetic and frequency triggered tire sensors that have been installed at the factory by original equipment manufacturers. There is only one world...and you only need one tool!
The KTIp.s.t Tool provides the ability to trigger magnetic and both "continuous wave" and modulated wave" electronically triggered 125 KHz TPM sensors. KTIp.s.t provides both a visual and audible confirmation that the TPM sensor has been triggered and is transmitting.