Aperia Technologies Inc, makers of the Halo Tire Inflator, a simple, bolt-on tire inflation device for tractors and trailers, introduced Michelin Auto Inflate, powered by Halo March 1 during the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting in Nashville TN.
Michelin Auto Inflate is an easy, wheel-mounted tire-management solution that allows fleets to automatically maintain optimal tire pressure. Leaky valve stems, extreme temperature changes and human error can all lead to underinflated tires and that results in costly downtime. Michelin Auto Inflate, powered by Halo can save fleets an estimated $2,400 per tractor-trailer annually1 by reducing tire-related downtime events, extending tire life, improving fuel economy and increasing safety.
“Michelin Auto Inflate is simple, reliable, and good for business,” said Adam Murphy, vice-president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “Due to a number of complicated factors that cause tire pressures to change day-to-day and hour-to-hour, maintaining optimal tire pressure is nearly impossible to achieve manually. Michelin Auto Inflate, using Aperia’s Halo device, provides an immediate payback for one of fleets’ biggest assets by eliminating complexity and automatically managing air pressure in the tires that keep their trucks rolling.”
The system utilizes automatic tire inflation technology to maintain the pressure on drive and trailer tires. Easy to retrofit on existing vehicles or as an add-on to new equipment, the device works with both duals and wide-base single tires. The compact, self-powered pump can be mounted to the hub in 10 minutes using standard tools, no axle drilling required. With each wheel rotation, the device monitors and adjusts for low air pressure.
For more information, visit www.michelintruck.com/autoinflate.