NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Michelin has entered a deal with Aperia Technologies to market its Halo Tire Inflator as Michelin Auto Inflate, powered by Halo.
It’s a wheel-mounted tire pressure management system that maintains pressures without tapping into the truck or trailer air system. It derives its power from the rotational movement of the wheel.
The companies say fleets can save about US$2,400 per year through reduced downtime, extended tire life and improved fuel economy.
“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.”