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A REVOLUTIONARY TIRE INFLATION SYSTEM?

Okay, as a journalist, I spend a good part of my day slicing through rhetoric and grandiloquence. Terms like ‘revolutionary’ and my new favourite, ‘game-changer’ won’t make it through to the printed page. But...


The Halo tire inflation system uses the wheel's rotational motion for power, and does not tap into the truck's air system.
The Halo tire inflation system uses the wheel's rotational motion for power, and does not tap into the truck's air system.

Okay, as a journalist, I spend a good part of my day slicing through rhetoric and grandiloquence. Terms like ‘revolutionary’ and my new favourite, ‘game-changer’ won’t make it through to the printed page. But I’m making a one-time exception for revolutionary because, well, it’s appropriate in this instance.

California-based Aperia Technologies has capped eight years of product testing with the release of its Halo Tire Inflator, which bolts on to the wheel-end and then derives its power from the wheel’s rotational motion. It then uses this energy to pump and maintain proper air pressure on trucks and trailers. The system will debut at TMC next week and I look forward to seeing it in person.

You can read more about the system here. And I’ll surely have further information following TMC. If the Halo is durable (it has undergone winter testing in Canada) and works as it is supposed to, it could be a godsend for fleet maintenance managers struggling to maintain proper tire inflation pressures.


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