MONTREAL, Que. – Transport Technologies Company (TTC) has introduced a tire maintenance system designed to keep steady air pressure in the face of harsh temperature changes.
The Trailer Rotating Air Chamber system (T-RAC system) was designed with North America’s erratic climate in mind. It inflates tires in cold weather and deflates tires in high heat temperature conditions.
It is a pneumatic system, where the fleet manager sets the desired road air pressure using the regulator and locking it, making it tamper proof, according to company officials.
The T-RAC System has been designed with built-in relief valves, to not allow pressure to rise above 115 psi.
If a blow-out occurs, the check valves are designed not to allow air to escape the rest of the system.
The T-RAC system has been tested in temperatures ranging from minus 35 degrees C to 200 degrees C.
The TTC says the system brings higher road safety, extends tire life, lessens fuel consumption and road calls, and can be installed in less than two hours.
TTC’s products are distributed in Canada by Transport Technologies Canada.
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