PCL’s ability to tailor-make highly accurate Nitrogen generator and inflation solutions has made such an impression on Kal Tire Mining UK that the Australian arm of the company has ordered its products to service end users Down Under.
PCL’s work with Kal Tire began when they were approached to supply a point of use Nitrogen generator to inflate tyres being used in hot working environments such as large steel production sites in the UK. Since Nitrogen is inert and stable and non-combustible it is the safest gas to use in this application, so Kal Tire quickly identified the need for a point of use Nitrogen generator running from the existing truck power and compressor supply. Having heard of PCL’s global reputation for expertise in tyre inflation, Kal Tire asked them to provide a bespoke Nitrogen solution.
PCL was just about to launch its innovative NEXUS range of Nitrogen generators and built in inflators and was therefore able to supply a highly advanced, market-leading, tailor-made version of the equipment, incorporating a prototype earthmover/OTR tyre inflator specific model.
This successful application coincided with Kal Tire Australia also identifying the need for a solution, in this case to inflate road train tyres with Nitrogen to benefit from better pressure retention; improved fuel economy and tyre tread life.
PCL Product Manager Olly Shortland said:
“Our work with Kal Tire has proved to be a great success and demonstrates our ability to provide bespoke Nitrogen inflation and generation solutions for bespoke applications across the globe. We look forward to building on this success, particularly within the mining industry where safe and cost-effective solutions for inflating OTR tyres are of vital importance to the end user.”