Parker Hannifin Supplies Nitrogen to BMW Team
Parker Hannifin has supplied its TyreSaver nitrogen generator technology to Nexa Racing, the Formula BMW UK Champions. According to the company, the TyreSaver units are enabling the team to fill their tyres with nitrogen efficiently within particularly demanding timescales, significantly improving their control over their performance on the race track. The Nexa team entered the Formula BMW UK Championship in 2005, going on to win the competition last year.
Andy Kidby, Managing Director of Nexa Racing, explained: “We need to fill the car tyres with nitrogen extremely quickly on race days. We only get the tyres from Michelin one hour before the cars are due on the track to compete, and we need firstly to remove the air from the tyres and then refill them with nitrogen comfortably within this short time period. This was a critical requirement when looking for the right product, as up to 70 per cent of suspension adjustments can be made through adjusting tyre pressure in a racing environment such as Formula BMW.”
According to the unit’s manufacturer, the TyreSaver is the smallest tyre filling unit available, making it ideal for trackside use.