Nexus Compact proving popular in South Africa, says PCL
Sheffield-based Pneumatic Components Ltd – better known as PCL – says its nitrogen inflation equipment is making hefty inroads into the South African market. The company shares that it is enjoying particular success with its Nexus Compact model. PCL says this inflator is unique in that it can be fitted to the inside or outside of mobile tyre service vehicles while covering every tyre inflation application, from passenger cars to large commercial vehicles, including trucks and OTR tyres.
“This means huge rewards for tyre service providers in South Africa, who can now benefit from offering a nitrogen inflation service to commercial customers on roadside or mobile breakdowns,” says PCL. “The new system is fully waterproof with brackets so can be fixed in place and has been tested on PTO driven compressors mounted on vehicles – ideal for the mining industry.”
The mobile unit is part of PCL’s Nexus range, which provides cost-effective nitrogen delivery at point of use, hand in hand with PCL’s world-renowned digital inflation technology, giving a guaranteed inflation accuracy of ± 0.5 per cent. It enables customers to benefit from superfast nitrogen inflation from their existing air supply, without needing to buy, store and handle nitrogen bottles.
PCL products are distributed in South Africa by garage equipment supplier AEI, and the two companies joined forces for the launch of the Nexus Compact at the Tyrexpo Africa show in March. The PCL range distributed by AEI in South Africa includes the NEX2ID02 for passenger car tyres, the NEX6ID02 for light commercial tyres or four ‘bakkie’ tyres at once, and the NEXMID for two to four commercial tyres at once one OTR tyre at a time.