Tool Testing Lab has introduced a customizable wide-range tire pressure gauge set.
In all applications, tire pressure is important for optimum performance and tread life. This is especially true in aviation, where tires are often critically stressed and where underinflation can cause total failure of the tire or even of the wheel, company officials note.
Industry standards permit aircraft tires to lose as much as 1% of their pressure each day, and even mild underinflation can allow temperatures to rise exponentially, sometimes resulting in heat-induced failure even while taxiing, officials said, noting low tire pressure lengthens takeoff roll, degrades ground handling, and reduces the brakes’ predictability and effectiveness.
Tool Testing Labs’ new kit includes three heavy-duty brass-body analog gauges, each protected by a rubber boot. Angled and straight chucks with flexible hose handles allow positive readings of virtually all pneumatic wheels and tubes filled with air or other inert gases such as nitrogen.
Gauge ranges go from 0-15 psi to 0-300 psi. Customers can choose any three ranges for their kits, or all three gauges can be the same. Gauges are available dry or liquid-filled, in any combination. Customers also can choose from three styles of tire chucks: straight (with or without a hose), or dual-foot chucks. Again, any combination is available.
Because tires can look different to different people or under different conditions (dusty, clean, wet), Tool Testing Lab has also included a tire tread depth gauge.
Everything is included in a case with a fitted foam inner liner.
For more information: 937-898-5696 or TTLCal.com