The Turcon Roto L only seals around the axle of a central tire inflation system (CTIS) when it’s really needed – that is, while the tire is being inflated or deflated.
Conventional seals in a CTIS system are in constant contact with the vehicle’s axle, which wears the seal. Friction also results, which uses energy. By eliminating friction when the tire is not pressurised, the Turcon Roto L prevents unnecessary energy loss and reduces fuel consumption.
“The most obvious advantage of the Turcon Roto L concept is that the seal life is extended,” says Henrik Sindmark, Technical Knowledge Manager at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions. “Because the seal is only activated perhaps ten percent of the operating life of the axle system, it means that the sealing system will function for the vehicle’s total lifespan.”
The Turcon Roto L seal has less than half the friction of a conventional seal for central tire inflation systems. This allows the vehicle operator to deflate or inflate tires while the vehicle is on the move. The operation can otherwise require between 20 and 30 minutes for commercial tires.
“It is an optimal seal for managing the needs that arise for various pressures on contractors’ machines and trucks,” Morgan Karlsson says.
As usual, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has a major presence at Elmia Subcontractor and regards the fair as an excellent opportunity to meet customers in person.
“This is a hugely important fair for us, both for meeting our existing customers and for getting new business,” explains Anne-Marie Ringqvist, marketing coordinator at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions. “We can trace many of our projects back to Elmia Subcontractor.”