UPDATE: OFFICES CLOSED FEB. 16th- WINTER STORM BULLETIN

PCL continues to have power issues due to the severity of this winter storm. Please continue to reach out to your sales representatives for any questions or visit us online through the chat and social media channels for updates. Hope everyone is safe and warm out there, hoping to be operational by tomorrow, Wednesday Feb 17.

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OFFICES CLOSED FEB. 15th- WINTER STORM BULLETIN

In light of the extreme winter weather in the Houston area, our offices will be closed Monday Feb 15th.. Updates will be provided throughout our social channels as well as on our corresponding websites. For further details, get in touch with your account representative as well as our online chats to continue to provide you with the best service throughout this time.

Thank you for your understanding, stay safe !

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PCL N72 PORTABLE NITROGEN GENERATOR AND INFLATOR

Hey guys how are we doing today? I wish you all well. So today I’d like to talk about this really niche product that we have that I’m pretty sure most of you will love. The N72 is a nitrogen generator and inflator cart that is one of the ultimate tools you could have in your garage for tire inflation. This compact and innovative unit combines PCL’s globally recognized digital inflation technology with modern Nitrogen generation technology, delivering high purity Nitrogen to the tire quickly and quietly. Personally I’m absolutely in love with this product. It has digital 4 tire inflation which is exactly what you want if you’re looking for the easiest tire inflation experience you can have. Additionally, this unit is about half the size of a standard PSA system of its kind in the market, and around a third of its weight! This unit gives you ultimate flexibility and mobility. And to end it all, it is battery powered so you can take it wherever you want whenever you want, and for most of us portability is key.

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Air Compressor CFMs simplified – off road tire inflation

Air compressors work by continuously pulling in air and mechanically squeezing it through internally-moving components, ultimately to be usable to air up our tires.   Maximum air volume that your compressor can generate is measured in cubic feet per minute (CFM), I’m sure you guys heard us mention this term several times. CFM’s needs to be the most important factor in choosing the right onboard air system for you, this includes your current/future tire size as well as your intent to air up one tire at a time or 4x tires all at once.  ** This is a very critical consideration **

So, Air Compressor CFMs simplified is an entry about helping you look all the parameters needed to get you aired up fast and accurately.

Think about CFM’s in terms of speed.  In this example, let’s think about it in terms of GPM (Gallons per Minute), if you have a pump that can push 5 gpm to empty a 100 gallon tank it will take you (20 minutes).  Now, if you had a pump that can do twice as much, say 10 gpm, then you can empty that tank in 10 minutes.

The same overall principle can apply to onboard air systems.  When we tested the ACCURA Maverick 4×4 kit, we took into the consideration the flowing:

  1. Inflation for all 4x tires
  2. Max tire pressure needed, in our case we took it up to (35 psi)

When you look at any given onboard air system specifications, our bench mark, for airing back up fast at all 4x tires, was a bare minimum of 3 CFM’s but favored systems that pushed 4 CFM’s or higher.

Pay attention to the following sample specification line items:

Supply Voltage: 12v

Air flow at 0 psi : 6.16 CFM

Air flow at 29 psi: 4.68 CFM

Notice that the air flow when you start the compressor is 6.16 CFM at “0” psi but it drops as psi increases in your tire.

So going back to our example: We needed 35 psi, so that means that when we had all our 4x tires at 29 psi in the airing up process; the compressor was pushing 4.68 CFM’s; that’s phenomenal!!  However, as we passed 29 psi into 35 psi territory the CFM’s (speed) dropped off so slower CFM’s.  So, the take away; the more CFM’s you have available @ a set psi; the better and faster you will be able to air up and get back up on the road.  That’s it, Air Compressor CFMs simplified, is about understanding your needs today as well as tomorrow.  

***This was an intro into more collaborative work that we will do here for our community- Air Compressor CFMs simplified- so stay tuned for more on topic ahead.***Drop a comment and share if this was helpful to you guys

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PCL zero-air-loss tire air chucks

Hey guys! Welcome back to the PCL blog. Today we want to talk about something that we’re really excited to share will all of you.

As a tire inflation manufacturing company, you guys know that we’re committed to making every single part of the inflation experience as efficient and reliable as possible. That’s why recently we’ve been working on building the perfect air chuck line, with multiple models. The new PCL zero-air-loss tire air chucks line has the best value air chucks you’ll find on the market. The zinc alloy, aluminum and brass build makes these puppies last a lifetime. This is only one of many reasons why you need them. You know what, let me give you main four more reasons why once you go PCL-chuck, you’ll never go back.

First. The most important thing… ZERO air loss. Company and customer tested, the PRO-CONNECT line has proved time and again against traditional chucks.  The original problem has been about the chuck not making a proper seal, that problem has been addressed with the PRO-Connect line by having the capability to simply push the chuck into the tire stem and it locks in place.

Second. Accuracy. Due to the fact that you’re not losing any air, you are getting the exact pressure reading. It drives tire heads like us crazy when we feel that a tool isn’t as reliable, but with these new chucks, you know for sure you are on point.

Third. Monster bite. Nothing is more frustrating than a loose air chuck or it suddenly falling off during your inflation process. This is why we’ve focused on creating the most secure bite on tire chuck ever to be seen. I love it and I’m sure you will too.

Fourth. Options. This line is made for everybody. We have multiple models that adapt to your inflation process and your tires. We care about your experience and we want to make it as personal as possible, that’s why we have angled and straight chucks made specifically to meet all tire sizes and needs.

I am happy to say that our premium tire chucks will make your inflation process as efficient as possible and believe me, you’ll be doing you and your car a favor.

If you want to know more about this PCL zero-air-loss tire air chucks, drop us a line at sales@pcltireinflationusa.com

First. The most important thing… ZERO air loss. Company and customer tested, the PRO-CONNECT line has proved time and again against traditional chucks.  The original problem has been about the chuck not making a proper seal, that problem has been addressed with the PRO-Connect line by having the capability to simply push the chuck into the tire stem and it locks in place.

Second. Accuracy. Due to the fact that you’re not losing any air, you are getting the exact pressure reading. It drives tire heads like us crazy when we feel that a tool isn’t as reliable, but with these new chucks, you know for sure you are on point.

Third. Monster bite. Nothing is more frustrating than a loose air chuck or it suddenly falling off during your inflation process. This is why we’ve focused on creating the most secure bite on tire chuck ever to be seen. I love it and I’m sure you will too.

Fourth. Options. This line is made for everybody. We have multiple models that adapt to your inflation process and your tires. We care about your experience and we want to make it as personal as possible, that’s why we have angled and straight chucks made specifically to meet all tire sizes and needs.

I am happy to say that our premium tire chucks will make your inflation process as efficient as possible and believe me, you’ll be doing you and your car a favor.

If you want to know more about this PCL zero-air-loss tire air chucks, drop us a line at sales@pcltireinflationusa.com

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PCL MK4 tire inflator deflator gauge

The PCL MK4 tire inflator deflator gauge, part of the ACCURA Maverick 4×4 kit has 3 functions built-in, where you are able to toggle between units of measurements. 

1. Out of the box, the inflator/ deflator will be set to read in PSI (Pounds per square inch) 

2. The option to change that setting to BAR, which is a metric unit of pressure set at less than the current average atmosphere pressure, can be done by pressing and holding the button shown. 

3. Last, the option to change to kPA, another unit of pressure widely used worldwide, is available by also pressing and holding down the main button on your inflator gauge. 

If you are in the US, the most familiar setting will be PSI readings which is what most of us are used to. However, some of our international friends and customers can benefit from having metric measurements. We are all about making everyone happy.. 

A balancing act- ACCURA® MK4x4 Maverick 4 tire inflation offroad kit

Lately, there has been much chatter on social media around this new premium kit. Some of you have been asking great questions such as to the reason why the psi reading on the ACCURA® MK4x4 Maverick 4 tire inflation offroad kitseems to settle for a second or two before an accurate reading can be assessed. This happens because it is balancing the pressure in all 4 hoses once you stop inflating. The inflator takes that extra second to analyze pressure feed back coming from all your 4x connected hoses. This might seem unfamiliar to users of our single tire inflators, since the pressure reading is instantaneous for a single tire configuration. 

Want to join in on the chatter; hit us up on our Instagram channel and follow the journey.

For all things tire inflation make sure to contact PCL

Tire inflator gauge accuracy, Best in class in our industry

One of the most amazing things found in the premium ACCURA® MK4x4 Maverick tire inflation kit is the digital tire inflator gauge. This tire inflator gauge accuracy dates back to the 1950’s where PCL built its reputation on being precise. When you think of a digital tire gauge, precision is not something that quickly rises to top of your thoughts. The MK4 is changing that mentality by introducing, a best in class, 0.1 psi incremental readings. PCL is bringing a game changer, widening the quality gap between DIY solutions and other generic gauges. Take for example an off-roader that needs to inflate from 10 psi back up to 32 psi, at a rate of 1-2 psi per second, this inflator flexes its muscles by getting you back up in less than 50 second all while measuring to nearest 0.1 psi level. 

Want to know more, even better, want to see more… jump on our instagram channel and follow the journey. 

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Tire inflator gauge accuracy, Best in class in our industry

One of the most amazing things found in the premium ACCURA® MK4x4 Maverick tire inflation kit is the digital tire inflator gauge. This tire inflator gauge accuracy dates back to the 1950’s where PCL built its reputation on being precise. When you think of a digital tire gauge, precision is not something that quickly rises to top of your thoughts. The MK4 is changing that mentality by introducing, a best in class, 0.1 psi incremental readings. PCL is bringing a game changer, widening the quality gap between DIY solutions and other generic gauges. Take for example an off-roader that needs to inflate from 10 psi back up to 32 psi, at a rate of 1-2 psi per second, this inflator flexes its muscles by getting you back up in less than 50 second all while measuring to nearest 0.1 psi level. 

Want to know more, even better, want to see more… jump on our instagram channel and follow the journey. 

6 reasons why the ACCURA® MK4x4 Maverick is the Inflator you need

A los of people have been asking us why we consider the ACCURA® MK4x4 Maverick the best option on the market for off-roaders. Today we’re bringing you 6 different reasons why. 

  1. The ACCURA is ACCURAte: Our inflator boasts a best in class accuracy of 0.1 psi. Fighting that 2-4 psi fluctuation can be a burden with TPMS going off in your dash. The goal is time savings and accuracy for your peace of mind. 
  2. It can take the pressure: the ACCURA® MK4x4 max supply pressure is 260 psi (while still giving you that 0.1 psi accuracy), where other gauges can only take an average of 80-100 PSI. 
  3. The build: there’s nothing like having in your hand a product speaks loudly “build quality” as soon as you hold it. The full alloy body in comparison to plastic or rubber makes this inflator feel professional-grade. It can be thrown around and loves to live outside where most of play.
  4. Airflow = Speed: Our inner seals and pistons are designed to handle a lot of pressure, therefore allowing the most airflow, achieving an incredible airing up rate of 1-2 PSI/second. You can go from 10 psi to 32 psi in no time, of course, given the right compressor CFM’s doing heavy the lifting.
  5. It can do both: This is a single device that can take the place of multiple tire inflation tools. The MK4 is an inflator that also deflates when you half press the lever, while giving you an accurate reading tire pressure reading on its backlit LCD screen. You can do all these function without having connect and disconnect tire chucks. Again, we take efficiency seriously. 
  6. Your tires, Your choice: The off-road inflator kit (ACCURA Maverik MK4x4) does not lock you in or forces you to use it exclusively at 4 tires at a time. The kit is made to be flexible. You can disconnect it from the air manifold and reattach the included zero air loss chuck and use that as a single tire at a time configuration. 

If you want to get in touch regarding any technical questions or applications on this ACCURA® MK4x4 premium tire inflator; send us an email at sales@pcltireinflationusa.comJoin our ever growing Instagram community, click here to follow us.

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PCL Off-road 4 tire gauge inflation kit- Accuracy, heritage, speed.

PCL Off-road 4 tire gauge inflation kit.

When we look at the off-road community, the passion and camaraderie that is bursting here is simply priceless. We are very thankful for the feed-back received during the development of this kit.

The up and coming professional grade, PCL off-road 4 tire gauge inflation kit is a game changer for many reasons. The primary is all about accuracy in a body that is rugged and meant to be outdoors. When I say accuracy, I am talking down to a 0.1 psi level, it is that accurate. Second, the kit is super compact and will work with your existing air supply systems, being a Power Tank or Air compressor.

Stay tuned as we get closer to deploying this new Off-road 4 tire inflation bundle; it is a game changer. 

Email us at sales@pcltireinflationusa.com

The up and coming professional grade, PCL off-road 4 tire gauge inflation kit is a game changer for many reasons. The primary is all about accuracy in a body that is rugged and meant to be outdoors. When I say accuracy, I am talking down to a 0.1 psi level, it is that accurate. Second, the kit is super compact and will work with your existing air supply systems, being a Power Tank or Air compressor.

Stay tuned as we get closer to deploying this new Off-road 4 tire inflation bundle; it is a game changer. 

Email us at sales@pcltireinflationusa.com

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A brief history of the common tire

A brief history of the common tire- PCL talks tires

Let’s talk about tires: A Brief History of the Common Tire

Did you know that the word tire comes for the word attire?  This is because before we had the modern pneumatic tire., the wooden wheel was the norm typically covered with rubber and considered to be “dressed”.  The history of the tire is one of constant human innovation.  From the mesopotamic wheel to the roman chariot, all the way to the Jeep Wrangler, great minds have constantly worked on perfecting it.  In 1839 Charles Goodyear accidentally created the process known today as vulcanization by mixing rubber with sulfur. He realized that by doing this the rubber would harden and it would harden even more if he raised the temperature. This led to the invention of the rubber tire, at least the first functional one. These rubber tires were considered an improvement on metal tires but didn’t do much for shock absorbance. In 1898 the Goodyear Tire company was founded in his honor. 

In 1847 Robert WIlliam Thomson created the first pneumatic tire but it was not a commercial success and didn’t even make it into production. Years later this opened the door for John Boyd Dunlop in 1888, who was unaware at the time of Thomson’s invention, to create the first successful pneumatic as he helped his son that was having problems with his tricycle. With the help from Willam Harvey Du Cros they founded the Dunlop Pneumatic Tire Company and were a huge commercial success due to a bike craze that was soon to begin. At the same time the Michelin brothers founded their own company and were the first to use it on an automobile. 

Demand for greater mileage on tires pushed for the invention of the radial tire in 1946. The radial tire replaced the bias ply tires that were made up of an inner tube that contained compressed air and an outer casing. This casing protected the inner tube and provided the tire with traction. Radial tires are so named because the ply cords radiate at a 90 degree angle from the wheel rim, and the casing is strengthened by a belt of steel fabric that runs around the circumference of the tire. Years after this transition, even though radial tires are the mainstream you can still find bias ply tires for vintage builds. 

Did you like the first upload of Let’s talk about tires, a Brief History of the Common Tire? Would you like to read about the history of the Off Road tire? Comment below and let us know what topics you’d like to hear about next!

Have a fantastic weekend everyone !

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PCL MK4 tire inflator deflator gauge

PCL MK4 tire inflator deflator gauge – changing units of measurement

PCL MK4 tire inflator deflator gauge

The PCL MK4 tire inflator deflator gauge, part of the ACCURA Maverick 4×4 kit has 3 functions built-in, where you are able to toggle between units of measurements. 

1. Out of the box, the inflator/ deflator will be set to read in PSI (Pounds per square inch) 

2. The option to change that setting to BAR, which is a metric unit of pressure set at less than the current average atmosphere pressure, can be done by pressing and holding the button shown. 

3. Last, the option to change to kPA, another unit of pressure widely used worldwide, is available by also pressing and holding down the main button on your inflator gauge. 

If you are in the US, the most familiar setting will be PSI readings which is what most of us are used to. However, some of our international friends and customers can benefit from having metric measurements. We are all about making everyone happy.. 

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