... should meet most racer's inflation needs.~ Cyclocross Magazine
The Prestacycle Nitrogen Inflation system brings affordable, high volume nitrogen inflation to all kinds of repair shops and Pro-shop garages. Our system is safe and easy to use. Perfect for service environments of all kinds. Use it to sell inflation or provide team or fleet operations support.
Many Automotive service facilities have machines for Nitrogen inflation, but those machines are large and expensive. Motorcycle, Bicycle and Power Equipment dealers don't need a high volume system like that. Our equipment combined with a cylinder delivery arrangement with your local gas supplier will allow you to offer Nitrogen inflation to all your customers. Installing a complete system with a large capacity Steel cylinder rented from a gas supplier is less than $250 in total up-front costs. Profitability and return-on-investment (ROI) can usually be reached in the first Month. Nitrogen inflation sales can instantly become a new, steady revenue stream for your business, and customers will regard the service as an added level of professionalism.
Automotive shops that already have the big extractor systems can add our small system to increase staff efficiency and add a level of customer service. With your current extractor system, Cars need to brought into the shop for inflation, even if they only need a top-off. Our system can be kept with the service writers or even salespeople. Courtesy top-offs can be done immediately, making you customers more likely to re-visit and come back for other business. If your shop has welding capability, you probably already have the Nitrogen delivered to your door. Our $120 kit makes you an instant Nitrogen inflation station!
Lightweight alloy components combined with light alloy cylinders are easy and safe to transport when handled properly. For travel, any of our smaller systems can provide immediate top-offs or tire inflation without electricity. Our smallest 6CF system takes-up very little space and the complete system with cylinder weighs about 5 pounds. It's being carried by light aircraft for easy top-offs at remote airports.
Cylinder refills are available from local welders, welding suppliers and gas suppliers. Refill costs are very inexpensive. Prices vary but should generally be around twenty bucks. Pre-filled cylinders can also be delivered to your door. Delivery services can easily swap your empty tank for a full one, they'll even install it for you. For cylinder delivery, check here for your closest supplier: http://www.airgas.com/
Nitrogen is Air - without the bad stuff. Air is about 78% Nitrogen, 20% Oxygen with moisture and some other gases. Tires loose pressure because air goes right through the rubber. This is called permeation. The Oxygen in air escapes much faster, causing quick initial pressure loss. Laboratory guides rate the permeability rate through rubber of Oxygen at 23.3 vs. Nitrogen at only 9.43. Oxygen, CO2 and Helium all leak faster than Nitrogen.
Oxygen is also reactive. "Oxidation" weakens, dries and cracks rubber. It can also damage Alloy rims and break-down sealants. Moisture can corrode valves from the inside causing problems with proper valve closure. All problems with regular air are accelerated by pressure. Nitrogen is the best solution.
Nitrogen inflated tires maintain a more consistent tire pressure across different temperatures. Tire performance is more reliable and efficient when recommended tire pressure is maintained and heat is reduced. Most auto dealers recommend Nitrogen inflation exclusively for vehicles with tire pressure monitoring systems to prevent heat-related pressure warnings from your vehicle.
Our system safely stores Nitrogen at up to 2216 psi. A mid-sized 33 cubic foot cylinder is less than two feet tall and eight inches across, yet it can inflate up to 10 empty car tires or 120 empty bicycle tires before needing a refill. You can fill tires of all kinds including Cars, SUV's, Light Trucks, RV's, Lawn Tractors, Motorcycles, Bicycles and Scooters. Our New Regulator is small, lightweight, yet durable. It has a micro-gauge that shows you how much Nitrogen is left so you'll know when you need a refill. The body of the regulator twists to control flow rate. Twist all the way to the right and you can close it completely with zero flow. Turn counter clockwise from there to open the flow rate to the desired level for small tires or keep turning to increase flow for large tires. It's perfect for portable inflation with any size cylinder.
It's also perfect for Shop use and works with the largest cyclinders you can buy for professional inflation. We recommend Aluminum Cylinders for portability. We sell them on our Website and through our Dealers. Our Regulator is compatible with all steel Nitrogen cylinders as well. You can purchase any CGA-580 valve cylinder directly from your local Nitrogen refill provider. Our system is compatible with all North American cylinders rated for Nitrogen.
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