System Exposes Rim, Wheel Cracks

Pneumacore Inc.’s new SENTRY technology is the world’s first fluorescing rim conditioner, developed to help identify rim cracks, according to the company. The patent-pending product is an enhanced version of Simoniz’s Sealtite Life X-tend tire conditioner. SENTRY has fluorescing properties to enhance the detection of rim cracks, bead leaks, punctures or any other signs of air loss.

The safety application of SENTRY is especially relevant for the mining and aggregate industries. Developed specifically with low-visibility environments in mind, such as underground mining and night-time driving conditions, SENTRY works equally as well in daytime or above ground environments.

“A critically important component of any tire maintenance program is to help identify rim cracks,” said Seth Schneider, vice president of development at Pneumacore Inc. “Many companies incorporate Simoniz Life X-Tend (a tire and rim conditioner) into their maintenance programs. Life X-Tend seeps into microscopic cracks in the rim, helping identify potentially catastrophic problems. I left the expo thinking on how to improve on this product.”

Sealtite Life X-tend and SENTRY can be found in use in quarries, coal mines, ready mix fleets, waste and scrap haulers and more. All of Simoniz’s sealants contain ceramic fibers. Ceramic fibers “hook” into the rubber at the puncture site and do not dislodge.

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