Innovative wireless long-range aircraft tire pressure sensor increases safety and lowers maintenance costs
Parker Meggitt, a leading international aerospace and defence business unit of Parker Aerospace, announced today that on August 1 it received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for iPRESSTM, a long-range wireless tire pressure gauge for aviation. iPRESS is now available for a variety of aircraft.
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Properly inflated tires are key for safe, smooth operation on any aircraft. iPRESS makes checking tire pressures as easy as answering a phone call. (Photo: Business Wire)
The sensor delivers an enhanced user experience while verifying inflation pressure using Parker Meggitt’s breakthrough Wireless Tire Pressure Sensor (WTPS), and a new tire pressure status feature that is integrated into an app for smartphones and tablets.
The advanced long-range wireless sensing technology allows users to stand in front of the aircraft, open the dedicated app on a smartphone or tablet, and instantly read the tire pressure of each wheel. The sensor provides an accurate tire pressure reading every time, wherever and whenever needed, making the solution a great addition for customers.
“We are extremely excited to gain our first certification of iPRESS, and introduce this innovative product to the market, as it is truly illustrative of an engineering breakthrough which leads to a better tomorrow,” commented Paul Devaux, general manager of the Motion Power & Sensing Division. “Working with aircraft manufacturers, we’ve developed a wireless system specifically to meet our customers’ needs, helping them to increase efficiency and safety.”
iPRESS is an easy retrofit solution using a smartphone or tablet, with no dedicated reader required. Installation, maintenance, and smartphone/tablet configuration are also simple.
The innovative long-range wireless technology also speeds up aircraft tire pressure checks. Tire pressure monitoring is an essential part of aircraft maintenance, helping to prevent failure events caused by improper tire inflation. Using a wireless system can help to extend tire life, reduce human error, lower maintenance costs, and increase flight safety.
iPRESS is now available to be fitted on a range of aircrafts. To learn more, contact us or visit the iPRESS Wireless Tire Pressure Gauge webpage from our Motion Power & Sensing Division at meggitt.com/insights/wireless-tyre-pressure-system-wtps.
About Parker Meggitt
Parker Meggitt, a business unit of Parker Aerospace, is a leader in aerospace, defense and energy. At Parker Aerospace, we develop technologies and innovative solutions that enable reliable, efficient and increasingly sustainable flight for the lifecycle of the aircraft, including aftermarket support. Our passionate people with deep engineering expertise, together with our breadth of differentiated technologies, ensure that we make the extraordinary happen and continue to shape the future of aviation in partnership with our customers.
About Parker Hannifin. Parker Hannifin (NYSE: PH) is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than a century the company has been enabling engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow. Learn more at www.parker.com or @parkerhannifin.
iPRESS, a new long-range wireless tire pressure gauge for aviation, allows users to stand in front of the aircraft and instantly read the tire pressure of each wheel.
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