September 17, 2021 1:00 PM, EDT

Alcoa Wheels Launches Dual Valve Wheel

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Alcoa Wheels introduced its new forged aluminum dual valve wheel.

With a second valve stem the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensor can operate on one valve while air pressure is serviced on the other, the company said.

“The sensor that goes on the valve stem is a critical component that directly connects the tire to a TPMS system. When you only have one valve stem to inflate the tire, you need to remove the sensor from the valve stem,” Amy Gross, marketing manager of Alcoa Wheels, said in a release.

“This is time consuming for the operators. Moreover, sensors tend to get lost in the process, which is costly and can negate the effectiveness of the whole TPMS system. This has proven to be a significant pain point in the industry.”

Alcoa Wheels, a brand of Pittsburgh-based Howmet Aerospace Inc., serves the commercial heavy-duty, medium-duty, trailer and bus vehicle market with forged aluminum wheel products. — Transport Topics

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