PCL’s new sports ball inflation station is a game-changer

PCL has announced the launch of its new Sports Ball Inflation Station – the latest in innovation for professional and time-saving ball inflation.

Initially developed for an international designer and manufacturer of sports gear, the self-contained digital inflation unit automates the inflation of sports balls quickly, safely and in large volumes.

The mobile cart can service up to four balls at once via an on-board air supply and can be moved around with ease. Since there is no need for a separate air source, users can simply plug and go.

The unit comes with a high spec built-in pump to allow super-fast inflation – for example four Size 6 basketballs in 43 seconds – to a calibrated accuracy, with certificate supplied.

Designed for the accurate inflation of ‘low’ volume (size 1 to 3) and larger volume (size 4 to 7) balls, a built-in safety net prevents issues arising from any unidentified ball deficiencies that may exist prior to inflation.

The housing features four small hose outlets to needle valve output which can be operated independently, enabling the user to inflate one, two, three or four balls at once.

The metal enclosure and robust wheel assembly with brake provide safe storage and easy movement and locating. Touch screen buttons and a clear LCD screen allow easy reading and simple operation.

PCL’s expertise in manufacturing advanced equipment for a wide range of markets, from automotive to aviation, has resulted in a trail-blazing solution for sports retailers, sports clubs and organisations using multiple balls that regularly need inflating.

Olly Shortland, Business Development Manager, said: “Our new Sports Ball Inflation Station incorporates a high spec ‘forecourt style’ compressed air pump, which is designed for continuous use in demanding environments. Automation of the process with auto shut-off allows users to do another job while inflating balls, saving significant labour time and cost. In addition, it’s simple to use and maintain, and runs off a standard 230v single phase electricity supply 3 pin plug.

“We are proud to have created this ground-breaking new ball inflation solution for one of the biggest brands in the business and delighted that its general release now promises to be a game-changer for the sports industry as a whole.”

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