Arnaud Dufournier provides an overview of some of the latest tire testing technology developments from his company, including the ability to conduct R117 tests with its indoor machines, wet grip measurements using its Automated Indoor Tire Test Track (AI3T) machine and rolling resistance measurements with its Rolling Resistance Machine (RRM)
With supply chain issues at the forefront of many manufacturers’ minds, Zeppelin’s Guido Veit sums up the material handling and storage systems the company is developing to improve production resilience in tire factories
Manuel Bessler talks about the development of UTH’s TPE Reworker, a two roll plasticizer which features an integrated gear pump, allowing for more efficient recovery of expensive tire material from production processes.
Lieven Keymeulen of Milliken Textiles introduces the company’s latest MilliCap product, an innovative cap ply which can replace traditional tire cord. The material not only provides a lower rolling resistance due to the use of less rubber in the tire, it also improves production efficiency, removing the need for encase cords in rubber.
HF Group’s David Laczkowski and Bernd Pape delve into the details of HF’s latest Cure master press and explain how digitalization is increasing efficiency, sustainability and maintainability of the equipment.