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Automation and increased safety
Emerson Automation Solutions - Stand 5024

Emerson will be showcasing automation technology from its Asco, Aventics, Rosemount and Branson portfolios.

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Dynamic mechanical analysis
Metravib - Stand C518

Metravib is launching its new DMA+ concept, improving on its old dynamic mechanical analysers (DMA) for rubber compounds.

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High-performance aramids
Teijin Aramid GmbH - Stand C522

At Tire Technology Expo 2019, Teijin Aramid will show how its high-performance aramid Twaron can boost performance, reinforcement, protection, efficiency and durability.

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RFID labels
Data2, a division of FineLine Technologies - Stand 8064

Stop by FineLine’s stand for live demonstrations of the company’s ‘smart’ RFID tagging solutions.

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Laser cleaning
4JET Technologies GmbH Stand 8040

Lasers can be used for numerous applications in modern tire plants, including the cleaning of moulds, tools and fixtures, paint and coating removal, and pre-treatment of surfaces prior to welding, gluing or coating.

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Centralised quality assurance
BST Eltromat International GmbH - Stand 7072

Quality assurance systems provider BST Eltromat International will bring the latest version of its modular PROSolutions visualisation and operating platform to Tire Technology Expo.

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Intelligent automated tire inspection
Neadvance Machine Vision SA - Stand 4003

Neadvance is introducing the next generation of its tire marking inspection solution. The NIPRO-351 tire marking inspection system can inspect up to 10,000 parts per shift.

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New high-speed dynamic tire pressure sensor
XSensor Technology Corporation - Stand 1010

XSensor’s high-speed tire sensor systems can capture accurate high-resolution tire footprint images in fully dynamic conditions. Advanced tire interface pressure measurements at speeds over 140km/h and various inclination angles and inflation pressures will provide a fuller understanding of tire performance.

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New curing press
Uzer Makina - Stand 9042

Tire Technology Expo 2019 will host the launch of Uzer Makina’s new PCR cross-placed floating-column hydraulic press. Compared with its predecessor, the new curing press is considerably more compact yet still offers all the advantages of the patented floating-column technology.

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3D quality control
Tekna Automazione e Controllo Srl - Stand 7044

A new vision system from Tekna Automazione e Controllo can be discovered at this year’s expo. The innovative three-dimensional vision system is designed to detect any defect in passenger tires.

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Embrace Industry 4.0
SMC Deutschland GmbH - Stand 9064

To facilitate communication between all the individual systems in a modern tire plant – particularly between the master and the sensor/actuator – SMC has created an IO link-based, systematic approach.

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Additive manufacturing for moulds and more
SLM Solutions Group AG - Stand 3001

At Tire Technology Expo in Hannover, SLM Solutions will demonstrate how metal-based additive manufacturing can be used in the manufacture of sample and serial mould segments, tire treads and sipes.

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Vision systems for quality control and tracking
Sick Vertriebs GmbH - Stand 2008

A highlight on Sick’s stand at Tire Technology Expo 2019 is the Tire Lector Array, which reliably identifies raw and finished tires regardless of their size, position and alignment of the barcode, as well as on different conveyor systems.

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Advanced printer systems
REA Elektronik GmbH - Stand 2028

Visitors looking for upgraded coding and marking systems should stop by REA’s stand, where the company will present new generations of its large-character inkjet printer system and its Titan universal operating platform.

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Automated tire marking systems
Pioneer Industrial Systems LLC - Stand 6004

Pioneer Industrial Systems is expanding its portfolio of tire industry solutions with systems for conicity striping and high point marking for OEMs.

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Performance silanes
Momentive Performance Materials GmbH - Stand C342

Momentive will be promoting its new factory in Leverkusen, which allows the firm to double its NXT silane capacity. New in this line of silanes is NXT Z 45, a mercaptan silane that is designed to dramatically improve the dynamic and physical properties of tires.

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Textiles for tire construction
Milliken Textiles BVBA - Stand C330

Milliken, a manufacturer of reinforcement fabrics and process aids, is presenting ready-to-use MilliCap cap ply strips, bias chafer and aqueous high-tack bead wrap. These products can go directly from the receiving dock to the tire building machine.

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Mould cleaning
LY Holding GmbH - Stand 4010

One solution to increase safety in the cleaning of tire moulds is to use robots. LKY has therefore developed a dry ice cleaning system where fully automated sidewall robot technology independently blasts the tire moulds with dry ice.

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Automated chimney strip conductivity checking
KraussMaffei Berstorff GmbH - Stand 8030

The ChimCheck system from KraussMaffei Berstorff allows the conductivity of chimney strips to be checked immediately after the extrusion process through touchless measurement. Off-spec batches can thus be detected during the production process to minimise scrap.

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Convenient conveyance
Intralox LLC Europe - Stand 9020

Tire Technology Expo is the place to find technology to upgrade the all-important conveyor systems in your plant. One company presenting its latest technology for new installations and retrofits is Intralox.

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Optical tire mould measurement
Inmess GmbH - Stand 2030

Inmess is adding optical tire mould measuring to its array of tire and wheel measuring systems, which already includes equipment for runout testing, bead compression, endurance tests and more.

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High-speed tire scan
CMV Hoven GmbH/Tekscan Inc - Stand 6030

German distributor CMV Hoven will introduce Tekscan’s latest pressure mapping application product for capturing tire behaviour and performance at high speeds. The High Speed TireScan system captures the impact of speed, motion and inertial forces on a tire at speeds of up to 265km/h.

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Strong linear axes
Bosch Rexroth AG - Stand 10050

A range of electromechanical and servohydraulic axes with a standardised electrical drive, engineering and control concept can be found on Bosch Rexroth’s stand. These axes are self-contained, with mechanical or hydraulic gearboxes.

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Better resins
Allnex Belgium SA - Stand C645

Alnovol is a line of phenolic resins from Allnex for steel- and textile-cord bonding applications in the tire and rubber industry. The resins offer tire manufacturers an effective replacement for problematic adhesion systems, with improved environmental performance and odour advantages.

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Automated MCR testing
Alfamation - Stand 5028

Motorcycle tire testing is getting easier thanks to Alfamation’s latest X-Raptor system, which has been optimised for MCR tires. The machine can automatically detect anomalies including incorrect belt alignment/centring/width, incorrect strip/cord angle or spacing, strip/cord waving and foreign bodies.

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Physical and digital automation
Siemens AG - Stand 8058

Automation giant Siemens will be present at Tire Technology Expo to demonstrate its Digital Enterprise portfolio. This range of solutions revolves around ‘digital twins’ of the tire, the production machines and plants – from the design stage to real-world operation.

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Easy tire mould cleaning
Prozax s.r.o. - Stand 3020

In partnership with TME, Prozax has developed the SuperBlast 4.0 robotic dry ice cleaner for on-line cleaning of tire moulds. The system consists of a mobile unit with an integrated Cryonomic dry ice unit with a patented air lock on a self-propelled carriage.

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Safe drive systems
Getriebebau Nord GmbH & Co KG - Stand 8094

The beating heart of a tire plant is the drive system, and Nord Drivesystems will be showing a complete portfolio of equipment to keep the tires moving. LogiDrive includes an energy-saving IE4 synchronous motor with a rated power of up to 5.5kW, a two-stage helical bevel gear unit and a Nordac Link frequency inverter mounted close to the motor.

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Easily replaceable mould vents
Gottschol Alcuilux - Stand 4030

GACZ recently launched a two-piece spring vent to cater for applications where vents get easily blocked. Compared with the firm’s one-piece vent, the two-piece version can be taken apart and the core can be replaced instead of replacing the whole vent.

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Stronger end cord made all over the world
AB Svenskt Konstsilke - Stand C618

AB Svenskt Konstsilke (SKS) is growing its production of high-performance technical yarns with an all-new factory in Mexico that is slated to start operations later this year. The new plant will help SKS to spread further globally, while better catering for local customers.

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Automatic apexing line for bus and truck tires
InterEuropean Srl - Stand 7045

Visitors looking to upgrade their bead filler lines should stop by InterEuropean's stand to see the company's new 17.5-24.5in bead apexing installation for truck and bus tires.

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Increased test realism
PRL & Coesfeld - Stand C536

To combat the problem of laboratory tests of rubber not accurately reflecting real-world conditions and use, PRL and Coesfeld are introducing a range of new instruments.

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Liquid rubber for high performance
Kuraray - Stand C438

A number of products to improve the production of high-performance tires will feature on the Kuraray stand. The headline product is the bio-based Liquid Farnesene Rubber, which Kuraray says is the first liquid polydiene based on naturally sourced farnesene.

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Extender oils
Orgkhim - Stand C326

Biochemical company Orgkhim will showcase its Norman product line of extender oils for tires and synthetic rubber, in addition to emulsifiers for rubber and performance additives for tires.

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Improved automation safety
Emerson Automation Solution - Stand 5024

Visitors to Tire Technology Expo looking for ways to improve safety at tire manufacturing plants without compromising efficiency should stop by Emerson Automation Solution’s stand, where the company will present a new single valve manifold that allows for the integration of multiple safety zones.

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Eco-friendly chemicals
Shandong Yanggu Huatai Chemical - Stand C408

As an integral part of China’s rubber chemicals industry, Shandong Yanggu Huatai Chemical has developed seven varieties of green eco-friendly rubber chemicals.

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Tread enhancement additive
Kraton - Stand C230

At the Tire Technology Conference and at its booth at the Expo, Kraton will present recent research on a new
tread enhancement additive (TEA) and its effect on the performance of tire tread compounds.

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Sustainable tire cord solutions
Bekaert - Stand C644

Bekaert has accrued 70 years of experience in the industry, and will be sharing the benefits of its expertise with visitors to Tire Technology Expo 2019.

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Surface-modified silica
Behn Meyer Europe - Stand C505

Behn Meyer Europe will present its latest development – a surface-modified silica that offers optimized processing and improved properties of tire compounds.

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Complete handling solutions
Cassioli - Stand 7042

Cassioli will use Tire Technology Expo 2019 to launch a brace of new, fully automated handling solutions for tire manufacturing and distribution.

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Slab slitter launch
Mondon - Stand 9065

Tire Technology Expo 2019 will play host to the launch of Mondon’s new SLP-series slab slitter, which is designed for extruder feeding strips.

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Testing portfolio
TS TestingService - Stand 2006

TS TestingService manufactures test machines for tires and can provide the whole range of tire test machines.

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Transportation systems for manufacturing plants
Berrmak - Stand 9076

Conveyor company Berrmak is creating a separate division to cater specifically to the tire manufacturing industry.

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Mold cleaning with dry ice
Cold Jet - Stand 5006

Visitors in search of a better way to clean tire molds, both online and off-line, should visit Cold Jet’s stand, where the company will present an all-new dry ice cleaning solution.

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Improved cord cabling
Saurer - Stand 4000

Twisting solutions specialist Saurer will present a number of improvements to its Allma CableCorder product range of tire cord cabling machines.

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Better calendering
Rodolfo Comerio - Stand 7048

Italian calendering expert Rodolfo Comerio has recently patented a new technology for textile fabric and steel cord rubberized materials used in the tire industry.

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New truck tire curing press
HF Group - Stand 9052/10080

Visitors to Tire Technology Expo 2019 will be able to see HF Group’s latest R&D development – a new benchmark in truck tire production.

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Splice checker
Afache - Stand 9048

The splice checker from Afache ensures structural stability and uniformity of tires by detecting open splices, overlaps, dog ears and other imperfections on all tire components, including belt, tread, carcasses and preassemblies.

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Efficient rubber reworking
UTH - Stand 4012

UTH has developed an evolution of its two-roll plasticizer with integrated gear pump to allow the machine to automatically and continuously homogenize treads, sidewalls, profiles and sheets at a low temperature – including fine mesh straining – all in a single step.

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Modular tire measurement system
Micro-Poise - Stand 3018

To enable tire manufacturing plants to effectively use floor space and reduce cycle time, MicroPoise is introducing its in-line Modular Tire Measurement System, MTMS FX.

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Bladder production expertise
MAE Industria Gomma (MIG) - Stand 2013

MAE Industria Gomma (MIG) will showcase its bladder production expertise for the first time at Tire Technology Expo 2019 in Hannover.

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Fully automated slitting
Calemard - Stand 9034

Visitors looking to upgrade their plant’s slitting equipment will be interested in Calemard’s new fully automated solution to produce cap strips from a web of 1,600mm-width calendered textile.

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Improved cord cabling
Schubert & Salzer - Stand 7088

Visit Schubert & Salzer’s stand to be convinced of the benefits of the company’s sliding gate valves.

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Tire inspection equipment
CyXplus - Stand 8062

CyXplus is expanding its range of tire inspection solutions with a new machine that has been designed specifically for radial two-wheeler tires.

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New static fixture
Global Center for Automotive Performance Simulation (GCAPS) - Stand 9003

The Global Center for Automotive Performance Simulation (GCAPS) has installed a new static fixture at its National Tire Research Center in Virginia.

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Real-time production process monitoring
Matteuzzi - Stand 8060

Italian manufacturer of tire fabrication machinery, Matteuzzi, will have the latest on its new ‘Smart’ machine concept, which includes grinding, trimming and white sidewall buffing machines.

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Equipment and machinery solutions
Pelmar Engineering - Stand 9038

Following a successful 2018, Pelmar Engineering is cementing its position as a leading developer of new and reconditioned equipment solutions and machinery-handling services for the tire and rubber industries.

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Longer lasting bladders
Continental - Stand 4008

Look out for the latest bladder concept from Continental.

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Digital automation control
Festo - Stand 5012

Electric and pneumatic automation specialist Festo will showcase its latest flexible pneumatic automation platform, the Festo Motion Terminal VTEM.

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Complete machinery solution
Marangoni - Stand 9032

The innovative first-stage tire-building machinery that Marangoni has been developing will be the company’s focus at the 2019 Tire Technology Expo.

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Future Show: Tire Technology Expo 2020, 25, 26, 27 February 2020, Halls 19/20/21, Hannover, Germany