As the only part of a vehicle in contact with the ground, the tire has the potential to provide unique and plentiful information throughout its entire life. Using RFID technology, Michelin makes tires that communicate by linking them to a more global ecosystem, to create infinite potential for innovations and added value for customers.
SinoARP will present its new fourth-generation GENIV hydraulic curing press, suitable for a 45-52in size range. The GENIV press distinguishes itself with a very small footprint and a short dry-cycle time.
MAE Industria Gomma (M.I.G.) will showcase its bladder production expertise in Hannover in 2020. The Italian company is well known in the retreading industry, with more than 25 years’ experience in the production of curing bladders. M.I.G. is also available as a partner for new tire companies seeking external bladder supplies.
Hofmann is introducing its updated automatic tire grading line at this year’s show. The line consists of the company’s tire uniformity machine, which includes a new electronic measuring capability and graphical user interface, combined with a proven dynamic balancing machine.
Supplying tires to OEM accounts brings unique processing challenges. They must first be measured and pass the uniformity requirements; then, using the data on each tire, they must be sorted and marked for conicity and highpoint. In many cases, the conicity stripe is done manually using crayons. The car manufacturer relies on these markings to mount the tire/wheel assembly in a manner that optimizes ride performance.
French machinery manufacturer Mondon will reveal a larger in-line slitter at Tire Technology Expo 2020. The company has enlarged its patented in-line slitter with a bigger FSL-1000 model, offering more capacity to rewind cut narrow tapes up to 800mm in diameter.
Koenig & Bauer Coding will present its new LTA eco tire marking point at Tire Technology Expo 2020 in Hannover. The new tire marking dot combines the beneficial properties of well-known LTA and foil for hot-stamping marking.
Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has expanded its Aktiplast PP product range – processing promoters for polymer blends – to include a variant based on vegetable raw materials. It is used in the manufacture of rubber articles such as molded and injection-molded articles of all kinds, and for tire compounds.
JSR has implemented its proprietary synthesis technology to develop a new styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) with significantly improved mechanical strength, wear resistance and durability compared with conventional SBR.
Anyline will debut its new tire scanning technology at this year’s Tire Technology Expo. With its range of scanning solutions for web and mobile platforms, customers can now capture information printed on tire walls with just a smartphone.
Pepperl+Fuchs, a leader in industrial sensor technology, will display its Sensorik 4.0 portfolio of intelligent sensors, designed to enable tire manufacturers to leverage data across all information levels.
In addition to its range of slitter-rewinders and spooling machines, Calemard – the converting equipment division of Spoolex – will present its patented in-line continuous processes and loading, conveying and unloading solutions.
At this year’s expo, Starrett-Bytewise will introduce the new Calender Gauge+Flaw System (CG+F). This dual-purpose in-line system measures thickness and width, and performs flaw detection on gum calenders to help tire manufacturers ensure the highest quality.
Test World and Applus IDIADA have signed a collaboration agreement for winter tire testing. The collaboration will bring together both companies’ winter tire testing and engineering services, which will be available to all their customers.
To support the shift away from mineral oil and help tire manufacturers meet sustainability goals, Nynas has expanded its NYTEX tire oil range with the BIO 6200, a high-performance product based on a renewable feedstock stream.
The RÜTGERS brand of Rain Carbon has upgraded its chemicals portfolio for rubber applications with the development of highly compatible pure monomer resins that offer better wear and rolling resistance.
Accurate and repeatable weighing of chemicals and additives is crucial to tire production, so to avoid human error Color Service developed a fully automatic dosing system that eliminates manual weighing.
Tire process engineers looking to add even more precision to the manufacture of technical rubberized webbing should definitely visit the booth of Comerio Ercole, which will be showcasing the Hydroshot technology included in the Hydroplus device of its calender units.
Those looking to reduce radial force variation (RFV) in their tires should certainly stop by Pelmar’s booth, as the firm’s Tire Uniformity Rectifier can lower RFV and RFV1H values without damaging the appearance of a tire or reducing its quality through buffing.
Look out for the new and enhanced function modules for PROSolutions at BST eltromat’s booth. The modularly structured visualization and operating platform interconnects BST eltromat’s solutions for quality assurance in tire manufacturing, thus creating a closed quality assurance process.
Belting specialist Ammeraal Beltech will show how it can provide belting solutions for every stage of the tire production process. The company’s belting materials deliver high performance for conveying and processing all kinds of rubber compounds and components.
Modern tires have sensitive innerliners that can become damaged during cleaning, and tire plants produce so many variations that marking the tires using stamps or molds can become a real burden. 4JET says its laser technology can be the solution to both these issues.