Despite all the electronic aids, a car today still has only four points of contact with the road. Each of the four tyres is critical for a safe journey, and all this under the most diverse operating conditions. The extremely high quality requirements that every tyre manufacturer has for its products also apply to trucks and other transport vehicles required to carry large loads on rough ground.
In addition to these quality requirements, sustainability is becoming increasingly important. Behind this lies the improvement of energy efficiency or the increase of production efficiency, among other things, by avoiding rejects, while at the same time shortening production cycles. In order for each production step to be optimally planned and executed, precise and completely reliable measurement technology is required.
Tyre production is a rough process, especially vulcanisation in the curing press. This is where the green tyre becomes the durable tyre. Short cycles with rapid temperature rises and a sulphurous atmosphere put a load on the components of the press and, thus, also the measuring instruments. The reliability and precision of WIKA pressure switches and pressure sensors over very long periods of use enable savings to be made in maintenance and servicing and also prevent production errors or even an outage of the production line.