Despite all the electronic aids available today, a car or truck’s sole points of contact with the road are still its tires. Each tire is critical for a safe journey, undertaken in a variety of operating conditions. The extremely high level of quality assurance that every tire manufacturer has for its products also applies to industrial mobile machines, some of which transport heavy loads over rough terrain.
In addition to these quality requirements is sustainability – in the form of greater production efficiency and energy efficiency. This means avoiding rejects while shortening production cycles. To optimize each production step, tire manufacturers need precise and reliable measurement technology.
A key step in tire production is vulcanization, where green tires become durable, flexible tires in curing presses. This process requires short cycles with rapid temperature rises and a sulfurous atmosphere, all of which put a strain on the press’s components, including its measuring instruments.
WIKA’s high-quality pressure switches and pressure sensors remain reliable and precise over its long service life. This results in significant savings for tire manufacturers not only in terms of less maintenance and servicing, but also in preventing the production errors and downtime that can occur when using lower-quality instruments.