The world is turning to the tire and wheel industry for the latest and greatest in the automotive industry, including retreading. Customers in this industry need to educate themselves on what the best machines are for uniformity, dynamic balance, and geometry.
In the automotive industry, tire and wheel assembly rooms combine all the needed functions to mount a tire on a rim, test it for imperfections, all before the customer buys it.
Uniformity in the automotive industry, analyzes force variation, runout, and sidewall appearance in tire and wheel assemblies. Without proper inspection, these forces affect the integrity of the tire and ride of the automobile could be drastically compromised. To test uniformity, I suggest finding an experienced company utilizing the ASTEC Tire and Wheel Uniformity Machine.
Dynamic balance measures tire and wheel assemblies based on static, couple and upper and lower plane imbalance. If this is not properly checked, the tires could bounce, wobble and steer improperly. For balancing needs, I suggest VTW Dynamic Tire and Wheel Balance System to test tires before put on an automobile.
Geometry Measurement systems provide a complete analysis of tire sidewall and tire tread width areas. By utilizing geometry measurements the tire should not have any defects, such as bulges or depressions.
As a driver, it is expected that our tires are inspected and good to go when they are brand new. The automotive industry test and measurement system is the before process, before being sold to drivers.
If you are in this industry, the experience and knowledge is already there, the machines are probably already in the assembly room. Maintaining the most up to date machinery is important, though.
Education is also important. In any industry, there is always more to learn, new technology to make a given process more efficient. TGIS-SL tire geometry inspection is the best of geometry measurement machines. Education involves understanding terminology as well. For example, tire uniformity actually pertains to non-uniformity, which is a quantitative measure of force and runout variation within a tire.
I suggest doing a research every now and again to keep ahead of competitors. Who is the leading competitor? Do some research into what they are doing. Why are they the leader? I would say that it is because of the machinery being used and the clientele. There is always a leader in any industry; at least keep up and stabilize to be the top too.