Increasing efficiency of tire building machine
Tire manufacturers are faced with many challenges: The quality standards of the automobile industry are increasing, yet tire production must remain economical. Efficiency in the use of tire building machines is the key to this. Balluff offers advanced technology in this area – for example, in the production of different batch sizes with minimal changeover times. High-quality sensors detect end positions of the pneumatic cylinders, position the sliders for the correct tire build, or monitor for liner sag. Solutions from Balluff support sophisticated machine concepts, increase productivity and guarantee high system up-time.
Balluff magnetic cylinder sensors reliably detect the extend/retract position of the piston of the pneumatic cylinders. The sensors, which are resistant to temperatures up to 105 °C, replace wear-prone magnetic reed switches and have a long service life.
For a high accuracy of fit, every tire layer must be precisely fed, wound and cut. Our BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors position the slide with precision, even in demanding conditions. This ensures that the tire build precisely complies with the specifications.
Balluff inductive distance sensors monitor the roll diameter and allow precise control of the tread strips during the green tire build-up. The robust sensors also perform sag control. Even the normally difficult to detect black target is no problem for Balluff inductive analog sensors.
Balluff inclination sensors reliably monitor the tilt movements of the conveyor belt. This allows the belt to be accurately guided when it is moved for the subsequent work steps. The inclination sensors guarantee a high accuracy of 0.1° and very low temperature drift.