Heat presses
Heat presses

High tyre quality under rough conditions

The tyre gets its final shape in curing presses. The components involved must therefore withstand the harsh conditions of vulcanizing the green tyres. In addition to heat, steam and pressure, they are also exposed to aggressive liquids such as releasing agents or special hydraulic oils. Balluff has mastered the entire array of the required sensors and offers high-quality, robust and long-life technology for the highest tyre quality: This includes high-precision position measurement systems that are insensitive to contamination, pressure sensors for high temperatures, high-temperature-rated inductive sensors and high-performance network technology.

Application examples

  • Reliable closing stroke, even under extreme conditions

    Reliable closing stroke, even under extreme conditions

    When the green tire is pressed into the hot mold under high pressure with hot water, the curing press must be tightly closed. A reliable closing stroke is ensured by Balluff BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors, even under high temperatures and strong vibrations.

    Features

    • Profile housing for easy installation
    • Temperature rated
    Reliable closing stroke, even under extreme conditions
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  • Reliable pressure transmitter for high temperatures

    Reliable pressure transmitter for high temperatures

    Balluff pressure transmitters ensure that the pressure in the curing press is reliably monitored. They are distinguished by a broad temperature range of –40 to 125 °C and reliable measurement technology. The rugged transmitters are flexible to use: you can select from eleven different pressure ranges, voltage or current output, as well as various process connections.

    Features

    • Extended temperature range
    • Stainless steel housing
    • Great product variety
    Reliable pressure transmitter for high temperatures
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  • Reduce costs with IO-Link

    Reduce costs with IO-Link

    All the pneumatic lines come together in the control cabinet. With our IO-Link valve terminal connectors you use a simple industry standard cable to connect with the controller. This makes it easy to control the reliable movement of the pneumatic cylinders. This reduces cost: with IO-Link, you can reduce the wiring effort and require less cable and hose material.

    Features

    • Compact adapter housing
    • Pin compatible with a wide range of valve terminals
    • Controls up to 24 solenoids
    Reduce costs with IO-Link
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  • Optimum support for all processes

    Optimum support for all processes

    Our high-quality and high-temperature resistant sensors support all processing steps of the curing press and reliably ensure an optimum process. Optical sensors reliably detect black rubber. Pressure sensors reliably monitor process media such as hydraulic fluids. Inductive sensors monitor end positions at little cost.

    Features

    • Resistant to lubricants
    • Durable seals
    Optimum support for all processes
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