Efficient use of tire building machines
Tire manufacturers are faced with great 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 availability.
Our magnetic field sensors reliably detect the end position of the piston in pneumatic cylinders and ensure proper motion of the tire building machine. The sensors, which are resistant to temperatures up to 105 °C, replace wear-prone magnetic reed switches and have a long service life.
High fitting accuracy means each tire layer must be precisely fed, wound and cut. Our BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors position the slide with precision, even in rough conditions. This ensures that the tire build precisely complies with the specifications.
Our photoelectric distance sensors continually check the roll diameter so as to continuously provide the winding roll with treads for the green tire. The robust sensors also perform sag control. The difficult-to-detect black layers have no effect on the result.
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.