Sustainable production through robust pressure measurement

Sustainability may be the megatrend for the several-hundred tyre plants worldwide. Among other things, this includes increasing both energy and production efficiency by avoiding rejects while simultaneously shortening production cycles.
Sustainability ? already during production
Despite all of the electronic aids, a car today still has only four points of contact with the street, each barely the size of a postcard. Each one of the four tyres is crucial for a safe journey, and all of this beneath the most diverse operating conditions. This explains the extremely top quality requirements that each tyre manufacturer defines for its products.
Sustainability through precise measurement technology
The CPH7000 portable process calibrator
Tyre manufacturers ensure the compliance of these quality requirements through extensive testing of the recycleables, testing after and during the individual production steps, together with through various tests on the finished tyre. Needless to say, the reject rate ought to be minimised and each production step should run sustainably in the long term. Precise and reliable measurement technology is necessary exactly for this.
Pressure measurement and Industry 4.0
Modern machinery and systems, even with comprehensive condition monitoring and IIoT connection, cannot change the truth that tyre production is a rough process. In this environment, sensitive sensors should never only survive, but measure for as long, as accurately and as reliably as possible. For the checking of sensors, switches and pressure gauges, WIKA offers the appropriate calibration instruments. From hand-helds for use in production, through stationary desktop instruments for the quality assurance test room, to custom-built testing systems.
Sustainability doing his thing: Robust measurement technology avoids production downtime
Robust pressure measurement technology: MW and S-20
High-quality measuring instruments contribute to sustainability. Their durability prevents rejects in production, plus the subsequent costly downtime, and it reduces the price of spare parts. Extensive field tests by a ?global player? show significantly longer operating times for WIKA pressure switches and pressure sensors, and therefore sustainable savings in maintenance and servicing. In particular, premature failures of pressure switches and pressure sensors on curing presses previously resulted in frequent production line downtimes. This is explained by the very particular loads. Jealous and temperature changes driven by the shortest possible production cycles, alongside superheated steam and sulphurous atmospheres, stress the measuring instruments and result in rapid ageing.
Costs of defective measuring instruments
Rejects
Production downtime
Spare parts
Labour
Right now, our customer is surprised he had previously accepted these frequent failures as a technical given ? as unavoidable. For the time being, WIKA supplies the group?s production facilities worldwide, with WIKA?s global presence guaranteeing both customer contact in the neighborhood language and fast delivery.
Note
The WIKA portfolio covers all relevant measured variables required for the control and regulation of most tyre machinery ? pressure, temperature, level and flow. You reveal your measuring requirement ? we shall provide you with the solution. You can get many more application examples in the Industries section on the WIKA website and in our brochure. If you have any questions, your contact will gladly help you.

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