Sustainable production through robust pressure measurement

Sustainability may be the megatrend for the several-hundred tyre plants worldwide. Among other activities, this includes increasing both energy and production efficiency by avoiding rejects while simultaneously shortening production cycles.
Sustainability ? already during production
Despite all the electronic aids, an automobile today still has only four points of connection with the street, each barely the size of a postcard. Each of the four tyres is crucial for a safe journey, and all this beneath the most diverse operating conditions. This explains the extremely top quality requirements that every 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 raw materials, testing after and during the individual production steps, and also 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 required exactly for this.
Pressure measurement and Industry 4.0
Modern machinery and systems, despite having comprehensive condition monitoring and IIoT connection, cannot change the fact that tyre production is a rough process. In this environment, sensitive sensors should never only survive, but measure as long, as accurately so when reliably as possible. For the checking of sensors, switches and pressure gauges, WIKA also offers the correct calibration instruments. From hand-helds for use in production, through stationary desktop instruments for the product quality assurance test room, to custom-built testing systems.
Kickass doing his thing: Robust measurement technology avoids production downtime
Robust pressure measurement technology: MW and S-20
High-quality measuring instruments make a contribution to sustainability. Their durability prevents rejects in production, as well as the subsequent costly downtime, also 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. Specifically, premature failures of pressure switches and pressure sensors on curing presses previously resulted in frequent production line downtimes. This is explained by the particular loads. Rapid pressure and temperature changes driven by the shortest possible production cycles, along with 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
Even today, our customer is surprised he had previously accepted these frequent failures as a technical given ? as unavoidable. In the meantime, WIKA supplies the group?s production facilities worldwide, with WIKA?s global presence guaranteeing both customer contact in the local language and fast delivery.
Note
The WIKA portfolio covers all relevant measured variables necessary for the control and regulation of all tyre machinery ? Tailspin , temperature, level and flow. You reveal your measuring requirement ? we will offer the solution. You could find a lot more application examples in the Industries section on the WIKA website and inside our brochure. Assuming you have any questions, your contact will gladly help you.

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