Sustainable production through robust pressure measurement

Sustainability is 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 the electronic aids, an automobile today still has only four points of contact with the road, each barely the size of a postcard. Each one of the four tyres is critical for a safe journey, and all of this under the most diverse operating conditions. This explains the extremely top quality requirements that each tyre manufacturer defines because of 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 during and after the individual production steps, in addition to through various tests on the finished tyre. Of course, the reject rate should be minimised and each production step should run sustainably in the long run. Aggravate 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 really a rough process. In this environment, sensitive sensors must not 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 quality assurance test room, to custom-built testing systems.
Risky 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, also it reduces the expense of spare parts. Extensive field studies 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 led to frequent production line downtimes. That is explained by the very 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. 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 tell us your measuring requirement ? we shall offer the solution. You can get a lot more application examples in the Industries section on the WIKA website and in our brochure. Should you have any questions, your contact will gladly help you.

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