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Hannover, Germany - Continental said it has installed a CT (Computed Tomography) scanner at its tech centre in Hannover StÃ¶cken in Germany. This represents an investment of euro 1.4 million in the research facility
The new facility permits engineers to study internal tyre components under driving conditions. . â€œWith our new CT scanning facility we can simulate driving situations such as braking, accelerating and entering curves so exactly that we can observe the internal components of a tyre under the conditions which affect them most,â€œ as AndrÃ© Baumgart, director of the testing center.
The facility has capacity to test around 850 passenger and commercial vehicle tyres annually. It is expected to be used to study the extremes of tyre behavior, such as low pressure operation and extreme overloading.
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Press release from Continental