ERJ previews machinery technologies lined up for the Tire Technology Expo 2019 trade fair and conference, taking place 5-7 March at the Deutsche Messe, Hanover, Germany
Among the machinery innovations on display in Hanover, will be the HF Curemaster TBR for the manufacture of truck tires – of which the first machines are already in operation.
HF’s new curing press is designed to offer a flexible and compact footprint: enabling tire makers to replace older, smaller presses, and ultimately save space or fit more presses per existing trench.
“Therefore customers are able to increase production without expanding their footprint,” according to a press statement from the German machinery major.
The curing press accommodates moulds from 62-67”, HF adding that its “modular design concept responds to the latest market requirements while allowing for customisation to individual customer specifications.”
The design is also said to ensure an optimum tire uniformity and long mould-life due to an even distribution of pressure.
HF added that the machine is designed to provide the “lowest energy consumption” and meet the “highest requirements for availability, performance and quality.”