The process of introducing the energy label for tires continues in the US, and whatever the ultimate outcome, the regulations will clearly have significant implications for tire makers. Computype have been working with manufacturers in Europe to implement the EU energy label and share their experience for making the transition to energy labeling smooth and cost effective.
Turbocharged engines run hotter with high pressures and harsh exhaust gases, and they demand durable hose solutions. New fuels, aggressive transmission fluids and synthetic oils require seals, gaskets, diaphragms and valves with high strength and flex life. Design materials must be specifically engineered to deliver high performance in these extreme applications and continuous improvement is critical for meeting megatrend challenges for increased fuel efficiency, emissions control and reduced cost of ownership.
Quality control during the tire production process has traditionally been performed manually by machine operators. This process is time consuming and lacks the precision that modern state-of-the-art vision systems offer. Download the white paper to learn how to increase measurement precision, identify errors earlier, ensure tire consistency, and reduce labor costs.
With the economic upturn, the times of low volume and rationalization are over. Volume is steadily rising for many, and manufacturers are now dealing with a different problem than cost-cutting—how to meet increasing demand after resource cuts and no new investments in productivity improvement in recent years.