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, a car today still has only four points of connection with the street, each barely the size of a postcard. Obnoxious of the four tyres is critical for a safe journey, and all of this beneath the most diverse operating conditions. This explains the extremely top quality requirements that each 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 average person production steps, together with 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 run. Precise and reliable measurement technology is necessary exactly for this.
Pressure measurement and Industry 4.0
Modern machinery and systems, despite having comprehensive condition monitoring and IIoT connection, cannot change the truth that tyre production is a rough process. In this environment, sensitive sensors must not only survive, but measure as long, as accurately and as reliably as you possibly can. For the checking of sensors, switches and pressure gauges, WIKA also offers the appropriate calibration instruments. From hand-helds for used in production, through stationary desktop instruments for the product quality assurance test room, to custom-built testing systems.
Sustainability in action: 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 price of spare parts. Extensive field tests by a ?global player? show significantly longer operating times for WIKA pressure switches and pressure sensors, and thus 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 particular loads. Rapid pressure and temperature changes driven by the shortest possible production cycles, alongside 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
Right now, 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 most tyre machinery ? pressure, temperature, level and flow. You tell us your measuring requirement ? we will provide you with the solution. You will find 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 assist you to.

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