1. Initial Inspection
Each tyre will go through a visual and non-destructive inspection procedure before it enters the process. Tyres with any major defects will be rejected.
Shearography uses leading edge laser technology to optically dissect tyre casings, as cameras capture images vacuum pressure is applied highlighting separation defects.
The old tread is mechanically removed using a high-speed buffer. This state-of-the-art machine profiles the tyre to an exact diameter to accept the new tread pattern.
Adhesion cement is applied evenly to the tyre and allowed to dry in preparation for the cushion gum and new tread to be applied.
5. Skiving & Section Repairs
Any surface injuries are removed and section repairs carried out before the tyre advances through the process.
4. Tread Selection
Depending on the casing type and application the correct tread is selected and checked so that a high quality retread can be produced.
7. Building Ring Tread
The Ring Tread system involves using this highly automated efficient machinery to produce a splice less Retread.
8. Building Strip Tread
The preferred tread is built with a high degree of accuracy using our laser guided building machine.
In preparation for curing, the built tyre is encased within an inner and outer envelope which is then placed under vacuum.
12. Ready For Delivery
Having met all our quality control standards, the tyres are put through the spray paint booth and are now ready to be put to use.
11. Final Inspection
To meet the EC109 standards, the tyres are tested to a pressure of 6 Bar and a final visual inspection is carried out before being signed off.
Up to 20 tyres are placed into the curing chamber at a temperature of 120°C and a constant pressure of 6 Bar for 3 hours.