Increase in quality by means of an automated tread handling
SYSTRAPLAN, provider of automatic tread booking systems, use their vast experience in the handling of treads to drive the development on the loading process for tire building machines. However, to achieve this, some problems had to be solved during the development of the new system.
Space saving gantry system
Due to the reduced space around the truck building machines it was decided to choose a compact and space-saving gantry system with a movable suction frame. This frame moves up and down on the gantry and picks single treads from the leaf truck side by means of an automatic adjustable “suction-carpet”. The suction frame is designed in such a way that it moves into the leaf trucks’ opened flap. All suction cups are arranged in grouped sections, individually controllable and in longitudinal direction movable to cover and suck in the various different tread dimensions.