First-time exhibitor, Pneumofore, is turning a spotlight on its UV H vacuum pumps at Tire Technology Expo. “We are family owned and like to meet our customers face-to-face,” said company owner and president, Daniel Hilfiker.
Unlike the liquid-ring vacuum pumps typically used in the tire industry, the Pneumofore design is air-cooled and based on rotary vane technology. By eliminating the water consumption required by the usual pumps, the need for water chilling is also removed. This is claimed to result in a 40% energy saving compared with the liquid-ring alternative, resulting in substantially lower operating and lifecycle costs for the user.
The company already produces and supplies vacuum pumps to tire manufacturers including Goodyear, Bridgestone and Michelin for use in tire moulding applications, and expects the positive feedback from existing customers to generate further business. Pneumofore says its UV H pumps are noted for helping to speed up tire production and reduce defects. The company is also a major supplier to other industries, including glass moulding and vacuum packaging.
Tire Technology Expo runs until Thursday, 18 February in Halls 19 & 20 at the Deutsche Messe, Hannover, Germany. For more information or to register for a free exhibition pass, go to www.tiretechnology-expo.com.
17 February 2016