SHOW NEWS: BST to discuss future challenges in quality assurance

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At the 2018 Tire Technology Expo (February 20-22 in Hannover, Germany) experts from BST Eltromat International will be on hand to discuss the latest challenges in quality assurance in tire manufacturing – such as obtaining high-precision length and angle measurements.

BST will present its visualization and operating platform PROSolutions, which links different quality assurance systems with a new system for measuring the thickness of materials.

PROSolutions provides a unified user interface for visualizing, configuring and controlling the systems. From a centralized location, PROSolutions shows detailed, 3D images of the integrated monitoring and measurement systems, which makes it a very convenient and user-friendly platform.

In other words, machine operators have an overview and can manage the whole quality assurance system. With just one swipe they can switch from the web width measuring system to the web guiding system on the belt server, for instance, or to a sensor.

They can then access the details and can use the touchscreen to quickly parameterize the sensors, for example, or to make specialized changes according to the application needs to the camera settings.

Cameras are synchronized with the machine speeds, providing measurements that are accurate to within one hundredth of a second. This optimizes the way that individual tire components, such as belts, are processed in the tire building machines.

“The tire industry is one of the sectors where we are experiencing continuous growth. For example, the Chinese market is becoming increasingly important to us,” noted Torsten Probst, senior technical sales manager, who has been overseeing the Chinese tire market for nearly 20 years.

“Machine manufacturers in China have been gradually enhancing the quality of their products and they are now exporting globally – which means our quality assurance systems are being exported globally as well.

“Our wide product range gives them the flexibility to meet the diverse technical and economic requirements of their customers.”

January 23, 2018

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