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New benchmarks in tyre making: HF ONE, HF Curemaster TBR

New benchmarks in tyre making: HF ONE, HF Curemaster TBR

 

Following its market introduction, the HF One has won the Tire Technology Innovation award 2019. The HF ONE is a flexible tyre building machine and the answer to changing market demands and new challenges in production processes. A flexible drum concept ensures the diversified production of highly complex and innovative tyres.

The variety of tyres in the market is continually growing and especially tyre sizes larger than 17 ” are gaining above-average market share. The resulting primary requirement for tyre manufacturing is to enable quick code changes and at the same time produce smaller lots.

Equally, quality requirements, driven by the automotive industry, are constantly increasing, not only as a result of tyre labeling (since 2012 mandatory in the EU and South Korea), but also due to the requirement to visually certify OE tyre sizes on the sidewall. Regulations in other markets will also tighten in the coming years (US, China, Brazil and Japan).

High levels of repetitive accuracy and quality are also demanded as well as the capability to efficiently produce new tyre designs, such as tyres for e-mobility, with a very low final shaping distance.

HF Curemaster TBR

This is the new benchmark in truck tyre manufacturing. Anticipating the desires of the market, HF`s R&D department has developed a new generation of curing presses. The new truck tyre curing press HF Curemaster TBR offers a flexible and compact footprint, enabling it to replace older smaller presses and ultimately saves space or allows for the possibility to fit more presses per existing trench. Therefore customers are able to increase production without expanding their footprint. The HF Curemaster TBR accommodates molds from 62-67” – this modular design concept responds to the latest market requirements while allowing for customization to individual customer specifications. In terms of quality & maintainability the HF Curemaster TBR ensures an optimum tyre uniformity and longest mold life due to an even distribution of the squeeze force. Moreover the machine is designed to provide the lowest energy consumption and meets the highest requirements for availability, performance and quality. The first machines are already in operation.

 

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