What is the tyre manufacturing process and why is it important to control humidity

The tyre manufacturing industry uses a vast number of composite ingredients and many different components to create the finished products we know.

We are familiar with the rubber we see on the outside, but what about the inner lining of the tyre? This requires various fibres, fabrics and steel cables.

The manufacturing process has several phases:

  • Composite manufacturing
  • Component manufacturing
  • Tyre making
  • Vulcanization
  • Quality control

The problem of not controlling humidity in tyre manufacturing

Moisture control is critical to prevent problems occurring in some of these processes.

Fabric laces for example need a specific environment in which to maintain their properties such as strength, contraction, elongation, and elasticity. From arrival at the factory, the storage environment must be strictly controlled.

Steel wire laces that are coated in brass must also have specifically regulated storage conditions. This is essential to maintain the bonding properties of steel wire with rubber.

Solution: Fisair Dehumidifiers

Following technological advances, FISAIR DFRA dehumidifiers base their operating principle on water vapour retention, using an exclusive, high-performance, silica gel, desiccant rotor.

The units are available with options of, relative humidity control in proportional mode controlling the capacity of the reactivation heater, and modules for temperature control.

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Application References

Bekaert, Burgos

Bekaert are a company who specialize in transforming steel wire and applying advanced coatings. They have been improving both the bulk and surface properties of steel wire products for almost 140 years……but there is always room for improvement!
FISAIR  have installed two DFRA-0500-E series dehumidifiers at their factory in Burgos, Spain, to prevent oxidation of steels used for the manufacture of tyres.

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