Test the effects of long term loading on tire response. Fixture developed in-house to load tire in a separate, climate controlled environment to keep the LTRe free. Simulate long-term storage, strapped down shipping loads, or use the fixture to evaluate static tire properties.
- Industry first for in-lab flat surface measurement
- Fixture and procedure developed to mimic on-road conditions that create quality issues related to tire flat spotting
- Pneumatic load control to 22 kN (5000 lb)
- Independent nitrogen air supply to limit variations
- Clear polycarbonate to visualize contact patch under load
- In collaboration with VTTI, offers the experience and tools necessary to help clients characterize U.S., Mexican, and Canadian road surfaces
- Can apply non-uniform surfaces to flat-track belt for tire and road noise evaluations