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Flatspotting

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

Surface Benchmarking

  • 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