Solid Rubber Tires Manufacturing Process
Solid tires differs in two ways. The first is the rubber compounds they're made with, and the second is the purposes they're made off. Solid-tires manufacturing results in tires that are incredible hard and durable.
At APEXWAY we have solid tires with different tread design and capability.
As you may already know, solid tires manufacturing process is more complex than the pneumatic tires since solid tires use a different rubber compound. They are rolled in thin layers of rubber onto a metal frame mount and pressed through a hydraulic system, this process hardens the form and makes the rubber hold. With every full rotation of a wheel turn, the process adds another layer. The thickness of the rubber layers varies depending on the application of the tire.
• 2-layer solid rubber tires consist of a hard rubber layer, which is reinforced using metal wire rings, and a thick wear layer. Thanks to the special compound and additives to the rubber, these tires are very unlikely to slip.
• 3-layer solid rubber tires feature a third rubber layer, which is flexible and is located between the heel layer and the wear layer. As a result, this type of tire offers more flexibility and stability than 2-layer tires. However, due to the extra layer, these tires are also quicker to heat up. Due to this heat, the rubber becomes softer at higher speeds and loads, which means the tires are susceptible to more wear & tear.
• Special solid rubber tires, including anti-static solid rubber tires, are also available for special purposes. These anti-static tires are ideal for use in areas with high risk of explosion.
Once the tire is properly sized, it will be put into a mold and heated, allowing the rubber to harden. This mold will also serve as the instrument that puts the tread on the solid tire.
This type of solid tires are often used in construction zones where a variety of metals, scrap, nails, screws, and other hardware may frequently puncture tires on heavy, load-bearing vehicles. Recycling centers and landfill operations utilize solid tires to transport large masses of material and drive through many ground hazards.
Other smaller machines like forklifts use solid tires for stability and the capability of transporting heavy loads.
APEXWAY have a variety of non-marking solid tires available too, which do not leave tracks on the floor and are ideal for warehouses, or indoor applications.
For more information on our available solid tires visit our website or [E-mail Us] for any inquiries you may have.
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