Day 1 of Tire Technology Expo: Marangoni Meccanica unveils automated loading system for eco-friendly tires and carcasses


Day 1 of Tire Technology Expo: Marangoni Meccanica unveils automated loading system for eco-friendly tires and carcasses

Marangoni Meccanica has developed a patented system to automate loading and unloading operations for carcasses and green tires, meeting the demand for integrated production lines. This tooling is designed to provide precise control over flange diameters, even during shaped carcass rotation, with synchronized or independent movement of inboard and outboard flanges.

Returning to the exhibition for another year, CEO Francesco Motta said, “Marangoni Meccanica has been taking part in this event since the very beginning. TTX has always offered a fresh perspective about the innovations of the tire industry to exhibitors and visitors. The show opens doors to exciting new business opportunities and facilitates meaningful connections.” During the engineering phase, key considerations included user-friendliness, easy maintainability, and safety features, such as holding brakes engaged during manual operations.

The system utilizes electronic control, which is designed to enable the adjustment of bead lock force, adaptable during the cycle according to recipe requirements. This facilitates fluid expansion and contraction movements, preventing surface damage to the bead area. Stefano Roselli, technical director at Marangoni Meccanica, explained, “The possibility to define the bead lock force according to recipe allows the user to always apply the correct force without disrupting the material. The possibility to control force and the position of the bead lock saddle allows an increase in the adaptability of the system. This causes a less precise positioning of the carcass during loading, without prejudice to the bead centering precision and the air leakage during inflation.”

You can see the electromechanical bead lock system in action at Booth 8040.

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