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The TU Tune-Up process begins with an easy to use machine survey that results in a methodical examination and definition of the current state of your machine(s).
From this information we can readily put together a quotation for various parts and assemblies that will upgrade your TU machine in a sequential program that fits any expense or capital budget.
TAIR - Tire Automatic Inflation Regulator
We designed our new air regulation system as the perfect complement to our proprietary WVC method of tire testing. The TTOC testing machine controller directs the TAIR system, resulting in quick, yet accurate, adjustment of the air system.
The WVC algorithms learn the characteristic of the machine's air system and create an inflation valve shifting response that quickly settles the air regulation to the desired setpoint, thereby increasing both machine measurement repeatability and production throughput.
Frictionless Loadwheel Carriage
The Poling Group frictionless loadwheel carriage system provides a smooth and precise means of moving the loadwheel during the testing cycle. The inherent qualities of the linear motion bearing we use guarantee a precision unattainable with existing "L" gib designs.
Loadhwheel Motor, Drive and Gearbox
Speed up loadwheel carriage advance and retract motions with patented Poling Group methodology. Eliminate problems inherent with existing DC motor, gearbox, and brake designs by replacing them with an AC servo.
The result? A more consistent testing load that improves measurement repeatability, and a much faster cycle time that increases machine throughput.
Tier 1 Upgrade (required for all TU Tune-Ups)
Tier 1 replaces the controller and data acquisition electronics.
Tier 2 Upgrade (a Tune-Up option)
The Tier 2 upgrade complements Tier 1 by replacing the PLC, all electrical panels, and the field devices.
Testing accuracy begins with the Loadwheel. Improve measurement repeatability with a new or remanufactured Poling Group loadwheel. They are available in many different widths.
Our latest TSAS (Tire Surface Analysis System) uses advanced testing algorithms to analyze up to 2000 data points per revolution.
With no additional machine cycle time, the TSAS system automatically differentiates between letters and imperfections. Built-in intelligence provides smarter analysis of questionable bulges to reduce additional processing time or scrap attributable to false rejects.
The encoder kit provides a 2,000 point per revolution quadrature encoder in a hollow shaft design which allows it to be mounted over the upper spindle of most current tire uniformity machines. The encoder is a standard part of the Tier 1 upgrade.
Increase your testing / processing capabilities with a Poling Group Timing Belt Center Conveyor. This versatile unit uses photo-eyes for positioning tires and requires no centering arm and no tire transfer carriage. Wide belts reduce slippage and accurately center a wide range of tires including passenger, light truck, motorcycle, low profile, and high performance.
The hydraulic power unit has a dual pump low pressure (800 PSI/5,500 kPa) and high pressure system (2000 PSI/13,800 kPa) powered by a 15 HP (11.2 kW) high efficiency motor delivering 34 GPM (129 LPM) of flow. This unit, along with its new valve manifold, allows the system to provide a huge cycle time reduction as it is capable of raising the largest chucking cylinder (6 inch bore) in less than 2 seconds.
Upper Spindle Assembly
Our patented "cartridge" design main spindle assembly makes it possible to completely replace a test machine spindle assembly in about 3 hours, greatly reducing changeover downtime. With properly trained associates, you can rebuild the assembly in the plant workshop.
Or, take advantage of our spindle exchange program - replace your worn out spindle with our factory rebuilt cartridge assembly, then return the old spindle to us. We'll only charge you for the necessary replacement parts and rebuild labor.
Spindle Motor and Gearbox
The Poling Group AC servo spindle drive and gearbox provide a smooth controlled transition between the forward and reverse directions during the testing cycle that is necessary to achieve excellent reverse direction repeatability. The servo also provides the positional accuracy needed for superior radial harmonic marking.
AAWC - Auto Adjust Width Chuck
A machine with the Auto-Adjust Width Chuck processes a wider range of tire widths without manual adjustment. Delivery of the chuck width in the tire recipe reduces setup time, increasing machine throughput.
Structurally, a deeper undercut diameter along the nose cone traps debris with less chance of scoring and galling. Our latest design also benefits from an increased number of grease grooves and larger grease feed holes.
Mobile panels allow setup and maintenance personnel to control a machine component from a location near the component of interest. The Poling Group mobile panel is a standard part of the tier 2 upgrade which provides a modern, single mobile touch screen, includes functionality for multiple components and may be customized to provide other functionality (for example, control of tire sortation devices).
Entrance Conveyor / Luber
Improve repeatability with the Poling Group Automated Mixed Mode Luber and Entrance Conveyor. Our automated bead luber automatically and consistently centers a full range of tires entering a testing machine.
Integrate a bar code reader to provide product traceability and perform tire indexing (the ability to spot tires relative to spindle location), an essential element of improved product analysis.
Auto-Position Shoulder Grinders
Proprietary and patented algorithms enable precise positioning and calculate an optimal grind depth to reduce grinding time and greatly improve tire appearance. Available as an easy retrofit to all models of TU testing machines.
A small Tune-Up investment
creates a large machine improvement!
What do you want to improve
with a TU Tune-Up? (See Below)
Use the informative chart below to view options for each area of improvement