Once the M-Lug tire is built, it’s sent to the grooving department, where the tread is designed and cut into the rubber by a computer-controlled groover. These fully-automated, computer-controlled groovers can store up to 600 programs and are designed for complete interface of the buffing-building and cutting procedures. The aim here is precision. Our system empowers us to retread your tires to the correct radius, diameter, and tread-depth specifications.
Tires aren’t made to last forever—but what are you supposed to do when yours become worn down or damaged? The cost of new tires can be astronomical, especially industrial tires. Industrial tire retreading offers a solution—a cost-effective way to extend the lifespan and the functionality of your tires.
As industrial tire retreading increasingly becomes the standard, clients are looking for the highest level of quality, peak efficiency, and a broad spectrum of services. BR Retreading is proud to be a national leader. We do our work right the first time, but also do it efficiently, minimizing your downtime and lost productivity. Additionally, we are able to provide a rich spectrum of retreading services—including tread design, mounting and dismounting, and beyond.
We invite you to learn more about our OTR tire retreading services and the many benefits they bring.
One thing that sets BR Retreading apart is our investment in industry-leading, state-of-the-art technology. Here are just a few examples.
Industrial tire retreading requires precision, which is why we employ the state-of-the-art Marangoni, or M-Lug, system. This system produces OTR tires that are de-treaded, buffed, and built, with the tread designs grooved on air-inflated hubs. The M-Lug solves some of the issues inherent to traditional methods and provides the utmost adhesion between tread and casing. The result? Improved reliability and tread uniformity.
The BR Retreading Process
In our industrial tire retreading process, we aim for precision and performance at every step. Here’s a snapshot of what the BR Retreading process entails.
First, we carefully look over your tires for any cuts, punctures, or signs of separation. We mark all repairs and then approve the tire to move to the next station. Tires we deem to be beyond repair are rejected and sent back.
In the buffing process, we remove the old, worn tread design. Our computerized buffer ensures constant radius and precise uniformity. On top of that, our team members use a manual tape to verify all the correct measurements.
In this stage, the buffed surface is inspected again for any hidden defects. Using an air tool, we seek out any cuts or punctures below the buffed surface, remove damaged areas, and ensure a smooth texture all across the tire.
Skived areas are filled with a unique rubber compound and trimmed flush with the casing. On repaired tires, the injuries are rebuilt to their original size and cut to match the construction of the tire.
In making repairs, we follow the strict guidelines set out by the OE Tire Manufacturers, as well as the guidelines set by our suppliers. Repairs are made with head and pressure, ensuring the maximum adhesion available without compromising on flexibility.
We use open steam chambers in which the temperature, pressure, and time are precisely calculated for the size, type, and thickness of the tire casing and tread. This method reduces the adverse effects of over-curing and minimizes distortion to the tire casing.
In this computer-guided process, grooves are added to the tire in order to create the desired tread design. Computer guidance ensures evenness and uniformity of tread.
The tire is put into the chamber where it will cure for a predetermined amount of time, based on the amount of rubber added to the casing. All of our curing chambers are controlled by a computerized program to ensure precision in the curing process.
As tires leave the curing chamber, spot repairs are made and then the tire is painted. From there, it’s sent to its final inspection.
Quality control is a key component of what sets BR Retreading apart. Here we make certain that the tire has been inspected both inside and out for missed cuts, punctures, and any separation that could have occurred during the curing process. Following its final approval, the tire is shipped back to the customer.
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