Tire companies must produce a product known for high quality, longevity, and energy efficiency while also offering high performance under a wide range of different conditions and use cases. As a result, the production, testing, and validation of tires is one of the most important and competitive areas of automotive component testing.
In fact, tire companies invest a high percentage of their development budget on testing to ensure they meet the requirements of a demanding customer base as well as extensive government regulations. In addition, testing must be performed to demonstrate the durability of each tire to ensure they continue to meet the life-cycle claims for their various products.
Wineman Technology specializes in making flexible and cost-effective tire test equipment for automotive, aerospace, off-highway, and other ground transportation vehicles. Our systems range from turnkey solutions like landing gear drop test systems for the aerospace industry, to custom solutions like controls upgrades for mileage accumulation stands used by the automotive industry.
These testers are built and customized to each end user’s requirements and often incorporate proprietary IP owned by the customer. Our open-ended systems are ideal for both standard and customized tests, setup, configuration, and test execution are developed to conform to your existing test processes, maximizing productivity.
Older test systems that contain mechanical subsystems still able to execute the required tests can often benefit from new controls and modernized data collection system. Updating the software, sensors, and controls on these stands is a cost-effective alternative to purchasing all new equipment. WTI also has extensive experience in this type of test cell modernization.
WTI has developed and deployed systems for most of the major tire manufacturers in the United States. Companies continually choose Wineman Technology because:
We design high-performance data acquisition and control systems that can monitor tire pressure and temperature, apply road loads, measure rolling resistance, and more. Common past projects include:
Consult with an experienced engineer today to learn more.