Tires are produced by the calendaring of steel cord or textile cord strip material is a continuous process which is backed up by dancer storages. For a trouble-free production, it is necessary that the cord strip remains on the constant tension during the production process. To ensure high machine availability of the calendar line, the Pillow Block Sensors for this application are equipped with redundant strain gauge electronics.
In a tire building machine several layers of strip material are placed on top of each other under constant tension to ensure the required winding quality of the final product. The sensors of ZAK series have proved to be particularly well adapted for this sensitive measuring task .