Intact 4300 enables up to 63-inch shearography
The latest EM/OTR sector product from Steinbichler Optotechnik is the Intact 4300 tyre shearography machine. This unit machine is designed for the non-destructive testing of giant OTR tyres with an inner diameter between 45 and 63-inches, a width of 550 to 1550 mm and a maximum weight of 7500 kilograms. This most recent addition to the Intact series can clearly detect non-visible separation in the bead, sidewall and tread area within 20 minutes, enabling the easy identification of areas where belt separation has occurred. The first Intact 4300 is already in service with Togliatti, Russia-based company Povolzhskaya Shinnaya Kompaniya, the German manufacturer reports.
According to Steinbichler, a key benefit the machine offers is that inspections are carried out with the tyre in a vertical position. Thus there is no to flip the tyre, eliminating the additional time needed to allow the tyre to settle before it can be scanned from the other side. Tyres can be loaded onto and unloaded from the Intact 4300 using a standard forklift.