Concert speeds up mounting process, reduces operator strain
A fully automatic version of Rema Tip Top’s Aikido tyre mounting machine has been released. Called the Concert, this new unit is said to enormously simplify everyday work compared to previous models. Rema Tip Top states the Concert’s advantages include a speeding-up of the fitting process and a reduction in the physical effort required from the operator.
With this extension of its product range, Rema Tip Top says it has responded to changing tyre market requirements, namely the trend to broader and flatter tyre cross-sections and the emergence of run-flat tyres. During the Concert’s development, the engineering team at Rema Tip Top drew upon both their own experience of prior mounting machine models and newly collated data regarding the mounting and dismounting of run-flat tyres. This enables the Concert to easily perform these functions in accordance with tyre and automotive industry criteria, Rema Tip Top states.
The automation built into the Concert is intended to relieve the operator of much of the physical effort required, and according to the manufacturer only the pumping up of the tyre is performed using a pedal control, thus reducing manual labour to a minimum. The time needed for the fitting cycle has also been shortened; around 35 seconds is required for lifting, clamping in, clamping out and lowering – and only a total of between 90 and 110 seconds is needed for a complete cycle. The Concert comes equipped with three different operating modes: Like the Aikido, it can be run automatically, or the user can choose between standard operation and operation via a PC.
“Rema Tip Top has successfully responded to the new market needs with our fully automatic computer-controlled and WDK-certified Concert mounting machine. Complex tyre-wheel combinations can now be fitted and removed easily with just a few hand movements and there is no damage to the material,” notes Gunter Unterdörfer, Fitting Machine product manager at Rema Tip Top.