Tire Geometry Measurement

Creating high-quality and efficient tires is a long process. Once the tire has been manufactured, it goes through a series of tests and inspections to ensure that it passes all industry and quality standards. This is long before the tires are used on the road or placed on a vehicle. Before that, everything about the tire must be checked, including its shape and size. This is called tire geometry measurement, and it is a key stage in the tire inspection process.

Tires have the potential to become misshapen or bumpy during the manufacturing process. The tire geometry measurement inspection is put in to place to ensure that these flaws do not go unnoticed. Due to the high accuracy and precision of tire geometry measuring instruments, even the smallest imperfections will be detected before the tires are used in the real world.

There are several things which can occur that will cause a tire to fail its tire geometry measurement test. To find these inaccuracies, the inspection tools measure the tire sidewalls. If there are any bulges or depressions in the tire sidewalls, the tire may not pass the tire geometry measurement test due to potential risks. The same goes for the radial and lateral runout. Inspection tools are used to examine whether the tire is perfectly round or not. Any issues with the runout measurement may cause disturbances during tire rotations.

Tire geometry measurement inspection tools often incorporate high-tech instruments like lasers in order to make accurate measurements for each tire. This advanced technology also makes it easier for tire manufacturers to make any necessary changes to the tire before it can be used. In some cases, the tire will be unusable due to poor performance during tire geometry measurement. In these cases, most tire manufacturers will reuse the tire materials to make new tires, which will go through the inspection process all over again.