Tire manufacturers need to understand the changes of a tire under various loads and applications to improve handling and response. Additionally, knowing the void ratio of the tire is critical for understanding the water displacement potential of the design.
The TireScan™ System is a unique tool used to capture static or dynamic tire footprint pressure patterns using a tactile pressure sensor. The system's tailored graphing and image analysis software enables quantitative and qualitative evaluation of tire behavior. Able to support a wide variety of tire sizes, the TireScan system is a portable, durable, and reusable system that can accurately measure tire footprints. The interface pressure data offers vital information of tread design and contact pattern to enhance product design, manufacturing, quality, and research.
Tire Footprint Measurement Applications
- Tire footprint pressure pattern evaluation
- Analyze various tire compounds and tread designs
- Assess suspension and camber
- Sipe and tread block design and testing
- Road surface predictive wear studies
- Tire mold adjustment
- Race vehicle "set-up"
- Manufacturing quality assurance
- Competitive benchmarking