Automotive Success story

Cutting the perfect tread

Customer benefits
  • Significant increase in productivity
  • Enhanced accuracy in the reproduction of profiles
  • Fast learning of new tire variants
  • Increased flexibility thanks to offline programming
Stäubli RX160 robot at Continental
Before the actual carving can begin, the contour of the slick must be measured with a calibrated laser in order to compensate for surface irregularities in the generation of the profile.
Stäubli RX160 robot at Continental
Tool blocks stand ready in the knife station with blades parameterized for the respective profiles.
Stäubli RX160 robot at Continental
Human-machine interaction is part of the RACE concept in Continental prototype tire manufacture.