20 Birth Of A Tire

Birth Of A Tire

Posted on February 22, 2011 by team

Yaroslavl tire factory is one of the oldest Russian tire enterprises. Let’s have a look how the modern tires Cordiant are manufactured and tested.

The main materials for production are tire rubber and cord. The tire rubber is made of natural and synthetic rubbers while cord can be made of metal, textile or polymeric threads.

Future cord.

Not yet vulcanized, the rubber is very sticky, so it gets rolled with a special gasket.

The numbers show the cord width.

Here the very tread production starts.

Special color marking is made for the quick visual understanding of the tire size.

The board makes the tire stick to the rim hermetically.

The wire from these spools go to the lathe where it gets covered with rubber.

Then it gets wound to the proper diameter.

Such rings come out.

Board is made here.

This tool deals with the most interesting stage – assembly of the very tire.

It does everything itself, the man has only to put in the blanks.

And the work starts.

After the assembly the tires go further along the conveyor.

“Attention, conveyor!”

Here the control team is waiting for the tires.

Time to get vulcanized.

Such press-forms are used for the vulcanization process.

It is extremely hot inside.

Vulcanization begins.

The blank gets inside where it is pressed with a form from the outside. From the inside the bubble is blown to keep the tire steady.

A tire is set and the press-form is about to go down.

This lathe does not work at the moment but one can see the blowing bubbles.

It is extremely hot and one can notice some special haze.

Let’s have a look inside vulcanization machine.

This is after-vulcanization control spot.

Then every tire gets tested automatically according to several parameters.

These machines test new mixtures, compositions and tread patterns.

Disassembled testing machine.

This machines tests six tires in different weather conditions simultaneously.

Aviation tires are tested in tak-offs and landings in this hangar.

Take-off tests.

Unfortunately, the production of the aviation tires is a bit more secret and one cannot peep there that easy.

Location: Yaroslavl

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20 Responses to “Birth Of A Tire”

  1. Barrie says:

    First,,, now I can retire.

  2. Archy Bunka says:

    A. Bunka here.

    I used to work for Bridgestone Tyres, their facility is so much more clean and their products will no doubt be vastly superior to this cheap rubbish.

    God bless the US of A.

  3. RAB says:

    now I am tired from watching

  4. Netuddki says:

    I used to work for Bridgestone Tyres, Hungary. BIRD-X rlz.
    Dobog a Bridgestone szv!

  5. Barrie says:

    I once took a job at Dunlop in England, night shift. It was so hot inside, I found it so tireing, it wheely was, and me being an outdoor chap, I did one night and told them where to stick their job, went back on the deep sea trawlers bear Island White sea & Iceland much better.

  6. Moammar G. says:

    I also worked with tires when I was a young officer. They are beautiful when you put two or three of them over someone’s torso, dowse them with gasoline, and roll them down a hillside at night. It really cuts down on the protesters. But, I’m “old school.” Instead of enforcing stern discipline, the new guys all just want to fly off to Malta.


  7. DougW says:

    After reading this article I was tired.

  8. asteroid no. 444 says:

    “This lathe does not work at the moment..” LOL. Sounds like the machine shop where I work. ;-)

  9. L.S.Zlatopolsky says:

    I’m flat tired from my work today.

  10. Airborne says:

    Have any of the factory workers . . . retired?

  11. SovMarxist1924 says:

    Socialist workers never tire!

  12. OldBikr says:

    Tread lightly now with your puns, they too can be tiring.

  13. SSSR says:

    I tire from reading so many tire puns,although they are all funny.I want to buy some Pirelli tires for my Honda Civic!

  14. mailorder bride says:

    I am tired to be alone.

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