When a tire stress test chamber is used, and why? Let us find out together and see how FDM developed the perfect solution for testing tires.
Reference situation and problem to be solved
During the F1 races the pilots submit cars to idle speeds.
In these situations, the tires must ensure adherence to the asphalt in the most efficient way possible, to avoid compromising the race. However, the efficiency of this grip decreases during the race, thus causing the inevitable consumption of tires.
To be able to calculate this wear during R&D and thus be able to prevent and manage it then, as the product is finished, the leading company Bridgestone required a solid automation machine, that could perform stress tests on its Formula 1 tires.
FDM has responded to the requirement of Bridgestone, by developing a customized product: a stress test chamber with robotic arms, capable of drafting tires .
Th chamber for pneumatic stress test made by FDM, allows testing the cycling pressure and the stretching of different tire samples also in parallel, together with the possibility to set both temperature and humidity parameters inside the instrument.
Another important feature is that the cycle count and the stress calculation are present in each cycle. The chamber stores every relevant data during the stress test and issues a detailed report file of them.
When the tire breaks, the instrument alerts the user via alarm .
Our greatest strength is personalization: FDM works every day to develop products that can meet different testing requirements.