Altracon's HSLFT testing machine for highly efficient tyre development
Efficient tyre development starts with an efficient material development process
Tyre Asia (ATRC 2017)
Measurement of friction is a challenge. The Luxembourg based Altracon offers a High Speed Linear Friction Tester (HSLFT) with the unique possibility to determine friction coefficients of rubber.
2 Pos. Agricultural Tyre Endurance Testing stand that Altracon developed combines technology & innovation.
CEO, Director R&D
Ralf Berres is a pioneer in the field of quality testing for tyres and actively contributing with technology development in this field since more than 30 years. His knowledge is based on aircraft and jet engine testing. He supplied testing and technology solutions in this field in early times of the company mainly to the US Air Force under the name of the Germany-based Komtron that he owned. Tyre and elastomer testing technology was then supplemented step by step during the years, exploiting the experiences in the field of high dynamic measurement solutions and the development of suitable testing equipment.
Dr. Dieter Barz
Director Sales & Services, Member of Executive Board
Dr. Barz has fundamental knowledge in tire industries and tire testing based on experience from positions in leading tire companies such as Continental/ Conti Machinery and Goodyear as well as from measuring system supplier Kistler. He holds a PhD in mechanical engineering from Hannover University, Germany, discussing the influence of tire non uniformities on vibrations at the wheel and ride comfort focusing on passenger cars and high speeds.