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Altracon steps into the Indian market
A 4-Position tire test stand starts handed over to an Indian customer
(June 2016)

Altracon set-up a new 4-position high speed endurance test stand in India and handed it over to the proud customer. This test stand is the first test stand for the Indian market that was completely built new by Altracon after some retrofit projects that were done earlier in India. The technical data are convincing.
The test machine is subdivided in the centre-modules with the drums and drives and the load stations, which are attached to move the wheel radially to the drum. The mechanical interface is standardized. Each module has an own rigid frame. The load unit is precisely and rigidly mounted to the centre-modules with the 1.707mm drums. The drums are driven by high performance AC servo motors with pulley torque transmission.The test-wheel axis is equipped with a spin lock-/brake system. Different test rims are adapted with adapter rings available for each wheel spindle.
The wheel load is applied and measured directly in the vertical wheel axis, which keeps the wheel carrier free from bending torque. High precision linear guides care for smooth motion of the wheel carriers and contribute to best control performance with highest accuracy. One load station is equipped with camber adjustment for prepositioning.The rigid test stand is equipped with a bundle of options to measure the geometry of the tire during the test run such as a contour measurement system that works up the maximum speed of 360 kph or a thermos camera that allows bead to bead temperature observation to visualize critical hot spots prior to the disturbing failure.
We are proud to have successfully taken the challenge to build this test stand and wish our customer all the best with this interesting and powerful tool.