Automated Tire Mold Cleaning System

September 26, 2018
Automated Tire Mold Cleaning System

Guyson Corp. has designed and built an automated tire mold cleaning system that features a precision nozzle manipulator with three axes of movement. The custom pressure-blast machine is engineered to quickly and non-destructively clean both two-piece and segmented molds.

The roof-mounted nozzle motion system directs the blast from four pressure nozzles rigidly bracketed in position on the wrist of the programmable manipulator. The horizontal and vertical range of nozzle motion accommodates molds of various diameters and tread widths, while the third axis precisely controls the pitch or angle of impingement of the blast stream to facilitate rapid and thorough cleaning of details of target surfaces.

The system utilizes Guyson exclusive Guyson Metalbead Media, which is suitable for complex dies and molds because it consists of microscope spheres that can clean in hard to reach areas. Guyson Metalbead is soft so it resists fracture and will leave molds or dies damage free.

Related Glossary Terms

  • manipulator


    Arm or basic object-transferring device. Hands or gripping devices vary according to application, as do arm design and number of joints (axes or degrees of freedom). See degrees of freedom; effectuating device.

  • pitch


    1. On a saw blade, the number of teeth per inch. 2. In threading, the number of threads per inch.