Root Cause Analysis for Warming Delay of Resilient Solid Tire Heel Compound on Warming Mill During Manufacturing

Show simple item record Bandara, B.N.S. 2021-10-27T04:16:44Z 2021-10-27T04:16:44Z 2015
dc.identifier.other UWU/PLT/15/0001
dc.description.abstract Solid tires used in heavy duty applications consist of three distinct parts: heel, cushion and thread. The heel is the innermost layer which provides the resistance to air permeation while ensuring excellent adhesion to the rim and cushion. More fiber reinforced compounds are used in the heel production. But a warming delay for about 8- 10 minutes which is more than the specified time limits to warm the compounds before production has been observed when warm the compounds using warming mill. Therefore, this research focused to analyze the root causes for the warming delay of compounds during the warming operation. Minimum torque (ML) and Mooney viscosity (MF) of the heel compound, nip size of the warming mill, thickness and maturity of the incoming compound sheets were selected as key factors for the warming delay. Multiple regressions analysis and simple linear regression was applied to predict the relationships of these factors with the warming time while using cubic regression to find the effect of nip size on the warming time. According to the results there is a significant effect of these factors to warming time. Improper mixing of the compounds tends to show high values for MF, ML and thickness of incoming compounds. The maturity of the compounds and the nip size of the warming mill were selected for further study. According to the two-way ANOVA there is an interaction between maturity and nip size on warming time. The nip size (mm) was varied from 7 to 10 at lmm interval and the maturity time of the compounds was varied as 6 , 12 , 24 and 48 hours. Results revealed that warming time can reduce using 9mm nip size and 48 hours maturity time of compounds at warming mill in manufacturing process. Keywords: Minimum torque, Mooney viscosity, Nip size, Solid tire heel, Warming delay en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;UWU/PLT/15/0001
dc.subject Palm and Latex Technology and Value Addition Degree Programme ( PLT) en_US
dc.title Root Cause Analysis for Warming Delay of Resilient Solid Tire Heel Compound on Warming Mill During Manufacturing en_US
dc.title.alternative Research Article – PLT 2015 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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