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STEELASTIC® APEX APPLICATION SYSTEMS

STEELASTIC® AUTOMATIC APEX APPLICATION SYSTEMS

Delivering superior bead adhesion and custom handling of your apexed beads

steelastic apex system
The STEELASTIC® Apex Application System was the first system to automatically extrude, form and apply a rubber apex onto the outside periphery of a tire bead. Since its introduction the system has been continually developed to meet ever increasing productivity and quality requirements for:

  • Passenger Tires
  • Aircraft Tires
  • Motorcycle Tires

STEELASTIC® APEX SYSTEM: Key Benefits

  • Stitches both sides of the apex and applies significant downward force producing superior adhesion to the bead
  • System is highly flexible and is designed to handle quick changeovers of bead construction, bead diameter, apex geometry, and compound
  • Tightly controlled and consistent process yields unmatched splice repeatability
  • Customizable system that can handle any single wire or ribbon bead construction
  • Cycle times as low as 8 seconds
  • Handles a bead diameter range of 12 to 24 inches
  • Requires only one operator per system
  • System can produce straight, angled or curved apex profiles
  • Robotic and non-robotic unloading options configured to the specific tire plant’s needs