We’ve worked with OEMs of all sizes across the globe to achieve their unique mobility solutions for vehicles and machines operating in the world’s harshest environments. This is what we bring to the table:
Global Design Teams
Principal engineering center in Rome, GA, USA, with regional offices in Omaha, NE, USA; Sault Ste. Marie, Canada; Wuxi, China; and Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Core Design Expertise
Total systems solutions covering specialty tires, wheels, hubs, assemblies and associated products ranging in size from 8” (203.2 mm) to 63” (1,600.2 mm) in diameter for off-the-road applications.
CREA parametric modeling (Legacy applications supported, i.e. SolidWorks, AutoCAD and Inventor)
FEA simulations, laser scanning (for benchmarking and design verification), 3D printing (for new concept evaluations)
In-house testing for tire deflection, static loaded radius and other tire characteristics. Test tracks for tread wear analysis on real-world surface conditions. Additional testing by third-party partners.
Whether needed for OEM safety stock or consignment, or for distributors, we offer product warehousing support. This is especially valuable for new programs with no history of demand.
Our facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia are strategically located to support customers, serving as “leveraged resources” for key customers.
Available for OEMs of all sizes, covering tire and wheel assemblies for high-volume and low-volume/high-mix programs. Services include tire band cutting, tires pressed on wheels after heating, air pressure checked and filled using “smart” systems, and more. All services are approved by well-known global OEMs, with operations in North America, Europe and Asia.
Configuring and staging components/assemblies according to customer build schedules for maximum efficiency and cost abatement.
Products delivered exactly when required, eliminating the need for customers to store and accumulate costly inventory.
Tire/Wheel Exchange and Foam-Fill
Offered to qualified dealers who service rental companies and end users who require immediate replacements for damaged tires. Dealers stock finished assemblies for replacement parts and draw from this stock to replace tires on a real-time basis. We remove the old foam from returned tires and refill using premium, OEM-approved resins and recycled foam called “crumb.” This program reduces costly downtime and maximizes customers’ ROI.
We provide wheel inspections and certifications, notably for mining vehicles and material handling vehicles, as well as gantry cranes used at ports.
Our process for recertifying mining vehicles:
Retrieve wheel from site
Pressure wash tire and wheel assembly
If wheel passes, repaint and return to customer
If wheel fails, send report to customer
Repair and replace wheel; return or scrap defective wheel
MATERIAL HANDLING VEHICLES
Our process for wheel inspection:
Identify wheels that have metal fatigue in areas of high wear.
Identify the age of the wheels and in-service time.
Identify wheel manufacturer(s). (Depending on wheel, we have data that identifies typical failure modes.)
Identify wheel-duty cycle and configuration in order to determine whether wheel is under-engineered (mismatched) for the application in scope as a possible cause for wheel failure.