Solid rubber tires are often used in industrial vehicles. They must be used under high loads. The rubber compound is required to have sufficient pressure resistance and abrasion resistance, high enough tensile stress, high hardness and good wear resistance. So what kind of rubber raw materials can make solid tires achieve the above performance? Let the solid tire manufacturer tell you the answer below.
In conventional tire production, there are roughly two types of rubber materials. Natural rubber ensures the rubber flexibility of the tire at low temperatures. The disadvantage is that the raw material of natural rubber, namely the latex sap obtained from the rubber tree, is limited; Synthetic rubber can be manufactured into a variety of different components, just to meet the requirements of the performance of the finished tire, but the disadvantage is that it reduces the softness of the rubber at low temperatures. The main purpose of adding carbon black is to increase the wear resistance of the tire and help improve the rubber adhesion performance during vulcanization. In addition, there is the assistance of rigid-strength steel reinforcement ring.
The solid tire carcass is an all-rubber structure, and the main raw material is a special rubber material, all of which are solid except for the few hollows in the middle. The tires used on vehicles use the elasticity of the rubber carcass to weaken and absorb the impact of the wheels when they rotate.
Solid tires completely eliminate the risk of tire blowouts during operation, and do not require routine maintenance, so they are widely used on high-load industrial vehicles. However, solid tires are very cumbersome, just like when we wear hiking shoes when running, they weaken flexibility, and the maneuverability is not very good after being installed in the car, so it needs to be improved.
In a low-speed, high-load operating environment, solid tires can completely replace pneumatic tires, and are superior in terms of safety, reliability and stability.