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Company Information
Introduction to Michelin Download View M4V 60.5 MB
Maintenance & Training
CSA Tire Inspection Download View M4V 189 MB
Rapid Air Loss, Truck - The Critical Factor Download View M4V 136 MB
MICHELIN® Vehicle Alignment: Bib Alignment Download View M4V 94 MB
MICHELIN® Vehicle Alignment: ATTACC Plus Download View M4V 124 MB
In Shop Safety Video Download View M4V 183 MB
Nail Hole Repair Video Download View M4V 85.5 MB
Fundamentals of Tire Wear Video Download View M4V 209 MB
Wheel End Safety Download View M4V 193 MB
How a Tire is Built Download View M4V 46.4 MB
Laurens Proving Grounds Download View M4V 51.3 MB
Pre-Trip Inspection Download View M4V 54.3 MB
Proper Mounting Techniques using T-45 Tire Irons Download View M4V 138 MB
Run-Flat Download View M4V 32.9 MB
Runout & Match Mounting Download View M4V 145 MB
Scrap Tire Analysis Download View M4V 150 MB
Troubleshooting Vibrations Download View M4V 138 MB
Tubeless Radial Truck Tire Safety Download View M4V 166 MB
Commercial Road Service Download View M4V 232 MB
Michelin® Durable Technologies
Infini-Coil Technology Download View M4V 20.1 MB
Raindrop and Double Wave Sipe Technology Download View M4V 25.5 MB
The New Michelin® XDA®5 Drive Tire Download View M4V 39.1 MB
X One® tires
Dolly Demo, "Work Smarter, Not Harder" Download View M4V 41 MB
Driver Information Download View M4V 89.3 MB
Mounting and Demounting Download View M4V 99.5 MB
Rapid Air Loss, Truck Download View M4V 98 MB
Rapid Air Loss, Concrete Mixer Download View M4V 70.3 MB
Rapid Air Loss, Coach Download View M4V 57.1 MB
Rapid Air Loss, Doubles Download View M4V 77.4 MB
Rapid Air Loss, Triples Download View M4V 81.7 MB
Wide Thing Download View M4V 9.49 MB
X One®XDA® Energy Real-World Road Test Download View M4V 22.9 MB
X One® XDA® Energy Testing:Coastdown Download View M4V 18.6 MB
X One® XDA® Energy Testing:Dry braking Download View M4V 8.01 MB
X One® XDA® Energy Testing:Handlingólane change Download View M4V 15.4 MB
X One® XDA® Energy Testing:Wet braking Download View M4V 9.07 MB
X One® XDA® Energy Testing:Wet lateral adherence Download View M4V 17.9 MB
Interviews & Testimonials
Interview with the MICHELIN® XZA3®+ EVERTREAD Tire Engineer Download View M4V 18 MB
Kevin Rutherford MICHELIN® Advantage Program Testimonial Download View M4V 71 MB
Kevin Rutherford X One® Testimonial Download View M4V 19.1 MB
Tim Hepler MICHELIN® Advantage Program Testimonial Download View M4V 19.2 MB
Retread Initial Inspection
Grazing Light Inspection

The first step is to verify the condition of the incoming casing. A sound, stable sidewall is essential and MRT uses a unique grazing light technique for inspecting sidewalls from shoulder to bead. This helps technicians detect subtle irregularities, which may indicate potential problem areas. If any concerns are raised about the shoulder, bead, or sidewall, MRT verifies the condition of the steel cords utilizing x-ray. All MRT Retreading Plants have specific and measured lighting standards for inspection and trained technicians to accurately access each casing. Typical retreading shops do not require or do not enforce lighting standards.

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Electronic Liner Inspection

Inner liner penetrations too small to spot visually can cause big problems. Leak-free casings means you can maintain optimal inflation pressure and avoid casing damage from air infiltration. This means longer casing life and lowered downtime. Powerful electronic currents pinpoint an otherwise invisible injury and the technician marks the spot for repair. This is standard required equipment for all MRT plants and for all tires submitted for retreading. While typical plants have similar equipment, MRT has specific modifications to maximize the effectiveness of the electronic process.

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Advanced X-Ray System

Suspected steel damage, identified during Grazing Light Inspection, is examined by MRT's X-Ray. This advanced x-ray system reveals the status of the steel belts and cables hidden within the casing. It positively identifies suspected conditions such as zippers, road hazard damage, run-flat abuse, and verifies the condition of prior repairs. Although not all casings are required to undergo x-ray inspection, this is required equipment in all MRT plants. Typical plants do not require any x-ray inspection.

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Buffing

Precise buffing is critical to retread performance. Proper buff texture strengthens the tread to casing bond. A correct undertread contour promotes long, even treadwear. Also, an ideal undertread thickness is key to cool operation. MRT uses an automated computer-controlled radial buffing system guided by a casing specification database, continuous undertread measurement, and handheld electronic Undertread Proximity Sensor to ensure optimal undertread depth. All MRT plants also utilize a buffer mounted undertread measurement device to make sure proper undertread is achieved. Typical industry practices use semi-computer controlled or physical templates, a circumferential buff, and pilot skives to measure undertread thickness.

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Casing Integrity Analyzer® (CIA)

The CIA, Casing Integrity Analyzer®, uses laser light to map the inner contour of the casing. Then the procedure is repeated under vacuum. If there are separations in the casing, the contour will change. A computer analysis of the difference between the first and the second images by ACE, MRT's proprietary Automatic Casing Evaluation software, determines if the casing contains hidden separations. A thorough image library of conditions is available for operators to reference. CIA is required in all MRT plants and every casing is inspected with this procedure. CIA is also available for after cure inspections. In typical plants not all casings are inspected. For those that are, casing separation detection requires the operator to continuously observe and interpret m4ving screen images.

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Retread Process
Repairs

Sound repairs begin with the proper preparation of the repair area and correct placement of the repair unit. All tools are inspected and replaced as needed. Repair size measuring templates assist the technician in the correct repair selection and help prevent undersizing of repair patches. Heat cure repairs have replaced chemical cure repairs, resulting in increased adhesion and improved tear resistance. Additionally, heat cure repairs complement the use of the double envelop in the curing process.

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Pre-Mold™ Cushion Extrusion and Tread Building

The MRT cushion application system extrudes hot cushion gum onto the casing to promote a strong tread-to-casing bond. Hot cushion gum automatically fills skives and buzzouts up to 25 mm wide and 5 mm deep while applying an ideal bonding layer. MRT using a computer-controlled Tread Builder to ensure the correct positioning of the new tread. The computer reduces tread-building variables with the tread automatically cut to the correct length to optimize compression of the tread at the joint.

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Pre-Mold™ Builder Balance Improvement

This patent pending innovation works to compensate for casing construction and expandable rim variability. Prior to tread building, the Builder Balance Improvement device locates the sector of the tire with the least amount of undertread. The tread and cushion joints are then positioned in this sector. The tread and cushion joints are heavier, and when positioned at the low point, radial runout is improved and less balance weight is needed when the tire is mounted on the vehicle. This indexing of the tread and cushion joints helps to ensure a better, smoother ride with less irregular wear. The Builder Balance Improvement device is proprietary to the MRT process.

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Enveloping

MRT Pre-Mold retreads are double vacuum enveloped. Double enveloping means that all surfaces of the casing and tread - inside and out, bead-to-bead - are subject to uniform mechanical pressure which promotes full integration of repairs. Enhanced temperature distribution reduces “cool” spots and greatly reduces over-curing. MRT Pre-Mold retreads are cured to Michelin protocols for time, temperature, and pressure. Typical pre-cure plants use only a single outer envelope and sealing rings around the beads, with large temperature variations inside the curing chamber.

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Pre-Mold Curing

Enhanced temperature distribution reduces “cool” spots and greatly reduces over-curing. MRT Pre-Mold retreads are cured to Michelin protocols for time, temperature, and pressure. Typical pre-cure plants use only a single outer envelope and sealing rings around the beads, with large temperature variations inside the curing chamber.

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Custom Mold™ Cushion Extrusion and Tread Building

The MRT cushion application system extrudes hot cushion gum onto the casing to promote a strong tread-to-casing bond. Hot cushion gum automatically fills skives and buzzouts up to 25 mm wide and 5 mm deep, while applying an ideal bonding layer. MRT uses computer precision to control the extrusion of a single slab of uncured tread rubber. This extrusion, which is similar to new tire construction, is strictly controlled for width and thickness for a proper fit of the casing and tread in the mold. Typical mold cure plants use strip wind tread rubber.

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Custom Mold Curing

MRT Custom Mold retreads are cured in 10-segment presses, which provides tighter uniformity, allows for more complex and deeper tread designs, and results in an appearance similar to Michelin new tires. The casing is measured and selected for a precise fit into the mold and is cured to exact times based on the tread design selected. MRT Custom Mold retreads are cured to Michelin protocols for time, temperature, and pressure. Typical industry mold curing utilizes 6-segment presses.

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Final Inspection

Finished retreads do not leave the retread plant without undergoing a final hand inspection. The crown, sidewalls, beads, and interior are examined by a skilled technician to ensure your new retread adheres to Michelin's stringent quality standards. If needed, CIA and x-ray are available to verify repairs and audit the final retread. MRT requires that all tires undergo this detailed final inspection process. Typically, competitive retread plants will not have x-ray available.

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