Exploring the versatility of transducers in hydraulic systems: Vulcanizers
In the process of tire manufacturing, there are several processes and checks that must be made before a finished tire can roll off the assembly line. In a vulcanizer, hydraulic pressure systems are often utilized in the tire curing process. These systems power multiple sections of the vulcanizer from molding the tire to transferring the tire on to the next step after it is cured.
As raw tire rubber is molded into a shape that closely resembles its final state, a tire curing press uses the heat generated by steam along with pressure to mold the tire into its final form. Thus it is critical for the safety of the operators that the steam and pressure are evacuated from the curing press of the vulcanizer before it is opened.
The Ashcroft E2G general-purpose pressure transducer is ideal for this application and many other applications similar to vulcanization. The reason is that the E2G pressure transducer utilizes Ashcroft’s proven sensor technology to provide a transducer with an accurate and repeatable output in a package that is designed to provide long life and durability — making for a reliable transducer that will assure the operational safety of your system.
In the case of this specific application, which comes with its own set of unique challenges, you will need a sensor that meets all the requirements of the application. The E2G general-purpose transducer provides:
- Proven Ashcroft sensor technology providing a promise of reliability and durability
- A stable and repeatable output, which is critical for safety and process control.
- External calibration of the offset and span readings, allowing you to calibrate the sensor for your particular system.
The features of the E2G pressure transducer are designed to meet even the toughest requirements such as the elevated temperature which is known to cause extreme offset and span errors. These errors can negatively impact the pressure reading from the transducer leading to inaccurate measurement. The E2G is compensated over a wide temperature range (-40°C to 125°C) which minimizes the effects of temperature and helps to provide a reliable reading.
Tire curing is just one of several applications that will benefit from our new E2G transducer. We’ll cover more in this series of blogs, with the next installment coming soon to Ashcroft.com. We have plenty more information available on the E2G and its specifications.