Author Alpha Technologies So, there’s good news, then bad news, but then good news, again. The good news is you’re thinking of getting a Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA) to measure cured rubber specimens in tension for tire performance predictors. That will significantly increase your ability to improve the value and quality of your material. The […]
Alpha’s engineers conducted a study in collaboration with the Hari Shankar Singhania Elastomer & Tyre Research Institute (HASETRI) in India to develop methods that accelerated testing of heat build-up properties of elastomer compounds from as much as 18 hours to about 30 minutes.
During testing at elevated processing or curing temperatures, compounds can release a variety of contaminants that can produce slippery surfaces, corrode dies and cause elastomer die seals to fail prematurely. These issues can cause data variation or artificial trends.
Author Alpha Technologies Alpha Technologies, the leader in rubber rheology testing, has released a new technology that solidifies their instrument’s reputation as the most versatile in the market. By extending their industry-leading Premier™ RPA to include Sub-Zero™ Technology, Alpha Technologies is giving tire manufacturers a more efficient, accurate way to perform compound testing throughout a […]