CLEANING TIRE MOLDS

When it comes to the challenge of cleaning tire molds, cleanLASER has solutions that deliver excellent results – from handheld to fully automated laser cleaning systems. Handheld lasers offer ease of use with the flexibility to quickly clean difficult surfaces, when and where it’s necessary. Fully automated laser systems can clean a wide-range of disassembled mold components including clamshell molds, mold segments, sidewalls and bead rings with precision, speed, safely and cost-effectively.

Laser cleaning extends mold life. The process removes fouling and residues from sensitive surfaces without the wear caused by abrasive grit blasting or damage from kinetic energy. Moreover, laser cleaning does not force debris into micro-vents (e.g. Thielmann-vents or Euro-vents) and it can be used safely on molds with spring-type vents.

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sideWALL optic for automated mold
cleaning in the press



The special sideWALL optic for semi-automated cleaning of sidewalls including engravings removes mold residues within minutes to give tires a perfect gloss level while it helps prevent mold flash.

The system is laser safe and can easily be mounted by a single person.

Benefits:

  • Uses no media – eliminate the cost of consumable ice pellets or abrasive blasting grit
  • No mold wear – extends service life 
  • No damage to spring vents molds
  • Cleans molds cold or hot – no need to pre-heat
  • Easy to operate
  • Can be used safely
  • Green process – no secondary waste
  • Flexible operation for a wide-range of mold designs and surface geometries
  • Very low operating cost
  • Precise, gentle & quiet
  • Compact system design uses minimal floor space in busy plant areas
  • Clean molds in as little as 30 minutes (depending on size and condition)
  • High reliability
  • Very low maintenance
  • Useful for many in-plant cleaning applications

Together with our partner Astem we even supply tire mold cleaning services at very favorable conditions.

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Manual and automated cleaning of tire molds