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1. (WO2017018875) TIRE BUILDING DRUM AND A METHOD FOR USING IT

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/018875    International Application No.:    PCT/NL2016/050512
Publication Date: Fri Feb 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Jul 12 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B29D 30/32
Applicants: VMI HOLLAND B.V.
Inventors: DOPPENBERG, Evert
RODIJK, Gerrit
DE GRAAF, Martin
Title: TIRE BUILDING DRUM AND A METHOD FOR USING IT
Abstract:
The invention relates to a tire building drum (1) and a method for shaping tire components on said tire building drum, wherein the tire building drum comprises an annular sleeve (6) that extends over turn-up arms (4) in the longitudinal direction of the turn-up arms, wherein the sleeve (6) is elastic in the circumferential direction and fits elastically around the turn-up arms (4), wherein the sleeve (6) is provided with inelastic reinforcement elements (7) extending in at least a part of the sleeve in a reinforcement direction transverse to the circumferential direction of the tire building drum, wherein the sleeve (6) is provided with a fixed end (61) that is retained in the axial direction and a movable end (62) that is movable over the turn-up arms (4) in their respective longitudinal directions.