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1. (WO2017172399) TREAD EXTENSION DEVICE FOR USE IN RETREAD FINISHING

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/172399    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/023174
Publication Date: Fri Oct 06 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Mar 21 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B29D 30/52
Applicants: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
PAN, Chinglin
Inventors: PAN, Chinglin
Title: TREAD EXTENSION DEVICE FOR USE IN RETREAD FINISHING
Abstract:
A tread extension device (10) is provided that has first (12) and second (14) tread extensions for holding a tread during brushing operations. A first connecting device (28) connects the first tread extension (12) to a first longitudinal end (18) of the tread, and engages both the first tread extension (12) and the first longitudinal end (18) of the tread. A second connecting device (30) is included that connects the second tread extension (14) to the second longitudinal end of the tread. The second connecting device (30) engages both the second tread extension and the second longitudinal end of the tread. The tread is able to be brushed in both a first direction and a second direction along its underside.