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1. (WO2018125188) FIXTURE FOR SPOKE TO HUB ATTACHMENT FOR A NON-PNEUMATIC TIRE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/125188    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/069402
Publication Date: Fri Jul 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Dec 31 00:59:59 CET 2016
IPC: B60B 31/00
Applicants: COMPAGNIE GENERAL DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
WILSON, Brian
RIVERS, Eric
GOODENOUGH, David, Alan
SCHMIDKE, Glenn, Andrew
Inventors: WILSON, Brian
RIVERS, Eric
GOODENOUGH, David, Alan
SCHMIDKE, Glenn, Andrew
Title: FIXTURE FOR SPOKE TO HUB ATTACHMENT FOR A NON-PNEUMATIC TIRE
Abstract:
An apparatus (10) for assembling a non-pneumatic tire (12) that includes a base (14) and a plurality of elements (16) that move relative to the base. The plurality of elements have a central axis (102), and the elements are disposed in a circumferential direction around the central axis and move in a radial direction towards and away from the central axis. A radial movement member, hub (26), and a plurality of spokes (28) are also present. Each one of the spokes is disposed between adjacent ones of the elements. The elements and the spokes are moved inwards in the radial direction by the radial movement member towards the central axis so that the spokes are moved in the radial direction towards the hub. Adhesive (104) engages the spokes (28) and the hub (26) at an attachment location of the spokes and the hub.