The fourth sibling from the LRV family however never had the opportunity to enter space, as after the announced dissolution of the Apollo program it was relegated to providing spare parts for the other rovers. Solar-powered during the day, a radioisotope heater helped Lunokhod 1 endure the freezing-cold temperatures of the Moon at night. On the other side of the Pacific however from among various contenders including Grumman and Chrysler, the American-owned aircraft manufacturing giant Boeing secured the main Apollo LRV construction contract.
The quantum of adverts we see about a product and, Word of mouth reviews by friends and reputed advice platforms. They have provided decent grip levels, are very silent on the highways, and look good enough for their price.
In fact, in my opinion, the new Apterras look very nice on SUVs. The stellar performance of the Hawkz on my vehicle led me to visit the Apollo Chennai factory where they are manufactured.
I wanted to understand what goes into making a tyre and how well an Indian company such as Apollo manages to do it. The visit that lasted a full day, left me feeling proud about having a tyre brand such as Apollo on my vehicle.
Apart from this, the fact that the Chennai plant produces winter car tires for European markets proves that the technology and the quality standards are world class. A few of them are: Apollo Tires is amongst the top 3 tyre companies in India in terms of sales, and the firm manufactures between 2.
The Vredestein BV acquisition and its niche introduction to India. The Chennai plant is the most advanced tire plant in Asia and Apollo is completely self reliant in tire technology. Sharma was also very open in admitting that Apollo had been slow in branding activities and their sponsorship of Manchester United was a step in that direction.
He also mentioned that the Chinese brand invasion in the budget tyre segment with low-quality, shady brands was a genuine threat to the industry. Apollo, for its part, is working with the Government of the day to curtail low quality tyre imports.
Each batch of raw material is inspected and certified before it goes into the first section called the Central Mixing section.
The Central Mixing section is responsible for the mixing of various compounds called recipes, with rubber and butyl, depending on the requirement. Rubber and butyl are added by conveyors and pallet trays along with other chemicals into heated, pressurized hoppers, which mix them and shell out rubber sheets of varying thicknesses and strengths.
Unlike the Mixing Section, which is common for both the CV and the PV radials, the Extrusion Sections are separate and are on two opposite sides of the central spine of the plant.
Here, two or more sheets are fed into an extruder, which is heated electrically, and the extruder combines them into one sheet depending on the requirement. It is this sheet which is used on the tread portion of the tire. While extrusion results in the combination of two or more sheets into one, the output of the Calendaring Section is a thinner sheet than the one fed into the calendaring machine.
The machine has a lot of rollers of varying gaps and sizes, which enables it to churn out sheets of varying thicknesses and lengths. Machines which feed steel cords into the calendaring machine to impinge them on the rubber sheets look like huge looms managing and carrying hundreds of threads into another loom.
The strength of a ply rating is decided on the basis of EPI ends per inch. It simply means the number of cords per inch of the rubber sheet used to build the tire.
Tire beads that hard section of the tire which sits on the rim and the bead apex are also manufactured here using a mix of extruded rubber and steel cords and are turned into shape and joined.
Here, there are two distinct machines in operation at each terminal. The carcass is then shifted to the second machine on rollers. In the second machine, the tread, the sidewall, and a few stiffening layers of rubber are added to the bead.
A press compresses them into proper shape while a diaphragm keeps the insides in shape. It takes approximately 90 seconds to build one passenger car radial tire. The curing section is a long line of tyre moulds operated by electricity and the tires are cured by pressurized steam supplied by a central boiler unit that heats water with the help of a coal furnace.
The green tyre is placed on the lower half of the mould while the upper half slides on top of it, much like a hydraulic press. Tyre curing in process Steam is then supplied the cure the tyre.
The duration of curing depends on the size and the application of the tyre. While most passenger car radials cure within 10 minutes, commercial vehicles radials may need up to 40 minutes of curing time per tyre.
Once the tyres are cured, they are transported automatically on conveyors to the final inspection where they are inspected visually and on machines for run out, tread depth and inflation before they are sent to the warehouse for shipment and transportation to OEMs and distributors.
The Chennai plant has a very low ppm rate of around 0. Our visit, which lasted for around 6 hours left us thoroughly impressed with the kind of quality parameters followed by Apollo, be it in raw material, finished goods, or equipment inspection and audits.kaja-net.com is tracked by us since April, Over the time it has been ranked as high as 83 in the world, while most of its traffic comes from India, where it reached as high as 6 position.
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