Lukatec Intros VITRU360 Tyre Builder at Pneushow


Brazilian retreading equipment manufacturer, Lukatec, celebrated its ninth participation at Pneushow event with the launch of a new innovation for the retreading sector, a new tyre building machine, which features circular technology for flat treads.

Circular Technology for Flat Treads

"Pneushow 2022 was a huge success. Of course, it was the most impacted edition and Circular Technology for Flat Treads, not only for Lukatec, but for the industry as a whole in terms of visitation and new business. The launch of VITRU360 marked the highlight of the event, generating much repercussion and being one of the most talked about topics during the fair," commented Eduardo Engbrecht, director of Lukatec.

According to Engbrecht, the main themes in this edition of Pneushow were technology and innovation in tire retreading. "The advances developed for this market bring numerous benefits to retreaders, with more efficiency and productivity, greater quality control and a more reliable retreaded tyre," he noted. Engbrecht added that Lukatec's history has always been marked by pioneering and leading technology for tyre retreading, with novelties such as Rasparobô, Roitread and i4 offering the best in robotics, modular concepts, equipment interconnection, automation and process customisation.

With automation, constant stretching, perfect centring and quality in the finish, the VITRU360 provides standardisation in the application of pre-cured tread bands as well as ergonomics and safety for operators. "For the first time flat treads will have tyre retreading technology applied through circular expanders. In addition, the VITRU360 follows Lukatec's modular concept and so our customers can configure the equipment according to their needs", added Engbrecht.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.


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