NEO-T01 PRODUCTION PROCESS
NEO-T01 is a recently developed Falken production system for manufacturing ultra-high-precision runflat tyres. In NEO-T01, each tyre is built around a precision moulded metal core known as a ‘former’ in the exact shape and size of the finished tyre’s interior. What makes this method so special is that the tyres are manufactured using a ‘ribbon’ method, which wraps the tread and sidewall material around the former to extremely high-precision specifications without any overlapping or joins, and without the need for additional manufacturing tolerances. The dimensions of the raw tyre correspond exactly to those of the completed product; there is no deformation of the compound during vulcanisation. All the components are assembled fully automatically by the computer-driven system. NEO-T01 thus raises the bar for quality and consistency in the serial production of premium tyres.