Tire building takes on different techniques depending on the intended design and style of tire. One style utilizes joint-less coil winding. Splicing the sidewall requires manual operations which may double the assembly time and tread wound on a belt drum can be difficult to mechanize.
Precise servo control can lead to much more accurate speed and position control.
In addition, breaking or stopping with the servo utilizing regeneration techniques can eliminate some or all of the existing mechanical brakes on belt drums.
Joint-less winding can be sped up with servo control aiding the operator with more consistent controllable lay-down.
Servos can be used on the band drum, shaping drum, belt transfer, bead insertion, band preparation and even tire unload.