The keystone equipment playing an extremely important role to improve quality of “Tires” which represents whole rubber products, is a “multiplex extruder”

A tire consists mainly of components called tread and sidewall. In addition, each component consists of several rubber segments of different properties, so that the tire can demonstrate superior performances. In the older time, each rubber segment had been made individually. Then, a number of segments had been bound together to form one tire. A multiplex extruder eliminated such conventional processes. Today, several rubber segments can be all made in one component from the beginning, with excellent accuracy without trapped air in-between.

We, Nakata Engineering, provide the tire industry with both pick-a-back type and opposed type multiplex extruders. The former type has a head with 2 – 6 extruders vertically and radially stacked in line on its back. The latter one has a head with 2 – 4 extruders on its both sides. A Concentration of our latest technologies and long-term experiences makes us possible to develop the multiplex extruders and lead our industry.

MULTIPLEX EXTRUDERS | Line-up

DUPLEX EXTRUDER UNIT

TRIPLEX EXTRUDER UNIT

QUADRUPLEX EXTRUDER UNIT


QUINTUPLEX EXTRUDER UNIT

Nakata Engineering has applied our state-of-the-art technology and many years of experience to the development of a quintuplex extruder for extruding a tread component using five different compounds. The tread or many other components can be extruded with precision by employing this equipment. The Nakata quintuplex extruder is ideal for adding electro-conductive segment into a quadruple Silica compound tread.


OPPOSED TYPE TRIPLEX EXTRUDER UNIT

OPPOSED TYPE QUADRUPLEX EXTRUDER UNIT

MULTIPLEX EXTRUDERS | Applications

Duplex Typical Application

Triplex Typical Application

Quadruplex Typical Application

Quintuplex Typical Application

Modification to Retrofit Chimney Extruder onto Existing Head

Nakata Engineering developed a technology to retrofit an extra-extruder for Chimney onto the existing head in a customer’s plant. We are pleased to comply flexibly with customer’s requirements and needs. Our unique preformer technology makes us possible to offer a service to mold the customer’s actual production profiles.

Wedge Penetration Chimney Technology Allows to Be Compact in Size

On the wedge penetration type, a Chimney compound is to be fed from the upper wedge and join together with a tread compound in the preformer. This mechanism allows us to design an extrusion head in compact size, compared to the stationary head penetration type. By changing merely the upper head and the wedge, your existing head can be modified into a Chimney applied extrusion system.


Suitable Line-up for Tread Production

Two Chimney head line-ups are available, namely, the Stationary Head Penetration Type, that is that a Chimney compound is to be fed from behind the head, and our signature Wedge Penetration Type.

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