Inspection apparatus for tires

  • US 6,840,097 B1
  • Filed: 04/10/2000
  • Issued: 01/11/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/09/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An inspection apparatus for tires (3), comprisinga device (14) structured and arranged for positioning a tire (3) to be inspected, an inspection device (8) structured and arranged to inspect the thus-positioned tire (3) by the positioning device (14), and a pressure chamber (2) structured and arranged to be positioned about said positioning device (14) to encompass the tire (3) positioned thereon, wherein said inspection device (8) comprises several measuring heads (9, 10, 11, 12), said inspection device (8) is structured and arranged to inspect an inner radial side of the tire (3) positioned upon said positioning device (14), said inspection device (8) comprising said measuring heads (9-12) are structured and arranged to be movable from a position outside the tire (3) to a position within the inner radial edge of the tire (3) positioned upon said positioning device (14) to inspect the inner radial side of the tire (3) for defects, and said pressure chamber (2) is a vacuum chamber comprising a movable hood (4).

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