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06.08.2020

Eye Control technology expands control over tyre conservation and reduces costs for carriers

Vipal Rubber strives for quality to offer excellent options to the tyre retreading segment for all markets where it operates on all continents.
Eye Control technology expands control over tyre conservation and reduces costs for carriers

Vipal Rubber strives for quality to offer excellent options to the tyre retreading segment for all markets where it operates on all continents. The brand's products are characterized by high technology and performance that win over the trust of companies and consumers.

In addition to exclusive designs for all types of terrain, the company presents another unique feature for some of the brand´s tread models. It is the exclusive Eye Control technology, developed from the need to provide the end user with a practical and simple way of identifying anomalies in alignment and geometry and irregular wear, suggesting the correct moment for tyre rotation and indicating when the tyre needs to be retreaded.

This information helps preserve the tyre casing and extends its service life, especially when combined with quality retreading offered by retreaders using Vipal's technology and products. Consequently, it benefits the user with easier tyre management practices, in addition to reducing the fleets tyre maintenance costs. The Eye Control was released in March 2019 and is already present on the VM540 and VT540 treads and recently on the VT170 and VL170A treads.

The idea of designing the wear indicator in the shape of an eye is to suggest that the user "keeps an eye on their tyres". In Europe, Vipal has been granted the exclusive industrial design for using this format developed by the company. This means that it cannot be replicated by other companies without authorization from Vipal. Since its release on the European market and distribution to other continents, consumer reception of this new technology has been extremely positive.

The Commercial Manager of Vipal Europe, Fabricio Nedeff, highlights some feedback he has received from customers about this unique feature. “Customers have confirmed that, in practice, it is a very good tool for managing tyres and avoiding problems in the casing before retreading it again. No one else has tread technology like this. This detail, which seems simple, makes all the difference in checking the condition of the tyres, as it makes identifying irregular wear and tyre management much easier”, said Nedeff, commenting on the feedback he has received from European customers who are already using the treads that have Eye Control in their fleets.