Pirelli & C. SpA is a multinational company based in Milan, Italy, listed on Milan Stock Exchange since 1922. The company, the world’s fifth-largest tyre manufacturer behind Bridgestone, Michelin, Continental and Goodyear, is present in over 160 countries, has 19 manufacturing sites around the world and a network of around 10,000 distributors and retailers.Pirelli has been sponsoring sport competitions since 1907 and is currently the exclusive tyre supplier for the Formula One Championship for 2011-2016 and for the FIM World Superbike Championship.While tyre manufacturing represents 99% of Pirelli’s revenue, the company has also launched fashion project PZero, a high-tech sportswear brand, and operates in renewable energy and sustainable mobility through Pirelli Prodotti e Servizi per l’Ambiente.Pirelli has published its Pirelli Calendar since 1964, which has featured the contribution of famous photographers over the years. The 2013 edition was commissioned to war photographer Steve McCurry.Pirelli’s headquarters are located in Milan’s Bicocca district, an area that is home to the rapidly growing Italian University, Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca, and cultural locations such as the Teatro degli Arcimboldi and Hangar Bicocca, an exhibition centre for contemporary art that Pirelli founded. Wikipedia.
Pirelli SpA | Date: 2015-05-29
Method, process and plant for building tires for vehicle wheels wherein: in a service position of a carcass structure building line, a forming drum is associated with a pair of support elements including a first support element and a second support element; the forming drum is moved, associated with the pair of support elements, in a deposition line in the carcass structure building line; and the forming drum is transferred from the deposition line to a subsequent work station of the carcass structure building line. The transfer from the deposition line to the subsequent work station includes dissociating the forming drum from the second support element, keeping the forming drum associated with the first support element; transferring the forming drum, associated with the first support element and dissociated from the second support element, to the subsequent work station; dissociating, in the subsequent work station, the first support element from the forming drum, leaving the forming drum in the subsequent work station; and transferring the first support element, dissociated from the forming drum, into the service position.
Pirelli SpA | Date: 2015-12-18
A plant and a process for producing tyres wherein the process includes the steps of: a) building a green tyre on a toroidal support in a building line of a tyre production plant; b) transferring the green tyre and the relevant toroidal support from the building line of the production plant to a first holding unit; c) transferring the green tyre and the relevant toroidal support from the first holding unit to a vulcanization line of the production plant; d) moulding and vulcanization the green tyre in the vulcanization line of the production plant; e) separating the moulded and vulcanized tyre from the relevant toroidal support; f) transferring the toroidal support, separated from the relevant tyre, from the vulcanization line to the first holding unit; and g) transferring the toroidal support, separated from the relevant tyre, from the first holding unit to the building line of the production plant, wherein steps b) and g) are carried out through a first transfer device and steps c) and f) are carried out through a second transfer device different from the first transfer device.
Pirelli SpA | Date: 2015-11-13
A plurality of strip-like elements is applied onto a forming drum externally having a substantially cylindrical laying surface. The strip-like elements are disposed in mutually approached relationship to form at least one first annular reinforcing layer on the forming drum itself set to a first work diameter at which each of the applied strip-like elements on the laying surface subtends an arc of a circumference of a width as large as a submultiple integer of the overall circumferential extension of the laying surface itself. Adjustment devices operating on the forming drum subsequently carry out expansion of the latter to a second work diameter larger than the first work diameter, while maintaining its laying surface substantially cylindrical.
Pirelli SpA | Date: 2015-11-02
A tire includes: a carcass structure including at least one carcass ply, a belt structure, a tread band radially superimposed on the belt structure; two sidewalls; the belt structure including: at least one pair of lateral reinforcing layers incorporating reinforcing elements oriented in a substantially circumferential direction; a first belt layer radially superimposed on the pair of lateral reinforcing layers, provided with reinforcing elements inclined with respect to the equatorial plane of the tire; a second belt layer radially superimposed on the first belt layer, provided with reinforcing elements inclined with respect to the equatorial plane in a direction opposite to those of the first belt layer; an external belt layer applied in a radially external position with respect to the first and the second belt layers. Preferably, the tire is a super single wide base heavy load vehicle tire. The tire is particularly useful for heavy load vehicles such as, for example, trucks, trailers, or buses.
Pirelli SpA | Date: 2015-04-21
A plant for building tyres for vehicle wheels, includes at least one forming drum having a supporting shaft axially projecting from opposite sides relative to a central body. A handling device is adapted to engage the forming drum and transfer it between at least one loading/unloading location and a work location provided for carrying out at least one process working on the forming drum. The handling device includes a grip assembly carrying at least two grip members each engaging the supporting shaft in the vicinity of each of the end portions thereof, and at least one motor associated with at least one of said grip members for driving the forming drum in rotation while the at least one process working is being carried out in the work location.