Accession Number : AD0784036

Title :   A Feasibility Study of Cold Process Retreading and Its Adaptability to the Army Maintenance Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Scott,John A.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : This research is designed to answer the following questions: What is cold process retreading; is cold process retreading superior to conventional hot cap retreading; what costs need be considered for cold process retreading; what advantages does cold process retreading offer for the Army Maintenance program. To answer these questions, the method of cold process retreading, particularly Bandag cold process retreading, is discussed. Comparisons are made between cold and hot (conventional) retreading. The cost of Bandag retreading equipment, plant layout and manpower requirements are also researched. Military applications and potential cost effectiveness of Bandag retreading are investigated. Finally, the cost of Bandag retreading as a function of production rate is also analyzed. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Tires, Cold working, Industrial personnel, Industrial plants, Cost analysis, Manpower, Maintenance

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE