LOUISVILLE, Ky.-In addition to Associated Rubber Co., a number of other firms also introduced new products at the American Retreaders' Association's recent trade show in Louisville. The following are among those: ASA Tire Systems Group unveiled an interface between its TireMax 2000 module and Goodyear's Dealer Link II software, a back-office program that connects dealers with the tire maker for national sales account and purchase order information.
Previously, to access national account information, a dealer needed to manually check an account book. Wayne Croswell, ASA general manager, said ASA put the book data into software, thus eliminating wasted time.
During point of sale for a Goodyear national account, ASA's system prompts the user for the requirements of that account, then captures the data for later transmission to Dealer Link, Mr. Croswell said.
Other interface features include the ability to track government accounts, modified dealer warehouse deliveries, local government transactions, Goodyear warranty adjustment transactions, invoices and credit memos, as well as check Goodyear's master product file and tire shipment data.
Contact: ASA Tire Systems Group, Dept. TB, 615 Amherst St., Nashua, N.H. 03063; (603) 889-8700. Fax: (603) 880-3438.
Oliver Rubber Co. debuted its PneuDrive and PneuTrail tread designs, both of which the company said work with its Pneuflex system loader.
The PneuDrive has three wide, circumferential tread grooves designed for lateral stability and to prevent hydroplaning, and three rows of stone ejection platforms, the company said.
The tread is recommended for radial tires and is licensed for use only with Oliver's UltraPneu tread compound.
Oliver said the PneuTrail and PneuDrive are available in various widths and tread depths.
Contact: Oliver Rubber Co., Dept. TB, 1200 65th St., Oakland, Calif. 94608; (800) 283-6726. Fax: (510) 655-6319.
Goodyear introduced the G119 SA, a precure retread designed for spread-axle service.
The tire manufacturer said the G119 SA, with its non-skid depth that tapers from 18/32 inch in the center to 14/32 on the shoulders, prevents the tire squirm and torque that scrubs off tread rubber on tires in the spread-axle position.
Contact: Goodyear, Dept. TB, 1144 E. Market St., Akron, Ohio 44316; (216) 796-2121.