ROME, Ga. (Oct. 18, 2013) — OTR Wheel Engineering has released its Wheel and Tire Design Black Book.
The document is specifically intended for OEM manufacturers, equipment designers, planners and purchasing professionals as a design guide for companies engaged in the manufacture of off-the-road equipment, OTR Wheel said. The book "contains a wealth of highly proprietary information which helps companies answer critical questions required to narrow down the specifications and design criteria for wheels and tires they need for their machines," the company added.
OTR Wheel said the first-of-its-kind document provides several forms with comprehensive question and answer worksheets, specification sheets and checklists as well as explanatory information for designing both wheels and tires for OTR equipment. The Black Book has sections covering design teams, refining the specifications for designing and engineering tires and wheels, and configuring tire and wheel assemblies.
"Building wheels is not rocket science," OTR Wheel said, "but there are a multitude of factors that must be considered in the proper selection of rims, wheel styles, actual wheel design and manufacturing decisions that must be considered for building wheels."
Jeff Williams, vice president of OE sales and marketing, noted that "the work that went into the creation of the Black Book document is the culmination of decades of experience and technical expertise that OTR Wheel Engineering's design and engineering staff bring to any project.
"We tapped our best talent and asked them to contribute their best ideas to this proprietary document that will assist our customers through the decision making and design process to have a successful project outcome."
To request a copy of the Black Book, visit OTR Wheel's website.
The Rome-based engineering company is a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of specialized tires, wheels, steel castings, rubber tracks and other fabricated goods. OTR Wheel and its associated companies operate facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South Africa, China, Thailand and Sri Lanka.