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What is a Tire Bead Barcode Label? (In Under 100 Words)

What is a Tire Bead Barcode Label? (In Under 100 Words)

Tire, 100 Words or Less, Tire Labeling | 31 July 2018

Posted by Simon Boddy

What is a Tire Bead Barcode Label? (In Under 100 Words)

Tire bead labels are barcode labels applied to the bead of the tire either pre or post-vulcanization. These unique identifiers act as a license plate for the tire throughout the manufacturing process. 

Barcode labels applied prior to vulcanization are also referred to as vulcanized tire labels.

Tire specific details such as date of manufacture, safety and performance ratings, etc. are tracked using the barcode.

Additionally, bead labels can function after manufacturing has been completed. Some automated tread label applicators source information from the bead barcode as tires pass through integrated scanners— providing variable data needed to print the tread label.

Tire Bead Label Diagram

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Simon Boddy

Simon Boddy is Computype’s Global Product Manager within our Industrial Business Unit. Based in our UK facility, he has worked closely with many global tire manufacturers to improve their processes and ensure accurate bead and tread labeling. Most recently, Simon played a large role in launching Computype’s new automated tread labeling system, Chromaffix.