Expect more innovation
Kal Tire invests in tire management innovation because we are committed to improving safety, productivity and value in mining operations. With decades of expertise to leverage, we develop new technology, tools and ways of working that are more efficient and protect our team members from risk. Our proprietary solutions mean trucks spend more time in operation and team members can return home safely.
Investing in Innovation
Kal Tire’s investment in innovation focuses on practical solutions that make front-line technicians’ safer, and, at the same time, bring productivity gains to our customers.
In 2015, Kal Tire opened The Innovation Centre in British Columbia, western Canada, to give our research and development team a dedicated space to build and simulate the use of new tools that would change how we can help improve vehicle availability and how our on-site technicians perform some of their most strenuous tasks. Innovation ideas come from our front-line technicians and we leverage operations feedback to mould and launch solutions that are as effective as they are practical.
Several of our exclusive products, some of which are patented, are now in use on mine sites around the world—reducing risks and inspiring new ideas from our teams.
To help develop technology and solutions that add value for the mining industry, Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group formed a research partnership with the School of Engineering at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. This exciting collaboration has allowed us to bring ideas forward as we endeavour to take new technology, tooling and processes to mine sites around the world.
Weightless torqueing for precision and safety
The Gravity Assist System is our exclusive, patented mechanical arm that supports the physical weight of heavy tools, such as torque guns, to reduce fatigue, strain and pinched fingers.
Reduce risk and improve performance
The Kal Clamp allows technicians to remotely perform the highest risk steps of assembly removal and installation.
Break the bead efficiently and eliminate risk
Exclusive to and patented by Kal Tire, our custom-made Ram Mounts securely hold the ram in place when breaking the tire bead during the removal process.
100% success rate in eliminating valve stem damage
The Air Valve Protector helps prevent flying rocks from displacing hauling and loader truck valve stems. Mounted over air valves, the protector’s magnetic backing makes it stable yet easily removed.
Designed to help teams safely install and remove lock rings
The Lock Ring Spreader allows technicians to spread the lock ring – mechanically controlling spring action for safe lock ring installation or removal.
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