Holland Mechanics Robot OT Future Trueing Becomes the New Standard
In a few years many wheel and bicycle factories discovered the real potential of this machine, which today is becoming the new standard for wheel production.
Some years ago Holland Mechanics introduced the Robot OT for trueing wheels from the tire side. This system was a revolutionary step in automated wheel assembly as until that moment all existing trueing machines were trueing the nipple on the visible square. Initially designed to handle internal nipples, it soon turned out that the machine was also very well capable of trueing coloured nipples, without scratching, from the tire side. In a few years many wheel and bicycle factories discovered the real potential of this machine, which today is becoming the new standard for wheel production.
“Where Rodi and Trek Bicycle Company were among the first to adopt this system we now count companies like Accell Group, Formula, Giant, Rose, Veltec, Bike Fun, Simplon, Wilkinson Wheel, No Tubes, Citec, Alex Rims and Müsing to our “OT” customers”, says a Holland Mechanics spokesman.
“All these companies recognized the importance of picking up the nipple from the outside of the rim, which is rather logic if you look at the way you can transfer torque to a Double Square nipple, and keep the visible side of the nipple unmarked. With the “Direct Drive” torque technology the wheels are easily build with high and equal spoke tension. For this new generation of Trueing Robots the Holland Mechanics R&D department developed some neat features like SSP (write your own trueing recipe) Integrated Stabilizing, TCS (Torsion Control Spokes) Grippers and much more. The new Outside Trueing Robot makes it possible for bicycle assemblers to use hidden and coloured nipples to accommodate any kind of wheel design.”