BALANCE WEIGHTS TRUCK WEIGHTS TYPE 505 – BALANCING COMPOUND How it works In a running tire the balancing compound is dispersed along the tire walls due to the centrifugal force. With increasing speed, imbalance of the wheel assembly (heavy spot) will cause vibrations like bouncing and wobbling. At the same time the higher speed will also cause the centrifugal force to disperse the material in the tire and automatically push the compound opposite to the heavy spot, compensating the vibrations. As the compound can flow freely in the tire, it will constantly adjust to shifts in forces caused by changed imbalances, speeds and road conditions, delivering a smooth ride. What is the “fusion technology” The secret of the innovative Hofmann Power Weight Fusion Technology is the different size materials used in the balancing compound itself. The larger red kernels concentrate in the center of the tire and dampen the static imbalance. The smaller blue kernels shift more to the outer edges of the concentration and compensate wobbling which is caused by dynamic imbalance. The result is a smooth ride for the complete tire life. Features and benefits Features • Fusion Technology – The intelligent balancing compound • Integrated and easy to remove valve cap and valve core • Easy to open bag through perforation • Self-explanatory assembly instructions (graphics) • Garage-optimized storage box (dispenser) • Application chart Benefits • Quick and easy balancing • Increased fuel efficiency • Prolonged tire life • More driving comfort • TPMS safe • Environmentally friendly • Self-adjusting (one time balancing) Safety and tire testing Lab testing • Material has been tested by the technical university Darmstadt and the SKZ institute in Würzburg ,one of the largest quality assurance institutes of its kind in Europe. • The material was thoroughly tested against Safety and tire testing international tire safety standards, with endurance and brake & acceleration tests • Special focus was directed on the inner tire liner, to find a material that does not cause damage to the tire. Field testing • Long term field tests with constant evaluation are running till end of 2015 with 5 large logistics and transportation companies in the area. Result: The balancing compound does not damage the inner tire liner.