The first phase is lacing, where the hub, spokes, nipples and rim are joined together in a wheel with minimal tensions.
Tool for tensiometers calibration
The tensiometers used in wheelbuilding must be regularly recalibrated and also calibrated for each different spoke used, for them to provide precise values. We use a very precise digital instrument to monitor and calibrate our tensiometers on a daily basis.
Hub pushing piston
In addition or instead of rim-pushing-pistons, we have a machine that destresses the wheel as a whole. It is an operation that is useful with certain wheel configurations.
the tension progressively applied to the spokes is continuously monitored with the appropriate tools, which are calibrated daily on the specific spoke used (model and length).
Rim pushing pistons
Destressing, a fundamental operation for the creation of wheels that remain centered for a long time and to maximize the life of the spokes, is repeated several times in the truing and tensioning phase, with axial piston pushing on the rim, calibrated to customer specifications.
The wheel dish must be continuously checked during the building phases.
According ased on the customer’s needs and the particular configuration of the wheel, we can apply specific threadlocking to the nipple-spoke interface, to guarantee a stable and long-lasting coupling where necessary.
We have motorized rollers to keep the wheel spinning during the initial solidification phase of the threadlocker.