Patent Number: 8,585,843

Title: Tire tread buffing apparatus and method

Abstract: A system and method for removing an outer layer of resilient material from an object to achieve a target outer dimension includes performing an initial cut at a cutting depth to remove an outer layer of the material. A parameter indicative of a work input to a cutter that performed the cut is acquired and used to determine the cutting depth that will be used for performing a subsequent cut to remove an additional layer. In this way, subsequent cuts are performed until the target outer dimension is achieved.

Inventors: Lindsay; John S. (Muscatine, IA), Goschka; Brian Paul (Muscatine, IA)

Assignee: Bridgestone Bandag, LLC

International Classification: B29D 30/56 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018