Depress pedals to rotate drums, and wind specified numbers of plies around drums to form tire bodies.
Start rollers that bond tread and plies as drums revolve.
Activate bead setters that press prefabricated beads onto plies.
Inspect worn tires for faults, cracks, cuts and nail holes, and to determine if tires are suitable for retreading.
Cut plies at splice points, and press ends together to form continuous bands.
Align treads with guides, start drums to wind treads onto plies, and slice ends.
Position rollers that turn ply edges under and over beads, or use steel rods to turn ply edges.
Position ply stitcher rollers and drums according to width of stock, using hand tools and gauges.
Build semi-raw rubber treads onto buffed tire casings to prepare tires for vulcanization in recapping or retreading processes.
Pull plies from supply racks, and align plies with edges of drums.