TIMISOARA, Romania-Continental A.G. is boosting the mixing capacity at its Timisoara passenger tire plant, ordering an intermeshing internal mixer from Italy´s Techint-Pomini.
This is the third identical line for the Timisoara factory, which opened in 1999 as a satellite "modular manufacturing process" unit with no on-site mixing. The first two units were model 275 VIC (Variable Intermeshing Clearance) mixers, with 281-liter chamber volume, equivalent to about 192 kilograms of mixed rubber, according to Techint-Pomini literature.
The companies didn´t disclose the value of the orders.
The mixing lines also use TDE11 (Twin Dump Extruder) leading directly to batch-off, Techint-Pomini said. The Italian firm also is supplying a complete automation system, controlling the whole line, based on Beckhoff hardware and Pomini software.
The Timisoara plant, operated by Continental Automotive Products S.R.L., is rated at 22,000 units a day.