New Technology for Efficiency and Material Saving in Tire Production
In the tire production increasing amounts of unvulcanized rubber are being produced. Reasons for this are, for example, the frequent changeovers resulting from an increasing product variety and rubber mixing batches that are out of specification. For financial and environmental reasons it is desirable to return these valuable raw materials to the production process. This process must be cost-effective and, in order to meet quality demands, the material must be treated gently. The TRP Reworker system, which is based on the UTH Two-roll Plastiziser, incorporates new technology that combines several proven processes. This continuously operating reworking system offers new advantages.
SPEAKER: Manuel Bessler, General Manager Sales and Project Management, UTH GmbH
C-Check – Inline-Qualification of the Chimney in the Continuous Extrusion of Treads
The need for Chimneys in tire Treads is undisputed. The Chimney, a rubber mixture filled with carbon black, is supposed to ensure the electrical conductivity between the tire and the road surface. It is es-sential that the Chimney penetrates the Tread surface at the correct position. The Chimneys guarantee the required conductivity for tires whose Cap components are mostly filled with silica. Further efforts in the area of compound development have been initiated in order to meet the increasing demands of au-tomobile manufacturers, to the detriment of conductivity. Due to the manufacturing process and the colour conditions, detection during the extrusion is difficult. Systems that use the Chimney detection function enable a quick and reliable statement about the Chimney quality. In this method the profile surface is ionized in order to show the position of the Chimney or Chimneys via a resistance measurement. This procedure shows online the quality of the Chimney position and enables the operator to evaluate and change the profile if needed during the extrusion process in order to initiate corrections. The ability to see the Chimney and any possible manufacturing flaws allows the tire manufacture to reduce scrap and increase uptime significantly.
SPEAKER: Mathias Zabel, Ph. D., Product Manager for Tire and Rubber Products, KraussMaffei Extrusion
Automating from Semi-Materials to the Curing Area for Peak Efficiency and Reduced Cost
Bringing all the necessary components together to assemble green tires, and getting those green tires to the right curing press at the right time, can be challenging with manual processes. Don Heelis, Cimcorp’s Sales Manager for Tire Automation Solutions, will discuss the difficulties that manual operations face and demonstrate key ways to automate semi-materials through to the curing area of a tire manufacturing plant. The seminar will provide an in-depth look at the various types of automation available in the industry, and how a combination of software and hardware working together can provide unequivocal efficiencies and cost reductions for tire manufactures.
SPEAKER: Don Heelis, Sales Manager, Tire & AGV Systems, Cimcorp Automation Ltd.
How to Build a More Transparent Tire Manufacturing & Tire Recycling Supply Chain
This presentation is an overview of the tire manufacturing and recycling industry volumes. It will include reviews of: -The global consumption requirements vs commodity prices -What are the current challenges with tire manufacturing & recycling globally? -Whether there is a disconnect between raw materials and the manufacturing supply chain-Sustainability vs transparency -Impact of technology and average costs to manufacture tires and recycle -Current market outlook for raw volumes and output sales This presentation will ask how we truly solve all of these challenges, and what’s missing for a trusted and transparent marketplace? IOT & blockchain solutions, and the answer to creating a circular economy in tire manufacturing and recycling will be discussed.
SPEAKER: Jesse Klinkhamer, CEO, Klean Industries Inc.