BEUMER Group exhibits automated handling of green and cured tires at Tire Technology Expo 2015

BEUMER Group, a global supplier of automated material handling systems – will be demonstrating the Tire Tray System on Stand number 2040 at Tire Technology Expo, Cologne, Germany, from 10th to 12th February 2015. The Tire Tray System automates the management and handling of green and cured tires throughout the production process to provide increased capacity and productivity within existing production facilities.

Based on three decades of experience in advanced automation systems for the airport and warehouse sectors, Crisplant’s development of the Tire Tray System introduced a paradigm shift in the tire manufacturing process. The system offers high-speed, high-capacity transportation, sortation and storage of green tires, from tire building to the curing presses, combined with careful and accurate manipulation which is achieved without ever gripping the tire.

For cured tires, all quality inspection, warehousing and outbound sorting processes are integrated into a single LS-4000CB cross-belt sorter loop which provides the flexibility and capacity required by high-volume tire manufacturing facilities to support increased capacity.

“The compact and highly-configurable Tire Tray System can easily be installed in existing tire production facilities to replace manual handling of tires with a fully-automated process. This enables tire manufacturers to significantly increase workplace safety and productivity,” explained Klaus Schäfer, managing director at BEUMER Group company, Crisplant.

High RFID read-rates allow the Tire Tray System to provide end-to-end traceability and tracking of each tire throughout the production process, including the integration of release agent spray systems, as well as the buffering and curing processes. It also offers advanced features such as fully automated loading and unloading and the ability to handle a wide range of tire sizes within a single system.

The LS-4000CB loop-sorter has proven its value with some of the world's most demanding customers and sectors. Within the tire manufacturing sector, BEUMER Group is currently designing and manufacturing the first Tire Tray System to be installed in a major tire manufacturing facility in South America.

Delegates can see a demonstration of the Tire Tray System on Stand number 2040 at Tire Technology Expo, Cologne, Germany, from 10th to 12th February 2015.

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