SRI claims new manufacturing process enhances uniformity

ERJ staff report (TB)

Kobe, Japan — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (SRI) has developed a highly automated tyre manufacturing system that it claims will enhance the precision of its production process, providing for increased uniformity and casing inegrity with reduced weight.

The new system, dubbed Neo-T01, is an evolution of the automated Taiyo system SRI put into service in 1996.

By combining three key technologies – “metal core process, fully automatic connected control and high-rigidity structure – Sumitomo claims tyres produced with the new system…

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