ERJ staff report (TP)
Beckum, Germany − BEUMER Group, a global supplier of automated material handling systems – launched its first automated material handling system to be specifically designed for the tire production industry.
A demonstration and animation of the new Tire Tray transportation and sortation system will be shown on stand number 3118, at the Tire Technology Expo 2014, Cologne, Germany, from 11 to 13 February 2014.
The Group said: “The new Tire Tray System automates the handling of tires and provides full traceability and tracking of each tire throughout the production process. The automated system includes the integration of release agent spray systems, as well as the buffering and curing processes.
“The system offers advanced features such as fully automated loading and unloading; end-to-end tracking of tires using RFID technology; and the ability to handle a wide variety of tire sizes within a single system. In addition to system-wide visibility and control, detailed management statistics enable the system to be continually optimised to enhance process efficiency.”
Klaus Schäfer, Managing Director at BEUMER Group company, Crisplant, said: “By eliminating manual handling of tires throughout production, tire manufacturers can enhance workplace safety and continually monitor and optimise process efficiency.”
BEUMER Group has been designing, building and installing material handling systems for the past 45 years of its 79-year history. Their list of projects includes customising standard material handling systems for tire production facilities in the US, Canada and Japan. Most recently, BEUMER Group installed a new sorting system at a facility in the US.