Guilin, China – Guilin Rubber Machinery has launched a home-grown smart logistics system for vulcanisation workshops, its parent group ChemChina has announced.
“With this new system introduced, machines will fully replace people in vulcanisation workshops where it is always hot,” said the 13 July release.
The system is the first of its kind in China and application for an invention patent has been submitted, said ChemChina.
“The system integrates a wide range of technologies such as automatic recognition, data mining, artificial intelligence… and is comprised of unmanned carts, a dispatch management system, a navigation system, an automatic charging system, wireless communication network, and a data collection system,” said the release.
On the basis of this smart logistics system for vulcanisation workshops, Guilin Rubber Machinery will proceed to build a complete IT platform for tire manufacturing.
Guilin Rubber Machinery said the development was an opportunity for the company to showcase its core competence in technology and ‘help with the shift from ‘made in China’ to ‘smartly made in China’’.
Guilin Rubber Machinery announced in April that its “customer” had verified its new 67-inch hydraulic vulcanising machine, which it said was fitted with an industrial Ethernet system for unmanned handling.
“A distributed industrial Ethernet solution is adopted for the control system to facilitate monitoring, equipment status feedback, and manufacturing data recording, thus achieving unmanned vulcanisation,” it said.
According to the company, the stability and precision of the mechanical arm are improved in the new machine, vulcanisation time is reduced by 25 percent and heat loss reduced by 50 percent.