Green Tire Transfer
Product Family: Electric
Product Used: RSA32 Screw-Drive Electric Rod-Style Actuators
Product Type: Standard
Transferring tire in & out of curing station during automotive tire manufacturing.
A tire manufacturer used pneumatic cylinders to control the process of placing green (raw) tires into a curing process, then onto a conveyor belt. The accel/decel of the cylinders could not be repeatably controlled, resulting in tire shifting after initial placement (3 – 4 seconds each), which added significant time to the process.
Tolomatic's RSA32 electric rod actuator allowed smooth acceleration and deceleration, eliminating the tire rocking issue, reducing the overall cycle time.
- Increased throughput with improved cycle time (by several seconds) for each tire
- Increased flexibility of machine to better handle different tire sizes without manual changeover
- Lower electric utility costs with efficient electric actuator