Tire Manufacturing

Product Family: Electric
Product Used: MXB belt drive actuator
Product Type: Standard

Application Requirements
Stroke: 72 inches
Speed: Peek speed 140 in/sec
Cycle Time: 0.75 sec cycle
Load: 25 lb
Moments: Guided
Motion Profile: Trapezoidal

Application Description: 
Cutting of rubber in tire manufacturing.

A leading manufacturer of automotive tires was looking to reduce their energy consumption by 20% in their tire rubber cutting operation and improve component reliability. They were using a pneumatically operated process that was consuming considerable amounts of compressed air and requiring shock absorber replacements on the actuators on a monthly basis.

Tolomatic Solution:
A MXB belt drive actuator replaced the pneumatic actuator in the rubber cutting process. The speed of the belt drive was more than adequate to accommodate their 140 in/sec requirement and using electric rather than pneumatic motion, better suited their energy goals.

Customer Benefit:

  • Saved $4000 per year per machine.
  • Reduced component parts cost by over $1500 per year.