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Siemens partners in Michelin’s MaRCoPoLo upgrade

Siemens partners in Michelin’s MaRCoPoLo upgrade

12th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Michelin commissioned a test bed specifically for truck tyres at its Ladoux production site in France back in 2000, its Machine de Recherche en Comportement Poids-Lourd – or MaRCoPoLo, for short. When deciding to modernise this facility 16 years later, the tyre maker chose Siemens as a partner for updating the automation and process control […]

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Safe-Run equipping Linglong’s Serbia tyre plant

Safe-Run equipping Linglong’s Serbia tyre plant

26th September 2019 | 0 Comments

China’s Safe-Run Group will supply smart factory equipment to the plant Linglong Tire is setting up in Serbia. The company says it won the contract to fit out the Linglong plant in Zrenjanin, a project valued at more than RMB 700 million (£79.2 million), after beating Finnish, South Korean, Japanese and other rivals in a tender process.

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Eldan launches Twin Shaft Clean-Cut tyre shredder

11th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Eldan Recycling has launched a new Twin Shaft Clean-Cut Shredder (TSCC) for production of clean-cut tyre chips from car or truck tyres. In practice this means the new machine can produce clean-cut 50 mm chips from car or truck tyres at up to 6000 kg/hour or clean-cut 100 mm chips at up to 9000 kg/hour.

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Cimcorp becomes Linglong’s tyre plant automation partner

Cimcorp becomes Linglong’s tyre plant automation partner

19th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Shandong Linglong Tyre Co., Ltd. has selected Cimcorp as its strategic partner for tyre plant automation, and the Finnish manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic tyre-handling and order fulfilment solutions is currently working on two projects for Linglong. In addition, Cimcorp will provide solutions for Linglong Tire’s new greenfield facility in Jingmen, China.

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VÚK acquisition to benefit Continental’s tyre assembly machinery business

VÚK acquisition to benefit Continental’s tyre assembly machinery business

10th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Tyre maker and technology company Continental has acquired a 100 per cent shareholding in Czech machine tool manufacturer VÚK. The purchase of VÚK strengthens its presence in the city of Otrokovice, Czech Republic, site of the company’s largest tyre manufacturing facility worldwide. Continental says it intends to leverage VÚK’s strengths to drive forward its development and production of technologically advanced tyre assembly machinery.

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Cima Impianti: “The market is in turmoil”

Cima Impianti: “The market is in turmoil”

28th June 2018 | 0 Comments

For Cima Impianti, last year ended with as many challenges as it began. “The market is in turmoil,” comments the Italian supplier of equipment for the retreading industry. Anti-dumping duties against imports of truck and bus tyres from China have been discussed and – at least on a preliminary basis – levied for a six-month period; a new regulation covering the 3PMSF symbol and its use on new and retreaded tyres has also come into force.

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EDT Automotive on year of growth and industry acclaim

EDT Automotive on year of growth and industry acclaim

21st April 2017 | 0 Comments

Kent based engine cleaning company EDT Automotive states that it has improved the performance of more than 12,000 cars in a year, having secured placement of its EDT machines in 45 more locations nationwide. The pay-as-you-go engine and auto transmission detox machines remove harmful deposits from inside the engine left behind in a standard oil change. EDT states this enhances drivability and a reduction in overall CO emissions.

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Giti Tire’s US factory to feature Cimcorp Dream Factory

Giti Tire’s US factory to feature Cimcorp Dream Factory

31st January 2017 | 0 Comments

A ‘Dream Factory’ solution for end-to-end automated materials handling will be installed in the Giti Tire passenger car tyre plant now under construction in the USA. Cimcorp reports that it and parent company Murata Machinery (Muratec) will supply a complete turnkey system that includes all required automation equipment and offers total system control, project management and seamless integration. The automated handling systems will be delivered and installed in three stages during 2017 and 2019.

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Michelin enters into automation technology supply agreement with Siemens

20th January 2017 | 0 Comments

The signing of a four-year global contract has confirmed Siemens’ status as a supplier of industrial automation technology and engineering software to Michelin. Announcing the deal, Siemens reports that the French tyre maker intends to optimise its industrial structures and fully utilise the capacity of its industrial facilities.

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Cima Impianti investing in product innovation

28th September 2016 | 0 Comments

When retreaders around the world hear the name Cima Impianti, they think presses. After more than six decades in the business the company continues to drive innovation, and regularly unveils new products and services. As the Pistoia, Italy-based firm shares, it recently introduced presses which utilise self-lubricating materials that eliminate the need for centralised lubrication – a system that itself was considered a major technical achievement when the company first implemented it some 25 years ago.

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Beijing Jingyie launches new generation tyre builder

Beijing Jingyie launches new generation tyre builder

15th September 2016 | 0 Comments

Mesnac reports that its subsidiary Beijing Jingyie Mechanical Equipment Co. Ltd. has introduced a new generation of fully-automated, two-stage passenger car tyre building machines. The new line was introduced during a celebration of Beijing Jingyie’s 20th anniversary on 27 August, and a delegation of senior officials from China’s rubber industry later witnessed the machines in action at Beijing Jingyie’s factory in Tianjin.

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Dekel named president of Pelmar Group

8th August 2016 | 0 Comments

Pelmar Group’s board of directors has appointed Tal Dekel as president. Dekel, who holds an MBA, was previously CEO of TGL SP Industries, a fully-owned subsidiary of the Pelmar Group.

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Rosava purchases Saehwa equipment for 17-inch tyre production

28th June 2016 | 0 Comments

South Korean tyre industry machinery manufacturer Saehwa IMC is supplying PJSC Rosava the equipment needed to begin the production of 17-inch passenger car tyres. The Ukrainian tyre maker says it is currently working to modernise its production and has invested in the equipment and tooling needed for the manufacture of this rim diameter size.

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Granutech-Saturn Systems launches next-gen Refiner Mill for tyre crumb rubber

Granutech-Saturn Systems launches next-gen Refiner Mill for tyre crumb rubber

4th May 2016 | 0 Comments

Granutech-Saturn Systems, manufacturer of the Saturn brand of industrial and mobile tyre shredders, has launched a new refiner mill. The machine features sealed roller bearings for greater tolerances in processing material down to 80 mesh. The company will bring its latest machine to Reifen 2016 (Hall GA- Stand 114), where visitors can learn more about the new machine and the company’s complete tyre recycling systems.

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Economies of scale – VMI aims to make retreading pay with new Retrax programme

Economies of scale – VMI aims to make retreading pay with new Retrax programme

13th July 2015 | 0 Comments

Retreaders in the developed European and North American markets often perform a balancing act – production levels must be high enough to ensure acceptable profits, but at the same time logistics need to remain manageable. The greater the distance between a retreader and its customer base, the more demanding and expensive the delivery of casings and finished tyres becomes. And while retreaders in non-mature markets face other issues, these must also be kept in check in order for retreading to be worthwhile. VMI, a market leader in the development, manufacture and supply of production machinery for the tyre and retreading industries, wants to tip the balance in favour of retreaders both here and around the world. This summer it is introducing a new product programme that may just do that.

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