Top 10 Rubber and Tire Tech Solution Companies - 2020
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Top 10 Rubber and Tire Tech Solution Companies - 2020

In this melting pot of transformations observed across all the industry sectors, the automotive tire sector is remodeling its offerings to boost its game. The need for more automation and sizeable tires has brought numerous changes in terms of factory design, manufacturing processes, tire quality, and process equipments involved.

Slated to experience a dynamic CAGR of almost 3.4 percent in the near future due to the increasing demand for passenger vehicles like cars and bikes, automotive industries are stressing on improvising the quality of the central component of the vehicle, the tire. The emergence of autonomous vehicles calls for tires that are durable, weather-resistant, and can handle heavy loads. In addition to that, the tires are embedded with sensor properties to be able to check the temperature and ambient pressure, and generate real-time responses for drivers. Manufacturers are also looking upon the compatibility of the tires to enhance their customer experience.

Also, spurred by the increasing awareness towards environmental issues, automation factories are bringing in bio-degradable rubber to reduce the pollution caused by the wear and tear of the tire materials. While “run-flat” tires have already become a commonplace, tire manufacturers are working on airless tires to eradicate the problems of flats and blowouts. In addition to this, the manufacturers are inclined toward building robust tires that have lower costs, longer durability, and cause minimum or zero pollution. Manufacturers are making footprint shaped tires to fit the electric vehicle engineering design that avoids irregular wear and tear by optimizing the contact pressure distribution. Not only are these tires light-weight, but also reduce the rolling resistance and noise.

Furthermore, the increasing demands for low-noise and high ride quality vehicles are increasing the potential for run-flat tires and eventually non-pneumatics. With autonomous vehicles topping the preference chart, light vehicles tire are in high demand. This has also compelled tire manufacturers to build tires out of silica, resins, or aramid fibers that reduce noise along with imparting strength and resistance.

With the growing demand for new technology to build tires, determining the right solution provider to excel in this revolution plays a crucial role. In the latest edition of Manufacturing Technology Insights, we bring to you “Top 10 Rubber and Tire Tech Solution Providers - 2020” who can help you excel in your pursuit of excellence.

Top Rubber and Tire Technology Companies

Cryogenic Systems and Parts caters to several molders and OEMs in the rubber and elastomer industry by offering industry-leading cryogenic high-speed shot blast deflashing equipment. These machines come in basically two models – basket machines and belt machines. This equipment can be used for small parts as well as heavy elastomer products. Along with the machines, CSP also offers in-built state-of-the-art onboard drying system that enables efficient, automated drying of the cryogenic deflashing machine and media, with a smaller footprint. CSP has truly distinguished itself in the marketplace with its top-notch support to clients by providing swift training to get up and running with the machines within an hour of installation. It is a global organization that meets the needs of its clients in the nation and abroad

www.cryomatic.com

Specializes in providing system solutions and process control equipment to web-based industries, including web guiding, web tension control, and vision systems

www.erhardt-leimer.com

Leading manufacturer of skin-friendly thin-gauge calendered and extruded elastic products that help the elastication of a wide variety of applications

www.fulflex.com

LWB-Steinl Machinery is one of the leading providers of rubber and molding processes and offers c-frame presses, elastomer machines, polyvalent, injection systems, and depositing equipments. As an industry specialist, LWB-Steinl Machinery offers state-of-the-art machines and systems designed to deliver the best quality, precision, and process reliability. The equipment offered by the company provides specific benefits to the clients, helping them completely augment their production processes. Driven by over 260 employees worldwide, the company possesses extensive knowledge and expertise in the development of highly productive machines. Also, the modular design and numerous equipment options delivered by LWB-Steinl can be optimally adapted to the individual requirements and specifications of the customer

www.lwb-steinl.com

A leading global manufacturer of printing systems, control software, and more that helps its clients increase productivity, reduce waste, and improve overall efficiency

matthewsmarking.com

UMD Automated Systems has been delivering innovative mechanical systems for material handling and manufacturing for 24 years. The company’s product portfolio includes material handling and processing systems for tire and rubber manufacturers right from the compounding and mixing process, all the way to the warehouse for stacking tires and loading trucks. UMD’s wide range of engineered-to-order products for the rubber and tire manufacturing industry include mixer feed and batch-off systems, extrusion/component prep handling and cooling systems, to conveyors and automation equipment for curing, final finish, and warehousing. UMD’s larger goal is to extend the overall life cycle of the customer’s system by manufacturing robust products that last and reduce the total cost of ownership.

www.umdautomatedsystems.com

AirBoss of America

AirBoss of America

AirBoss of America Corp. develops, manufactures and markets high-quality, proprietary rubber-based products to various industries, including automotive, heavy industry, construction and infrastructure, oil & gas, and defense. Headquartered in Newmarket, Ontario, we operate facilities in Canada and the United States. AirBoss Rubber Solutions is one of North America's leading rubber compounders. With mixing facilities and R&D labs in Kitchener, Ontario; Acton Vale, Quebec; and Scotland Neck, North Carolina, Rubber Solutions has the capacity to process approximately 400 million turn pounds of rubber polymer compound annually

Alpha Technologies

Alpha Technologies

Alpha Technologies is a leader in the design and manufacture of instruments and software that deliver advanced rubber and elastomeric materials analysis for production optimization and product compliance. Alpha Technologies, a Roper Technologies company (NYSE: ROP) is dedicated to working closely with clients and industries to improve and enable performance, value, and safety to consumers. As the recognized leader in rubber and polymer rheology testing, Alpha continues to innovate and advance with best in class testing solutions. ISO 9001-registered and ISO 17025-accredited, Alpha Technologies’ instruments measure the dynamic, physical and processability characteristics of rubber and polymers. The Alpha Technologies product line includes material process analyzers, rheometers, viscometers, dispersion analyzers, density and hardness testers, physical property testers, universal testers, sample cutters and laboratory information management systems

ITW

ITW

ITW is one of the world's leading diversified manufacturers of specialized industrial equipment, consumables, and related service businesses. TW Global Tire Repair's products and solutions are at work all over the world. Car companies in the USA, Europe, and Asia choose ITW Global Tire Repair. Since our founding more than 100 years ago, ITW has become one of the world's leading diversified manufacturers of specialized industrial equipment, consumables, and related service businesses

TMSI

TMSI

We at TMSI never lose sight of one central fact- our customers depend on us to deliver accurate, repeatable measurements of tire performance. We believe that engineers, researchers and tire scientists depend on precision measurement of the many parameters of tire performance; and they need those measurements made under controlled, repeatable laboratory conditions. We also recognize that research never stops. So we stand ready to put our expertise at machine design, data acquisition, and tire science to work with your researchers to develop highly customized test systems to study any aspect of tire mechanical performance