Crain News Service report
SOMERSET, N.J. (March 19, 2014) — The Beumer Group’s tire tray transportation and sortation system was nominated for Tire Manufacturing Innovation of the Year by the organizers of the 2014 Tire Technology International Awards.
“By eliminating the manual handling of green tires, manufacturers can continually monitor and optimize process efficiency while also enhancing workplace safety,” said Klaus Schafer, managing director at Beumer Group Co. in Crisplant, Germany.
The firm claims it is the first automated green tire handling system of its time. The system was designed specifically to enable tire manufacturers to increase process efficiency and optimize manufacturing costs.
Tires are handled gently because of the delicate materials in green tires. Beumer said they are kept in allocated trays to reduce contact and possible damage.
Beumer Group is the parent company of Beumer Corp., which specializes in the design and supply of palletizing and packing technology, conveying and loading technology and systems, and sortation and distribution systems for logistics and airport baggage handling applications.
This report appeared on the website of Rubber & Plastics News, an Akron-based sister publication of Tire Business.
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