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Automation reduces scrap in the tire industry

Ulvila, Finland –  Global intralogistics specialist, Cimcorp has customers in two core sectors – grocery retail and the tire industry – and sustainability is becoming increasingly important in both. Automation and strategically planned intralogistics can enable businesses in diverse industries to become more eco-friendly.

The increasing focus on sustainability, combined with high energy prices, means that energy efficiency is more important than ever. The benefit of Cimcorp’s robotic technology in terms of energy use is tangible, as the company’s gantry robots feature low energy consumption. With the structure of each gantry robot formed from aluminum, they are lightweight yet robust. As the robots are not heavy, they accelerate and move fast, optimizing all the potential handling capacity for products moved in the distribution center.

In addition, gantry robots can carry multiple crates or cases simultaneously, instead of just grabbing one. Cimcorp’s robotic crate solutions enable a maximum load of 250 kilograms at a time, with stacks being up to 2.5 meters tall. This means that high volumes can be moved and handled quickly and efficiently.

Cimcorp’s robots also reuse energy. Braking energy is recovered to the power grid, making the robots even more energy efficient. The robots can gather and feed back approximately 30% of the energy.

A Warehouse Control System helps to organize intralogistics and streamline the overall supply chain in a more sustainable way. Through optimizing the loading of delivery vehicles, intelligent software enables space to be utilized more efficiently, leading to fuller trucks and therefore fewer trucks. This means fewer kilometers being driven and less pollution from exhaust fumes.

Automation also enhances sustainability in the tire industry. Automated tire intralogistics significantly reduces scrap in all process areas. With Cimcorp’s Warehouse Control System, tire manufacturers can minimize intermediate storage and avoid unnecessary scrapping of materials. If there is any disruption to the manufacturing process, all individual tire components can be tracked and traced to avoid scrapping of the whole inventory.