MonTech will showcase its rubber test instruments, including its new fully automated online robotic testing cell. Housing multiple stations including binning, sample preparation, MDR, RPA and density, the testing cell provides relevant batch information in real time by bringing a quality lab to the mixing line. Applying complete automation and robotics enables faster batch release, higher sampling rates, less scrap, less rework, decreased variability in testing, and ultimately a lower cost per test.
The idea for the project came from high-capacity mixers, such as tire plants, which require technology that can reduce overhead laboratory costs, while increasing testing rate, reliability, repeatability, and accuracy of the data they were collecting. Combining robotics and testing instruments was the only option.
The company’s online testing cells allow, for the first time, closed loop control between mixing, testing and downstream processes. Through direct integration into mixer controls, the testing cells can provide quick feedback for precisely controlled processes at a higher quality output.
Tire Technology Expo 2018 Stand 5040