Tire Patch Assembly Prep System
Multi Rubber Roll Feed & Cut System

The Challenge

A manufacturer of truck tire patches required a system for cutting up to 8 widths of unvulcanized rubber to manufacture their patches. The unvulcanized rubber was extremely "gummy" and presented an obstacle in establishing clean cuts.

The Solution

Creative Automation designed and manufactured an automated 8 channel "cut-to-length" system. Each channel length of feed was independently settable. A specialized sheer assembly was used to cut the fed length of rubber and deposited them onto a conveyor belt. Subsequent to depositing the cut pieces onto the belt, an operator manually assembled the cut pieces into patches.