Cimcorp Dream Factory is a fully automated handling solution for the manufacturing and distribution of passenger car (PCR) and truck (TBR) tires.
The unique solution uses proven gantry robot technology for handling, buffer storage and picking, and intelligent software to provide total control of the material and data flow. Precise, real-time data is gathered to ensure intelligent decision making for production and inventory management. By integrating with industry-leading warehousing and material handling systems, Cimcorp Dream Factory seamlessly operates as a single, end-to-end material handling solution.
Gain efficiency with Dream Factory
With intelligent layout design, production requires half the space compared to conventional solutions. The investment in material handling is reduced by 50%. With Cimcorp Dream Factory, less is more.
In addition, Cimcorp Dream Factory ensures full tire traceability and process data management through advanced control systems.
In existing facilities, Cimcorp Dream Factory automation, a reduced production footprint and increased overall equipment efficiency (OEE) can increase your output by 10%.
Automating material and data flow
Our systems automate the material and data flow from raw material storage, through work in process, to the finished tire loading dock:
- Raw materials warehouse (Raw materials handling and warehousing)
- Mixing and compounding (Compound storage and handling)
- Component manufacturing / preparation (Component storage and handling)
- Tire building (Green tire processing)
- Curing (Green tire processing)
- Testing and palletizing (Testing area automation)
- Tire warehousing and shipping
With the Cimcorp Dream Factory, you achieve a 10% higher throughput and save up to 50% in space and investment.Kai Tuomisaari,
Vice President, Sales
Material handling at a TBR factory can be fully automated. Download our case study on Cordiant to find out more.
Automation can help old tire plants
overcome their challenges.
A full solution
In our Dream Factory solution, the raw materials, compounds, components, green tires and cured tires are transferred from one process phase to another by using automated guided vehicles (AGVs), laser-guided vehicles (LGVs), mobile robots, gantry and linear-type robots, monorail transfers and conveyors. The material stores and buffer storage utilize high-bay warehouse (HBW) technology with stacker cranes and miniload cranes, as well as gantry robot technology.
Simplified through intelligence
The entire material flow is controlled by the Cimcorp Warehouse Control System (WCS). This system integrates individual system components into one comprehensive material handling solution. Our Manufacturing Execution System (MES) collects and traces production data, recipe management and reporting. Individual tires have complete traceability through the whole process.
Increase production capacity
The Dream Factory solution is designed to increase your production capacity through 100% availability of raw materials, compounds, components, green tires and finished tires at all process machines. This means smaller buffer stores and reduced Work In Process (WIP). The Dream Factory makes efficient use of your most valuable process machines, such as building machines and curing presses, ensuring a 100% production level.
Fit for greenfield and brownfield plants
Whether you have a greenfield or brownfield tire plant, Cimcorp’s Dream Factory streamlines the manufacturing process. The system includes solutions for each manufacturing and distribution process that can be installed in existing plants as a full, one-time deployment or independently through a phased implementation. For new facilities, the automation can be built gradually through our unique, modular concept, which installs one line at a time—resulting in faster ROI.
Keeping the old – In with the new: Automating brownfields
The biggest challenge with old tire plants is that they were designed to a different set of criteria than the new plants, not to accommodate automationDon Heelis, Sales Manager, Cimcorp