Tatneft is a Russian oil and gas company that automates and robotizes Nizhnekamsk tire enterprises. The company plans to create a robotic assembly of semi-finished products for tires and “raw” tires, automation of systems for moving semi-finished and finished products, as well as automation of production quality control and warehouse operations, KazanFirst reports.
It is noted that specialists create accurate digital 3D models that allow modelling the deformation of tires. The IT system simulates different types of load, which allows predicting the strength, voltage, and destruction of tires. Also, employees of the “Nizhnekamskshina” company will be able to select reinforcing materials and assess the behaviour of the future tire on the road. It is specified that the 3D model has the maximum degree of digitization of the tire geometry, materials used, and rubber compounds in it.