Russian manufacturer Kama Tyres says it has commissioned new equipment for the production of passenger and light truck tires at its Nizhnekamskshina factory, consisting of two VMI Maxx assembly complexes and an automated application of VMI’s Apexer extrusion equipment.
The equipment was purchased as part of the company’s “Increasing the production of tyres by 1.2 million units per year” project. The manufacturer notes that the new assembly complexes use more advanced software as well as a user-friendly “man-system” interface.
Kama states the upgrade will allow the factory to produce an expanded range of the passenger and light truck tires, while also improving the energy efficiency of the plant as well as increasing production speed. According to Kama, the average time for one tire production cycle is now 37-38 seconds, depending on the size of the tire assembled, while the production capacity of each assembly complex is up to 2,000 tires per day.
The company says commissioning has already been completed at one of the new complexes and manufacturing accuracy tests have been carried out, while the commissioning works are underway at the second complex.