This year at Tire Technology Expo, HF Mixing Group will present its vision for complete, sustainable mixing room solutions. According to HF, rather than delivering individual machinery, customers now require a concept for complete system solutions, which not only include machines and modules, but also automation and all the auxiliary products integrated into one system.
In addition to state-of-the-art mixers and up- and downstream equipment, the company provides the Advise 4.0 software, a modular, scalable system for automating mixing rooms and intelligent process technology in its new generation of automation systems. All areas of the mixing room are considered and, depending on requirements, individual applications can be selected and combined to create a comprehensive automation solution.
A modern mixing room generates multiple layers of data on raw materials, machines (Industrial Internet of Things [IIoT]), process, production and intralogistics. This valuable data, when collected in a structured and intelligent manner, enables measurement of overall equipment efficiency, complete material process tractability and continuous improvement of quality and throughput of mixing lines.
Furthermore intelligent inventory management, detailed and highly flexible mixing process automation and intralogistics tools enable demand-driven production that can help reduce warehouse costs and ensure the tire factory always has the final compounds it needs, when it needs them.
HF Group’s Advise 4.0 system, designed for rubber mixing facilities, enables multiple production facilities to be covered from a central location. All communication takes place over secure, encrypted channels so that all data is accessible by selected users. These customizable and intuitive tools are designed to help bring operational costs down.