Tire Technology Expo 2024

March 19-21, 2024 | Hannover, Germany

Booth #8072, Hall 21

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Empower tire manufacturers to leverage digital solutions to quickly bring more tires to market, increase profitability, and foster sustainability.

Mithun Nagabhairava Karma 2021 High Resolutio Mithun Nagabhairava
Senior Manager Kalypso
George Young 2015
Co-Founder, Professor Emeritus Kalypso

Advanced AI/ML Capabilities for Efficiency and Quality in Tire Manufacturing

Tuesday, March 19 | Morning Session

In a landscape marked by significant labor shortages, hundreds of material compositions, and complexities inherent in tire manufacturing, maintaining consistent tire quality poses a formidable challenge due to variations in raw materials, production conditions, and rheological properties that affect material flow and behavior. However, advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) combined with well-established bedrock of optimal control theory can help address these challenges effectively. During this session, we'll delve into real-world examples showcasing how AI/ML technologies are transforming tire manufacturing, resulting in enhanced quality and efficiency. By leveraging advanced closed-loop optimization and machine vision capabilities, manufacturers optimize various stages of production, from mixing to final inspection.

What the audience will learn:

  • Progressing towards Autonomous Tire manufacturing through AI integration.
  • The role of AI capabilities at every step of the manufacturing process, including achieving optimal Mooney viscosity at mixing, ensuring consistent weight measurements during extrusion, reducing out-of-tolerance events at tire building machines, and optim
  • Best practices for the responsible deployment of AI capabilities in tire manufacturing, ensuring alignment with industry standards and ethical considerations.

Presenter Mithun Nagabhairava

Mithun Nagabhairava is a Senior Manager in Kalypso's best-of-class data science practice, with over 15 years' experience in digital transformation. His expertise spans Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), advanced process control, computer vision, and energy optimization, positioning him as a leading authority in the field.​

Latest Press Release

Rockwell Automation, Inc (NYSE: ROK), the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, today announced it has strengthened its collaboration with Michelin, the French multinational tire manufacturing company, focusing on digital innovation across Michelin’s manufacturing processes.

With more than three decades of collaborative history, this new step signifies a strategic evolution from traditional automation to a digital-focused effort, underlining a commitment to continuous innovation.

Key initiatives of this collaboration include:

  • Modernizing traditional manufacturing equipment through digitalization
  • Integrating advanced analytics and data science tools at the operational and plant levels, utilizing a wider partner ecosystem, including Kalypso, a Rockwell Automation business
  • Boosting operational reliability and efficiency through digital solutions

This collaboration between Michelin and Rockwell Automation is comprehensive, covering multiple aspects of digital transformation. Joint efforts in prototyping and testing will validate the feasibility and effectiveness of new ideas, and enhance the efficiency of R&D initiatives, laying the groundwork for ongoing co-innovation and co-development.