CTI Division
Phone: 330.644.3059
Fax: 330.644.8110

CTI Division
Address: 2740 Cory Ave
Akron, Ohio USA 44314

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The History of CTI - Commercial Timesharing, Inc.

CTI (Commercial Timesharing Inc.) initially offered software and computing services in 1978, when high hardware costs drove the expense of a computer system. By developing custom software implemented on time-shared minicomputers, CTI enabled multiple companies to take advantage of the latest technology cost-effectively. As the cost of computers dropped, CTI moved with the market to provide software solutions and engineering services to various manufacturers from the tire, automotive, steel, and other specialized industries.

CTI has always been forward-thinking - anticipating, designing, and implementing solutions whenever we identify new technology that will benefit our customers. Here are some notable examples:

In 2000 CTI joined forces with Akron Special Machinery (ASM) to produce the first high-speed production uniformity testing machine capable of testing tires over 160 miles per hour and low-speed uniformity and dynamic balance results that correlated with existing machinery. This collaboration led to CTI being purchased by David Poling Sr. in 2001. Having purchased 5 companies, David Poling Sr. decided to unify the group of companies in an AKA, ‘the Poling Group.’ In 2022, the group of five companies official merged into one entity, the Poling Group

Today's Focus

In the early 1990s, CTI was contracted to create a new measurement and control system for tire uniformity machines (TUOs). CTI licensed this and other technology, continually refining it, and has offered its family of TTOCs (Tire Testing & Optimization Controller) ever since. In Generation 6, the TTOC6 has redefined what a measurement and control system can do. Multiple software patents within the TTOC6 infrastructure make it ‘so much more than just a controller.’

Another area of focus for the CTI Division is the continuous improvements to our laser geometry testing system, named TSAS (Tire Surface Analysis System). TSAS incorporates our patented Multi-Path Inspection (MPI) algorithm, complex mathematics, and 3D laser profile scanning (aka ‘sheet-of-light’ or ‘line laser’) to locate and accurately measure a tire’s geometry, including bulges, depressions, runout, wobble, and other customer-specific measurements. The TSAS software runs entirely within our TTOC6 or as a separate standalone application.

CTI Division also offers enterprise-level tire factory software solutions such as our FFH (Final Finish Host) and TFFIS (Tire Factory Floor Information System) products. FFH addresses Quality Assurance goals for all tires produced by the factory. FFH provides automated data collection of tire measurement results; centralized recipe management and automated delivery of those recipes to measurement machines; and comprehensive reporting on test counts, yield, machine utilization, and quality statistics, including drill down based on curing and build history. CTI provides remote support 24/7/365 for FFH. CTI will enhance FFH to meet a customer’s needs.

TFFIS is a real-time database system to facilitate efficiency in the tire manufacturing process. TFFIS facilitates automated material handling by providing routing decisions to PLCs that control of the flow of materials (i.e. tires, stock materials, etc.). TFFIS also facilitates the automated processing, by Final Finish equipment, of a diverse set of tire SKUs by providing a recipe assignment service based on a tire’s unique ID (i.e. barcode, RFID tag, etc.) to each piece of equipment. TFFIS collaborates with FFH to provide tire production history to FFH for reporting based on curing and build history. Other TFFIS features include in-process inventory, component traceability, and production accounting.

The CTI Division of the Poling Group is always focused on improving our current software and hardware products; and innovation utilizing data analytics, AI deep learning models, and robotics to engineer tomorrow’s solutions for smart manufacturing.

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TDAQ-Tire Data Acquisition
TSAS-Tire Surface Analysis System
TTOC6 Machine Controller
Installation & Start-up Services
Controls Engineering

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