TFFIS has the capability of directing automated tire flow through final finish conveyors.
A PLC is well suited to make “ground level” decisions required to maintain sufficient spacing between tires, move tires from one conveyor segment to another, merge tires from converging conveyor segments, and track tires from a barcode scanner to a divert point.
TFFIS collaborates with the PLC. TFFIS provides the “big picture” decisions required to get the tire to its next procedure. It does this intelligently by combining information about the processing requirements for your stock codes, the individual tire’s identity and processing history, the capability and current tooling of your tire processing equipment, and the landscape layout of your final finish factory floor to decide the optimal path for the tire at each conveyor divert point. TFFIS communicates directly with the PLC to provide this decision for each tire at each barcode scanner.
TFFIS provides tire barcode identification services to tire measurement machines, primarily the name of the measurement recipe required to measure the tire.