FineLine Technologies and Camso to commercialize patent pending RFID solution for solid tires.
NORCROSS, Ga. – April 19, 2018 – FermRFID, a Division of FineLine Technologies, and Camso have announced a multi-year RFID development agreement to commercialize a patent pending RFID solution for solid tires called the “plug.” The solution, which has undergone development and testing by FermRFID and Camso for two years, can uniquely identify tires and track them throughout the entire supply chain from manufacturing, vulcanization, warehousing, shipping and at customer locations.
The announcement was made jointly by George Hoffman, CEO and Chairman of the Board of FineLine Technologies and Erick Bellefleur, Vice President and General Manager – Material Handling at Camso.
“The ability to use integrated RFID solutions in the tire manufacturing process enables visibility and transparency throughout a tire’s lifecycle and opens the gateway to Industry 4.0 development and the “Internet of Things” ecosystem, Hoffman says. “In addition, this RFID solution creates the opportunity for tire manufacturers to explore potential new business models with their customers.”
Camso’s Bellefleur adds, “As a leader in solid tire manufacturing, we are committed to developing solutions that bring added value to our customers and improve their operations. The monitoring of tire usage throughout the entire life cycle, in the application, offers new avenues to better understand and lower fleet operating costs.”
As part of the agreement, Camso will engage in a multi-year partnership to commercialize the plug in mass production, as well as other RFID solutions currently in development.
Camso, the Road Free company, is a world leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of off-road tires, wheels, rubber tracks and undercarriage systems to serve the material handling, construction, agricultural and powersports industries. It employs more than 7,500 dedicated employees who devote 100% of their effort to 11% of the global tire and track market — the off-the-road market. It operates advanced R&D centers and manufacturing plants in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Camso supplies its products to leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) under the names Camso and Solideal, and distributes its products in the replacement market through its global distribution network. Read more at www.camso.co.