FineLine Technologies RFID Smart Mold Management Solution helps improve the overall quality of a tire, ensuring that manufacturers can deliver high-quality products to their customers.
March 8, 2023, Atlanta, GA – FineLine Technologies, a leading provider of variable data tags, labels and specialized RFID solutions for tire and rubber manufacturing, automotive, healthcare and retail industries, announced today that it has been granted a new patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. US Patent No. 11,453,186 focuses on mold management, a critical process for the tire and rubber manufacturing industry.
Proper mold management is crucial to the overall quality of a tire accounting for approximately 35% of the tire’s quality. The solution utilizes embedded Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags of critical mold components for automatic checks of the container, segments, and sidewall plates assigned hierarchal relations, checking the sequence of segments within the container, and providing a searchable, identifiable, and status-assigned mold register that automatically stores mold location, production status, and maintenance records. The use of RFID also enables automatic association between mold, bladder, press machine, and an individual tire.
FineLine’s solution has been developed and tested to withstand the harsh production mold processes, such as cleaning, preheating, production cycles, and maintenance. FineLine’s Smart Mold Management Solution generates large amounts of data available for tire manufacturers to accurately trace the relationships of critical production components, manufacturing processes, and how those relate to finished product quality and performance. FineLine’s Industry 4.0 solution enables rubber producers to upgrade legacy manual processes with digital traceability using RFID technology while maintaining backward compatibility and established design and manufacturing processes.
“We are thrilled to be delivering and implementing this innovative RFID solution with several leading tire manufacturers,” said George Hoffman, CEO of FineLine Technologies. “At FineLine Technologies, we are committed to continuous improvement and innovation to better serve our customers in the tire and rubber manufacturing industry. Our new solution offers an enormous amount of critical data that is instantly available to our customers, improving efficiency, accuracy, and overall quality of the tire production process. This patent is a testament to our dedication to provide cutting-edge solutions to the market.”
FineLine Technologies will exhibit at the Tire Technology Expo March 21-23, 2023, in Hannover, Germany.
About FineLine Technologies
FineLine Technologies provides barcode and RFID integrated labels, tags, and secure credentials to enhance supply chains, omni-channel fulfillment, POS, access control, and consumer engagement. FineLine produces and delivers billions of tickets and labels annually through its network of global print hubs to companies in industries around the world in less than five days on average.
With a network of more than 70,000 registered suppliers, customers benefit from fast and easy online order placement, immediate tracking, and valuable analytics for even the most complex business logistics. Learn more at finelinetech.com.