Next generation technology can grind rubber crumb and PU grind, while delivering faster grind speeds and minimal clean-up time
CARLISLE, PA—February 23, 2021—Carlisle TyrFil (www.CarlisleTyrFil.com) has introduced the latest extension to its TyrFil Recycling Technology line-up to further drive adoption of sustainable manufacturing practices within the tire technology and Off-the-Road (OTR) equipment industries. The new patented AutoFil-GenII pump can mix virgin tire fill with rubber crumb, PU grind, or both rubber crumb/PU grind, while delivering enhanced pump and grind speeds and significantly reduced clean-up time. The AutoFil-GenII also offers an enhanced visual interface through a monitor with an improved HMI touchscreen capability that facilitates operation and helps to streamline efficiencies for users.
The TyrFil Recycling Technology’s computer systems have been field-proven for more than a decade—and accurately meter and mix controlled amounts of virgin liquid tire fill and granulated tire fill to a homogenous TyrFil mixture that fills the tire the same as virgin liquid tire fill.
“TyrFil’s advanced AutoFil-GenII strengthens Carlisle’s commitment to superior flatproofing performance, sustainability, and materials handling best practices,” said Matt Pearson, Vice President of Global Sales for Carlisle TyrFil. “For the past 50 years, the TyrFil brand has made eco-supportive product development a top and long-term strategic business priority. The AutoFil-GenII is an integral new development in this continued heritage and commitment to putting environmental protection front and center to our business.”
Additional specifications and benefits of the new technology include:
- Pumping speed up to 40 lbs./min.
- Crumb/liquid ratio up to 65/35%.
- Remote access via VNC app (phone, tablet, etc.) or web address (laptop or desktop PC).
- Private, password-protected web page with accumulated weights for ISO, Catalyst, crumb, tire count, tire weight, and remote notification (text and email) of diagnostics. Additional data can be added as required.
- Tire size can be selected by desired recipe.
- The machine will prompt the operator to drill weep hole.
- When hitting cycle complete, PLC data logs both ISO and Catalyst liquid weights, crumb percentage, total tire weight, date, time, and tire size. Other data is available upon request.
- Sensing of the rubber crumb hopper level automatically starts/stops the grind process, depending on crumb level.
Additionally, the machine will monitor the grinder motor amperage to reverse the motor in case of grinder jams. The machine will also monitor the amperage of all drives, allowing for comparison to expected values for potential faults and diagnostics throughout the system. Finally, the AutoFil-GenII pump monitors the virgin and recycled material ratio and will “self-adjust” if the range becomes +/- 3%, to ensure greater accuracy and cost control.
Carlisle TyrFil is a sustainability leader within the tire fill and OTR tire flatproofing field. The brand has long been dedicated to bringing innovative sustainably- minded solutions to market and has been a pioneer in R&D protocols to help OTR vehicle operators to lower their carbon footprints. Carlisle TyrFil has made providing environmentally supportive products a long-term strategic business priority. Adds Pearson: “The TyrFil Recycling Technology has proved that innovation and sustainability can coexist and become a competitive advantage.”
Carlisle’s advanced recycling technology is just one part of the company’s broader eco-support platform, which also includes the One Tote, One Tree initiative. Carlisle TyrFil combines its corporate green manufacturing campaign with a cooperative customer program and partnership with the world’s oldest conservancy, American Forests. TyrFil has teamed with American Forests and its dealer, distributor, and OEM network to plant a new tree for every tote of product purchased by customers.
For additional information on Carlisle’s sustainability technology and program, please visit www.CarlisleTyrFil.com.