Category Archives: Manufacturing

How Green Tires are Manufactured

Producing tires the traditional way leads to high levels of pollution. The usage of unsustainable resources such as rubber and petroleum-based substances has a negative environmental impact. Additionally, with crude oil prices constantly changing, material costs are inconsistent and can … Continue reading

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Retrofits and Aftermarket Services

A retrofit is a component or part added to something that did not have it when originally manufactured. A retrofit piece of equipment can make an outdated system feel and function like new. In manufacturing, retrofitting describes the measures taken … Continue reading

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Structural Steel

Our customers have unique needs. We take pride in being able to help with more than sorters and movers. We also offer complete structural systems including mezzanines, platforms, stairs, catwalks, and handrails. Structural steel is used in construction or building … Continue reading

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What is a Green Tire?

A green tire is simply a tire that has all the parts put together but has not been cured or had the treads added to them yet. There is a surprisingly lengthy process to tire production. Before the tire can … Continue reading

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Services Spotlight: Manufacturing

The goal of UMD manufacturing is to keep your products moving and your business on the move. We use a few unique methods to achieve this goal. UMD manufactures material handling and processing systems for many industries. We combine standard … Continue reading

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UMD’s Tire Diverters Stand the Test of Time

One of our very early diverters, some of the first diverters in the industry, has been in place since 2002 and are still up and running. These diverters handle roughly 60%-70% of one of our particular customers’ production, 24 hours … Continue reading

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USTMA sees 2018 tire shipments rising 1%

The shipping rates for U.S. tires are expected to rise 1 percent compared to 2017 according to reports from the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association. Medium truck tires are the ones fueling this growth, according to USTMA figures. Original equipment truck and … Continue reading

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Implementing An Automation System

Automation isn’t a desire, it’s a need. Every plant operations manager is aware of this need and the impact it has on the overall safety, reliability and economic efficiency. Still, companies are sometimes suspicious of adopting such technologies as the … Continue reading

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Engineering Expansion Success at UMD!

Here at UMD Automated Systems, we’re entering Phase 3 of our company expansion. This phase includes expanding our engineering office and is expected to start on April 27th for company/customer use. Our goal at UMD is to challenge the status … Continue reading

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UMD Offers Latest Industry Technology Updates Through YouTube Videos

Here at UMD Automated Systems, we create material handling solutions for manufacturers in a wide range of industries, such as Tire and Rubber, Tier 1 Automotive, packaging and tote handling, appliance, bulk handling, and structural. When you choose us for … Continue reading

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