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UMD creates complete state-of-the-art material handling solutions for leading manufacturers in various industries with special emphasis in Tire and Rubber and Tier 1 Automotive. And while every customer offers unique products or services, the need to improve efficiency, maintain quality standards, and plan for change is common to all. At UMD we consider these overall company needs with every system that we design, no matter how specific the application. We know from experience that every solution built for today must include a plan for the future. We are experts in material handling systems and process development. In today's competitive and ever-changing manufacturing environment, we have to be.

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Tire & Rubber

Tire & Rubber

The tire manufacturing process involves a series of specialized operations with precise requirements for temperature and pressure control, component splicing, measurement and testing. UMD can help you every step of the way with equipment that will meet or exceed quality standards while improving productivity throughout your operation.

Mixing & Batching

UMD designs complete Mixing and Batch-Off systems utilizing state-of-the-art manufacturing processes. Our versatile, modular design assures durability and makes it easy to add a variety of components to both upstream mixer-feed and batch-off systems. UMD systems deliver maximum performance all the time and scalability whenever you need it.

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Mixer Feed Systems

Mixer Feed Systems

UMD Mixer Feed Systems are designed as a part of our Mixing & Batching solutions. This equipment includes: Mixer Weigh and Charge Systems, Pigment Weigh and Feed Systems, Rubber Bale Handling, and Slab Feeder Cutters.

Take-Away

Take-Away Conveyors

UMD modular conveyor solutions include Fixed Take-Away, Hinged Take-Away, and Telescoping Take-Away. All are well-suited for mill, sheeter or extrusion processes. And each is available with optional enhancements such as Batch Marking Systems, Fully Adjustable Slitting Systems, Manual and Automatic Stock Splicers or Hot Sampling with Collection.

Dip Tanks

Dip Tanks

UMD takes a process-driven approach to Dip Tank equipment, designing systems tailored for the space available in your plant. We understand that every facility has unique area constraints that influence the size and location of the system. Our complete closed loop system eases maintenance requirements and options including self-threading dip tanks and removable access doors provide added efficiency.

Batch-off & Festoon

UMD Batch-off systems offer capabilities such as recipe driven I/O screens, batch tracking systems, bin numbering and ID Systems for Quality Control tracking and bar code scanner interfacing.
UMD's "EZ Feed" Festoon entrance provides optimal threading. We include a variety of performance and maintenance standards with our Festoon Systems as well as optional enhancements such as: Automatic Bar Cleaners, Full length SST containment pans, and SST entrance sections and bars.
UMD Festoon Systems are available with either Fixed Bar or Cantilever solutions.

Pick-Off

Pick-Off

UMD Pick-Off solutions are capable of handling large or small slabs, and use modular, adjustable grippers to pick slabs off of all types of bars. They are available as an un-threading style, and with integrated controls for detecting stock breaks.

Pull-Out

Pull-Out

UMD builds a wide variety of Pull-Out Conveyors to deliver your slabs wherever you need them to go. Our modular approach to conveyor design along with optional enhancements ensures maximum utility for your operation. Pull-Out options include: Auto-stock samplers with reject chute and collection conveyor, metal detectors, multi-floor diverting capabilities, and auto-stock cutters.

Wig-Wags & Stacking

Wig-Wags & Stacking

UMD's Wig-Wags provide for non-precision, semi-precision and precision stacking systems. Based on the tolerance ranges for your stack, our engineers will help you select the most appropriate stacking solution for your application.

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Pallet Dispensers

Pallet Dispensers

UMD designs give you packaging flexibility. We can provide automatic skid magazines, skid shifters for multiple bale handling, and pallet weighing with batch tickets.

Rubber Reprocessing

Rubber Reprocessing

UMD equipment reduces scrap by bringing extruded material to spec more quickly. Imperfect material is cut and re-mixed to minimize waste and avoid disposal costs. UMD rubber reprocessing improves manufacturing efficiency and is environmentally friendly.

Extrusion Equipment for Tire Manufacturing

Extrusion Equipment for Tire Manufacturing

UMD offers an extensive product line supporting the entire extruding process. Years of experience in the tire manufacturing industry has helped us develop a complete selection of both upstream and downstream equipment as well as retrofit services and optimization programs. Our dedicated extrusion team works closely with you to ensure that all your production needs are satisfied.

Extruder Feed & Take-Away Conveyors

UMD Extrusion Feed Conveyors handle hot rubber slabs with features that eliminate material damage and control contamination. Our conveyors utilize friction driven hugger belt systems to ensure efficient product movement and variable tension control gates to monitor material feeds. Control enclosures are pre-mounted and wired for easy installation. Belly bars and other integrated systems assure operator safety.
UMD's modular design and construction of Take-Away and Shrink conveyors enable reductions in scrap and time required for the product to meet specifications. Ideal for both large and small product runs, our conveyors are designed with your production goals in mind. Collapsible extendable conveyor systems allow for quick tooling changes while a running weigh system provides tighter quality control.

Shrink Conveyors

UMD designs and manufactures a variety of conveyors that assist with shrinkage of extruded rubber. Built to suit customer needs, our Shrink Conveyors are often combined with Take-Away equipment to facilitate cost-effective short production runs.

Running Weigh Scale Conveyors

UMD Running Weigh Scale Systems provide quality control checks as product moves along the conveyor. This system helps verify a consistent extrusion, eliminates waste in the extrusion process, saves time and increases productivity.

Cooling Lines

UMD Cooling Lines are custom designed utilizing modular construction to meet your unique product cooling specifications. Our Cooling Lines optionally include Extrusion Blow-Off systems that are self- contained, complete systems with fail safes in place to protect your material from jams and ball-ups. Additionally our Rubber Reprocessing lines minimize waste by recycling scrap for re-mix.

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Tread Skivers

Our Skivers provide accurate length throughout positive consistent conveying. UMD's Tread Skivers are designed for continuous operation to enable efficient manufacturing while maintaining a high level of cutting accuracy and repeatability.

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Booking Conveyors

UMD manufactures state-of-the-art cutting/booking and wind-up systems that are ergonomically friendly and safe to assure easier material handling. We offer design flexibility to provide any type of booking system that is needed, including systems capable of simultaneous manual booking and winding.

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Cutters

UMD's Cutting Solutions can be placed in the Extrusion System to size slabs to your specifications. Read More

Windups

UMD offers both spool and cassette winding which are available for both sidewall and tread profiles. These solutions incorporate our on-the-fly spool change technology to keep the process efficient while minimizing personnel requirements and downtime. UMD single and dual strip wind-up systems feature proven modular construction, automatic cutters, pre-engineered wiring and mounting of electrical and pneumatic components.

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Rubber Reprocessing

UMD equipment reduces scrap by bringing extruded material to spec more quickly. Imperfect material is cut and re-mixed to minimize waste and avoid disposal costs. UMD rubber reprocessing improves manufacturing efficiency and is environmentally friendly.

Calenders

Calenders

UMD designs, manufactures and installs complete calender lines for the tire and non-tire industries using new and rebuilt components as available. Our design method provides scalability so that you can easily add a variety of components to both upstream and downstream segments as needed. UMD also offers calender refurbishing services with your equipment restored to a "like new" condition prior to shipment to the job site.

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Calender Feed Conveyors

UMD designs and manufactures a variety of conveyors that effectively distribute raw material across calender rollers. Available for both fabric and gum calender feeds, our equipment utilizes horizontal, oscillating movement to distribute raw material evenly.

Slitters

UMD slitter equipment is durable and precise assuring consistent performance and accuracy in cutting component material in the calender process.

Trim Strip Return Conveyors

UMD Trim Strip Return Conveyors utilize our proven modular design and durable components to keep your process running smoothly.

Calender Downstream Equipment

UMD equipment can pre-heat rubber and non-rubber material as needed. We offer a variety of components:
  • Cooling drum stands
  • Tension and guiding systems
  • Material accumulators
  • Liner let-off, guiding and wind-up systems
  • Splice presses

Windups

UMD offers both spool and cassette winding which are available for both plies and inner liners. These solutions incorporate our on-the-fly spool change technology to keep the process efficient while minimizing personnel requirements and downtime. UMD single and dual strip wind-up systems feature proven modular construction, automatic cutters, pre-engineered wiring and mounting of electrical and pneumatic components.

Green Tire

Green Tire

UMD provides complete solutions for Green Tire handling systems. Our conveyance and sortation equipment feature non-contact technology to maintain green tire uniformity. Our standard conveyor equipment coupled with a proven modular design approach saves upfront engineering costs, reduces scrap, and helps keep future upgrade costs low.

Conveyor Systems

UMD offers complete Green Tire conveyor system design. Upon customer request, we also perform comprehensive audits of existing systems to identify specific problem areas. We then utilize standard UMD modular components to build efficient green tire conveyor systems that save money, reduce scrap and readily adapt to future needs.

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Diverters

UMD employs non-contact diverter technology from Intralox® to maintain green tire uniformity. We also utilize VibraDamp™ diverter components to ensure smooth product movement with minimal vibration and noise.

Sorters

Productivity, capacity and industry trends have increased the need for high performance equipment, demanding high speeds and constant operation. In addition, shorter life cycles require frequent process changes that mandate adaptable and reconfigurable equipment.

UMD sorting systems are designed to maximize efficiency, handle larger capacities at a faster pace, and are completely modifiable for changing needs. Our production engineers work closely with both our customers and suppliers to forecast changes in demand within the manufacturing, distribution and storage industries. We then incorporate these factors in our systems design to reflect the trends and changes in the marketplace.

Our customers benefit from our foresight and commitment to building versatile and flexible products, which meet the ever-changing demands of their industry.

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Accumulation

UMD Accumulation Systems protect green tire uniformity by eliminating conditions that can alter tire shape. Designed specifically for green tire handling, ZonAcc positive drive conveyors with Zone Control provide the separation needed for zone accumulation and non-contact accumulation. ZonAcc also minimizes control I/O compared to traditional systems.

ZonARoll conveyors are zoned motorized roller accumulators providing non-contact accumulation of green tires. Each zone features a self-contained motor within the rollers allowing easy maintenance. Daisy chain control minimizes control I/O compared to conventional systems. And since the equipment runs only when needed, energy savings accrue.

Our accumulation equipment can improve productivity, efficiency and throughput helping companies save money and generate a strong return on investment.

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Vertical Lifts

UMD Vertical Lifts provide a safe, effective way method for elevating tires without using excessive floor space. Continuous, reciprocating operation is achieved through an effective guiding system and minimal moving parts.

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Cured Tire

Cured Tire

UMD provides complete solutions for Cured Tire conveyance systems. Our standard conveyor equipment coupled with a proven modular design approach saves upfront engineering costs, provides maximum versatility, and helps keep future upgrade costs low. State-of-the-art UMD systems feature high speed sortation, cutting edge accumulation technology, and efficient tire stacking and storage.

Conveyor Systems

UMD designs and manufactures complete Cured Tire handling systems. We utilize standard UMD modular components to build versatile and highly efficient tire conveyance systems that save money, reduce scrap and readily adapt to future needs. Upon customer request, we also perform comprehensive audits of existing systems to identify specific problem areas. We then design a custom solution that will update the system and improve the operational efficiency. Read More

Diverters

UMD utilizes VibraDamp™ diverter components to ensure smooth, consistent product movement with minimal vibration and noise. We also employ non-contact diverter technology from Intralox® to minimize green tire uniformity issues.

Sorters

Productivity, capacity and industry trends have increased the need for high performance equipment, demanding high speeds and constant operation. In addition, shorter life cycles require frequent process changes that mandate adaptable and reconfigurable equipment.

UMD sorting systems are designed to maximize efficiency, handle larger capacities at a faster pace, and are completely modifiable for changing needs. Our production engineers work closely with both our customers and suppliers to forecast changes in demand within the manufacturing, distribution and storage industries. We then incorporate these factors in our systems design to reflect the trends and changes in the marketplace.

Our customers benefit from our foresight and commitment to building versatile and flexible products, which meet the ever-changing demands of their industry.

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Accumulation

Designed specifically for Green Tire Handling and Post Curing Cooling Circuit, ZonAcc positive drive conveyors with Zone Control provide zone accumulation and non-contact tire accumulation. ZonAcc also minimizes control I/O compared to traditional systems.

Designed specifically for Green Tire Handling and Post Curing Cooling Circuit, ZonAcc positive drive conveyors with Zone Control provide zone accumulation and non-contact tire accumulation. ZonAcc also minimizes control I/O compared to traditional systems.

UMD has also designed a standard retrofit kit for traditional line shaft driven conveyors. By adding a special component, the system produces less pressure in the accumulation function but greater driving force in the conveyance function.

Our accumulation equipment can improve productivity, efficiency and throughput helping companies save money and generate a strong return on investment.

Stackers & Destackers

UMD manufactures tire stacking equipment to meet your specific needs. Our stackers are part of a fully automated system and designed to provide efficient storage of processed tires maximizing square footage on the plant floor. UMD stackers also assure maximum use of space when loading trailers. And our intelligent automated system tracks the serial number of each tire.

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Inspection & Warehouse Systems

Inspection & Warehouse Systems

UMD specializes in complete warehouse system design, creating solutions for your flow diagram whatever your specifications may be. We design your system for high performance and cost effective manufacturing. Our proven modular design approach coupled with our standard conveyor components saves upfront engineering costs, reduces scrap, and helps keep future upgrade costs low. With years of design engineering and manufacturing experience, UMD gives you the best overall value in the industry:

  • Lower overall investment
  • Best system design and highest quality components
  • Less time to implementation
  • Less and easier maintenance
  • Longer service life

Inspection Area

Inspection Area

UMD's inspection capabilities include:
  • Inspection rooms
  • Inspection stands
  • Inspection bar code readers
  • Inspection tire rotators

Diverters

Diverters

UMD utilizes VibraDamp™ diverter components to ensure consistent product movement with much less vibration and noise than alternative technologies. We also employ non-contact diverter technology from Intralox® for smooth, "no touch" cured tire handling.

Accumulation

Accumulation

ZonAcc positive drive conveyors provide efficient non-contact accumulation of cured tires. The ZonControl feature minimizes control I/O compared to traditional systems.

ZonARoll conveyors are zoned motorized roller accumulators for non-contact accumulation of cured tires. Each zone features a self-contained motor within the rollers allowing easy maintenance. Daisy chain control minimizes control I/O compared to conventional systems.

Stackers & Destackers

Stackers & Destackers

UMD manufactures tire stacking equipment to meet your specific needs. Our stackers are part of a fully automated system and designed to provide efficient storage of processed tires maximizing square footage on the plant floor. UMD stackers also assure maximum use of space when loading trailers. And our intelligent automated system tracks the serial number of each tire.

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Weight Machines

Weight Machines

The use of precision scales to control tread weight helps ensure a quality product, providing an additional checkpoint prior to booking. UMD weigh scales reflect a unique design concept and are engineered for accuracy and exceptional performance.

Sorters

Sorters

Productivity, capacity and industry trends have increased the need for high performance equipment, demanding high speeds and constant operation. In addition, shorter life cycles require frequent process changes that mandate adaptable and reconfigurable equipment.

UMD sorting systems are designed to maximize efficiency, handle larger capacities at a faster pace, and are completely modifiable for changing needs. Our production engineers work closely with both our customers and suppliers to forecast changes in demand within the manufacturing, distribution and storage industries. We then incorporate these factors in our systems design to reflect the trends and changes in the marketplace.

Our customers benefit from our foresight and commitment to building versatile and flexible products, which meet the ever-changing demands of their industry.

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Loading Systems

Palletizer Systems

UMD palletizer systems provide flexibility, creating pallets for warehousing needs, or loading onto trailers. Our palletizer systems create pallet loads based on skid requirements of quantities, weights, or dimensions.

Loading Systems

Loading Systems

UMD loading systems provide flexibility, creating tire stacks of various heights for loading onto trailers. Our loading systems are also designed for efficiency, assuring maximum use of available trailer space. And our intelligent automated system tracks the serial number of each tire.

Automotive & Tier 1 Automotive Suppliers

Automotive & Tier 1 Automotive Suppliers

UMD keeps automotive components moving efficiently with material handling services tailored specifically for automotive OEM, transportation providers, and automotive assembly plants. Our comprehensive range of services include: tire and wheel handling, processing, JIT shipping, delivery and receiving.

Tire & Wheel

UMD modular tire & wheel systems ensure that newly manufactured tires and wheels move through the entire assembly process efficiently. Our completely integrated systems maintain a consistent flow of product through valve stem installation, dynamic rim balancing, pressurizing inflation, tire sequencing, tire stacking and trailer loading – without delays, back-ups or waste.

Diverters

Diverters

UMD utilizes VibraDamp™ diverter components to ensure consistent product movement with much less vibration and noise than alternative technologies. We also employ non-contact diverter technology from Intralox® for smooth, "no touch" tire and wheel handling.

Accumulation

ZonAcc positive drive conveyors provide efficient non-contact accumulation of both tires and wheels. The ZonControl feature minimizes control I/O compared to traditional systems.

ZonARoll conveyors are zoned motorized roller accumulators for non-contact accumulation of tires and wheels. Each zone features a self-contained motor within the rollers allowing easy maintenance. Daisy chain control minimizes control I/O compared to conventional systems.

Stackers & Destackers

UMD manufactures tire stacking equipment to meet your specific needs. Our stackers are part of a fully automated system and designed to provide efficient storage of processed tires maximizing square footage on the plant floor. UMD stackers also assure maximum use of space when loading trailers. And our intelligent automated system tracks the serial number of each tire.

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Weight Machines

The use of precision scales to control tread weight helps ensure a quality product, providing an additional checkpoint prior to booking. UMD weigh scales reflect a unique design concept and are engineered for accuracy and exceptional performance.
  • Minimized gap between dual tread system strips allow for weighing of wider tread
  • System allows for multiple stands to be weighed at the same time


Sorters

Productivity, capacity and industry trends have increased the need for high performance equipment, demanding high speeds and constant operation. In addition, shorter life cycles require frequent process changes that mandate adaptable and reconfigurable equipment.

UMD sorting systems are designed to maximize efficiency, handle larger capacities at a faster pace, and are completely modifiable for changing needs. Our production engineers work closely with both our customers and suppliers to forecast changes in demand within the manufacturing, distribution and storage industries. We then incorporate these factors in our systems design to reflect the trends and changes in the marketplace.

Our customers benefit from our foresight and commitment to building versatile and flexible products, which meet the ever-changing demands of their industry.

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Loading Systems

UMD loading systems provide flexibility, creating tire stacks of various heights for loading onto trailers. Our loading systems are also designed for efficiency, assuring maximum use of available trailer space. And our intelligent automated system tracks the serial number of each tire.

People Movers

People Movers

Ergonomically friendly and safe, UMD People Movers eliminate the need for walking with the conveyor assembly. Moving platforms are sequenced with the assembly, moving people at the same rate of speed as the conveyors. Our People Movers can also be used with overhead conveyor systems.

Trailers

Trailers

UMD is on the leading edge of self-contained, electronically controlled trailer conveyor systems designed for Just-In-Time delivery of tire and wheel assemblies and palletized products. Our trailer systems efficiently move components from Tier 1 automotive manufacturers to automotive assembly plants and are designed to match plant receiving systems without the use of manual handling. UMD also reconditions or retrofits existing transportation fleets to satisfy unique or changing shipping needs.

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Package & Tote Transportation Systems

UMD Package Transport Systems ensure that boxes and totes move through the distribution process efficiently and accurately with every package in the right place at the right time. Our completely integrated systems maintain a consistent flow of product without delays, back-ups or damage.

Package Transportation

UMD is on the leading edge of self-contained, electronically controlled trailer conveyor systems designed for Just-In-Time delivery of boxes, totes and palletized products. Our trailer systems are designed to match plant receiving systems without the use of manual handling. UMD also reconditions or retrofits existing transportation fleets to satisfy unique or changing shipping needs.

Package Accumulation

ZonAcc positive drive conveyors provide efficient non-contact accumulation of packages, boxes and totes. The ZonControl feature minimizes control I/O compared to traditional systems.

ZonARoll conveyors are zoned motorized roller accumulators for non-contact accumulation of boxes and totes. Each zone features a self-contained motor within the rollers allowing easy maintenance. Daisy chain control minimizes control I/O compared to conventional systems.

Package Sorting

Productivity, capacity and industry trends have increased the need for high performance equipment, demanding high speeds and constant operation. In addition, shorter life cycles require frequent process changes that mandate adaptable and reconfigurable equipment.

UMD sorting systems are designed to maximize efficiency, handle larger capacities at a faster pace, and are completely modifiable for changing needs. Our production engineers work closely with both our customers and suppliers to forecast changes in demand within the manufacturing, distribution and storage industries. We then incorporate these factors in our systems design to reflect the trends and changes in the marketplace.

Our customers benefit from our foresight and commitment to building versatile and flexible products, which meet the ever-changing demands of their industry.

The UMD product line includes standard contact sorting equipment featuring VibraDamp™ technology as well as various "no touch" sorting options.

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Appliance Systems

Appliance

UMD standardizes material handling equipment for the appliance industry, providing conveyor, accumulation and sortation solutions for virtually any assembly line process. A custom approach to system design is available as needed.

Bulk Handling

UMD also designs structural systems specifically for Bulk Handling. A heavy-duty bulk material handling system built by UMD is engineered to withstand the rugged use and wear that the bulk handling industry demands. Built to your custom specifications, our Bulk Handling systems are designed with you in mind, assuring that the system will work seamlessly with your application. UMD Bulk Handling capabilities include sand, gravel and concrete handling.

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Structural

Structural

UMD designs and manufactures all types of structural systems to suit the unique needs of our customers. We are comprehensive resource for structural components such as mezzanines, platforms, stairs, catwalks, and handrails. Constructed with fabricated support steel, a completed UMD structural system is built to last, even under rigorous usage conditions. And, we can install any UMD structural component as part of a total package, or as a remote project.

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Mezzanine

UMD mezzanines are constructed with fabricated support steel. Sturdy and highly durable, they are built to last, even under rigorous usage conditions. Mezzanines can be installed as a single structural component or as part of a total package.

Stairs

UMD stairs are constructed with fabricated support steel. Strong and stable, they are built to last, even under rigorous usage conditions. Stairs can be installed as a single structural component or as part of a total package.

Platforms

UMD platforms are constructed with fabricated support steel. Designed to your specifications, they are built to last, even under rigorous usage conditions. Platforms can be installed as a single structural component or as part of a total package.

Support Steel

All UMD structural systems are built with strong, durable support steel. Designed for the specific requirements of your operation, they are built to last, even under rigorous usage conditions. UMD contractors can install any of our structural systems as part of a total package or as a remote project.

 

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