A manufacturer of truck tire patches required a system for cutting up to 8 widths of unvulcanized rubber to manufacture their patches. The unvulcanized rubber was extremely "gummy" and presented an obstacle in establishing clean cuts.
Creative Automation designed and manufactured an automated 8 channel "cut-to-length" system. Each channel length of feed was independently settable. A specialized sheer assembly was used to cut the fed length of rubber and deposited them onto a conveyor belt. Subsequent to depositing the cut pieces onto the belt, an operator manually assembled the cut pieces into patches.