For decades, JR Automation has been a global leader in the tire and wheel assembly equipment market. We can help you plan and launch your complete tire and wheel assembly process from start to finish.
JR Automation is a leading global supplier of tire and wheel automation solutions. We offer cost-effective modular solutions that address all phases of the tire and wheel assembly process. Modular solutions include tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), automated weight apply for wheel balancing (AutoW8t), tire and wheel vision systems, and product track and trace. Custom assembly solutions, including infrastructure general contracting, are also available for both OEM and tier suppliers.
JR Automation provides modular and custom solutions, from planning and simulation to commissioning and support. We combine equipment from various leading suppliers with our developed components to deliver superior solutions at competitive prices. Upgrades or enhancements to existing tire and wheel assembly solutions are also available.
JR Automation is a leading global supplier of tire and wheel automation solutions, with an installation base of over 60 locations globally. JR Automation has integrated turnkey tire and wheel systems for OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. Our ability to coordinate multiple suppliers is the key. Our strength is being flexible with supplier selection to get the best fit possible.
The JR Automation team of professionals can lead your project from the early planning stages through planning and simulation to commissioning and support, performing all the trade disciplines required. Coordination is mandatory for a tire and wheel process to come together to provide years of reliable efficiency. Our project managers will ensure your project is executed correctly.
Let the JR Automation team of engineers assist your business with planning your tire and wheel assembly operation. From an entirely new process to simple improvement efforts, JR Automation will provide the right professionals with the capacity and expert understanding required to achieve all your performance goals and objectives.
JR Automation is an experienced and reliable provider of roller and belt conveyors for our customers. Our services start from the conceptual phase and go through commissioning and eventual full-production capacity. We will assign a team of qualified individuals to design, fabricate, test, and mount devices for control. If required, we can set up and replicate your conveyor to run just as it will in your facility before shipping it to your facility. In addition to providing complete control systems for conveyors, we can also integrate tracking and traceability systems into your application.
JR Automation provides all the required equipment for tire and wheel handling in the loading and unloading process. We recognize that every customer's needs are unique when it comes to these processes. Therefore, our team of experts will custom design the right system specifically for your business. We've integrated solutions such as lift assists, lift table, material racks, dunnage removal, barcode printing, error-proofing, scheduling systems, and marquees for assisting workers. Let us demonstrate how we can help address all of your system's challenges.
AutoW8t is a patented innovative solution for dispensing, cutting and applying the revolutionary 3M™ Wheel Weight System in high-speed tire assembly operations. This automated precision wheel balance system represents a leap forward in tire and wheel assembly technology, dramatically improving the speed, quality and cost of OEM high-speed tire balancing processes. AutoW8t eliminates the most troublesome bottleneck in tire and wheel assembly operations: weight application. It is the first machine of its kind, designed to be simple, maintenance-free, and extraordinarily reliable.
AutoW8t is available in two fashions: a semi-automated system designed to replace bin picking and enable your team members to quickly perform their job with significantly increased accuracy and a fully automated system that can accurately apply weights in half the time it typically takes. This innovation has made wheel balancing easier and faster than ever while reducing inventory and freeing up valuable manufacturing floor space.
Since 2001, JR Automation has been helping pioneer antenna technology for communicating with tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) in the manufacturing environment. In 2002, JR Automation helped integrate some of the first TPMS equipment installed in major auto plants. Customer response since then has been tremendous. Today, we employ the JR Automation TPMS in a large percentage of tire assembly operations worldwide.
In 2012, we set out to develop a solution that overcomes the issues manufacturers have when dealing with multiple TPMS sensors and suppliers. We specifically created the second-generation TPMS equipment to handle this challenge.
The primary function of a TPMS data marriage system is to gather the serial numbers of each TPMS stem after mounting the assemblies on a vehicle; the vehicle requires the TPMS stem serial numbers to operate its onboard TPMS system. Our proven, reliable data marriage system provides the highest read rates on the market while also performing in some of the most demanding production environments. The data marriage system has three primary components:
TPMS verification antennas are commonly installed in the tire and wheel assembly process before vehicle mount for quality and error-proofing purposes. This ideal product will test the TPMS sensor to ensure that the system installed the correct stem and that the tire has proper inflation. It also helps track rejects and repairs; capture traceability data (weights, build parameters, inflation); and verify orders for correct sequence before shipment. We offer standard LF and RF receiver modules, which are mounted on a 730-millimeter (29 inch) square antenna board to activate and read TPMS devices in tire and wheel assemblies. This application typically takes place in a stop station on a conveyor system. TPMS verification antenna applications include:
JR Automation's tire and wheel ID system can verify or identify up to 99 individual tire/wheel styles. The pre-integrated design is compatible with all other JR Automation-developed tire and wheel assembly solutions.
The tire vision system uses two cameras and an optical beam array in combination to perform five means of tire differentiation:
The wheel vision system uses one camera to perform three means of wheel differentiation:
Our tire and wheel tracker solution is the industry's only comprehensive scheduling, tracking, and traceability application for tire and wheel assembly operations. It has proven capabilities such as its program logic controller (PLC)-based architecture, which offers extreme reliability and high-speed data communications. The application provides a single point of operator control to disseminate and compile detailed part information across a distributed system of assembly machines.