Tires, rims and wheels

From calendering to palletizing finished tires

The path to finished wheels involves a complex process with many different steps. To stay economical and guarantee efficiency, optimization of production in plants with automation solutions is absolutely essential nowadays. Here, we at Zimmer Group offer the necessary experience to support you from the concept phase up to implementation, with more than 35 projects and over 5000 development hours in the areas of tires, rims and wheels. Our know-how in automation includes PCR (passenger car radial tires), TBR (truck and bus radial tires) and OTR (off-the-road tires). No matter the challenge you face in your production process, we will find the solution. Please contact us!


Our know-how includes:

  • Knowledge of the quality requirements for tire and rim manufacturing
  • How to tackle complex manual tasks through automation
  • Preliminary studies to review feasibility

Tire construction

  • Raw material
  • Calendering
  • Cutting
  • Installation

Tire curing press

  • Loading
  • Unloading
  • Storing

Tire finishing

  • Trimming
  • Inspection (visual, balancing, x-ray, load & movement)
  • Stacking

Tire storage

  • Palletizing
  • De-palletizing

Truck loading

  • Palletizing
  • De-palletizing
  • Truck loading


  • Shipping


2-jaw green tire gripper

4-jaw green tire gripper

6-jaw green tire gripper

Finished tire

Double rick-rack gripper

3-jaw finished tire gripper

4-jaw finished tire gripper

Rick-rack individual gripper

Multi-stack gripper – Internal grip

Multi-stack gripper – External grip

Rim handling

Double rim gripper – External grip

Multi-rim gripper – External grip



Rim gripper – Internal grip

Wheel handling

Wheel installation gripper

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