Innovative solutions for the gentle and clean processing rubber- and silicone compounds at Expobor 2022

From 22nd to 24th June 2022 in the Expo Center Norte in São Paulo (Brazil), at Expobor 2022 – one of the most important meeting places in the rubber industry – UTH GmbH from Fulda/Germany will be introducing their latest technological developments and expanded product range – based on UTH’s proven roll-ex® gear pump technology. These include in particular the latest fine mesh straining solutions, which are increasingly being used in the rubber and tire industry due to the growing demand for high quality and sustainability. In addition to the challenge posed by new material requirements, the focus is on consistently reducing scrap rates in order to cut costs and save valuable resources. Accordingly, UTH has focused on optimizing the manufacturing of rubber and silicone products.

With throughputs up to 10000 kg/h, UTH’s roll-ex® gear extruder systems have set the benchmark worldwide for fine mesh straining of rubber compounds. Using either the compact two-roll feeder (TRF) or a conical twin screw feeder (DSE), the modular design of the roll-ex® system enables the integration of the strainer in each specific line design. Because of the flexible and compact design a seamless integration into existing lines is also possible.

At UTH’s booth, visitors will learn all about the outstanding solution for the ecnomical processing of rework material: the TRP Reworker. This modular sys-tem offers various options, especially for tire production, and thus helps to save energy as well as raw material and reduces process-related waste. In addition, the product portfolio of UTH GmbH also includes innovations such as the continuous polymer dosing system and products for silicone compounding.

Over 35 years UTH has been successfully established on the international mar-ket, specializing in the development of customer-specific solutions for the rub-ber and tire industry. These are used in the different areas of tire manufacturing, for example, in the mixing line for the final compound and master batch, com-plete offline straining cells and in the extrusion line. The range of intelligent upstream and downstream equipment, which enables seamless integration in mixing lines of all sizes is just as much a part of the scope of supply as the essential after sales service.

Further information on the particular benefits and possible applications of roll-ex® technology is available at their booth at Expobor (Location: S-T / 2-3 T02) or on the internet: www.uth-gmbh.com.

roll-ex® 220 TRF: Fine mesh straining of rubber compound – throughput up to 2500 kg/h

The IHK honors outstanding commitment to health and values in a company.

FULDA. The UTH GmbH scored again with its broad commitment to health and values: The machine manufacturer from Fulda/Germanywas reached a top results in the IHK-rating “Healthy Work Environment in Fulda” in the various categories. UTH achieved the rating Gold with the highest number of points.

“The health of our employees is the most important asset. Only those who are healthy and at the same time satisfied can perform well” stressed UTH’s HR Manager Eva-Maria Uth. The company receives the high award for the second time already. “Since 2018, we have not simply ‘carried on as before’ but developed proven methods and initiated further developments in order to improve our employees’ work environment”, Uth said.

The rating involved the physical-medical, spiritual-intellectual, mental-emotional as well as social-communicative, cultural-ecological as well as meaningful-value-conscious areas again.

Encouraging exchange

„We put a lot of emphasis on optimal communication among each other in the company”, said Peter J. Uth while explaining new digital options. “We have to be considerate of all our team members’ needs, no matter if they are a service technician who is currently installing a machine in the far East or an office assistant in the administration or in Home-Office.”

UTH has created new possibilities for information and exchange in their intranet.

“Not only news from the company and the newest Covid regulations are posted on there, but also tips for self-organization in Home-Office: taking breaks, working with a good posture, doing relaxation exercises regularly or adapting one’s diet accordingly.”

Keeping up the team spirit within the company in the challenging times due to the pandemic is very important to the executive management. Therefore, they have invested a lot in improving the digital area.

“Today, even the commissioning, maintenance and service of machines can be carried out digitally and thus in an environment-friendly manner”, Uth said. Employees receive practical support in projects which require them to go on business trips. “For example, we keep smooth-running rolling suitcases or ergonomic backpacks on hand to make trips abroad as comfortable as possible.”

Massage at work

However, some health plans are currently postponed due to the pandemic. According to Eva-Maria Uth, the company planned to have mobile massage-options at work and SMOVEY fitness courses introduced a long time ago. “Unfortunately, we were unable to realize these plans last year but it is at the top of the to-do-list of 2022 as long as the pandemic allows it.” The UTH-Intranet is currently in work to become an app for employees to get access to information and offers even faster via mobile devices

“The award ‘Healthy Work Environment in Fulda’ is a great recognition for our company”, said Eva-Maria Uth. She is convinced:  “And of course, such a seal shows potential applicants how a company stands on the subject of health. An argument which should not be underestimated if it is about the appeal of the employer, especially in times of a shortage of skilled workers.

UTH awarded with gold again: Anna-Maria Uth and Julia Uth receive receive the award with joy.

Fulda. An important step towards a climate-neutral production: UTH GmbH is counting on solar energy for the future and has now invested in a large-scale photovoltaic system at the production site in Fulda/Germany. The system has been in operation since mid-February.

“Sustainability is the main focus of our current thinking and actions. For more than 35 years we have been supplying machines and systems to the global tire, rubber and silicon industry. Our machinery has always been characterized by a high level of energy efficiency, thus making an important contribution to the conservation of natural resources like rubber” says UTH’s Managing Director Peter J. Uth. “As a result, our roll-ex® machines have long helped to enable our customers to produce in an environmentally friendly way by generating energy savings of up to 70 percent.”

This impressive new photovoltaic system, installed on the roof of the modern assembly hall at our production facility in Fulda, marks yet another milestone: 267 modules were installed on area of approximately 550 square meters, providing an output of 100 kilowatt-peak (kWp). Peter Uth explains that “In order to ensure the full potential of the system, the modules have been positioned to capture both the sun from the south and the east-west directions”. The energy created by the photovoltaic system will primarily serve to provide energy for the production plant.

With this system the company is now able to generate around 30 percent of its annual energy consumption itself, saving around 50 tons of CO2 per year. Surplus electricity i.e. generated energy that cannot currently be used by the company itself (for example, on days when operations are running at a lower level such as at weekends) is to be fed into the public power grid,” says Peter J. Uth.

A data logger for system monitoring and an energy meter control the “collected” and consumed energy. In addition to monitoring functions, analyses can also be performed with the aim to guarantee the optimal use of the system. “Of course, this does not mean that the production will only operate when the sun is shining” says Peter J. Uth with a smile.

Not only climate will profit from UTH’s step. With this far-reaching investment, the company is also making a clear commitment to the Fulda location and thus to the region. In 2017, UTH GmbH had already started to lay the tracks for more sustainability during the construction of the new assembly hall. As a result, the building was provided, among other things, with modern LED lighting technology and daylight domes installed by local craftsmen. A heat pump for hot water generation has recently been added to the environmentally and climate-friendly equipment. Local companies were also commissioned for the installation of the photovoltaic system as strengthening the regional craft sector is part of the company’s philosophy.

“As a business owner, you have a special responsibility, especially in today’s world” stresses Peter J. Uth and adds: “Continually improving the ecological footprint, keeping a close eye on possible CO2 reductions…..this is an on-going process that we will continue to actively shape in the future.”

PV-Anlage auf 550 qm
Photovoltaic modules on a total area of 550 square meters provide 100 kilowatt-peak (kWp)

PV-An lage _Co2 Ersparnis
267 PV-modules generate 30 percent of the annual energy consumption – this saves about 50 tons of CO2 per year

PV-Analge
PV-modules in south and east-west orientation guarantee optimal self-consumption use

Fulda, Germany. The international machine manufacturer UTH GmbH from Germany is offering a Web-Seminar on “Rubber Compounds Quality Improvement with Fine Mesh Straining – State-of-the-art Technology and successful Case Studies”. This Webinar will be held December 9 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time – registration is complimentary for all professionals involved with rubber compounding.

Fine mesh straining of rubber compounds has established itself in numerous companies as an instrument for improving quality and saving cost. The implementation of such a system in an existing process is generally a highly sensitive step. This webinar will provide an overview of the latest technologies and explain how to achieve the best results by using the most suitable solution for a specific application. Learn more about those industries which rely on fine mesh straining technology and the factors that need to be considered for success.

Users will share their practical experiences and give useful tips. Jim Nixon, General Manager of LMI Custom Mixing LLC, will discuss the difference of filtered and non-filtered rubber compounds and present technical solutions that support the goal of high quality. As a specialist in rubber compounds, he wil discuss future challenges and trends. In addition, a speaker from Cooper Standard, a leading global supplier of systems and components for the au-tomotive industry, will report on their experience with fine mesh straining technology. Using practical examples, Aurelio Giorgianni, Sr. Manager Global Mixing will discuss the impact fine mesh straining has on the production process and product quality.

Experts from UTH GmbH, who have successfully implemented hundreds of solutions worldwide and in various industries, will be pleased to answer your questions.

Register at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2268476516507611148

Set of fine mesh screens with breaker plate: Rubber products to meet today’s high demands, require the very best quality.

Fulda/Germany. UTH GmbH will present their latest cost-cutting and resource-saving solutions for the processing of rubber materials at booth #2C577, during RubberTech China 2020 in Shanghai from 16-18 September.

“After challenging times we are eagerly looking forward to this most important meeting place for the rubber industry in China and especially the personal contact with our customers”, says Paul Tan, General Manager of UTH Extrusion Technology & Service Shanghai. At the New International Expo Centre the company will be presenting its latest range of products. This will include their further developed roll-ex® fine mesh straining system, the brand-new Dual Drive concept as well as the TRP Reworker, an innovative technology for the economical reworking of material in rubber processing.

Cost-cutting innovation and digital services

The company’s driving force has always been the demand for products of the highest quality as well as for greater cost-effectiveness. The innovation  of this new Dual Drive development is the significantly reduced wear and tear of the rotors of the gear pump when handling abrasive compounds. This increases the long-term productivity of the machines by prolonging lifetime and also cuts  maintenance and servicing costs.

Another important focus of UTHs presentation is their extended digital services. In an ongoing effort to optimize their  worldwide customer support, the UTH team will demonstrate the impact of their proven remote service which provides the customers with fast and individual technical support – for a high degree of production reliability.

Customer-focused solutions

For more than 35 years UTH has sucessfully established itself on the international market specializing in the development of customer-specific solutions for the rubber and tire industry. These are used in the different areas of manufacturing, for example, in the mixing line, complete offline straining cells, in the extrusion line and rework area. The range of intelligent upstream and downstream equipment, which enables seamless integration in mixing lines of all sizes, is just as much a part of the scope of supply as the essential after sales service.

Further information on the advantages of the modular roll-ex® gear pump technology as well as the extended customer-focused after-sales services, interested parties can find out at booth #2C577 or on the Internet at uth-gmbh.com.

roll-ex® 120 TRF Dual Drive: Cut maintenance and service costs due to reduced wear by particularly abrasive compounds

Innovative solutions for the gentle and clean processing of rubber- and silicone compounds at the Expo K 2019, from 16. – 23. October 2019, in Dusseldorf.

At stand no. D41, Hall 15, UTH GmbH from Fulda/Germany will be presenting its extended product range. In addition to the proven roll-ex® gear pump technology and innovative roll-ex® fine mesh straining solutions, this includes current developments such as the TRP (Two-roll Plasticiser) for rework processing, polymer dosing system and roll-ex® MDSE technology for silicone compounding.

Our main focus is the presentation of a highly cost-effective and innovative solution for the fine mesh straining of final rubber- and silicone compounds. This subject is highly topical in view of the fact that rubber processing presents enormous challenges to rubber manufacturers. The demand is for products of the highest quality as well as greater cost-effectiveness.

The roll-ex® extrusion system developed by UTH has become a benchmark for fine mesh straining of rubber compounds worldwide: the proven roll-ex® gear pump technology permits the particularly gentle extrusion of rubber and silicone and an easy, quick compound change. UTH’s innovative solutions are used in different areas of the rubber manufacturing, for example in complete offline straining cells (consisting of strainer, strip cooler and stacking and packing device) or in the mixing line for final compounds. In the process, the modular roll-ex® system can be combined with a two-roll feeder (TRF), a screw feeder (SF) or a conical twin screw feeder (DSE).

Apart from fine mesh straining, precise extrusion is another primary application of roll-ex® gear extruders and gear pumps for which high working pressures of up to 800 bar can be applied. UTH can offer, among other things, system solutions (including the supply of complete lines) for the manufacture of rubber-coated wire, yarn or fibre components. Depending on the particular application and requirements UTH can provide these machines in different customer-specific designs. The range of intelligent upstream and downstream equipment, which enables seamless integration in mixing lines of all sizes, is just as much a part of the scope of supply as the comprehensive after sales service.

Using an exhibit to explain the process, UTH will be providing further information about the particular benefits and possible applications of roll-ex® gear pump technology and innovative fine mesh straining solutions.

roll-ex® 1000 TRF: Fine Mesh Straining in a new dimension with throughput rates of up to 10000 kg/h


UTH Siebpakete Feinstrainer Technonologie

Ensures quality improvement, lower costs and sustainability

At RubberTech China 2019, from 18 -20September in Shanghai, UTH GmbH from Fulda/Germany will be presenting its latest range of products. This includes the continuous further developed roll-ex® fine mesh straining systems, the proven roll-ex® gear pump technology and their new innovation:  The TRP Reworker. This system is based on the UTH Two-Roll-Plasticiser (TRP) with integrated gear pump.

With a focus on its unique gear pump technology for rubber extrusion and fine mesh straining technology, UTH will introduce its solutions for applications requiring a high level of availability, cost-efficiency and material-saving. The processing of rubber compounds continuously presents the rubber industry with new challenges and tasks. The market demands highly cost-effective products of the highest quality. Accordingly, UTH has focussed on perfecting the manufacturing of rubber and silicone products.

With throughputs up to 10000 kg/h UTH’s roll-ex® gear extruder systems have set the benchmark worldwide for fine mesh straining of rubber compounds. Using either the compact two-roll feeder (TRF) or a conical twin screw feeder (DSE), the modular design of the roll-ex® system enables the integration of the strainer in each specific line design. Because of the flexible and compact design a seemless integration into existing lines is also possible.

For more than 30 years UTH has been successfully established on the international market specializing in the development of customer-specific solutions for the rubber and tire industry. These are used in the different areas of tire manufacturing, for example in the mixing line, complete offline straining cells, in the extrusion line and rework area. The range of intelligent upstream and downstream equipment, which enables seamless integration in mixing lines of all sizes, is just as much a part of the scope of supply as the essential after sales service.

Further information on the particular benefits and possible applications of roll-ex® technology and the new opportunities arising from the use of the innovative, modular TRP Reworker System is available at booth no. 2C577 or on the internet: uth-gmbh.com.

UTH Siebpakete Feinstrainern
Set of fine mesh screens with breaker plate: The UTH gear pump system ensures gentle cleaning of rubber compound with low temperature increase

At the international specialized Exhibition for Tires and Rubber, from 23 to 26 April 219, at Expocentre Fairgrounds/Moskow, UTH GmbH from Fulda/Germany will be presenting its latest range of products. This includes the roll-ex® fine mesh straining systems, roll-ex® gear pump technology and the it’s new innovation: The TRP Reworker System which is based on the UTH Two-Roll-Plasticiser (TRP).

With a focus on its unique gear pump technology for rubber extrusion and fine mesh straining technology, UTH will present its solutions for applications requiring a high level of availability, cost-efficiency and material-saving. The processing of rubber compounds continously presents the rubber industry with new challenges and tasks. The market demands highly cost-effective products of the highest quality. Accordingly, UTH has focussed on perfecting the manufacturing of rubber and siliconeproducts.

With throughputs up to 10000 kg/h UTH’s roll-ex® gear extruder systems have set the benchmark worldwide for fine mesh straining of rubber compounds. Using either the compact two-roll feeder (TRF) or a conical twin screw feeder (DSE), the modular design of the roll-ex® system enables the integration of the strainer in each specific line design. Because of the flexible and compact design a seemless integration into existing lines is also possible.

For more than 30 years UTH has been successfully established on the international market specializing in the development of customer-specific solutions for the rubber and tire industry. These are used in the different areas of tire manufacturing, for example, in the mixing line for the final compound and master batch, complete offline straining cells and in the extrusion line. The range of intelligent upstream and downstream equipment, which enables seamless integration in mixing lines of all sizes is just as much a part of the scope of supply as the essential after sales service.

Further information on the particular benefits and possible applications of roll-ex® technology is available at stand no. 3D52 in Hall 3.

Innovative technologies for processing of rubber compound at the INDIA RUBBER EXPO 2019, from 17. – 19.  January in Mumbai, Bombay Exhibition Centre.  At Asia’s largest Rubber Exhibition UTH GmbH from Fulda, Germany will be presenting its latest range of products. This includes both roll-ex®  fine mesh straining systems and roll-ex® gear pump technology.

 With a focus on its unique gear pump technology for rubber extrusion and fine mesh straining technology, UTH GmbH will present its solutions for applications requiring a high level of product quality, cost-efficiency and material-saving. The processing of rubber compounds continously presents the rubber industry with new challenges and tasks. The market demands highly cost-effective products of the highest quality. Accordingly, UTH has focussed on perfecting the manufacturing of rubber and silicone products.

With throughputs up to 10000 kg/h UTH’s roll-ex® gear extruder systems have set the benchmark worldwide for fine mesh straining of rubber compounds. Using either the compact two-roll feeder (TRF) or a conical twin screw feeder (DSE), the modular design of the roll-ex® system enables the integration of the strainer in each specific line design. Because of the flexible and compact design a seemless integration into existing lines is also possible.

Precise and gentle extrusion is another main feature of roll-ex® gear extruders and gear pumps which have high working pressures of up to 800 bar. UTH can supply complete lines as a system solution for the manufacture of rubber-coated wire, yarn or fibre components. Further information on the particular benefits and possible applications of roll-ex® technology is available at Stand No. I-009 in Hall No. II – a common booth with its partner Indus UTH HF Mixing Systems Pvt Ltd. or on the internet: uth-gmbh.com.

Feinstrainer Technologie Lochplatte UTH GmbH

New solutions for the gentle and clean processing of rubber compounds at the German Rubber Conference DKT 2018, taking place in Nuremberg from July 02 to 05, 2018.

At stand no. 139, hall 12, UTH GmbH from Fulda/Germany presents its latest product range, in both the areas of roll-ex® fine mesh straining and roll-ex® gear pump technology. The outstanding focus is a highly cost-effective and innovative solution for the fine mesh straining of final compounds in the mixing line: the roll-ex® 220 TRF.

Rubber processing presents enormous challenges day in day out to rubber and tyre manufacturers. The demand is for the highest level of product quality while simultaneously increasing operating efficiency. Accordingly, with the roll-ex® 220 model UTH offers an economical solution for the manufacturing of tyre, rubber and silicone products. The roll-ex® 220 TRF is designed for throughput rates of up to 2,500 kg/h and guarantees a high productivity.

It is advantageous to use roll-ex® gear extruders (even with frequent compound changes or the usage of coloured materials), since they can be cleaned quickly and thoroughly on account of their patented design. The modular roll-ex® system can be combined with a two-roll feeder (TRF), a screw feeder, or a conical twin-screw extruder. Throughput rates of up to 10,000 kg/h are possible. The roll-ex® extrusion system developed by UTH has become a benchmark for fine mesh straining of rubber compounds worldwide.

Precise extrusion is another primary application of roll-ex® gear extruders and gear pumps, where high operating pressures (up to 800 bars) can be applied. UTH can offer, among other things, system solutions (including the supply of complete lines) for the manufacture of rubber-coated wire, yarn or fibre components.

UTH will be providing further information (on the basis of an exhibit) on the particular benefits and possible applications of roll-ex® technology at stand no. 139 or in the web: uth-gmbh.com

roll-ex® 220 TRF; throughput rates of up to 2500 kg/h