The Steelastic Company is a global leader in extrusion-based equipment for tire component production using our innovative calenderless process. For more than 50 years, we’ve amassed extensive knowledge in the meticulous design and precise production of equipment to help our customers improve their manufacturing.

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Tire technology moving you forward

As tire manufacturing evolves, The Steelastic Company leads the way forward.

Founded in 1970 by prominent inventor and entrepreneur Sterling W. Alderfer, Steelastic forged its reputation in the tire manufacturing industry with a revolutionary calendarless process for extruding, cutting and splicing steel belt for radial tires.

Over the years, we’ve expanded our equipment portfolio and established our position as a global leader in tire component production equipment. We offer a complete line of belt, body ply, cap strip and automated apex systems for passenger car, truck and bus, off-the-road and aircraft tire manufacturing. With more than 900 of our calenderless systems operating in more than 55 countries around the world, we are advancing the tire industry through more nimble, cost-effective production.

Today, our relentless push for innovation continues, as we discover new and better ways to improve our systems and serve our customers. With engineering at the forefront of our capabilities, we take on new challenges, creating custom system integrations that offer creative solutions for production demands.

At Steelastic, we strive to provide the engineering expertise, quality machinery and dependable customer service you need to succeed. Contact us today to get started.

About RMS Equipment Company

RMS Equipment Company established itself as a leader in rubber extrusion systems with a reputation for quality. We proudly continue that legacy today under the Steelastic umbrella. In 2015, RMS Equipment Company merged with Steelastic and expanded our machinery portfolio to include extruders, extrusion systems, mini calenders, and tire building equipment.

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About Heico Companies

Since 1998, Steelastic has been owned by The Heico Companies, a privately held business based in Chicago, IL, with a portfolio of more than 50 companies worldwide representing engineered components, specialty equipment, construction and industrial services and steel products. Steelastic is part of The Heico Companies’ Industrial Technologies Group, a group of companies focused across four key segments: heavy-duty construction, professional tools, capital equipment, and specialty solutions and components.

Expanded Facilities for Tire Component Production

We manufacture and assemble our systems in our 100,000 square foot facility located near “The Rubber Capital of the World” Akron, Ohio. Our manufacturing facility is fully equipped to handle complex mechanical and electrical systems. It also includes a multi-functional machine shop that houses numerous CNC milling and turning centers, as well as an in-house painting capability. We maintain a dedicated research and development space for our customers to conduct production test runs.

Steelastic's Expanded Facilities for Tire Component Production

Innovative Engineering Capabilities & Tools

Steelastic has complete in-house engineering capabilities for both system design and integration, as well as a dedicated team of engineers for ongoing research and development. Our toolbox includes SolidWorks® with the FEA package, AutoCAD® mechanical and electrical, and other design software for a variety of control platforms.

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An Experienced Team

Our team offers a diverse range of manufacturing experience and skilled expertise. We share a common mission: to provide the best solutions and service for our customers.

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