What to Look for When Choosing a Rubber Extrusion Partner

Steelastic, your rubber extrusion partner

Choosing a rubber extrusion partner can be a daunting task, as there are so many factors to consider. From the capabilities to the quality of the product, there are many details to consider in order to ensure that your rubber extrusion partner can support your needs. In this blog post, we’ll explore what to look for when selecting a rubber extrusion partner. 

1. Capabilities  

It’s crucial that your rubber extrusion partner can fulfill your requirements with precision and quality. When choosing a rubber extrusion partner, ask yourself what type of tires will your plant be manufacturing? Do you need a rubber extrusion partner to make tire components for passenger, bus or aircraft tires? Do you need any custom extrusion elements designed for your manufacturing process?  

At Steelastic, we make high quality tire components for passenger, bus and aircraft tires. Our team of engineers is experienced in designing, manufacturing, installing and servicing rubber extruders, equipment and entire systems with a variety to tread to fit the precise application.  

2. Quality Control 

Quality control is essential in the rubber extrusion industry, because it has serious implications for safety and reliability. When you’re choosing a rubber extrusion partner, ask about their quality assurance process and what standards are set in place.  

When you choose to partner with Steelastic, you’re choosing a superior quality of rubber extrusion products that are designed for lasting performance and durability. Our quality control process includes rigorous inspections, testing, and continual monitoring to ensure that our rubber extrusion components are made of the highest quality and meet customer requirements. 

3. Long-Term Customer Support

Customer support is an important factor to consider when choosing a rubber extrusion partner. They should be able to provide personalized customer service, timely response to inquiries and helpful guidance and advice throughout the process.  

At Steelastic, we’re proud to offer all of that and more. We offer field service, machine audits and PMOP to keep your line running and maximize your productivity. Because we’re committed to a long-term partnership to support your rubber extrusion needs.  

How to Evaluate Potential Partners  

Here are three ways to ensure that your rubber extrusion partner is a good fit for you.  

Check References

Ask for references. Any reliable business has a list of satisfied customers. It’s not uncommon to ask to talk with them before making a big commitment.  

Visit Facilities

At Steelastic, we enjoy opening our doors to potential clients. Contact us to visit our plant in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and schedule a tour today 

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Tire Component Production: 3 Ways to Prevent a Breakdown

Steelastic employees training in tire component production

At Steelastic, we understand the importance of reducing breakdowns to keep tire production running smoothly and to keep your customers satisfied. That’s why we take preventive measures to help reduce the chances of a breakdown. Here are three ways we can help keep your tire manufacturing machinery running smoothly.  

1. Invest in Training

The best way to prevent a line breakdown and keep your tire production running is to invest in training. At Steelastic, we offer on-site operator and maintenance training to help make sure that your employees can properly operate and maintain each component in the tire production process.  An investment in training can help reduce the chances of a breakdown due to improper use. 

2. Utilize Machine Audits

Machine audits are a great way to identify problems before they become major issues. When you partner with Steelastic, our technicians will visit and evaluate your machinery to look for any potential issues, to solve your problems before they start. 

A one-time audit can be helpful, but regularly scheduled maintenance is the best way to prevent breakage. In this type of on-going partnership, we’ll send a Steelastic representative out to review your machinery’s usage, time and conditions, as each aspect can lead to potential problems that grow with time. Utilizing preventative maintenance can help reduce the chances of a breakdown.

3. 24-Hour Field Service

At Steelastic, we understand that emergencies happen. That’s why we offer 24-hour support and repairs when you need them most. We have service engineers around the world that can be reached at any time, so that we can provide fast and reliable service. Whether it’s a quick question or an emergency situation, you can always reach a Steelastic representative via phone, email or in-person, or visit our Aftermarket Parts store to order crucial parts for your assembly line. 

Steelastic is Your Partner for Success 

At Steelastic, we offer high quality tire production machinery, and world-class technical support. Whether it’s training, machine audits or 24-hour field service, you can count on Steelastic. Contact us today to solve your production problems before they start.  

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