Zhongce Rubber Group Co Ltd. (ZC Rubber) has seen production improvements at its factories following installation of an artificial intelligence (AI) system six months ago.
The company says the ET Industrial Brain system developed by Alibaba Cloud greatly improves production in its factories.
The cooperation between ZC Rubber and Alibaba Cloud started at the end of 2016. “It is gratifying to be one of the leading enterprises in China to operate the AI system offered by Alibaba Cloud,” said Zhang Limin, vice president of ZC Rubber.
“ET Industrial Brain is the best way that we always want to deal with the data efficiently. It maximizes the value of the production data and helps us increase machine output and decrease waste products through data collected from equipment,” he said.
After half-year operation of ET Industrial Brain, ZC Rubber increased 5% efficiency on the mixing rubber based on the artificial intelligence that can help match the optimal synthesis scheme, reducing the cost and improving the quality of mixing rubber.
The company said it is “driving the Industry 4.0 revolution at the factories, which is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. ZC Rubber will have in-depth discussion with Alibaba for further cooperation in the areas of tire and store to perfect the supply.”
Smart production provides opportunity for Chinese manufacturer to develop more technological products for the global customers, according to Limin. As the largest tire manufacturer in mainland China, ZC Rubber will continue to perfect the R&D and production on the way to Industry 4.0, at the same time, to be a guide for the companies in tire industry.
ZC Rubber is based in mainland China. ZC Rubber’s brands are Westlake, Arisun, Goodride, Trazano and Chaoyang. The company began producing skid steer tires and pneumatic bias industrial forklift tires at its new factory in Thailand in May 2017. ZC Rubber recently opened a research and development center in China in cooperation with a state-owned research and development institute.