TMSI will be participating at the Tire Technology Expo in Hannover, where we will be introducing our latest development our Tire Buffing Machine for PCR, LTR, and TBR. We look forward to your visit.
Dr. Gerald Potts has been named the recipient of the Fernley H. Banbury Award for 2022.
Potts is perhaps best known as the founder, president and chief technical officer of TMSI, where he worked from 1991-2016. TMSI is a major provider of measurement solutions in the tire and automotive industry markets. He also is renowned for his work with GRP Dynamics L.L.C.; Firestone; and as an adjunct professor with the University of Akron and Kansas State University, one of his alma maters. In 2014, Potts received the Life-time Achievement Award from Tire Technology International in Cologne, Germany. He is the owner of nine patents for tire testing system technology and has authored more than 20 technical publications. Potts also served as Tire Society president from 2018-20 and as chairman of the original ASTM F-9 Committee—in manyways a precursor to the Tire Society—on tires.
The Fernley H. Banbury Award is named for an English scientist and engineer who invented the Banbury mixer, the iconic mixing machine used in arange of industries, from elastomers to plastics and chemicals.
TMSI is a proud sponsor of the 2021
40th Annual Meeting of the
Dr. Lin Kung, CTO of TMSI Llc, will be conducting a technical presentation on the topic of Tire-Road Interaction
“Target Tracking” Capture, Visualization and Quantification
of the Tire Tread Movement Under Dynamic Conditions
To register visit the link below
Booth: N2 2A245
Date: 9/15-9/17, 2021
Site: Shanghai New International Expo Center
We are sincerely looking forward to your visit.
TMSI is happy to count with the Dr Lin Kung as the CTO of our company.
As a 30+ year veteran in tire and auto industry, Dr. Lin Kung has been an active member in different institutions dedicated to the research and development of the tire mechanics, and his experience in Nexen, Kumho, Continental, and Firestone will make him a key contributor to our group.
In his role as CTO, Dr. Lin Kung will work closely with our engineering team, as well as count with the collaboration of Dr. Gerald (Jerry) Potts, Senior Technical Advisor and part of our Board of Directors.
His knowledge in tire mechanics, and the tire industry will be of great value to TMSI Llc. as we continue to move forward in developing new technologies by listening to our customers, and offering solutions to specific requirements.
“I am glad to be part of TMSI team, to work with one of the best team in the industry to keep innovation moving forward ”, said Dr. Lin Kung.
In may 2021，at TMSI we are happy to have recently completed the delivery of a Dynamic Footprint Machine (DFPM) for a customer in USA. We continue to work with our team on its installation, and congratulate the team that have been working in completing this project for development and research for PCR and TBR.
In April 2021, TM-PCR400 High-precision tire profile scanning and buffing solution has successfully delivered to the customer.
At present, most tire performance tests in the industry are required by brand new tires.
With the improvement of tire performance requirements, more and more customers pay more attention to the performance of tires throughout its life cycle, and carry out performance tests of "tires in use" with specific levels of wear.
If the traditional method of car mileage abrasion is adopted, it is time-consuming and laborious, which is not conducive to the development of new products. Therefore, TMSI has developed the TM-PCR400 tire scanning and buffing solution. Using TM-PCR400, customers can quickly grind and test the tires in bulk they need at an economical price. Using TMSI's machine, customers can obtain contour curves. They can user-defined wear contours, user-defined wear degree, after 100 kilometers simulate test , then get an ideal sample tire.
The main functions of TM-PCR400 are as follows:
Tire Profiling - Used in tire road test to reduce cost and used in tire planing analysis to improve R&D efficiency.
Repair tire dynamic balance function - Repair of tires with unqualified dynamic balance function and raise dynamic balance function index to A level.
Scanning and analysis tire profile - Scan and generate target contour curve automatically and contour analysis and optimization functions.
TMSI is a testing solution provider , specialized in tire performance measurement technologies. Its main products are Onlevel™ test machine, Dynamic footprint machine, Uniformity test machine, Rolling resistance test machine, Multi-function load/deflection test machine, Endurance test machine, Data analysis software and other tire performance measurement solutions， which continuously meet the diverse and complicated testing needs of customers.
On September 18, 2020, the 20th China International Rubber Technology Exhibition was successfully concluded in Shanghai New International Expo Center.Located at Booth N2 2A245, TMSI stands are unique and innovative, with dedicated and professional staff, which are well received by customers and professional visitors present.
China International Rubber Technology Exhibition has been held since 1998. After many years of development, it has become a platform for brand promotion and trade promotion, as well as a channel for information communication and new technology exchange.With the rapid growth of the international rubber industry, now more than 700 exhibitors, the exhibition area of 50,000 square meters, set rubber machinery and equipment, rubber chemicals, rubber raw materials, tires and non-tire rubber products, rubber recycling as one, is the rubber industry related enterprises in each link operators annual grand event.
Affected by the epidemic in 2020, the major tire enterprises will face more difficulties and believe more firmly in the importance of improving tire quality in the highly competitive market environment.And as with the fastest speed, the optimal service to provide customers optimal testing product solutions provider, TMSI in tire performance testing can not only provide high-end customized testing solutions and timely technical advisory services, and TMSI China team can provide on-site technical support for the domestic customers anytime and anywhere, save time and effort for the customer.The relevant person in charge introduced the products and solutions of dynamic tire printing test machine, OnLEVEL six-component test machine, high speed uniformity test machine, tyre rolling resistance test machine, tyre rigidity test machine, bicycle rolling resistance and other products to customers on demand.In the field of automotive tires, these products in the technical level and product performance have absolute leading advantage.In the face of the customer's existing equipment quality and after-sales difficulties and the future demand for new testing equipment, TMSI engineers made use of professional and solid theoretical foundation and many years of on-site implementation experience to give constructive Suggestions, which further enhanced the trust of TMSI In China, and then conducted in-depth exchanges and discussions.
During the exhibition, Guan Guodong, the manager of TMSI electrical engineer, accepted the invitation of Poly Adhesive magazine and further explained the performance advantages of high-speed uniformity to the professional audience on site. He made in-depth explanation on the advantages of dynamic force test, flat point test, structural noise test and so on, which made the professional audience nod and praise.
In the future, TMSI will hand in hand side by side with like-minded businesses, talent, in the same boat, grasp the opportunities in the crisis challenges, help customers to better understand the TMSI technology, to help customers faster ability of the product research and development, help customers improve the tire performance, especially the safety performance, at the same time, it will directly promote the competitiveness of the brands of tires in the asia-pacific region, thus benefiting more tire enterprises.
The 39th Tire Society will hold a five-day cultural salon in Akon on September 28, 2020. As an important membership of Tire Society, TMSI will continue to sponsor the annual event in the tire industry with the theme of "Intelligent Transportation". Dr. Gerald Potts, the founder of TMSI, will also attend to hear and learn inventive and engaging works in tire mechanics, testing and applications from top tire companies and talents .
This conference is divided into three parts: panel discussion, technical paper presentations and networking opportunities. It is lucky to gather of Chris Helsel, as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Dr. Giorgio Rizzoni, as Professor at The Ohio State University and Ford Motor Company Chair in Electromechanical Systems, Ross Tessien, as Principal at Electricwaze LLC to respectively give an important speech. Furthermore, Bridgestone, Endurica, Nexans, A&D, Smithers and other top famous tire companies will be united to discuss the develop opportunities and challenges under the COVID-19.
On December 28, 2019, there was good news came from M customers in Southeast Asia. Our company's new three-roller calender completed installation, commissioning, training and acceptance, and successfully delivered to M customers.
This calender is a new type of three-roll calender specially designed for the laboratory by the R & D department. The rollers with special materials and surface treatment can meet the calender test requirements of various formula compounds in the laboratory. The roller speed ratio adopts stepless speed regulation design, which can meet the test requirements of various calendering processes. Patented roller heating and cooling temperature control system design, temperature control accuracy can reach ± 1 ℃. The specially developed control system can collect various data during the experiment and easily output the experimental data and reports. For the safety, maintainability and operability of the system, we refer to ISO, CE and UL standards to give our customers more peace of mind.
The calender has a modular design. One-day delivery mode for same-day installation, same-day commissioning, and same-day start up and delivery can be realized. Received high praise from customers.
We have a professional Lab processing equipment team, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you.
In November 2019, the Dynamic Footprint Machine independently developed by TMSI was officially delivered to the customer. The machine possesses the capability of three types of impression measurement methods: vision, probe and pressure blanket. It also has low-speed six-component force test, load deflection test and abrasion energy test subjects and so on. It is the only multifunctional dynamic footprint test machine in the world.
In October 2019, the first bicycle tire rolling resistance test machine independently developed by TMSI was officially delivered to the customer. Based on the characteristics of bicycle tires and experience in tire testing, TMSI R&D Team successfully applied the theoretical model of rolling resistance of automobile tires to bicycle tires, which means a new member joined the TMSI laboratory processing equipment family.
The 38th Annual Business Meeting of The Tire Society was held in Akron on September 10, 2019. As a member of the association, TMSI, with the top tire manufacturers Bridgestone, Cooper, Goodyear, Nexans, Jiatong, Kumho, Michelin, Han Thai, etc., discusses the future technology of tires for a week.
Dr.Gerald Potts, as the founder of TMSI, shared the latest research results with atendee, that is Tread block force and displacement and measurements during rolling contact testing on a stationary machine, which was widely acclaimed. This subject provided tire testing、research and development with new directions and methods. We have already applied the method to Dynamic Footprint Machine for demonstration. It is believed that as technology matures, it would definitely bring a new revolution to the tire testing industry.
Recently, world leading solution provider - TMSI America announced officially in Akron that Ms. Linda Oshea joined TMSI and served as vice president of global engineering technology, comprehensively leading TMSI's global product planning and engineering R&D team.
Ms. Oshea has nearly 20 years of working experience in the tire industry and has extensive experience in research and development, product planning and marketing, and project management. Ms. Oshea was employed in Alpha Technology as the vice president for software solutions of the global software development department and information department. Subsequently, MICRI POISE invited her to take charge of the vice president of products and marketing, being responsible for global product planning and marketing management.
"Warmly welcome Ms. Linda Oshea to join our team," said Dr. Potts, the founder and executive director of TMSI. "With rich experience in the testing industry, Ms. Oshea will bring advanced product ideas and management experience to TMSI. I believe she will promote the achievement of TMSI's global strategic goals. "
"It is a great honor to be a part of the TMSI team. I will work with the TMSI team to provide customers with the best technology and products," said Ms. Oshea.
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Recently, world leading solution provider - TMSI USA announced that TMSI China was officially established and brought into operation.
It is reported that, TMSI was established in "The Rubber Capital of the World" in Akron Ohio, USA in 1991. After nearly 30 years development, on the one hand, TMSI has successfully provided testing equipment for tire manufacturers and car manufacturers who rank as top10 in the world. On the other hand, TMSI is commissioned to work for the third-party independent inspection agency to supply testing equipment and product solution. At present, TMSI’s mainly recommended products include Tire Rolling Resistence Test System、Tire Uniformity Test System、Dynamic Footprint Machine、OnLEVEL Tire Test Machine、Multi-Function Load/Deflection Tire Test Machine and Tire Endurance Test Machine. Both of products and technology are in the leading industry level. To better meet the rapidly growing business demand in the Asian-Pacific region, TMSI established a wholly-owned subsidiary company in Qingdao to provide more and faster localization services for customers.
As a part of TMSI China strategy, we are willing to see Chinese companies put into operation after a short period of preparation. We hope to provide more efficient considerate support and services to Chinese customers in the tire and automotive industries through localization operations." Liu Xin, as Technical Director of TMSI China, mentioned, "As a standard equipment provider for the US NHTSA and DOT (Note: the US Highway Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation), we believe that TMSI can contribute to the upgrading in the Chinese domestic tire and automotive industries. .
When talking about TMSI China's future plans, Liu Xin said: "We will also invest in the establishment of technology and training centers in China to help customers better understand TMSI's technology and help customers improve their products faster."
In August 2018, the United States government adjusted tariff policy against China, which would impose 25% tariff on goods exported to the United States. It brought a great challenge. TMSI America adjusted the operation strategy at once and made a decision that the order from Asian customers would be assembled and completed by TMSI Team in China.
The Southeast Asia customer L has officially grown the first beneficiaries of TMSI's strategy. The customer customized a high-speed uniformity testing machine HSU originally scheduled to be delivered in the United States. However, after full communication with each other based on the negative impact of tariff imposed, the rapid reaction and solution to responding problems was highly appreciated by customer L, who decided to change the delivery location from USA to China immediately. Due to save time for shipping and a majority of international suppliers agreed to be serviced directly from TMSI China Team, it sped up the completion of projects.
With the cooperation of China Team and the America Team, the first HSU assembled in domestic was successfully delivered. It opened a new channel for TMSI's global layout and brought valuable project operation experience. TMSI would continue to work hard to service customers with better technology and resolve problems in timely manner.
In March 2019, a famous Chinese tire manufacturer placed an order with TMSI for an customized all-steel rigid testing machine and signed the contract formally. It marks that LD equipment has entered the domestic market for the first time, achieving zero breakthroughs in LD equipment orders, and it is also a key step in the localization strategy in China.
Twenty-five years ago, the first LD testing machine customized from TMSI was successfully delivered to the customer, who ranked as one of top three manufactures for the tire industries intenationally. Since then, we carried out technical exchanges and cooperation countinously. In addition, MFLD equipment has become the standard equipment and delivered to the customer’s factories all over the world without any mistake.
The Multi-function Load/Deflection tire testing machine prossesses industry-leading advantages. It can achieve camber deformation compensation function. The equipment uses axle-mounted sensors, that can obtain more in line with the actual tire force and torque data, can measure high frequency, the test range of the device's rotation range is 90˚ At the same time, it can provide functional options such as impression measurement (like camera or pressure blanket), tire side contour scanning, looping, etc..The equipment has excellent repeatability and correlation, and the failure rate is very low. It has been widely praised by customers for more than 10 years.
For localized delivery in China, TMSI China Engineer Director Sean Liu shows full of confidence. " TMSI’s technology is mature enough to carry out delivery on time." Meanwhile, he ranks the prospect of LD machines in China very highly. We would also take this chance to cooperate with domestic tire manufacturers to meet the testing needs of high-end customers.