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TCS SPECIAL: Endless Innovation by Kal Tire Mining Group MineExpo 2021


Today we are filming live from Mine Expo 2021 with Kal Tire Mining Tire Group! We will be joined by Dan Allan, Senior Vice President, Peter J Nilsson Innovation and Research and Development Manager, Scott Farnham, Director of Recycling Services, Marcus Jackson, Manager of Lifetime Tyre Service, and Mark Goode, Director of Business Insights.


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Dan Allan, Senior Vice President, Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group covers the overall theme around innovation and sustainability, supporting ESG, 


Peter Nilsson, Innovation and Research and Development Manager, talks about the two new innovation tools Kal Tire Mining Group has created. They are unveiling their latest first-of-the-kind innovation tools developed at their Innovation Centre in BC, Canada:

  • The Magnet Clamp now removes the last and most dangerous step in removing an OTR tire and wheel assembly
  • The Wheel Inspection System now allows mines to inspect the integrity of a wheel on-site to increase safety and save mines the costly shipment of sending wheels great distances for inspection


Scott Farnham, Director of Recycling Services, speaks on Kal Tire Mining Groups thermal conversion recycling solution in Chile. A unique solution that is scalable and at the top of the recycling hierarchy contributing to a circular economy. One of the biggest innovation projects Kal Tire will celebrate this year is reaching full production of its new OTR tire recycling facility in northern Chile. The thermal conversion process uses heat and friction to induce a reaction that converts tires into their base elements: Each day, one of two reactors will have the capacity to convert five 63” tire weighing nearly 20,000 kg into 6,500 litres of alternative fuel, 4,000 kg of steel and 8,000 kg of carbon black as well as enough synthetic gas to fuel the plant itself for seven hours.


Marcus Jackson, Manager, Lifetime Tyre Service, speaks about Kal Tire Mining Group’s  Maple Program and that Ultra Repair has now been added to it. With Kal Tire’s retreading and Ultra Repair solutions, their Maple Program provides actual accredited information related to carbon and oil savings when using these sustainable solutions, that customers can use in their environmental reporting. 


Mark Goode, Director Business Insights, speaks about Kal Tire Mining Groups proprietary TOMS and the new autonomous tire inspection stations due to our partnership with PitCrew AI. Where traditional tire management systems focus on looking back, Kal Tire designed TOMS, a Tire Operations Management System that focuses on planned tire maintenance – the same way other equipment is proactively managed


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  1. Andra Rea says:

    Dear administrator, Thanks for the well-researched and well-written post!

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