02/04/2014

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VMI introduces next generation tyre building machine

The Maxx ActiZones technology includes the latest generation of safety PLCs and drives with "safe torque” and "safe speed” features, allowing the machine to be operated in new ways without compromising safety, says VMI. The safety system can easily be checked and corrected by the operator.Safety zones are segmented, so when an operator enters the machine only his working area is affected and the rest of the machine continues to function, increasing output. The machine can run in fully automated mode, or, for example, if a new tyre is being developed and fine-tuned it can permit seamless operator intervention, making it suitable for a wider range of applications.With robotised bead loading and green tyre removal, plus quick code-change and size-change times, typical daily production is 2,000 tyres. The Maxx ActiZones tyre building machine was developed at VMI's research facility in Epe.

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