VMI easing connected manufacturing with PIXXEL
The proprietary vision technology found within the latest generation of VMI tyre building machinery, such as MAXX and MILEXX, aims to enable complete hands-off, eyes-off production. Industry 4.0 is taking automation one step further by encouraging greater connectivity, higher levels of automation and a greater use of machine intelligence to drive speed, agility and production integration. With this in mind, and in response to the demands of high speed tyre building, VMI is now introducing a PIXXEL, a platform it developed in-house.
PIXXEL is, explains the Dutch manufacturer, a simple, integrated hardware platform that contains its own logical and processing capabilities. PIXXEL is said to enhance performance in regards to both guidance and monitoring, and provides operators with a Graphical User Interface that, according to VMI, offers a new level of visualisation. The result, adds the tyre building machinery manufacturer, is greater speed and more accuracy, as well as better productivity through simpler operation and management.
VMI PIXXEL is designed to interface and integrate with all hardware and software systems that it is paired with, and data obtained during the production process can be exported for reporting and analysis purposes.