EPE, Netherlands—VMI Group has developed a vision technology that can "replace the eyes of the operator" and offer complete hands-off/eyes-off production capabilities, the Dutch tire machinery maker has announced.
Developed as part of its Industry 4.0 strategy, VMI's Pixxel hardware platform contains its own logical and processing capabilities. It is being installed on the company's tire-building machines to enhance both guidance and monitoring functionality.
The platform is also said to feature an improved graphical user interface for better visualization by machine operators.
"The result is both greater speed and accuracy in performance as well as much improved simplicity in operation and management, leading directly to better productivity," VMI said.