ERJ staff report (DS)
Epe, Netherlands - VMI Group will in February launch its Exxium tyre building machine (TBM). VMI said, â€œWe expect the EXXIUM to gradually become the new standard high quality high productivity car TBM, to be sold in high series.â€
A typical cycle time on the EXXIUM, with a regular tyre, is 44 seconds.
VMI will introduce the technology to customers at the Tire Technology event in Cologne from 14 - 16 February
The EXXIUM is based on VMI MAXX Technology and combines high production efficiency and tyre quality with the flexibility to handle a wide range of tyre designs. The machine can handle 12â€ to 24â€ rimm diameter tyres and has the ability to produce hands-off as well as with an operator.
More complex tyre designs with additional full rubber components, steel- and/or fabric chafer strips call for operator involvement, which is often also a crucial aspect in the overall quality assurance system.
VMI said its MAXX approach it to completely re-think the function and implementation of the equipment and question all previous assumptions and designs. The result is a more efficient, faster and more productive machine.
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Press release from VMI