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VMI wins '2009 Tire Manufacturing Innovation of the year Award'

VMI wins the '2009 Tire Manufacturing Innovation of the year Award' for its new MAXX tire building machine.

At the Tire Technology Expo in Hamburg (Germany), VMI won the award for Tire innovation for its new MAXX tire building machine.

The tire building process of the MAXX is fully automatic and a robot unloads the green car tires from the machine. The first thing that strikes one is the new corporate VMI design, that gives the machine a completely new look, but this design allowed at the same time for the integration of all the safeties in the base construction of the machine.

Then, the building drums are moving on a transfer track, while the transfer device is in a fixed position. The advantage: less moving parts which results in a more precise process, flexibility and efficiency. Laser measuring devices and digital cameras automatically control the quality of the green car tires.