Test system specialist, Alfamation is at Tire Technology Expo celebrating record growth. The Italian company’s revenue doubled in the fiscal year ending June 2015, and is on track for further growth in this, its 25th year in business. Its staff has also doubled in the past two years, from 30 to more than 60.
Alfamation’s patented Automatic Defect Recognition (ADR) software is proving particularly popular and is continuously being improved. A key feature is its ability to automatically convert pixels to millimeters on the x-ray images of finished tires. Sales manager, Carlo Rizzi predicts that in the near future, software will become the most important part of any inspection system.
The company has also launched a new version of its x-ray machine, which offers 16-bit resolution. A single, standard Camera Link serial cable provides connectivity to a PC, replacing the previous parallel link. In addition, improved electronics have reduced the amount of noise in the data collected. The new machine reached the market in the spring of 2015 and has already been installed at a number of customers.
Tire Technology Expo runs until Thursday, February 18 in halls 19 & 20 at the Deutsche Messe, Hannover, Germany. For more information or to register for a free exhibition pass, go to www.tiretechnology-expo.com.
February 16, 2016