Automated tire inspection can be enhanced by simultaneous use of both servo control and vision systems.
Inspection of the tire Department of Transportation DOT codes on the same machinery as other vision inspections can be accomplished, at the same time.
Other characteristics to look for in the taper vector direction, rotation direction of the tire, presence or absence of a depression, and the first harmonic bulge when spinning, can be inspected for.
Precisely inspecting a tire while it is moving and marking the spots electronically in memory, and marking on the tire, can be done more accurately with a system then an operator.
Manual inspection is both time-consuming and costly.