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Automation in High-Pressure Die Casting

by Nice Rapid | Jul 02,2021 | Pressure Die Casting

The symbiotic relationship between automation and manufacturing is nothing new; this has been here for a while as manufacturers are looking for ways to improve their products' quality and cut back on costs.

Since the introduction of assembly lines by Henry Ford, automation has been a critical component of the entire manufacturing sector. In modern words, with the rise of artificial intelligence as well as the growth of robots, the vital role that automation plays is now apparently more than ever.

This begs the question, what role does automation play in pressure die casting? Thanks to the ever-evolving trends in technology, the benefits that come with automation are set to continue to greater heights.

In this post, we are going to show you how automation in pressure die casting is going to take your business to a whole new level.

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Critical advantages of automation in pressure die casting

At first, you might think automation, especially in metal casting, is not required. Metal casting involves melting the metal in a furnace, pouring it into the die, and allowing it to cool.

Just imagine how automation can optimize and streamline the entire pressure die casting process, thus significantly reducing your operating expenses and cost. Automation can enhance the performance of metal processing machines by allowing them to run much more effectively and efficiently.

For example, the load-sensing trim presses can make the machine run faster if there is no need to run at optimal performance, which increases its productivity. An autonomous pressure die casting machine will have a more uniform cycle time and ensure that it has a consistent spraying pattern.

Ensuring that the machine runs optimally significantly reduces the regular wear and tear, thus boosting the devices' longevity, which translates to less maintenance.

Automation also goes a long way in improving workers' safety; it reduces the contact of human personnel with high-temperature machines as well as molten metal. Some more benefits that come with automation of pressure die casting include:

  • Consistency: Automating the entire die casting process will ensure you get the same result for each and every production cycle. It also provides there are precise operations.
  • Few operators: With the automation of the pressure die casting process, it allows a single operator to control and monitor everything; this will save you many finances that would have been otherwise spent on staffing costs.
  • Minimal wastage: The automated process is very accurate and precise, which results in less wastage of raw materials. This will save a lot of finances in the long run as well as the cleaning. This goes a long way in simplifying manufacturing quality control.
  • Speed: The cycle time of part-to-part is a bit faster when using automation. This will result in enhanced productivity. There won't also be a lot of interruption during the whole production cycle as machines don't need a break. The only time that the production line will stop is only during repair and maintenance.
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