Foundries employ low-pressure die casting applications to produce high-quality metal components. However, the temperature control of dies is not just a time factor, but also influences the quality of your products. Usually, water, air or a mixture of both are used for cooling. No matter which method of cooling you use: An automated control system ensures exact, repeatable cooling and short cycle times. In contrast to conventional manual procedures, pressure fluctuations and deposits are no longer an issue.
Do you want to increase the output of your plant? Find out on this page how easy it actually is.
Modular control system: Suitable for your low-pressure die casting process
It does not matter whether your control system is powered electromotively, pneumatically or manually. Since the Bürkert modular cooling system contains individual components for the actuator, structure, sensors and communication. We configure a system with actuators and sensors to meet the pressures, temperatures and flow rates you require. Install it directly in your plant according to the plug-and play principle. This is where it then reliably documents all cooling-relevant parameters.
The modular process control platform is designed for various measuring parameters:
- Coolant flows
Select the actuators and sensors according to the application, required pressures, temperatures and flow rates. The following applies to all: They offer reliable measurement values and can be easily integrated into your system.
Temperature control: Automated instead of manual
Does controlling the temperature of foundry processes have to be complicated? With Bürkert it is automated: The cooling system adapts to your needs exactly. Compared to manual temperature control, the modular solution saves you lots of time. While ensuring consistent high product quality.
Six reasons for automated process temperature control
Do your cooling sections work proactively?
In many foundries, the cooling sections for aluminium cast parts are still set manually. This is tedious and difficult to document. In the Bürkert modular cooling system, your devices communicate with each other. It documents all the parameters, thereby allowing you to reproduce your cooling processes at all times. Digital communication ensures less cycle time and more output.
Adjust 70, 80, 90 and more cooling sections just once. The changeover from manual to automated temperature control saves time and guarantees consistently high product quality.
Advantage of digital communication
The Bürkert device platform EDIP (Efficient Device Integration Platform) enables you to connect the temperature control system to your bus system. The overall amount of cabling is reduced, while start-up and parameterisation are easy to perform. Depending on the actual die and process, you can set temperatures, automatically adjust the flow control or keep the pressure constant. Once parameters have been stored, they can be restored at any time.
Your advantage: Reliable reproduction of temperature control processes for higher product quality and less rejects.
Bürkert system solutions
Easy to integrate into your network - like a single device.
Each control loop has a unique process controller. The controller communicates with the individual control loops via fieldbus. Thus providing the controller with all the relevant data, including set-point value settings, actual value feedback and valve position.
Automated temperature control: Time saving
How much time saving can be achieved with automated process temperature control? A calculation example illustrates the potential savings for foundries that employ the low-pressure casting procedures:
During operation, the cooling sections are to be adjusted for a new die. The manual adjustment of 90 cooling sections takes sixteen hours, while automated adjustment takes just four. In the twelve hours saved, the foundry can produce 108 parts.