ERDWICH Zerkleinerungs-Systeme GmbH
Erdwich Zerkleinerungs-Systeme GmbH is offering the RM1350 shredder. The cutting gear is sized from 1,500 to 2,500 mm long, according to the application, and its width is 1,350 mm (also customizable.) The cutting knives are made of wear-resistant steel and individually inserted, so that different sequences of types of cut are possible depending on the material to be shredded.
Drives of various capacities (45 to 132 kW) are available. The two motors of the twin-shaft rotor shredder system are equipped with an energy-efficient frequency converter so that the shafts can be controlled independently.
Erdwich also will present the M600/1 for the finer shredding of smaller castings and metal swarf. The single-shaft shredder is particularly suitable for precise shredding in a single process, since the material is gathered using the proven rotor-stator cutting principle, delivering it to the cutting rotor where it is reduced by the stator knife until it has reached the desired size.
Learn more at www.erdwich.com
All aluminum melting
Due to the different shapes and densities (ingots, return material, aluminum chips, different furnaces often are required to melt different charge materials. ZPF GmbH will introduce a new melting furnace able to melt aluminum chips as well as recycling material and ingots, meaning foundries and diecasters may adopt a common melting technology. The plant is equipped with an automatic charging system and is able to melt up to 500 kg raw material per hour, e.g., 250 kg of aluminum chips and 250 kg ingots. The new melting furnace technology will be introduced at GIFA.
The melting furnace measures 575x380x445 cm. (LxWxH) at an empty weight of approximately 28 tons. It is sized for a total maximum throughput of 500 kg/h. It is fitted with an automatic charging unit, so that different types of material can be loaded according to customer requirements.
Learn more at www.zpf-gmbh.de
Smart data insight for diecasting
ITALPRESSE GAUSS, developers of high-pressure and gravity diecasting for aluminum and light alloys is demonstrating its data-driven solutions for unlocking greater productivity. The AMe app delivers live video call support from Italpresse Gauss service engineers, accessing AR step-by-step guidance and 3D view data to guide maintenance procedures.
The HMe system monitors machine, process, and peripheral equipment data (including mobile devices) to support real-time, holistic insight and responsive action that boosts line efficiency and casting quality.
Learn more at www.italpressegauss.com
Morgan Advanced Materials
Morgan Molten Metal Systems will be present its range of VAluStar crucibles that have a minimum of 50% service-life improvement compared to the other crucibles. Visitors will see MMS’s individually machined components, such as degassing rotors, nozzles, and continuous casting crucibles. Two more developments are high-temperature insulating fiber Superwool XTRA® and WDS Microporous high-temperature linings for iron and steel. The former is a low-biopersistent fiber material that can deliver the like-for-like performance RCF (refractory ceramic fiber) but without the associated environmental, health and safety concerns; and the chemistry that makes it free from forming crystalline silica.
Learn more at www.morganadvancedmaterials.com
Porosity sealing for productivity, quality, and environmental performance
Ultraseal porosity sealing packages are designed to improve productivity, quality, and environmental performance. Specializing in development and manufacturing of best-in-class sealants and impregnation systems, Ultraseal also will showcase the capabilities of its global service network and managed on-site services for customers who want to outsource casting impregnation. Ultraseal’s experts will be on hand to share their knowledge and provide expert advice on porosity sealing and casting impregnation technology.
Visitors will see Ultraseal’s robotic front-loading impregnation system in action, demonstrating the benefits of fully automated component handling and processing.
Learn more at www.ultraseal-impregnation.com
CT technology in different flavors
YXLON International specializes in computed tomography (CT) for testing and inspection tasks in the foundry industry. The high-resolution FF35 CT industrial CT system for small and medium-sized specimens is designed for extremely accurate inspection results and metrological applications in a laboratory environment. The latest version has an improved detector with increased active area, new live filters, additional trajectories for scanning variety, and the intuitive Geminy software platform. Equipped with touchscreen operation using graphical icons, health monitor, status light and push messages, as well as predefined user levels and remote functions, the FF35 CT delivers the best inspection results for users with little experience and experts alike. Visitors are invited to bring their own test specimen of up to 53 cm (20.8 in.) in diameter and 80 cm (31.5 in.) tall so they can analyze them live using the system.
Learn more at www.yxlon.com
Solutions for every step in the diecasting value chain
With expertise in the diecasting and metalworking value chain – Casting, Machining, Impregnation, Cleaning, Surface Treatment and Bonding – Henkel is positioned to help reduce costs and streamline manufacturing processes. At GIFA 2019, Henkel will be showcasing its comprehensive offering for the industry – from Bonderite cleaning, lubricating and surface treatment to Loctite impregnation and bonding solutions.
Henkel recently launched Bonderite L-CA CP 1030N, a release agent that combines the company’s patented siloxane technology with a new approach to bio-stability. The product features excellent casting performance as well as enhanced anti-bacterial protection, making it suitable for use under challenging conditions.
Learn more at www.henkel.com
Intelligent melting and dosing
StrikoWestofen will exhibit the optimized ProDos 3.3 dosing furnace control system via the "Smart Service Plan", with data glasses for real-time remote maintenance; an efficiency calculator for intelligent melting furnace solutions; through to digital models of the well-known StrikoMelter and Westomat melting and dosing furnaces. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience the furnaces and their performance-enhancing options in a unique way. The digital presentation fits into the orientation of the entire Norican Group: True to the motto "powered by Norican Digital", all the group's technology brands will be presenting their digitally connected systems.
All new StrikoWestofen systems leave the production line Industry 4.0-ready – pre-equipped to collect and provide informative data. If customers opt for a cloud connection, even selectable machine and production data can be displayed clearly and in real time with the browser-based "Monitizer" app.
Learn more at www.strikowestofen.com/en-us
Foundry innovations for Zero Defect Manufacturing
DISA will reveal three digitally-driven innovations that move foundries closer to Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM.) The Trace and Guidance (TAG) concept, the patent-pending Mould Accuracy Controller (MAC), and the upgraded Monitizer open the door to a new era of scrap elimination.
TAG adds a unique ID number to each casting to provide the missing link between individual scrapped castings and their process parameters like sand compressibility, shot pressure and pouring temperature. TAG tracking also paves the way for advanced machine-learning-based analysis of scrap causes.
The Mould Accuracy Controller (MAC) alerts operators to mold mismatches and gaps – causing scrap, rework and damaging melt run-through – before the mold is poured.
Monitizer | CIM is the next generation of DISA CIM (Computer Integrated Modules), featuring a completely new suite of data analysis and alerting tools.
Learn more at www.disagroup.com/en-us
New blast machines and solutions
Wheelabrator will present a suite of new blast machines and solutions, developed to meet customer requirements and industry trends, particularly for aluminum applications, including: a new heavy-duty universal blast wheel; latest blast simulation technology; and numerous machine innovations.
Wheelabrator’s Universal blast wheel has been refined in rigorous testing to offer a new level of performance and productivity. Wheelabrator has been advancing blast simulation technology to enable the design of more complex parts and associated processes, particularly those with intricate internal surface areas. Machine developments include the SPH-2-3/8 compact blast machine; the LBS 1000, a lighter version of the LBS mesh belt shot-blast machine; and a new range of wire mesh belt shot blast machines for medium-duty applications.
Learn more at www.wheelabratorgroup.com/en-us