SEAMLESS POURING: EFFICIENT AUTOMATION FOR DATA-DRIVEN FOUNDRIES
Foundries are increasingly implementing data-driven process automation to reach longstanding goals like higher quality, lower scrap, maximum uptime and minimum costs. Fully integrated digital synchronisation of pouring and moulding – seamless pouring – is particularly valuable for foundries challenged by just-in-time production’s shorter runs and more frequent pattern changes.
With the automated systems handling moulding and pouring seamlessly interfaced to each other, the casting process becomes faster while producing higher quality components more consistently. The automated pouring process includes pouring temperature control along with inoculation feeding and verification for each mould. This increases the quality of each casting and reduces the scrap rate. This comprehensive automation also reduces the need for operators with many years of specialist experience. With fewer workers involved overall, operations become safer too.