DataView is enabling die casting to take its first steps towards the Internet of Things. “All operations and changes are captured digitally. We can reconstruct and optimize each millisecond of the die-casting process,” said Jud. This has significant advantages, especially with regards to recalls in the automotive industry.
Thanks to precise traceability, it is now possible to accurately isolate faulty pressure castings. “It makes a difference whether 20,000 parts have to be recalled or only 2,000,” says Chieco. The diverse diagnostic options are another advantage of the new machine control. In a simple manner, even “health checks” can be carried out in real time as well as monitoring of a machine's condition.