Lightweight yet large, the demand for body parts is the driving force of innovation for automotive manufacturers. The large machines in the Carat series have dominated this segment for more than a decade. More than 700 of them are in production worldwide every day, making up 50 percent of all structural parts manufactured worldwide. For years the Carat has been producing entire chassis sub-units, for example shock towers, longitudinal members, tailgates, or battery housings for electric vehicles. To cast such complex parts at all, diecasting machines must be powerful and precise.
Launched in October 2021, the Carat 840 and Carat 920, with incredible locking forces of up to 92,000 kilonewtons (kN) currently round off the upper end of Bühler’s die-casting platforms. “We are seeing a huge increase in the demand for everlarger machines. With our Carat 840 and Carat 920 we can offer our customers solutions for large structural parts with complex geometries and new body in white parts,” explains Michael Cinelli, Product Manager Die Casting at Bühler.