Die Casting Dashboard provides the key to production efficiency and continual improvement

Bühler’s Die Casting Dashboard gives your production experts the critical information they need to improve day-to-day operations, whilst Downtime Analysis captures critical data for increasing uptime and profitability.

Driving up data availability and performance analysis

The benefits of Industry 4.0, based on continuous, connected data, have long been talked about in die casting. Now it’s fully operational across Bühler die-casting cells, with the Die Casting Dashboard that shows production activity at a glance, and Downtime Analysis, which helps to identify the causes of production stoppages. 

Die Casting Dashboard brings you real-time KPI information

The Die Casting Dashboard, available on Carat, Evolution and Fusion machines with DataNet or DataView control units, provides an immediate overview of your production status. You can look at individual die-casting machines in detail. Charts, curves and KPIs make it easy for you to keep an eye on production and plan, manage and improve performance based on real data.

For example, key performance indicators like the historical cycle time of each die-casting cell are displayed in a chronological way, making it easy for you to monitor and review performance, and anticipate issues. 

The Die Casting Dashboard also enables you to compare performance across die-casting machines and plants, so your production staff can quickly identify areas for improvement.

At the same time, all information can be displayed centrally on any device, 24/7, giving your managers comparisons between machines, shifts, die programs or facilities.

Accurate Downtime Analysis based on root cause data

Downtime Analysis, a comprehensive analysis tool of machine events, provides root cause reporting from each die-casting cell. .

A few building blocks constitute this tool. At first glance, the cell performance can be interpreted via “uptime” and “downtime”. Additionally, the most critical downtime causes are ranked for frequency or duration. Your maintenance experts and technologists can then analyze each category of technical issue and define proper counter measures. Regularly using Downtime Analysis can help you to effectively increase uptime. 

By monitoring and analyzing real-time performance, and benchmarking across time periods, equipment and shifts, the Die Casting Dashboard and Downtime Analysis used together enable your engineers to drive best practice and improve OEE.

Data visualizations provide instant information that’s easy to understand. Web-based frontend technologies enable operators and managers to drill down into the detail any time, everywhere.

Oudi Zhao, Product Manager Bühler Die Casting

Increase your profitability – from data to higher OEE

Watch the on-demand webinar and learn more about how data analysis is the first step to improve OEE.

Bühler Insights brings it all together

All the data points feed in to the central Bühler Insights platform for connected products and services. Bühler Insights is certified with ISO 27001, and all data are encrypted with state-of-the-art cryptographic technology.

As well as helping you to make smarter decisions, this new capability can also lead to a new level of collaboration. Oudi Zhao, explains: “We live in a world relying on interactions and cooperation and few challenges can be conquered alone. Using these connected services, we are able to work with our customers to solve problems through remote support and define a proper improvement plan, together.”

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