The global challenges associated with nutrition and mobility are becoming increasingly urgent. How can we sustainably feed and provide mobility for a population of nearly 10 billion in 2050? The Bühler Group aims to address these issues and respond to them with sustainable, commercially attractive solutions. Die Casting is one of the 12 Bühler Business Areas.
An important objective for ensuring the attractiveness of the die-casting process is the cost-effective, efficient and sustainable production of light-metal components. Bühler AG is working on its vision of the “Digital Cell”. It differs from today’s conventional die-casting system by ensuring complete and consistent data acquisition at both the cell and process level. This, combined with the latest technologies for improving system availability, reducing cycle time and ensuring consistent quality, can lead to cost savings of up to 40%.
The concept of the “Digital Cell” has been tested in a process-oriented feasibility study at the technical level. It aimed to explore the optimization potential of the die-casting process with the target of 0% scrap, 40% less cycle time and 24/7 uptime. The first solutions have been tested with beta-users.
Using the latest technologies and increasing the level of automation through artificial intelligence and machine learning, Bühler is getting closer to the “Digital Cell”. The goal is a significant improvement in terms of energy-efficiency, material and resource-saving, to enhance the production of tomorrow.
About Bühler AG
Bühler is the global technology partner for all high-pressure die-casting needs and supports its customers through all phases of their investment. The Swiss company provides optimized die-casting solutions, fully integrated process controls, plant layout knowhow, process knowledge and global assistance. Bühler supports its customers with a strong global service network, modern application centers as well as its own sites for production, machine revision, and technology in Europe, Asia, and North America.