Why Reliable Temperature Control is Critical to Your Die Casting Success
What does temperature have to do with it?
If you’re involved in die casting production then you know it's everything. Even a slight fluctuation in temperature can mean major damage and defects. Ensuring a well-controlled temperature will not only make for uniform high quality cast parts, but improve cycle times and in many cases can extend die service life.
Rewind back a few decades and some might remember the manual effort required to maintain the correct temperature in die casting. Craftsmen would need to be educated and skilled on how to judge the alloy temperature by color and flow. The sizzle of the die spray on the die surface told him exactly the temperature of the steel and they would be able to react and compensate for any changes to these temperatures.
Those days are past us and we can now utilize die temperature control systems to heat the die and maintain it at required temperatures. The engineers at Shibaura Machine developed the Thermal Card function within the TOSCAST-888 to offer an easy-to-use, robust, high-performance way to monitor temperatures in the system.
Proven and Reliable Die Temperature Control
Die casting of today heavily relies on reliability of the technology in front of the operators. Shibaura Machine’s state-of-the-art die casting system offers accurate readings of a wide variety of temperatures- easily put, if it has a temperature, the system can read it.
The temperature monitoring functions of the TOSCAST-888 system allow the operator to qualify the readings from many types of thermal sensors, including:
- The temperature of the die itself
- The temperature of the die casting machine or casting chamber
- The temperature of the alloy used for casting
Understanding these temperatures allows the operator to make quality and production decisions to correct or stop the process. Keeping these temperatures in their optimal ranges will allow for the production of higher quality die cast parts.
Temperature is not something you want to have your operators guessing on. Take advantage of the thermal card function on the TOSCAST-888 system to start optimizing cycle times and improving part quality. If you don’t currently operate with Shibaura Machine’s TOSCAST-888, contact our team to learn more about how this system can help.
Contact us today to learn how our TOSCAST-888 can monitor the temperature of your process for you!
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