Case Study High Efficiency Release Agent Reduces Cycle Time
To increase productivity, efficiency and sustainability in foundries, Chem-Trend has developed a new release agent for micro-spray applications. The results of the case study show how an automotive supplier benefited from HERATM.
The high efficiency release agent HERATM from Chem-Trend enables die casters to modify their release agent application method and equipment for process optimization. However, this shift from conventional to HERATM requires a major change in application method and equipment. An automotive parts manufacturer engaged with Chem-Trend to implement this approach to release agents. The company was able to achieve positive results with little disruption.
Working alongside with the automotive parts manufacturer, Chem-Trend analyzed, customized, tested, and implemented the new process. By pairing the HERATM product with new equipment and processes, they aimed to improve all aspects to exceed previous results.
Chem-Trend‘s client achieved a 10.5 % reduction in cycle time and reduced second-stage shot velocity as well as die lubricant concentrate consumption. HERATM also provided several advantages, both short- and long-term:
- Improved die life through reduced thermal shock
- Efficient single-position spray application
- Reduced usage of plant air
- Improved process reliability
- Several sustainability advantages
- Less product and less waste
This case study originates from Chem-Trend.