German World Innovation DuoCast Vertical Machine Reduces Cycle Time
According to the German government, one million electric cars are expected to drive on German roads by 2020. Even though the target achievement was extended to 2022, suppliers still face the challenge of a new range of parts. Druckguss Service Deutschland wants to counteract this and reduce cycle times with its new DuoCast die casting machine.
Managing Director Andre Dylong explains to the Lübecker Nachrichten that foundries have to set up further series production for numerous new parts as a result of electromobility. Therefore, the time is right for the launch of the vertical machine.
Just last week, the DuoCast celebrated its premiere at the GIFA 2019 in Düsseldorf. The "world innovation - made in Germany", as the Lübeck-based company calls the die casting machine, is characterized by a patented counter-similar column arrangement, which maximizes the overall stiffness of the clamping part and reduces the dimensions of the system. With an investment of approx. one million euros, the advantages must be powerful.
The counter-piston principle of the vertical casting unit allows dosing of the melt with the die open, as well as an ascent to remove the finished castings when the press residue has not yet solidified completely. The resulting reduced cycle time offers significant economic advantages. In addition, the vertical arrangement ensures 100 % filling of the casting chamber and avoids air inclusions during the first phase of the mould filling process.
According to the Lübecker Nachrichten, Druckguss Service Deutschland plans to expand its production capacity by building a new hall so that a DuoCast can be produced every month.