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New diecasting machines offer cost-effective solutions for larger parts

Bühler Die Casting has launched the latest additions to the company’s diecasting portfolio – including the largest diecasting machine on the market. The new Carat 560 and Carat 610 have locking forces of up to 61,000kN and the new Carat 840 has a locking force of 84,000kN. The Carat 610 is currently the largest diecasting machine on the market. It is one of a range of machines developed to accommodate larger and larger parts in response to the trend for an increase in size of structural components in the automotive industry. The last two years have also seen a tendency towards 5G parts being produced in the diecasting process, along with large battery housings for electric vehicles. These are clear opportunities for the diecasting industry, all of them with high volume potential.

Bühler has expanded its Carat portfolio to meet these market needs. The Carat 560 and 610 with locking forces of 56,000kN and 61,000kN and a shot weight of 105kg aluminium are available now. In addition, Bühler has announced that the portfolio expansion will include the 84,000kN Carat 840. This will open up completely new applications, allowing diecasting to provide cost-effective solutions for even larger parts.

Carat Series

The Carat two-platen solution with minimum deflection and a high degree of dimensional accuracy has long proven its value for the production of large and complex structural components. The unique Bühler shot control system, for real-time closed-loop control, enables consistent high quality part production.

All the machines in the expanded Carat portfolio are delivered with Bühler’s DataView control unit – which makes the control of the diecasting machine easier and more intuitive via its multitouch screen. Additionally, every machine is equipped with Bühler’s new energy frame concept with a clear and distinctive arrangement of energy couplings. The Carat series also offers the option of servo drive technology.

Contact: Bühler AG, CH-9240 Uzwil, Switzerland.