Development of "MiELDieCAST", energy-saving support system for die casting plants
July 12, 2017
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.
We hereby announce that Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (Headquarters: Higashi-ku, Nagoya; President & Director: Satoru Katsuno) and TOENEC CORPORATION (Head Office: Naka-ku, Nagoya; President and Representative Director; Tomohiko Ono) have developed "MiELDieCAST" for die casting plants (Note). This is an energy-saving support system that reduces the amount of dissolved gas used by using a system to support amount and timing of placing metals which depended on experience of workers.
This system will be released by TOENEC CORPORATION on July 19.
In the production process of die cast products, much energy is used for dissolving metal. In order to save energy, it is necessary to place metals such as aluminum and zinc into the melting chamber at appropriate timings according to production item and quantity. However, since timing of placing metals depended on experience of workers, there was a problem of placement of metals being delayed since degree of melting could not be grasped and energy loss being caused due to dry heating of melting burner.
"MiELDieCAST" will prevent dry heating and support saving energy in melting operation with "visualization of operation plan" which automatically creates an optimum melting operation schedule that does not cause dry heating, based on daily production plan, and "visualization of operation status" which creates a graph of operation status in real time and notifies the timing to place metals.
Furthermore, "visualization of energy loss" which quantitatively grasps energy loss by comparing and analyzing actual production process with the operation schedule will support improvement of work process of customers.
(Note) Die casting plants are plants where massive amounts of castings such as automobile parts are produced in a short time by melting metals like aluminum and zinc with melting burner, injecting such molten metal into molds in high pressure and rapidly cooling it.