The groundbreaking, scrap-busting MAC
The trailblazing Mould Accuracy Controller (MAC) forms the second plank of DISA’s ZDM strategy. The MAC alerts operators to mould mismatches and gaps – causing scrap, rework and damaging melt run-through – before the mould is poured. At GIFA 2019, visitors to the DISA stand can test drive the MAC using a DISAMATIC Digital Twin (a digital simulation of a moulding machine). They can change the virtual machine’s settings via a DISAMATIC D3 control panel and immediately see how those changes affect mould quality.
“Delegates can inspect a full-size MAC on the stand, then use the Digital Twin to virtually test how the MAC monitors the moulding machine’s output and helps spot any developing problems,” explains Larsen. “They will get a real feel for how operators are kept fully informed and can react to quality issues seconds after they first appear and, most importantly, before pouring the moulds.”
The MAC will be released at GIFA as a retrofit option for DISAMATIC machines with Automatic Mould Conveyors, helping more customers wave goodbye to scrap.
Turning data into value with Monitizer, the new Industry 4.0 solution
GIFA also sees the release of Monitizer | CIM, DISA’s third ZDM solution. This is the next generation of DISA CIM (Computer Integrated Modules), featuring a completely new suite of data analysis and alerting tools.
As the digital platform which collects and shares data between your foundry equipment, Monitizer keeps processes synchronised and delivers a full digital view of real-time and historic foundry data. Monitizer | CLOUD from Norican Group extends the platform, using IIoT technology to collect, monitor, and analyse complete foundry data from one or multiple global foundry sites.
“With the DISAMATIC Digital Twin, MAC, TAG, and Monitizer, visitors can see how DISA’s disruptive digital innovations make it possible to “dive into the data” to troubleshoot problems, optimise critical foundry processes and take major steps towards zero scrap,” states Larsen.
During on-stand sessions and within the official GIFA lecture programme, DISA experts will discuss how its ZDM solutions enable the data-driven foundry and help improve productivity, quality and resource utilisation.
Connect with DISA at GIFA 2019 and gain hands-on experience of how to get closer to zero defects in your foundry (25 - 29 June, Hall 11, stand A74-A78).