Molds and dies are metal parts widely used in the industry in many different sectors, making it possible to manufacture a large number of parts in less time, as well as reducing costs.

Molds and dies are key part in the process and, therefore, require strict thermal control to achieve good quality in the resulting elements.

Large temperature differences in the element or in the die during the process, lead to the appearance of non-homogeneous deformation leaving the manufactured part out of its tolerances. This is why it is vital to maintain an adequate temperature of the process.

Process engineers require a thermal measurement of the cycles. The evaluation of the temperature in the parts before and after deformation, the temperatures of the dies before and after injecting or spraying or their correct cooling are some examples. Checking the temperature of these elements allows to determine the traceability of the process, improve the quality of the pieces and reduce the percentage of scrap.

FLIR thermal imaging cameras, together with the bcbDieScan software, allow the entire process to be monitored and autonomously and continuously locate thermal imbalances, generating alarms in different formats that promptly report the incident.

System features

  • Continuous monitoring of molds.
  • Out of range temperature alarms.
  • Temperature measurement in specific areas previously selected.
  • Robot-assisted thermal inspection.
  • Image post-processing for process analysis or startup of new lines.
  • Non-contact measurement.
  • Simultaneous viewing of multiple cameras and unattended monitoring.
  • Unattended monitoring.
  • Process traceability diagram.
  • Communication with company BBD.
  • Communication to PLC by ethernet protocols (Modbus, PROFINET, TCP / IP).
  • Communication to PLC by serial protocols (USB, RS-232, RS-485).
  • Communication with discrete outputs.