Aluminum

The processes where this material is used for manufacturing are casting, forging, heat treatments and welding. In this sense, they require effective thermographic monitoring, for which the bcbMonitor 4.0, together with FLIR equipment, are the appropriate solution for such activities.

HIGH PRESSURE DIE CASTING (HPDC)

Some of the advantages of HPDC are superior uniformity, lightweight parts, good mechanical properties, very good finishing of the surface, and thin-walled components. To achieve these characteristics is necessary to have a correct temperature control throughout the process.

bcbDieScan is our solution for continuous and uninterrupted temperature monitoring throughout this process, for example, in the following applications.

  • Continuous temperature inspection in molds
  • Spray control.
  • Temperature validation of Liquid metal
  • Robot-assisted thermal inspection.
  • Temperature control of part outlet.

GRAVITY DIE CASTING

Gravity die casting is useful to provide certain properties to the products, such as strength and rigidity. When working with liquid metal, it is crucial to check its temperature, as well as the temperature of the molds before pouring the aluminum.

Thanks to the bcbDieScan, control software developed by bcb together with automated FLIR cameras, a close inspection is possible in this process, facilitating the reduction of scrap and the increase of quality in applications such as

  • Validation of Filling temperature.
  • Checking sand molds.
  • Continuous monitoring of molds.
  • Inspection for demoulding of parts.
  • Painting and preparation of molds.
  • Parts inspection for coring.

LOW PRESSURE DIE CASTING (LPDC)

One of the biggest challenges is controlling the casting temperature and the correct preparation of the molds. For this, tools such as our bcbDieScan software and thermography are integrated to optimize and improve quality in the following applications:

  • Inspection of mold heating for start-up
  • Thermal assistance to the operator for mold cooling.
  • Continuous inspection of molds.
  • Painting and preparation of molds.

EXTRUSION

Temperature plays a very important role in this process, as it gives the aluminum the desired characteristics, such as hardness and finish. For this reason, it is very important to monitor the temperature of the material prior to entering the die as well as the friction temperature when it passes through the mold.
The bcbDieScan allows us to continuously monitor the temperature of this process, by locating, autonomously and unattended, thermal imbalances, generating alarms at different times of applications such as:

  • Continuous monitoring of casting temperatures.
  • Checking the temperature of the billet at the exit of the furnace.
  • Inspection of castings in the cooling zone (quench).

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