What is die-cast robotic machinery?

If you are looking for a way to increase the productivity on your production line, consider automating with industrial robots. Die casting machines can be used in a wide range of applications, so no matter your needs, there is surely a specific robot for you.


Robots can auto­mate the die cast process by quick­ly and effi­cient­ly pour­ing molten met­al into a reusable mold. Die cast­ing machines are used in a vari­ety of indus­tries and while mate­r­i­al han­dling is a nat­ur­al appli­ca­tion, cast­ing and foundry appli­ca­tions can be challenging.

Die cast­ing Tech­nolo­gies Cen­ter devised a way around the prob­lem of how start­ing up a series and devel­op­ment work can tie up machine capac­i­ty instead of allow­ing it avail­abil­i­ty for actu­al pro­duc­tion. The com­pa­ny takes on out­sourced tasks to get the die cast parts ready for pro­duc­tion. Three KUKA KR 125 robots were used to trans­form an ordi­nary die cast­ing cell into a ful­ly auto­mat­ed man­u­fac­tur­ing cell for a vehi­cle trans­mis­sion. The KUKA KR 125 robots can remove parts, spray molds with a part­ing agent, and load thixo­cast­ing bil­lets. They are mount­ed on top of the machine and spray the mold with a part­ing agent as soon as the con­troller releas­es the part.

AUDI AG need­ed to invest in a die cast­ing auto­mat­ed solu­tion focused on process reli­a­bil­i­ty, repeata­bil­i­ty, short cycle times, and high flex­i­bil­i­ty. Again, KUKA robots came to the res­cue. These require­ments were filled by a six-axis Series 2000 KR 210 L150 F KUKA robot. The robot grips the cast­ing by the sprue and removes it from the mobile half of the mold after the mold of the die cast­ing machine opens. The ejec­tors in the mold eject the cast­ing after the robot con­troller switch­es the lin­ear unit to soft axis mode. The robot holds the cast­ing up to an inspec­tion sta­tion with sen­sors to check whether the part is com­plete. Defec­tive parts are sprayed with a red dot. The robot then sprays and blow dries the halves of the mold.

Fanuc die cast and foundry robots are designed for a wide vari­ety of appli­ca­tions, includ­ing cast­ing extrac­tion, core assem­bly, die spray cool­ing and lubri­ca­tion, dross skim­ming, and molten met­al ladling.

A Fanuc LR Mate 200iC/5L robot is used to deburr alu­minum die cast parts in the Debur­ring Machine” devel­oped by YAC Robot Sys­tems. The LR Mate uses an ATI pneu­mat­ic debur­ring spin­dle to smooth the die cast parts.

Fanuc R‑2000iS robots are used in part of an auto­mat­ed die cast­ing process for lawn and gar­den equipment.

Motoman offers IP67-rat­ed wrists on most of their die cast­ing mod­els. High gloss anti-cor­ro­sive paint aids in avoid­ing a sludge that sticks to a robot in a die cast­ing envi­ron­ment. Some die cast robots Motoman offers include the MH80, the MS80w(MH), the ES165D, the HP350D-200, and the HP600D, with vary­ing payloads.

Robots​.com offers many of these robots for a dis­count­ed price. Whether you are look­ing into new or used die cast­ing robots, con­tact us today for a free price quote online or to get more infor­ma­tion call us at 8777626881.

Oct 21, 2013