Cast System has been dealing with the Zamak (zinc alloy) die-casting activity at an international level for over 25 years. The goal of Cast System is to interconnect machinery and become Industry 4.0, to be more efficient, competitive and respond to the challenges of the ever-changing market.
The challenge is to interconnect similar presses of different brands and ages with the management system and the company MES. The goal is to automate data collection, to track downtimes and to know the cost associated with each batch.
We also want to take advantage of the opportunity offered by the Italian Business Plan 4.0, which offers State incentives to promote the technological innovation of the country: further objective to be achieved is, therefore, compliance with the requirements of the legislature in this regard.
To meet the needs of CAST SYSTEM, we used our software for Industry 4.0: iDaq, Digital Factory 4.0 and Lilium, achieving the objectives with a complete and scalable solution in a short time.
iDaq is used to communicate directly with Frech and Agrati presses using Modbus TCP protocol and other dedicated protocols.
iDaq collects the main production data, such as:
Digital Factory 4.0 provides a global view of the plant and forwards the parameters of the job to be performed on the machine on the basis of what the operator has chosen from the MES.
Lilium deals with the transfer of data to the company database, from which the MES extrapolates the information for viewing and archiving, and the transfer of data from the database to Digital Factory 4.0 and iDaq.
Diagram of interconnection of machinery and MES
All the pre-set objectives have been achieved, allowing Cast System to obtain significant benefits:
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"We are extremely satisfied with the collaboration with T4SM because they have been able to translate the needs of our production organization and management, allowing us to constantly monitor the production process in a way to have real benefits."
CAST SYSTEM Srl