Structural components have clearly gained in importance in the automotive industry in recent years, with a trend towards ever larger parts. The last two years have also seen a tendency towards 5G parts being produced in the die-casting process, same for large battery housings for electric vehicles. These are clear opportunities for the die-casting industry, all of them with high volume potential.
We have expanded our Carat portfolio to meet these market needs. The Carat 560 and 610 with locking forces of 56,000 kN and 61,000 kN and a shot weight of 105 kg aluminum are available now. The Carat 610 with 61,000 kN locking force is the currently largest die-casting machine on the market. Furthermore, we are announcing the portfolio expansion to include the 84,000 kN Carat 840. This will open up completely new applications, allowing die casting to provide cost-effective solutions for even larger parts.