Norican Digital

Norican Digital, which powers the development of digital solutions and sophisticated IoT technologies across the casting industry, is launching its first digital products. Ready to deploy at GIFA 2019, Refill Monitor uses real-time sensor data to improve the productivity and uptime of casting lines. The system is also simple to install on existing facilities.

Source: Norican Digital

Refill Monitor uses sensor generated data to ensure dosing furnaces (e.g. Westomat) or bale out furnaces never run low on metal, maximizing machine productivity and uptime.

Refill Monitor is a pioneering tool that employs real-time production data to manage multiple casting lines. It ensures the timely supply of molten metal and avoids over filling. The data driven solution also helps operators to ensure that the correct alloy is supplied to each machine.

The power of sensor data for optimum refilling

One Refill Monitor visualizes up to 8 casting lines. It can be retrofitted on any dosing or bale-out furnace. It is web connected and requires minimal installation effort, with IoT infrastructure provided by Norican Digital.

Florian Kulawik, Development Engineer at StrikoWestofen, adds: “Refill Monitor means dosing and holding furnaces will always be fed with enough liquid metal to keep die casting machines and mold pouring running at full efficiency. Sophisticated monitoring capabilities also guide operators to ensure Westomat are filled with the correct alloy.

“The intuitive dashboards show operators which furnace needs to be filled most urgently, helping them to prioritize effectively, making best use of engineer expertise and increasing productivity.

Source: Norican Digital