The Solution For Gravity Die-Casting (Sandcasting and Permanent Mould Casting)
The VPC dynamic dosing control is a control based on Siemens S7-3* and is developed for the Westomat in gravity die-casting.
Besides the precise control of the dosing process, the control can fulfil virtually all desired casting curves (or casting recipes). The modular structure ensures that necessary functions can be implemented quickly and easily. Functions can also be implemented later, usually even without stopping the ongoing operation of the system.
The VPC dynamic utilizes a 15-inch touchscreen display. The operator interface informs the user of all states of the Westomat at a glance. The intuitively operated visualization reduces the input times and leaves practically no questions left to answer in operation. And if questions do arise, help texts and optional operating instructions completely integrated into the operating unit are of assistance at all times.
The performance range of the VPC dynamic substantially exceeds that of all earlier systems. For example, a sandcasting system can directly access up to 10,000 die-casting programs. Connection to Profibus or Industrial Ethernet or a separate control panel are of course possible.