Vacuum metering system for electromobility makes successful world premiere
Fill Machine Engineering impressed the visitors at Euroguss 2022 with innovations in the areas of casting, machining and automation technology.
It was one of the highlights of the major international trade fair Euroguss, held in Nuremberg. Fill presented the ROBOCAST V vacuum metering system for the first time. This innovative casting system enables low-oxide collection, manipulation and metering of molten aluminum. Thanks to consistent and reproducible parameters, the trendsetting innovation ensures consistent casting quality while also reducing the amount of return scrap material.
The global trend towards systems based on electromobility is calling for completely new production concepts – not just from automotive manufacturers but also from the machine engineering industry. With the development of the ROBOCAST V, the Upper Austrian machine engineering experts from Fill have taken a decisive step towards the production of new types of drive component. The new solution was successfully revealed to the world at the leading international trade fair Euroguss in Nuremberg.
“Our stand welcomed a large number of visitors over the three days. It was great to see many regular customers again in person after so long. The trade fair visitors were impressed by the innovative ROBOCAST V vacuum metering system. The huge interest resulted in numerous appointments being set up for potential new projects,” said Thomas Rathner, Head of the Casting Technology Competence Center at Fill. Fill also impressed with its intelligent and unique simulation models, which open up whole new possibilities for component development and production planning in the fields of casting and metal machining technology.
The Fill Time Machine – concepts for the future
Fill’s new developments in the fields of casting and metal machining technology, including optimum utilization of digital data, provide a boost to innovation. “New products demand new processes, and new processes make new products possible. This creates a snowball effect of innovation that repeatedly leads to amazing new solutions being created by our development departments,” added Rathner.
Complete data recording and storage
The CYBERNETICS PRODUCE software tool integrated in the new ROBOCAST V casting system enables seamless recording and storage of the relevant process parameters required for efficient and reliable component traceability. CYBERNETICS PRODUCE allows foundries to analyze reproducible processes and optimize the procedures using key performance indicators (KPIs). Fill accompanies its customers from start to finish with maximum productivity, efficiency, reliability and intelligence.
Fill is a leading international machine engineering company based in Gurten, Upper Austria. With sophisticated high-tech systems and custom manufacturing solutions for metal, plastics and wood, Fill makes its customers the best in their fields. The automotive, aviation, sports and building industries all benefit from Fill's expertise. Since it was founded in 1966, the company has distinguished itself through enormous innovative strength, strong values and the best jobs.
“If you are seeking the best solution, shape your future with Fill” is the guiding principle of the company’s more than 950 employees. “Wir sind 1! We are one!” is their vision and stands for togetherness not only with the team, but also with customers, suppliers and partners. The company is 100 percent family-owned and managed by Andreas Fill (CEO), Martin Reiter (CSO), Alois Wiesinger (CTO), and Günter Redhammer (COO). In 2021, Fill recorded sales of around 180 million euros.