Fill Machine Engineering developed new processes of lightweight aluminum and metal components. Thanks to intelligent process chaining, series production is more precise and more productive. The Austrian machine engineering experts have taken an important step in the direction of efficiency in energy consumption and resource savings, while simultaneously increasing productivity, driving the development of lightweight automobile production forwards. The innovations was showed at Aluminium 2014 on 7-9 October, in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The automotive, aerospace, and alternative energy sectors are increasingly demanding lightweight solutions. Low weight, optimum material characteristics, and long service life are powerful arguments. But the industrial production of lightweight components is a highly complex affair with significant costs. “Our task is to develop new solutions that make industrial lightweight construction efficient and economically expedient. Our customers expect it of us,” explains Wolfgang Rathner, CEO at Fill.
The syncromill c and syncromill d universal machining centers, low-pressure casting machines for high-productivity, turbulence-free casting for the manufacture of multiple parts in a single cast, and the IT-supported Efficiency Control Cockpit to record, store, and evaluate production data – Fill presented an entire series of innovations in Düsseldorf. Leading-edge technology combined with economic viability that ensures a decisive advantage in production.
Fill also supports all production processes in the area of profile technology, from the idea to the finished part. To make this even more efficient in the future, Fill’s expertise, innovative technologies and many years of experience as a special machine builder have been bundled into the new profile technology business area. Complex processes are linked, always with an eye to total efficiency. Intelligent controllers simplify the operator’s work. Multifunction handling systems from Fill are capable of solving virtually every Manipulation task involving semi-finished and finished parts. Versatile machining stations carry out all required operations with the highest level of precision – subject to customer requirements, either using flexible machining stations or application-specific units. In profile machining, all forming and punching processes are performed by advanced hydraulic presses with numerous additional functions.