Die Heating Excellence and Energy Savings
Dirk Menzler, HTAix, Aachen, Germany
Fredrik Berge, IUT, Härryda, Sweden
Track: EXTRUSION/DIE PRACTICAL - Dies, Inserts, and Coatings
ABSTRACT—Advanced die heating technology simulates optimum metal properties in the die
during the steady-state process, achieving peak die performance without trials. The automation
system minimizes process instabilities and reproduces die parameters. A quantum leap power
management system solution is presented, reducing energy consumption to less than 50 percent.
The demonstrated press management system and die heater deliver dies at the right
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