Simulate and minimize errors: Merging virtual and real worlds

At the GIFA 2023 International Foundry Trade Fair, Fill presented forward-looking technologies and the benefits of virtual space.

Under the motto "The Fill Time Machine", the Austrian machine engineering company presented the successful symbiosis of virtual and real worlds. The innovation leader for machines and systems for aluminum and iron foundries scored with a series of new developments. State-of-the-art systems such as the ROBOCAST V vacuum metering system, the CORECRACKER hammer station in combination with the SWINGMASTER 315 EVO 3 decoring machine, and the SYNCROMILL C22-63/1000 flexible machining center were presented at the international trade fair in Düsseldorf from 12 to 16 June. Edmundo Oliveira, MSc, responsible for Research & Development at Fill, gave a well-received presentation on the topic of "Metering systems – highly dynamic vacuum control".

Gurten, June 21, 2023 – “As a full-line supplier of machines and systems for aluminum and iron and steel foundries, we accompany our customers through all their production processes – from the core production and melting through to the inspected casting. The individual steps are ideally balanced. Thanks to the latest technologies, commissioning and downtimes are minimized. The entire production process becomes faster, more efficient and more agile,” explains Thomas Rathner, Head of the Casting Technology Competence Center at Fill.

Up-to-date foundry systems
With the ROBOCAST V vacuum metering system, Fill has created an innovative casting process for modern drive components and complex castings. It achieves maximum quality while reducing the amount of return scrap material. The system is used for low-oxide collection, manipulation and metering of molten aluminum, and ensures a consistently high casting quality thanks to constant and reproducible parameters.

Decoring to the highest standards
The Fill CORECRACKER hammer station and the newly developed SWINGMASTER 315 EVO 3 decoring machine are a perfect combination. Optimum solutions for efficient desanding are made possible by the combination of sustainable hydraulic hammers with the oscillating and rotating principle. The third generation of the SWINGMASTER 315 was presented to the trade public for the first time at the GIFA. It has two extremely powerful eccentric shafts that generate the oscillation forces and enable accelerations of more than 250 m/sec2 with a payload of 315 kg.

FILL CYBERNETICS – extended reality
CYBERNETICS products are a key component of Fill’s machines and systems. FILL CYBERNETICS covers the entire bandwidth of required solutions – from the monitoring of complex individual operations, to seamless component traceability, through to automated system optimization by means of artificial intelligence (AI).

Corporate data
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 975 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 (CFO), Alois Wiesinger (CTO), and Günter Redhammer (COO). In 2022, Fill recorded sales of around 187 million euros. 

Great interest on the Fill stand at the GIFA trade fair in Düsseldorf from June 12 to 16. Among other things, the Upper Austrian innovation leaders presented a new standard for aluminum and iron foundries with the ROBOCAST V vacuum metering system.



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