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Fill Machine Engineering Media Service July 2015 


Industry/Machine Engineering/Metal/Casting Technology/Trade Fair


Masters of the Foundry World – Upper Austria scores highly at GIFA


Fill perfects metal and casting technology with fully automated production lines. The Fill exhibition stand was a hot spot at GIFA 2015.


From core production and casting right up to the machined and tested cast part: Under the banner "Masters of the Foundry World," Fill Machine Engineering presented its superheroes at the GIFA trade fair in Düsseldorf from 16 to 20 June 2015. The focus here is energy efficiency, cost-effectiveness and process reliability. The Austrian machine engineering experts develop and supply fully automated production lines for aluminum, gravity, low-pressure, and back-pressure die-casting, as well as iron casting. Visitors from all over the world sought information about the world market leader´s innovations on the Fill exhibition stand. The stand evening with live music, on 17 June, attracted a flood of visitors.


Düsseldorf/Gurten, 02 July 2015 – Downsizing, weight and exhaust gas reduction, CO2 emissions - these are the major issues in modern casting technology. Fill Machine Engineering optimizes processes and develops new technologies that deliver convincing results. "Smart solutions interlinked to make an overall process guarantee our customers the highest levels of cost-effectiveness and process stability combined with maximum energy efficiency. Customers, partners, and friends saw this for themselves on our exhibition stand at GIFA 2015," explains Thomas Rathner, Manager of the Fill Casting Technology Competence Center and CEO of the company´s subsidiary, Fill China. Another reason to be pleased were the 200 Fill swingmasters sold. This high-performance machine sets the benchmark in modern decoring.  


World premiere at the GIFA

In the form of the megamaster 1500, Fill presented a world first in Düsseldorf. For years now, foundries have been seeking a cost-effective alternative for the production of large-volume and heavy castings. This has now been provided with the megamaster 1500. Alongside a high-quality decoring result, this innovation provides massive cost savings. Both in the decoring process itself and in downstream systems. Depending on the casting, a reduction in decoring time of up to 20 hours is achievable. The extremely positive feedback from international customers exceeded all expectations. 


"Superheroes live" a visitor magnet

The absolute highlight on Fill´s exhibition stand was the Fill Foundry World, which demonstrated a complete production system live in action. All the key process steps in a foundry were portrayed by Fill´s superheroes: The robocast duplex dual casting robot, used in conjunction with an industrial robot, ensures maximum cost-effectiveness with its two casting axes. The revolutionary, efficient, and dynamic tilt casting process of the tiltcaster c significantly increases quality and productivity in the production of very sophisticated design elements in lightweight engine construction. Casting poor from turbulence with the highest levels of productivity are the hallmarks of the low pressure caster. The swingmaster 315 r decoring machine is the recognized performance benchmark for most difficult decoring tasks and supplies the optimal solution for a targeted sand removal process thanks to its combination of swing and rotation principles. Peerless in the automated decoring of heavy and large-volume castings with a total weight of up to 1,500 kg, the megamaster 1500 scores highly with an extremely robust design and maximum efficiency. While the speedliner 920 m high-performance bandsaw opens up new dimensions in sawing technology with its progressive sawing concept, the key success criteria of the syncromill c21 machining center are dynamics, process reliability, and efficiency. This concentrated performance showcase was a real visitor magnet and attracted enormous interest.


Corporate data

Fill is a leading international machine and plant manufacturing company serving diverse branches of industry. The family-owned business excels in the use of the latest technology and methods in management, communication, and production. Business operations encompass the fields of metal, plastics and wood for the automotive, aircraft, wind energy, sport and building industries. The company is the global market and innovation leader in aluminum core removal technology, casting technology, wood bandsaw technology, as well as in ski and snowboard production machines. Andreas Fill and Wolfgang Rathner are joint CEOs of the company founded in 1966 that is still completely family-owned and now has more than 650 employees. In 2014, the company recorded sales of 120 million euros.


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The Fill exhibition stand was a hot spot at GIFA 2015. Visitors from all over the world sought information about the world market leader´s innovations.


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Another reason to be pleased were the 200 Fill swingmasters sold. This high-performance machine sets the benchmark in modern decoring. From left to right: Wolfgang Rathner CEO,  Andreas Fill CEO, Thomas Rathner Manager of the Fill Casting Technology Competence Center.


Photos: Fill Machine Engineering

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