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NADCA Video Highlight - Why Diecasting Plunger Shot Monitors are Important

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Apr 10, 2019 4:40:58 PM

The material presented in this video are some highlights from NADCA’s online webinar - Basic Diecasting Machine Operator Training: Why Shot Monitors are Important

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Many die casting process variables affect the final porosity level in a casting. This course will discuss the effect of these different parameters on porosity. It will connect these processing parameters back to the underlying porosity formation mechanisms covered in the first porosity course. Start solving porosity by optimizing your process parameters for reduced porosity. For information on purchasing a downloadable copy of this webinar in its entirety, please visit: http://www.diecasting.org/store/detai...

From the transcription of the video, "A shot monitor is important because it measures things during the casting cycle. This is just a picture of a shot monitor. This is a standalone device by Visi-Trak. This computer's capable of showing the pressure, velocity and the displacement of the shot end during the diecast cycle. Displacement's just a fancy word for the motion of the plunger or what the plunger position is during the diecast cycle. We can use this data, the pressure, velocity and position or displacement to help improve the diecast process, and once we set a process we can monitor that to make sure that it's repeated cycle after cycle.

To purchase access to this course, visit the NADCA marketplace at www.diecasting.org/store. Purchasing a course through the online education system grants you one year of access to the recording, presentation, support material, and test when applicable."


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