The evolution of industrial technologies, connected with a particular attention for product and environmental quality, has spurred the R&D department of Baraldi Lubrificanti to extend its own research activity to the applicational aspects of chemical products.
This insight has inspired the development of the project SLS – Smart Lubrication System, which has led Baraldi Lubrificanti to patent the system, a fundamental step in identifying new technical-applicational solutions.
SLS represents an innovation in the aluminium diecasting sector, as it permits to monitor the die surface temperature at each cycle and to retroact selectively on the lubrication, according to the recorded value and/or to the process phase. This procedure achieves a double goal: to create the ideal film for lubricating the die surface avoiding “stickings” between the cast alloy and the die steel, optimizing the cooling function as well and, in the restart phase, to achieve as soon as possible the thermal balance, i.e. the correct production out-put according to requirements.
As a result, the SLS application offers important advantages, such as a remarkable reduction of scrap, energy costs, and productions defects, assuring a longer die lifetime as well as improving the use of chemicals and recording the process data.
Total Termal Vision is a technological evolution and represents the new generation of SLS. TTV is a
thermographic system that produces a complete thermal map of the die surface and permits a detailed control cycle after cycle, recording the acquired data.
Thanks to the special case containing the thermal imaging camera, this technology can be applied in
particularly aggressive environments such as in diecasting.
Cycle Temperature Control is a system that uses infrared technology to monitor the die surface
temperature in a certain area and recording the acquired data in a special case, it can be applied in
particularly aggressive environments typical of the diecasting industry.
SLS helps to:
- Optimization of die design and die lifetime with thermal shock wear reduction
- Optimization of the re-start phase and constant process improvement
- Optimization in the choice of die cooling and lubrication parameters
- Reduction in waste water production
- Setting-up of an ID for every produced casting
- Total quality control