Bühler Expands the Carat Portfolio

Bühler Die Casting presented the latest additions to their two-platen die casting machine portfolio, the new Carat 560 and Carat 610 with locking forces of up to 61,000 kN

Structural components have clearly gained in importance in the automotive industry in recent years, with a trend towards ever larger parts.
Bühler has expanded its Carat portfolio of two-platen die casting machine to meet these market needs. The Carat 560 and 610 with locking forces of 56,000 kN and 61,000 kN and a shot weight of 105 kg aluminium are available now. The Carat 610 with 61,000 kN locking force is the currently largest die-casting machine on the market. Furthermore, Bühler announced the portfolio expansion to include the 84,000 kN Carat 840. This will open up completely new applications, allowing diecasting to provide cost-effective solutions for even larger parts. Korean manufacturing giant, Seojin System, is the first customer to invest in the new larger format Carat 560. Seojin has ordered two Carat 560 machines for its manufacturing facility in Vietnam, to create parts for 5G infrastructure and large battery cases for electric vehicles.

The Carat series

The Carat two-platen solution with minimum deflection and a high degree of dimensional accuracy has long-proven its value for the production of large and complex structural components. The unique Bühler shot control system, for real-time closed-loop control, allows for consistent high quality part production. All the machines in the expanded Carat portfolio are delivered with Bühler’s DataView control unit – which makes the control of the die-casting machine easier and more intuitive via its multitouch screen. Additionally, every machine is equipped with Bühler’s new energy frame concept with a clear and distinctive arrangement of energy couplings. The Carat series also offers the option of servo drive technology, wich reduces energy consumption by up to 40%.