OPTIMIZATION TOOL OF THE RUNNERS

 

OPTIMIZATION TOOL OF              THE RUNNERS

 

OPTIMIZATION TOOL OF THE RUNNERS

 Direct import of the runner from most common CAD software (included Step, Parasolid™, Iges, Solidworks™, Solidedge™, Catia ™ and   more). Complete 3D CAD modelling functions to apply the suggested changes immediately.

 Validation and optimization of the geometry of the channels through a simple and fast simulation of the runners only. Model preparation, meshing and   simulation setup in a few minutes. The results are available in a few seconds and easily understandable.

 Intuitive visualization of metal flow in channels to reduce turbulence and optimize the sections. Verification of the correct sizing of the gatings and   evaluation of the metal stream direction into the cavity.

 Dual-phase simulation of the first phase transient, with or without plunger motion, to optimize the geometry of the runner, the strokes and the           injection profile.

The design of the flow system within casting die technology has assumed greater importance in recent years and often represents the only tool for die designers to improve cavity filling and level of scrap. CastleRUN works side by side with the die designer to achieve overall size and weight objectives, minimize energy loss and air entrapment during the injection phase, preview the optimal flow pattern and injection parameters. CastleRUN is an innovative simulation tool for the die design process that is both fast (model preparation and calculation take just a few minutes) and reliable. It enables the tool designer to ensure the optimal runner geometry without running an entire simulation of the part as well as providing a platform for trying different solutions to achieve desired results.

The design of the flow system within casting die technology has assumed greater importance in recent years and often represents the only tool for die designers to improve cavity filling and level of scrap. CastleRUN works side by side with the die designer to achieve overall size and weight objectives, minimize energy loss and air entrapment during the injection phase, preview the optimal flow pattern and injection parameters. CastleRUN is an innovative simulation tool for the die design process that is both fast (model preparation and calculation take just a few minutes) and reliable. It enables the tool designer to ensure the optimal runner geometry without running an entire simulation of the part as well as providing a platform for trying different solutions to achieve desired results.

Steady state calculation

CastleRUN provides a complete map of speed and flow pressures. This map helps to identify turbulent flows, air traps and fluid vein reductions as well as gates that are “not fully working” (e.g. where the molten metal flow is restricted through sections of the feed gates and/or where the flow at different gates is not properly balanced).

 

Steady state calculation

CastleRUN provides a complete map of speed and flow pressures. This map helps to identify turbulent flows, air traps and fluid vein reductions as well as gates that are “not fully working” (e.g. where the molten metal flow is restricted through sections of the feed gates and/or where the flow at different gates is not properly balanced).

 

Dual phase transient calculation

Transient filling analysis can consider the slow shot phase to preview the behaviour of the molten metal in shot sleeve and runners. The software allows the operator to optimize the slow shot speed profile to reduce air entrapment. Furthermore, it gives the possibility to set up the optimal transition stroke (from slow to fast shot) in order to have a smoother filling of the cavities. 

Dual phase transient calculation

Transient filling analysis can consider the slow shot phase to preview the behaviour of the molten metal in shot sleeve and runners. The software allows the operator to optimize the slow shot speed profile to reduce air entrapment. Furthermore, it gives the possibility to set up the optimal transition stroke (from slow to fast shot) in order to have a smoother filling of the cavities.