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Metal Casting Technologies : December 2006
PRODUCTS METAL Casting Technologies December 2006 New easy-to-use software improves robot based die casting productivity ABB has launched RobotWare DieCast, a software product for easy programming and operation of ABB robots, dedicated to machine tending and post processing. RobotWare Die Cast delivers significant productivity benefits to the die-casting operation, which can be summarized as: rapid set-up, high availability through quick error recovery, high reliability through on-line production review, safe home run and advanced error handling, and excellent flexibility for short product cycles due to easy programming and optimization. Robot Ware Die Cast software enhances robot operation and production, incorporating important features such as safe home run, user authorisation, Remote control, hot edit, production statistics, and event log; while providing an easy-to-use, standardised and structured method of programming for machine tending operations. E: Olivier.Coquerel@au.abb.com T: +61(0)3 8544 0035 Vacuum Pump Inlet Trap -- Stackable for High Solids Accumulation A modular, high-capacity vacuum pump inlet trap for new or retrofit installation with 300mm wafer fabricators and processes such as nitride, TEOS, TiN, AL03, and BPSG that generate large amounts of heavy particulates has been introduced by MV Products in the US. The MV Multi-Trap® 16 inch Vacuum Inlet Trap features a first stage knock-down baffle, multiple stages of user- selectable filtration and can be equipped with a cooling option for condensables. Developed for processes that create large amounts of heavy particulates, this modular, clamp-together trap can be stacked to accumulate up to 2,500 in 3 of solids, depending upon material. Providing up to six stages of replaceable filter elements, the MV Multi-Trap® 16 inch Vacuum Inlet Trap is available with stainless steel gauze, micro-rated polypropylene, activated alumina or charcoal, Sodasorb® and other media to remove residual solvent vapour acids and particulates. Filter elements are offered 11.5 and 22.9 cm tall and the traps are made of 304 stainless steel. T: +1 978 667 2392 E: email@example.com W: www.massvac.com 60