Expert upgrades and Equipment Modernisation Programmes (EMP) at your side

Machine upgrades and EMP benefits

We can modernise and upgrade your high pressure, gravity and low pressure die casting machines to:

  • Extend lifetime of your die casting equipment
  • Increase output capacity
  • Improve your efficiency 
  • Improve machine’s functionality 
  • Keep your die casting machine state-of-the-art

Upgrades and EMP services include:

  • Machine reconditioning service
  • Upgrades with latest features
  • Customised modernisation programme tailored specifically to your needs

Machine reconditioning service - back in prime condition

Our specialist team will revitalise your die casting machine, unlocking initial levels of production performance and extending production life.

Each reconditioning project is tailored to the specific die casting machine in line with your needs and can include multiple machines at a time to provide the best results for each manufacturing set-up.

Reconditioning is configured to make the most of the engineering and performance characteristics of Italpresse Gauss die casting machines which always feature compact design, solid structure, quality of materials and components, ease of use and reliable performance.

Benefits of the reconditioning service include:
  • ‘As new’ performance – increased production efficiency, output and profitability
  • Extended equipment lifetime – a cost effective alternative to buying new equipment
  • State-of-the-art electrical and hydraulic component upgrades
  • Implementation of HMe can help visualise process and critical machine data via a simple dashboard

Die casting machines last decades – which is a long time to wait if operational challenges occur or production needs change. Rather than waiting until you need a new machine, modernisation and upgrade programmes offered by Italpresse Gauss can take an existing machine, optimise its performance, and retrofit it with the latest innovations to make it truly state-of-the-art

Carlo Scalmana, President of Italpresse Gauss

Machine reconditioning steps

The projects begin with Italpresse Gauss collecting the machine and bringing it back to one of our sites, where the complete recondition begins, and technicians optimise the machine to unlock many further years of optimum usage.

From the refurbishment of the machine bed, platen and hydraulic manifold blocks, to comprehensive checks on the electrical, hydraulic and lubrication systems – most of the components are replaced or revamped to return the machine to its initial production performance levels.

When upgrading the machine’s electricals, there is also an opportunity to install the new HMe system. This smart and powerful tool from Italpresse Gauss enables the storage and real-time monitoring of large amounts of die casting data to help unlock production insights and efficiencies, and comes with an intuitive, user-friendly interface.

The last steps of the reconditioning process are machine tests which are conducted in the presence of the customer and their technicians. Upon acceptance, the machine is reinstalled and returned to production at the customer’s plant.

From the initiation of the reconditioning process to the restarting of production, Italpresse Gauss engineers and technicians are constantly working alongside the customer to create a programme of works that guarantees the recovery of the initial production performance of the machine.

Upgrades with latest features

We have introduced a range of new products to improve machine’s functionality and casting precision. The following innovations can be retrofitted onto existing die casting equipment:

ECO-FIT and ECO-FIT PLUS

Achieve energy savings of up to 50% with our energy efficient ECO-FIT solutions. ECO-FIT and ECO-FIT Plus can be integrated into the HPDC and GDC machines to regulate the hydraulic pumps to reduce energy consumption, reduce hydraulic fluid temperatures and reduce noise levels. Both solutions deliver instant benefits. In addition to lower energy consumption, they also include a reduction of the hydraulic fluid temperature and a lower noise level. Both ECO-FIT Mode and ECO-FIT Plus can be retrofitted on existing machines.

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HMe

A machine control system with advanced data management and diagnostics capabilities. HMe offers real-time storage and powerful analysis of machine and process data, as well as the integration of peripheral and mobile devices. It opens up the possibility of controlling the whole die casting process holistically through a single user interface.

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IP LV supervisor

A system designed by Italpresse Gauss software and electrical engineers to offer a simple solution to customers running equipment with the old supervisor system. IP LV system allows operators to supervise, monitor and control the tasks performed by the machine. The IP LV system is a cost efficient upgrade feature for older machines and does not require any machine downtime.

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Customized modernisation programmes

Our modernisation programmes are extremely flexible. We can offer customised equipment modernisation programmes which include customised software upgrades, cycle time optimization, cell automation integration, peripheral devices integration, modernisation to tackle changes in your production or implementation of new automation functions.

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