PRESCRIBE success stories
“Astonishing” results from DISA’s AI-driven optimisation tool as adoption keeps growing
10 million moulds in under 5 years: DISAMATIC C3-350 delivers incredible uptime with high quality and low maintenance
Since Chinese foundry Guangzhou Deshan CNC Technology Co. Ltd. installed its first DISAMATIC C3-350 machine in December 2017, this green sand, vertical moulding line has produced more than 10 million moulds. The moulding machine runs 24/7 and produces an average of over 7,000 moulds every day.
MAT Group to implement Monitizer | PRESCRIBE for AI-driven scrap reduction
How to reduce scrap and make the automotive process stable: everything you need to know about our AI solutions
Morikawa digitises whole casting process with Monitizer | DISCOVER
After successfully implementing the Monitizer® | DISCOVER IIoT platform, Morikawa can now access, report on and visualise real-time data from its entire process.
DISA's remote services solution
DISA offers sustainable alternatives to site visits that allow faster access to expert advice, flexibility and low costs
Funosa upgrades moulding line
Spanish foundry’s new DISAMATIC D3Z-555 is the latest milestone in 45 years of DISA-driven moulding.
Moving Onwards IntoDigital Foundries
DISA partners with Chinese metal casting company Huaxiang to address digitisation of the foundry industry
Maximum quality with minimum scrap
Lodge Cast Iron picks DISA for consistency, outstanding productivity and proven digital expertise
DETECT and save with prescriptive maintenance
Monitizer® DETECT will monitor sensor data from moulding machines and provide prescriptive maintenance service
Ford Meter Box upgrades to DISA MATCH 14/19
Higher throughput, less scrap: Ford Meter Box upgrades to DISA MATCH 14/19 for complex brass castings
DISAMATIC D5 at LEDA
The new D5 was designed to slot straight into the gap left by a DISA 240 or 250 with key dimensions retained to enable an easy transition to the new technology.
One beats two
In 2016, Luyuan Casting Co., Ltd. replaced two locally-made vertical moulding machines with one DISAMATIC® D3 vertical moulding machine from DISA. The single DISA machine easily outperformed the older, slower machines, delivering far higher output, better casting quality – and a lower cost per casting.
Condals implements Monitizer® Suite
Adopting DISA’s Monitizer® Suite has rapidly transformed Spanish foundry group Condals’ access to foundry data. Monitizer | GLOBAL’s customised dashboards now deliver a unified, real-time view of process information while Monitizer | PRESCRIBE’s Artificial Intelligence-driven recommendations have helped cut scrap by up to 45%.
Condals and the Monitizer | PRESCRIBE optimisation tool.
“We were interested in finding an AI solution that would help us lower our scrap rate as much as possible,” says David de la Cruz, CIO at Condals Group. “DISA offered a complete solution with Monitizer. Other competing solutions only look at parts of the process in detail and only optimise certain parameters – mould alignment, temperature, porosity – whereas Monitizer | PRESCRIBE optimises the entire process to reduce scrap. That was exactly what we were looking for.”
Condals cuts scrap
Spanish foundry group Condals has seen its scrap rates drop significantly after adopting DISA’s Monitizer® digital solution
Morikawa targets 40% scrap reduction
A longstanding DISA customer, Morikawa has relied on high-speed, vertical DISAMATIC® moulding machines since 1979. The foundry now expects DISA’s state-of-the-art Industry 4.0 tools to provide significant competitive advantage and transform it into a digital leader.
The next step in digital transformation
A new digital solution from DISA and DataProphet offers foundries a practical and proven way of using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to optimise their processes and reduce scrap.
Complete Foundry for AYD
Read how we supported AYD in Turkey with equipment for their entire foundry
Bringing real-world AI applications to green sand foundries
Norican’s new partnership with Artificial Intelligence leader DataProphet accelerates AI adoption – and DISA’s customers are the first to benefit
DISA and sustainability
Read more about why DISA is focussed on innovation which promotes sustainability and helps foundries achieve lower their cost per casting.
DISA’s latest Equipment Modernisation Packages
DISA is helping more customers make serious improvements in capacity, efficiency and functionality – with no need to buy a new moulding machine.
Digital innovation meets 450 years of production history at Eisenwerk Erzgebirge
Eisenwerk Erzgebirge 1566 GmbH (formerly ES Automobilguss) in Germany has been producing iron parts continuously since 1566. Today, it is a specialist in malleable iron castings for all types of applications with 85% of casting output made in smaller volumes and shorter run.
How to start up equipment after longer pauses in production. What to do and what to look out for.
Huaxiang chooses DISAs Monitizer suite for Smart Foundry project
Shanxi Huaxiang Group Co., Ltd. (“Huaxiang”) has become the first Chinese foundry to adopt the full Monitizer® digital suite, supplied and supported by DISA, a Norican technology.
Understanding your foundry digital journey
An article by our Digital Product Manager to support your digital product start up in foundries
Productivity by design: how digital dashboards have changed what’s possible at MAT Foundry Group
When global business MAT Foundry Group agreed to pilot a new IIoT solution which promised to drive productivity by connecting, monitoring and analysing foundry-wide data sources for actionable insights, they expected change. What they didn’t expect was how simple the process would be, or the potential it would unlock.
New DISA MATCH 14-19
DISA's new green-sand molding MATCH plate in the 14/19 mold size popular among US foundries.
Payment by results: DISA Application win-win consultancy
Foundries working with DISA’s Application team of specialist engineers can now benefit from a zero risk ‘Win-Win’ contract.
Casting light on aluminium matters
Aluminium is currently central to many quality, profitability and sustainability discussions and decisions affecting Norican foundry customers worldwide. We caught up with our aluminium experts to ask them about all things aluminium.
Special read Aluminium and innovation
The rapidly growing global market for complex aluminium castings requires aluminium-specific equipment. Find out how foundries prepare for an aluminium future in our special read article.
Maximising Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
This article shares insights from Norican’s customers and foundry owners who are yielding results and improving OEE with a strategic equipment management approach focussed on availability, performance and quality.
DISA premieres game-changing foundry innovations
At GIFA 2019, DISA will reveal three radical new digitally-driven innovations that move foundries closer to Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM).
Expert snapshot: World Foundry Congress
Find out more about the World Foundry Congress 2018 from DISA’s Product Portfolio & Innovation Manager, Per Larsen, in this Q&A from Krakow.
DISA aftermarket excellence
Because innovation never stops. Find out how DISA EMP, TOPS and PLC aftermarket services can help you get your line in tip top condition.
What lies ahead: the future of foundries
DISA experts have delivered a series of guest lectures about the Future of Foundries. They explored three interconnected themes of: sustainability, productivity and Industry 4.0.
Rising demand for matchplate moulding lines
DISA has seen an increase in demand for moulding lines using matchplate technology, driven by a surge in enquiries from Chinese customers for large DISA MATCH lines.
AQUA GROUP upgrades to DISAMATIC C3
40 years of productivity improvements culminate in move to DISAMATIC.
DISA MAC: be sure before you pour
For the first time ever, foundries are able to spot and react to mould string inaccuracies in real time, and crucially, before pouring.
Review: DISA at IFEX 2018
Success on the subcontinent: DISA recently showcased the latest innovations in casting technology at IFEX 2018.
DISA’s four key learnings from Metal China
Launching FOUR new innovations, exhibiting alongside THREE Norican Group brands, the emergence of TWO key industry shifts in ONE memorable show – Metal China 2018.
Reduce Downtime for Pattern Changes by 300%
DISA’s new Automatic Pattern Changer (APC) for its DISAMATIC D3 moulding line changes pattern plates in less than 60 seconds.
A New and Improved DISA TOPS
The DISA Total Optimisation Production Service (TOPS) process has been standardised globally to provide a consistent experience for every customer.
DISAMATIC C3 Goes Global
DISAMATIC C3 goes global and launches with three versions after taking the Asian market by storm.
DISAMATIC D3 with MOC
The Melt Overflow Cover (MOC), a standard feature on the new DISAMATIC® D3 Automatic Mould Conveyor (AMC), proves that innovations don’t have to be rocket science to make a difference.
AFS for DISAMATIC D3
Automatic Filter Setter for DISAMATIC D3: unlocking capacity, freeing up resources.
A new leader for DISA
Ulla Hartvig Toennesen succeeds Peter Holm Larsen as Senior Vice President of the DISA Centre for Product Innovation in Taastrup, Denmark. Her mission: taking DISA to the next level.
DISA customer named 'BEST IN TEST'
It’s official: The VICTORIA 30cm skillet made on DISA moulding technology has been voted the best straight-of-the-box cast iron skillet by the US-based Epicurious website.
DISA in conversation with Turkish foundries
In May, DISA, Tüdöksad and Meta-Mak held a technical symposium which attracted over 100 small and midsized foundry owners and operators.
DISA China Foundry Institute
Constantly seeking new ways to optimize customers’ knowledge and use of its moulding equipment, Norican Group China now introduces its new training facility.
DISA Customers Day Event in Rajkot
DISA India conducts a Customers' Day event at Customer's Place on 27th June 2017 in Rajkot
Automotive symposium at Renault
In May, DISA, ItalPresseGauss, StrikoWestofen and Renault met to discuss the challenges and the future of automotive casting production.
Symposiums in Vietnam
Many jolt squeeze and floor moulding foundry specialists met in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to discover the features and key benefits of the DISAMATIC C3.
Shaping tomorrow’s engineers in Indonesia
In March, we visited foundry students from Politeknik Manufaktur Negeri Bandung to discuss the advances in moulding techniques, processes and sand plants.
Innovation symposium with PSA Groupe
Constantly seeking to engineer change and lead technology, DISA held a local innovation symposium onsite at one of the leading automotive companies in France: PSA GROUPE.
Norican acquires LMCS Group
Taastrup, Denmark. Norican Global A/S (“Norican”), a leading metallic parts enhancement company (by virtue of its ownership of both DISA and Wheelabrator Group), announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the Light Metal Casting Solutions Group (“LMCS”). The transaction was announced on February 21 of this year. LMCS comprises three of the leading names in aluminium parts formation marketplace: StrikoWestofen, ItalPresse and Gauss.
DISAMATIC D3 Success Story
We are proud to share the great success of the DISAMATIC D3 and all the positive feedback received from foundries from all over the world.
FONDERIE LAROCHE replaced an old Hunter HMP20 machine with a DISA MATCH 20/24 increasing production by 40 metric tons.
Norican Group enters into binding agreement to purchase Light Metal Casting Solutions Group.