The first machine in the HIGHVAC range came out of production in 2010. Already revolutionary in its time, this range of machines has completely changed the vacuum market in the die-casting industry. Since then, Fondarex studied and implemented more than 3,000 projects worldwide, using HIGHVAC technology. This is by far our most popular and widespread range among our customers.
Over the years, the HIGHVAC system has gradually evolved to better meet your needs and the new standards and constraints of the market. This is part of continuous improvement and innovation that are at the heart of Fondarex’s genes. The market has changed a great deal over the past five years and we have seen the emergence of new castings, more complex, technical and larger parts. We are talking about structural parts, safety parts or what we now call GIGA castings. The demand of our customers for systems that are always more efficient but also better integrated in terms of communication and data exchange led Fondarex to the project: MODULAR.
The development of the new version of a high-performance system like HIGHVAC was not an easy task and a real challenge for Fondarex to satisfy its most demanding customers. This is not a simple evolution but a real new product that we offer you; we have drawn on our 75 years of experience in the field, taken into account the smallest details of our customers’ feedback and started again from a blank page. After two years of R&D and numerous tests in partner foundries, the new mobile MODULAR was born. This new vacuum machine is the worthy heir to the HIGHVAC range. It offers great flexibility with the ability to evolve at any time and therefore adapt perfectly to the current and future needs of HPDC processes.
THE NEW CONCEPT
This new concept is mobile and incorporates robust and modern technology to guarantee the best satisfaction throughout usage. The user interface has also been completely re-evaluated to allow for easier and more intuitive operation while offering more precise controls as well as a comprehensive process analysis. The MODULAR system remains compatible with all DCM and offers a communication standard based on wired, Profinet, Profibus and OPC UA technologies. Maintenance has also been completely revised to reduce machine downtime and thus use the time to focus on production. Most of the controls and features that have made the reputation of Fondarex machines are found as standard; such as profile control, pollution control, calculation of the volume of air evacuated and many others.