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March 08, 2016

Hitachi Industry & Control Begins Sales of "ADSTEFAN Ver. 2016" Casting Simulation System in India

Contribute to increase efficiency of the manufacturing industry, and support "Make In India" Campaign

New Delhi, March 8 , 2016 --- Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions, Ltd. ("Hitachi Industry & Control") announced today that it will begin sales of "ADSTEFAN Ver. 2016", a casting simulation system*1, in the Republic of India ("India") on March 15, 2016. "ADSTEFAN Ver. 2016" was released in Japan on February 1, 2016. Hitachi Industry & Control is aiming to secure sales of 50 licenses per year in the Indian market.

“ADSTEFAN” is a simulation tool that enables users in the front lines of casting production in the molding materials industry to predict casting defects before they occur. It can simulate the inflow of molten metal into casting molds as well as the hardening process, both of which have been treated like a "black box" so far, and displays those processes in 3D. This makes it possible to reduce the number of casting prototypes, cut down on development time, and improve quality, thereby to demonstrate results in terms of reductions in both costs and the resources consumed. Hitachi Industry & Control originally released “ADSTEFAN” in Japan in 1999, and since then has made improvements of product functions based on requests for enhancements from user companies and the results of joint research with universities and partner companies, offering upgraded versions each year. In 2007, it released “ADSTEFAN” for the first time in India, when a sales agency contract was completed with the ProSIM R&D Center, an Indian subsidiary, and is now working to strengthen and enhance the sales and service structure in collaboration with partner companies. By “ADSTEFAN Ver.2016”, Hitachi Industry & Control will contribute to the development of the manufacturing industry in India.

Mitsuo Takayama, President of Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions, Ltd. said:
By offering the “ADSTEFAN” simulation system, Hitachi Industry & Control has contributed to improving quality and reducing man-hours in the front lines of casting production in the Japanese molding materials industry. Now, we are extremely pleased and proud to be able to offer the system “ADSTEFAN Ver. 2016” in India.

*1 Support provided in three languages (Japanese, English, and Chinese (simplified characters)).

Benefits of “ADSTEFAN”:

  • Reduction of Time: Time Reduction for Development / Designing , Decreasing numbers of prototypes
  • Reduction of Cost: Cost reduction for prototypes, Reduction of designing costs
  • Improvement of Quality: Preventing casting defects, Improvement of yield rate, Improvement of product reliability
  • Grasp of defect causes: Grasp and countermeasures for the defects from simulation results
  • Accumulation of Technology: Accumulating and handing technology and know-how of designing data

For details, please refer to: http://www.adstefan.com/english/index.html

About Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions, Ltd.

Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions, Ltd. is a core company that supports the Hitachi Group’s industrial solutions business. It works with customers to identify issues, and then creates “Collaborative Creation Solutions” to resolve those issues by combining individual products and technologies from the perspective of companywide optimization. In this way, it takes on issues that are difficult to resolve through independent technologies alone, in business fields such as industrial solutions, security and imaging solutions, embedded engineering, system engineering, and printed circuit board manufacturing. In manufacturing fields where it can demonstrate its true value, in collaboration with partner companies, Hitachi Industry & Control will provide technologies, products, and services that meet customers’ expectations on a global scale.
For details, please refer to: http://www.hitachi-ics.co.jp/eng/

About Hitachi Automotive Systems Pune (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Hitachi Automotive Systems Pune (India) Pvt. Ltd. is a regional extension of Hitachi Automotive Systems Espelkamp GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Automotive Systems Group. The company is engaged in the manufacture and sales of aftermarket components in India.

Notes

  • “ADSTEFAN” is a registered trademark of Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions, Ltd.
  • When exporting or otherwise engaging in trade involving this product, please implement the necessary procedures after confirming export related laws and regulations in the relevant countries, including regulations based on foreign exchange and foreign trade laws, as well as American export control regulations.

Customer inquiries

For further information, please contact the following sales agents:
KADKRAFT SYSTEMS PVT.LTD
[Person in charge: Raman Gupta]
SCO 196-97, First Floor,Sector 34-A, Chandigarh-160022, India
Tel: +91-98140-21311

ProSIM R&D PVT,LTD
[Person in charge: Amaresh Balaji.S]
#4, 1st'B'Main, 1st N Block,Rajajinagar, Bangalore-560010, India
Tel: +91-80-2332-3020

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