Industry 4.0 technologies

Industry 4.0 technologies played a decisive role in the response to the pandemic in many sectors, but the crisis is bringing new challenges to the future of digital industrialisation. Now companies must rethink the direction of their operational strategies, changing both the industrial aspects they seek to approach and the use of the Industry 4.0 technologies required to achieve them.

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Industrial digitalisation: a forward-looking major challenge

In most industries, there is widespread acceptance that digital technology´s role is shifting rapidly from a marginal driver of efficiency to a key booster for innovation and development. Industrial digitalisation in the midst of a pandemic goes one step further. Now more than ever, we need to shape the future role of new technologies in the industrial sector and the processing industries, such as pressure die casting of Zamak, Magnesium and Lead parts.

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Automotive: the electric vehicle takes off in the midst of the crisis

Right in the heart of the pandemic, electric vehicle sales have grown by nearly 50%. How has this sector withstood the crisis? Gurelan is driven and excited about the electric vehicle revolution, and is particularly completely confident about what its zamak, magnesium and lead injected solutions mean for the automotive sector. In the future, the electric vehicle sector will undoubtedly need new more efficient, durable and lighter parts to meet the needs for a large-scale consumer market.

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2020: the year of Covid-19

Gurelan finally bids farewell to one of the most complicated years in its history. Both industrially and in a human and socio-economic context, 2020 will remain the year marked by the pandemic at all levels. However, the challenges that have been successfully met despite the unfavourable situation cannot be ignored. Quality, continuity, flexibility: thanks to common effort and the confidence of its customers, partners and employees, Gurelan has succeeded in overcoming the coronavirus obstacle, looking hopefuly towards 2021.

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The machine tool sector tries to stand its ground

No industrial activity is possible without machine tools. From the automotive industry to electronics, including the injection moulding of parts in Zamak, Magnesium and Lead carried out by Gurelan, machine-tools are the driving force enabling the production for other sectors. Now, this global activity is hand tied: decrease in production, cancellation of international fairs, uncertainty... Gurelan analyses the situation of this fundamental industry for the whole economy.

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Gas-assisted injection moulding: the future for electric vehicles

The automotive sector is already preparing for the next step: optimisation of the industrial processes that will enable the definitive take-off of the electric vehicle. Today, gas-assisted injection moulding can further reduce the weight of future electric vehicles without jeopardising safety and comfort. As part of its strategy of continuous innovation, Gurelan is studying how lighter parts of Zamak and Magnesium could be obtained thanks to a new gas-assisted technique that produces hollow sections out of thick metal parts.

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Zamak parts for electronics: a smart solution to meet the sector´s needs

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically accelerated the development of new technologies. In this new context defined by the growing need for new electronic devices of all kinds, die casting of Zamak parts for the electronic industry has reinforced its strategic value as an effective, economical and top quality solution when producing certain components destined for the electronics sector.

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An innovative approach to die-casting

How does a small industrial company from Mendaro (Gipuzkoa) manage to hobnob with major industrial companies? Die-casting of parts in hot chamber is a world apart, very complex and extremely demanding. Since 1934, Gurelan has been offering different, innovative and effective solutions in the field of Zamak, Magnesium and Lead moulded parts for all kinds of sectors and customers, including the automotive industry, cosmetics, firearms and electrical equipment. How do they achieve this?

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Challenges for the industry in the new global scenario

The reactivation of economy after the brake caused by the pandemic at a global level will bring a change in production, use and consumption trends: Industry 4.0 is just around the corner. We are now witnessing the early digitalization of many activities, a process that companies were already contemplating but has, in many cases, been accelerated to overcome the obstacles raised by the crisis.

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