- Cost-efficient: complete automation solution built around energy-optimised Allrounder Golden Edition
- Efficient: finished toy buggy produced in a single step
- Plagkem: important industry event in South East Europe
Lossburg, Germany, 9-2-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Arburg will be exhibiting at the Plagkem in Celje, Slovenia from 21 to 24 April 2015. This trade fair is an important forum for Arburg to present its range of products and services to existing and prospective customers in South East Europe. The main focus for trade visitors to exhibition stand no. 32 in Hall K will be the automated efficient production of an injection moulded toy buggy with an energy-optimised hydraulic Allrounder.
Stephan Doehler, European Sales Director at Arburg, explains the situation: “In view of the need for the economical manufacture of large volumes of high-quality technical moulded parts for the automotive and household appliance sectors, which are so important in this market, automation is becoming an increasingly important topic.” “At the Plagkem 2015 in Slovenia, we will present the automated manufacture of a toy buggy using a cost-effective production cell to demonstrate the potential of our products and expertise in this sector.”
Toy buggy in a single injection moulding cycle
This exhibit demonstrates the performance of the proven hydraulic Golden Edition machine series. An Allrounder 420 C Golden Edition produces al the components in a single step using a family mould. The cycle time is 25 seconds.
After the injection moulding process, a Multilift Select robotic system then removes the sprue as well as the four individual components (roof, chassis and two axles with wheels) and joins them together on the assembly table to produce the finished buggy.
Energy-optimised hydraulic machine technology
The exhibit is equipped with the Arburg productivity package. This includes the Arburg energy-saving system (AES) with speed-controlled pump drive and water-cooled drive motor. Here, operation with two regulating pumps, which enable simultaneous machine movements, is rendered even more cost-effective. Advantages of the productivity package include a reduction in energy requirement by up to 20 percent, five percent shorter dry cycle times and minimised emissions.
Cost-effective automation solution
The Multilift Select is the entry-level model of the Arburg linear robotic systems. It features servo-electric drive axes and is fully integrated in the Selogica machine control system. For the user, this means only one data record, no re-thinking required during programming and perfect synchronisation of robotic system and machine. Moreover, the Multilift Select is extremely simple to program thanks to the teach-in function. The advantages of this strategy are evident. Programming times and changeover processes are efficiently shortened, handling sequences are more reliable overall and training expenses are reduced significantly.
Together with a conveyor belt, guarding and the Allrounder Golden Edition, the Multilift Select forms a complete, automated production unit that is immediately ready for operation.
German machine manufacturer Arburg is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of injection moulding machines with clamping forces between 125 and 5,000 kN. This is complemented by robotic systems, customer- and sector-specific turnkey solutions and further peripherals. An innovative additive manufacturing system was added to the plastic processing range in 2013.
The company places the topic of production efficiency at the centre of all its activities, taking into account the entire value-added chain. The objective is to enable the Arburg customers to manufacture their plastic products, whether one-off parts or high-volume production, in optimal quality and at minimum unit costs – e.g. for the automotive and packaging industries, communication and entertainment electronics, medical technology, or the white goods sector.
An international sales and service network guarantees first-class, local customer support. Arburg is represented by its own organisations at 32 locations in 24 countries and by trading partners in more than 50 countries. The machines are produced exclusively at the parent factory in Lossburg, Germany. From a total of around 2,350 employees, around 1,950 work in Germany. About 400 further employees work in Arburg’s organisations around the world. In 2012, Arburg became one of the first companies to gain triple certification: to ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environment) and ISO 50001 (Energy).
Further information about Arburg can be found at www.arburg.com.
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