- In focus: energy-efficient, high-performance Alldrive and Hidrive machine series
- Complex: IML bucket with handle produced in six seconds
- Innovative: optical parts made from liquid silicone
Lossburg, 20-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Arburg will show two high-end exhibits at stand 1215 in Hall 12 at the Plast Eurasia, to be held from 4 to 7 December 2014.
The performance capacity of the electric and hybrid Alldrive and Hidrive machine series for the demanding packaging and optics industries will be presented, as well as expertise in processing special materials such as liquid silicone (LSR).
“We will be exhibiting innovative applications at the Plast Eurasia 2014 to demonstrate the potential of our machines,” explained Engin Malcan, Managing Director of Arburg’s Turkish subsidiary. “For the booming packaging industry, we will be presenting a high-performance hybrid machine in a “Packaging” version that produces thin-walled IML products. The entire system will be delivered to a customer directly after the fair. We will be presenting a new application area for LSR with the production of an optical part on an electric Allrounder A. As an indication of their particularly energy-optimised operation, both exhibits bear the Arburg e² energy efficiency label.”
Complete IML bucket with handle produced in just six seconds
The “Packaging” version (P) of the hybrid Allrounder 720 H is specially tailored to the needs of the packaging industry and is configured for the manufacture of thin-walled articles using the in-mould labelling process (IML).
With a clamping force of 2,900 kN and size 1300 injection unit, the exhibit operates with a 2-cavity mould from Erkoc, producing labelled 1-litre buckets with handles. The IML system from Roboplas picks up the labels, places them in the mould, removes the moulded parts from the movable side of the mould, attaches the handles and sets the finished buckets down on a conveyor belt. The entire cycle from the point where the labels are picked up to setting down of the finished buckets on the conveyor belt takes around six seconds.
“Packaging version”: high performance and speed
In order to meet the high demands of the packaging industry, Arburg offers a “Packaging” (P) version of the hybrid and electric Hidrive and Alldrive high-performance machines. These machines combine high productivity with reduced energy consumption and are characterised by a well-balanced combination of distance between tie-bars, clamping force and opening stroke. Moreover, they provide fast, precise, energy-saving mould movements (through servo-electric toggle-type clamping units), high plasticising performance (through barrier screws and servo-electric dosage drives), dynamic position-regulated screws and effective injection volume flows.
Innovative optical application: flexible lenses made from LSR
The key to processing LSR is waste-free production with the non-recyclable material. Over the next few years, interesting further developments are expected in the application of this versatile material in the field of optics.
Arburg is showing one example of this at the Plast Eurasia on an electric Allrounder 470 A with a clamping force of 1,000 kN and size 170 injection unit. Equipped with a 4-cavity LSR mould from Rico, the exhibit produces a lens from a new, highly transparent liquid silicone with a hardness of 60 Shore A.
The cycle time is 40 seconds.
LSR: expertise and injection moulding technology from a single source
Liquid silicone has been available for over 30 years now and Arburg has been involved in the development of LSR injection moulding right from the start. This means that Arburg can offer its customers reliable process expertise and individually adaptable injection moulding technology. With appropriate equipment components, Allrounders can be expanded to complete LSR system solutions for the automated production of silicone parts. As a system supplier in this field, Arburg is able to offer comprehensive consultation services through to the complete implementation of turnkey systems.
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 developed in-house was added to the plastic processing range in 2013.
In keeping with its motto “Arburg for efficient injection moulding”, 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.