Interesting applications at the Interplastica
- The energy-efficient electric Allrounder 420 A produces cups in a cycle time of around 2.2 seconds
- Successful Allrounder 420 C Golden Edition
At the Interplastica 2009, which will be held from 27 to 30 January in Moscow, Arburg will present two machines: An electric Alldrivemachine will show its capabilities in the field of high-speed applications. Two cups, each weighing 8.2 grams, will be produced on the Allrounder 420 A with a clamping force of 1,000 kN in a cycle time of 2.2 seconds and subsequently removed and stacked. The second exhibit is an Allrounder 420 C Golden Edition.
Arburg has defined the efficient use of energy as one of its corporate objectives, and has incorporated the relevant measures in the all-embracing initiative "Energy Efficiency Allround". Here, the objective is not simply to use as little energy as possible in the production of Allrounders and the entire Arburg technology. Rather, the company seeks to use its products and expertise in order to efficiently minimise energy consumption among its customers as well. So, it is fitting that Arburg's exhibit at the Interplastica is an electric Allrounder 420 A, which has Arburg's Energy Efficiency label e².
The exhibit Allrounder 420 A
The high-speed Allrounder 420 A 1000-400 features a distance between tie bars of 420 millimetres, a clamping force of 1,000 kN and a size 400 injection unit. Equipped with a two-cavity mould, it produces polypropylene cups in a cycle time of just 2.2 seconds. The shot weight for both cups is 16.4 grams. In addition to a pneumatically-operated needle shut-off nozzle for sprue-free injection, the machine also features an electro-mechanical ejector for rapid demoulding. With this equipment, the Allrounder A is ideally suited to high-precision but also rapid and reproducible production cycles with thin-walled parts. The high output levels also have the advantage of reducing unit costs, resulting in a short, economically advantageous payback period for the initial investment.
High economy of the Allrounder A
The Alldrive-series cover a clamping force range of 500 to 2,000 kN. A principle feature of the electric Allrounder A machines is their cost efficiency. The main axes, with servo-electric drive as standard, enable simultaneous movements, thus facilitating short cycle times. The auxiliary axes can be driven electrically or hydraulically, depending on the customer's requirements. A further advantage of these electric machines is their low energy consumption. High reproducibility and part quality are guaranteed by the excellent positioning accuracy of the electric movement axes, which also contribute to the reduced noise emission level. In addition, the accuracy of the axis movements allows rapid and precise entry into the mould, thus optimising cycle times - a factor that plays a particularly important role in the case of complex production cells. Electric Allrounder A machines therefore offer decisive advantages for numerous applications.
Economical Allrounder Golden Edition
With the Allrounder 420 C Golden Edition, featuring a clamping force of 1,000 kN, Arburg will present its successful machine series. This economical machine series combines state-of-the-art machine technology with an attractive price/performance ratio. It currently consists of a carefully thought-out range of nine Allrounders for various applications, each machine being equipped with a fixed clamping force/injection unit combination. Like all Allrounders, these machines are also produced exclusively at the parent factory in Lossburg.
Significance of Russian market
Helmut Heinson, Arburg's Managing Director Sales, mentioned the importance of the exhibits for the Interplastica: "Especially with the Allrounder 420 A, Arburg is presenting an application, which is becoming increasingly important in the growing Russian plastics market. Particularly in the sector of high speed applications, there is a huge demand for this kind of flexible machine solution, which can be adapted to the production requirements at hand. With the presentation of this modern and energy efficient technology, we are also underscoring the significance of the Russian market. And also with our Allrounder Golden Edition we are presenting a product, which fits to the Russian plastics market needs. This economical machine series combines state-of-the-art machine technology with an attractive price/performance ratio. For both machine series, we see clear potential for development in the future."
About ARBURG GmbH + Co KG
Arburg, a German machine construction company, is one of the leading global manufacturers of injection moulding machines for plastics processing with clamping forces between 125 kN and 5,000 kN. Fields of application include the production of plastic parts for motor vehicles, communications and consumer electronics, medical technology, domestic appliances and packaging. The product range is completed by robotic systems, complex projects and other peripherals. Arburg's operations are coordinated by an integrated management system and are DIN EN ISO 9001 and 14001 certified. Arburg is represented by its own organisations in 23 countries at 31 locations and by trading partners in more than 50 countries. However, production takes place exclusively in the parent factory in Lossburg (Germany) - with the mark of quality "made by Arburg - made in Germany". From a total of more than 2,000 Arburg employees, around 1,700 work in Germany. Around 330 further employees work at the 23 subsidiaries and representative offices.
Further information about Arburg can be found at www.arburg.com