Arburg: Successful Brasilplast 2011

Loßburg, (PresseBox) - .
- Numerous technical discussions and interest from the packaging industry
- High-performance hybrid Allrounder 720 H produced screw caps
- New electric Integralpicker V presented

For the Arburg subsidiary in São Paulo, the Brasilplast was the most important public appearance in Latin America this year. Numerous trade visitors, particularly from the booming packaging industry, showed interest in the injection moulding machines "Made in Germany".

"The largest plastics trade fair in Latin America was a resounding success for us," said Kai Wender, Managing Director of Arburg's Brazilian subsidiary. "The cosmetics and packaging sectors are currently experiencing high growth. We had excellent discussions with trade visitors, particularly from these markets. The interest in our hybrid Hidrive series machines was especially high."

Representing this series, an Allrounder 720 H with a clamping force of 3,200 kN and a size 1300 injection unit produced flip-top caps for cosmetic tubes. Thanks to its high injection speeds, this high-performance hybrid machine, which features hydraulic accumulator technology, is predestined for packaging sector applications. It produced 24 screw caps with a diameter of 40 millimetres in a cycle time of 11.8 seconds. The throughput was 45.6 kilograms per hour.

Furthermore, Arburg exhibited a compact system built around an Allrounder 320 Golden Edition with a clamping force of 500 kN. A complete toy buggy was produced on the hydraulic injection moulding machine in a cycle time of 20 seconds, whereby the wheels, chassis and roof were injected simultaneously. The sprues were removed by the new electric Integralpicker V from Arburg, which is equipped with three servo axes, enabling short set-up and cycle times. "In Brazil, the good price/performance ratio of this machine series 'Made in Germany' is highly valued," adds Kai Wender. "Thanks to its repeat accuracy, the machine is very sought after and represents an ideal entry-level solution for automated moulded part production."

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 are, for example, the production of plastic parts for automobiles, 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 at 32 locations in 24 countries 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. About 330 further employees work in Arburg's organisations around the world.

Further information about Arburg can be found at www.arburg.com

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