Arburg at Plast 2012 in Milan

Lossburg, (PresseBox) - .
- Focus on efficient production
- Electric machines for standard and high-end products
- Seven exhibits from all machine series, automation and a broad range of applications

From 8 to 12 April 2012, Arburg will show a representative selection from its current product range at the Plast trade fair in Milan, with a total of seven exhibits. The focus will be on the topic of efficient production. In Hall 22, on exhibition stand no. C/D 34/32, covering approximately 560 m², electric, hybrid and hydraulic Allrounders from all the machine series will be represented. These are integrated in automation solutions equipped for LSR processing and micro injection moulding, as well as high-speed applications.

"The various exhibits illustrate the fact that our modular product range and expertise in applications technology enable us to offer optimal injection moulding solutions to meet any requirements, increasing the cost-effectiveness of production," explains Dr. Björn Noren, Managing Director of Arburg's Italian subsidiary.

Electric Allrounders for a wide range of applications

The Edrive and Alldrive series offer impressive proof of the broad range of electric machines from Arburg. While the Allrounder E series is designed for producing standard injection moulded parts, the Allrounder A series covers high-end applications.

The Edrive series expands Arburg's machine series and covers a clamping force range from 600 to 2,000 kN. The Edrive machines are an energy-efficient electric alternative to basic hydraulic machines.

The Allrounder E machines offer advantages in terms of cycle times thanks to their rapid and simultaneous execution of the most important machine movements and their potential with regard to energy efficiency. The high efficiency of the servo-electric drives and the toggle-type clamping unit ensure extremely energy-efficient operation on all electric Arburg machines. Servo motor energy recovery during braking also has a beneficial effect on the machines' overall energy consumption. Together, these factors combine to reduce energy consumption by up to 50 percent compared to standard hydraulic machines. The Allrounder E and the Allrounder A machines consequently bear the Arburg "e²" energy-efficiency label to indicate their optimum energy efficiency.

The smallest machines in each series will be on show in Milan. The Allrounder 370 E is equipped for processing LSR and will produce optical lenses. The Allrounder 270 A operates with the Arburg micro injection module, which combines an 8-mm injection screw with a second screw for melting the material, and produces parts weighing just a few milligrams.

High-performance hybrid machines

Two examples of the hybrid Allrounder H series will be on display. The large Allrounder 920 H with a clamping force of 5000 kN will demonstrate the productivity of the Hidrive series with a material throughput of 67 kg/h, while the Allrounder 570 H will provide proof it its high-speed capabilities by producing four thin-walled lids. The high-performance hybrid machines of the Hidrive (H) series are predestined for high-speed packaging applications of this kind. The hybrid Allrounder H series covers a clamping force range of between 600 and 5,000 kN and combines maximum production output with short cycles and reduced energy consumption. Accordingly, they bear the Arburg "e²" energy-efficiency label.

Full automation on the majority of exhibits

Automation plays an important role with regard to production efficiency. Accordingly, a total of six exhibition machines operate with robotic systems. One of the highlights will be the fully automatic encapsulation of cables with a production cell built around the Allrounder 375 V vertical machine. All parts handling is dealt with by a six-axis robotic system, which the machine operator can program himself using an implemented Selogica user interface. In addition, the robotic system is linked directly to the Selogica machine control system. Online communication extends far beyond the Euromap interface and offers functions such as the synchronisation of movements and simplified machine start-up. The advantages of this solution are shorter set-up and cycle times and thus a higher efficiency of the injection 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 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 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 around 2,150 Arburg employees, 1,800 work in Germany. A further 350 employees work in Arburg's organisations around the world.

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

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