Arburg presents innovative application at Medtec Europe

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- Special: GMP-compliant stainless steel electric Allrounder for production under clean room conditions
- Substitute: COP replaces glass in syringe barrels
- Comprehensive support: Expert Arburg medical technology team

Arburg will be represented with a high-end application at the Medtec Europe, which is to be held from 3 to 5 June 2014 in Stuttgart: production of syringe barrels from COP as an alternative to glass. The barrels are produced on an electric Allrounder 370 A, which is made from stainless steel for GMP-compliance and which is specially equipped for clean room production. Moreover, the experts from Arburg's medical technology team will be available at Stand no. 5B04 in Hall 5 to present the company's extensive range of products and services and to answer your individual questions.

"The Medtec Europe has developed very positively and is an important forum for us, as this is where all the leading companies in the industry meet. It offers us an opportunity for plenty of in-depth and detailed discussions and also allows us to precisely target medical technology trade visitors, which is where our focus lies," explains Alexander Göhring, sales contact in the Medical Technology Group at Arburg. Sven Kitzlinger, who is responsible for applications technology consulting, adds: "In recent years, contacts have included both familiar customers and partners, as well as new prospective clients. We have also always been able to hold comprehensive project discussions, making the trade fair a valuable event for us, not just from the quantitative perspective, but also in qualitative terms. The exhibit, always plays an important role, as it allows us to demonstrate the potential of our products and our know-how."

COP moulding on an electric stainless steel Allrounder

At the Medtec Europe 2014, Arburg will present an electric Allrounder 370 A with a clamping force of 600 kN and a size 70 injection unit. The exhibit is GMP-compliant and the clean air module from Ionstatex mounted above the clamping unit ensures clean production conditions. Clean room wall displays will illustrate the options available for production under clean room conditions.

A mould made by Männer will be used to produce two 2.35 gram syringe barrels made from the innovative material COP (Cyclic Olefin Polymer) in a cycle time of around nine seconds. This will involve lateral injection via a needle shut-off nozzle. COP is transparent and has similar barrier properties to glass, but is also almost unbreakable and cost-efficient to produce. In a subsequent step, the syringe barrels can be pre-filled, assembled and packaged ready for use.

Fulfilment of precise production requirements

Particularly in the field of medical technology, the requirements set by the OEMs and users must be precisely met. Here, the modular product range from Arburg has distinct advantages, as it renders production cells configurable and allows them to be precisely tailored to customers' production requirements. Further benefits include the various clean-room concepts and the comprehensive know-how of Arburg's expert medical technology team, as well as the opportunity to work with competent partners. This means that customer support is fully ensured from the outset through to commissioning of the appropriate systems.

Expert presentation provides a general outline

Addition information on the broad range offered by Arburg is available to the attendees of Medtec Europe during the expert presentation "Arburg machine technology for medical applications" by Sven Kitzlinger. His presentation is part of PolyOne's "Lunch and Learn Event", held on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mövenpick Hotel Stuttgart, close to the fairgrounds.

ARBURG GmbH + Co KG

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 2,300 employees, around 1,900 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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