Arburg to exhibit electric Allrounders at Expo Plasticos 2014
- Electric: From the Edrive entry-level model to the high-performance Alldrive machine
- Complete: Exhibits from Arburg and sales partner Axiomatek produce bowls and covers
- Important: Mexican market connects North and South America
From 25 to 28 March 2014, Arburg will present its range of electric machines and automation solutions at the Expo Plasticos 2014 in Guadalajara, Mexico. An electric Allrounder 520 E with a Multilift Select robotic system will demonstrate the production of a bowl at stand number 800. The matching cover will be produced on an electric Allrounder 320 A with robotic system from Sepro Robotique on the Sepro stand, which is also where Arburg's sales representative Axiomatek can be found.
Over the past ten years, the Expo Plasticos has established itself as an important event for the plastics processing industry in Mexico and Central America. Guillermo Fasterling, Managing Director of the Mexican Arburg subsidiary in Querétaro, explains the importance of the fair: "Thanks to the good infrastructural links with the markets in North, Central and South America, Mexico has succeeded in building an excellent reputation as a location for trade fairs in recent years. At the same time, the local plastics industry has developed well, thanks in part to the increased demand from regional automotive suppliers. The industry finds itself confronted with some complex challenges in this context. The automation solutions exhibited on the high-tech electric machines from Arburg at the Expo Plasticos 2014 show that we are well able to meet these demands."
Two electric Allrounders with automation solutions
Arburg has come up with a special campaign for visitors with the demonstration parts produced there. On Arburg's 90 square metre stand (no. 800), bowls will be produced in a cycle time of 12 seconds on an Allrounder 520 E with a clamping force of 1,500 kN and a size 400 injection unit. The 36 gram moulded parts are removed by a Multilift Select robotic system and set down on a conveyor belt, where they can be collected by visitors, who can then obtain a matching cover at the Sepro Robotique stand (no. 913). There, in conjunction with Arburg's sales representative Axiomatek, an Allrounder 320 A with Sepro robotic system will be on display. This exhibit has a clamping force of 600 kN and a size 170 injection unit and produces the 16 gram cover in a cycle time of 10 seconds.
Electric Allrounder range
The electric machines from Arburg cover a clamping force range between 350 and 5,000 kN. The Edrive machine series offers customers the perfect entry to the world of electric machines, while the high-precision Alldrive can be used to produce high-end injection moulded parts in large volumes. The entry-level Edrive model is a cost-efficient alternative to standard hydraulic machines, while the high-end Alldrive series is predestined for the accurate and fast production of precision parts, for example in the areas of optics or medical technology. Play-free, direct acting spindle drives achieve maximum reproducibility and consistent part quality, while special versions of the machines are also available for packaging applications. The advantages of the electric Allrounder series includes efficiently reduced energy requirements in comparison with hydraulic machines, as well as low-emission servo-electric drives. The machines are also convenient to use, thanks to the Selogica control system which is standard on all machine series.
First class support from Mexican subsidiary
Visitors to the Arburg stand can look forward to personal discussions with the relevant advisors relating to the performance range of the Allrounder machines and the service offerings of Arburg's Mexican subsidiary in Querétaro. The subsidiary's facilities include a showroom with a floorspace of some 215 square metres, which provides sufficient space for five Allrounder injection moulding machines. In addition to presentations of the latest Arburg technology, mould prototyping and training also take place here. In addition, there is a well-stocked spare parts store, enabling Arburg to offer its customers in Mexico comprehensive pre- and after-sales service.
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.