Energy Efficiency Allround is the focus of “Technology on Tour 2008”
Arburg communicates the subject of energy efficiency to the world using a truck, open houses and seminars
Up to now, approximately 50 events are planned throughout the world, including the truck tour, open houses and seminars.
Energy efficiency expertise
The objective of all three types of event it to make the participants aware of the issue of energy efficiency, to highlight the wide spectrum of energy-saving potential and to trigger appropriate changes in injection moulding company production processes in the medium term. Thanks to decades of experience and its extensive process knowledge, Arburg is available as a point of contact and offers its customers an extensive range of consulting services on the subject of energy efficient production. The central focus of all the events is a specialist presentation in which the injection moulding machine, the mould and the overall process is examined in detail with regard to energy consumption. The overall energy consumption in terms of material preparation, moulding and the cooling process is analysed and optimisation potential with respect to the injection moulding machine, mould and system availability is highlighted.
Truck tour through Europe
The most exciting element of "Technology on Tour 2008" is the "Destination Plasturgie" truck, which will tour Europe from the middle of April 2008 to the end of the year as a result of the many years of cooperation between the French plastics industry and Arburg.
The specially-adapted truck will visit various locations in Europe in order to present the fascinating world of plastics technology and, together with the relevant Arburg subsidiaries, to introduce its corporate objective "Energy Efficiency Allround". One of the features installed in the truck is an Allrounder 320 A with a clamping force of 500 kN, which will provide a live demonstration of energy-efficient moulded part production.
Open houses at subsidiaries and trading partners
Open-house events will take place throughout the year on Arburg subsidiary and trading partner premises - these events will provide the perfect platform to focus on presenting Arburg s energy efficiency range to the customer, as well as the Arburg product portfolio. Customers will also have the opportunity to receive individual advice on energy-saving potential from the Arburg experts.
Successful seminar concept
The third event component consists of worldwide seminars, the concept for which is based on the "Technology on Tour" series of seminars which has proved successful in Germany for many years. The energy efficiency presentation will be supplemented by individual, technical, specialist presentations on various injection moulding issues, which will be selected on a country-specific basis by the on-site Arburg representatives.
Events staged worldwide
The official start of the energy efficiency offensive will be at the Technology Days in Lossburg, from 3 to 5 April 2008.
Just a few days later, on 15 April 2008, "Technology on Tour 2008" will commence with the truck on Town Hall Square in Copenhagen. The truck will also travel to Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and the Czech Republic. Together with the open houses at the subsidiaries and the trading partners, and the numerous seminars at a variety of locations, "Technology on Tour 2008" will not only be staged in Europe but will extend from Australia and China to the USA.
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, the machines are produced 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 worldwide Arburg organisations.
Further information about Arburg can be found at www.arburg.com