"Whether additive manufacturing, Industry 4.0, or LSR processing, Arburg is a pioneer in many areas and has decades of know-how in plastics processing. We don't see ourselves as a supplier of machines, but rather as a technology partner that can provide our customers with everything from a single source," emphasizes Friedrich Kanz, Managing Director of Arburg USA, explaining: "The brand promise 'Wir sind da.' formulates our high standards of quality, reliability, and personal proximity to our customers and partners – across all industries and technologies in plastics processing. Our nine exhibits are therefore designed to showcase an exciting cross-section of our wide range of products and services. At 900 square meters, we enlarged our stand area by nearly 40 percent compared with the last NPE in 2015.”
Large machine in the new designThe hybrid Allrounder 1120 H will be on display for the first time outside Europe at the NPE 2018, where it will be celebrating its American premiere. It extends the clamping force range by 30 percent to 730 US-tons. The new large machine offers a well thought-out design for even more ergonomics and functionality as well as its visionary Gestica control system, which offers the same look and feel as smart mobile devices. At the NPE, the exhibit will demonstrate Arburg's comprehensive expertise in the turnkey sector using the example of the well-known folding step stools: the eight individual parts from PP are handled by a Multilift V 40 linear robotic system and then combined within the injection molding cycle with the help of a six-axis robot and assembly station. In this way, a finished product in Arburg design is created "ready to use" in a cycle time of 60 seconds in a fully automated process.
Increased production efficiency with turnkey and automationTo increase added value, a growing number of increasingly complex operations are being integrated into the injection molding process. Arburg offers a wide range of automation solutions from a single source for this. From simple pickers to six-axis robots and complex turnkey systems, everything is included. All eight Allrounders on the Arburg stand are automated. A sophisticated LSR application will be showcased as a further turnkey highlight alongside the folding step stools. It centers around an electric two-component Allrounder 570 A, which produces two two-color wrist straps from LSR (hardness 70 and 30 Shore A) in a cycle time of 70 seconds fully automatically. The watches are completed with housing and fastening ready to use in an injection molding cycle using a Multilift V 15 linear robotic system and an assembly station.
The hybrid Allrounder 1120 H will celebrate its American premiere at the NPE 2018. The new large machine extends the product portfolio in the clamping range up to 730 US-tons. The new design and the new Gestica control system are pioneering.