"You can rely on Arburg. As a globally positioned family-run company, we offer high-quality machines 'Made in Germany' as well as first-class consulting and service," explains Zhao Tong, Managing Director of the Arburg organisations in China. "At the Chinaplas, we are presenting ourselves as a leading machine manufacturer and competent technology partner. The relocation of to the new exhibition site was an opportunity for Arburg to expand its stand area by a factor of 2.5 to now 600 square metres."
Pioneers in digital transformationWith over 30 years of experience in digitally networked machines including peripheral equipment, Arburg is the industry leader in digital transformation. From the smart machine and host computer system to the Smart Factory and Smart Services, the company offers everything a 'smart' injection moulding company needs to enhance added value in networked and flexibly automated production, production efficiency and process reliability.
As a central component of Industry 4.0, the Arburg host computer system (ALS) enables complete traceability of orders, batches and individual parts. Machines and peripheral components can thus be networked in a simple, standardised way by means of interfaces based on the OPC UA application protocol. All exhibits on the Arburg stand are automated and connected to ALS. Visitors will be able to see for themselves how ALS can be used to record and archive the relevant process data online.
On the exhibition stand, they can also find out which solutions Arburg offers for the Smart Factory and the "Made in China 2025" state-sponsored industrial development plan and how Industry 4.0 components can be individually combined. These include, for example, industrial Ethernet, as well as online process control, data acquisition, detailed planning and status monitoring. Further information is also available, for example on the individualisation of high-volume parts as single-unit batches by combining injection moulding and additive manufacturing. Further offerings include the new remote maintenance tool and numerous assistance systems for starting, setting-up, optimising, producing and monitoring tasks.
As a key component of Industry 4.0, the Arburg host computer system (ALS) provides for comprehensive IT networking of moulded part production. The "Mobile Maintenance" module for mobile devices is a new feature.