Arburg at Chinaplas 2020: digitalisation, circular economy, efficiency

Arburg at Chinaplas 2020:…

At Chinaplas, which will take place in Shanghai, China, from 21 to 24 April 2020, Arburg will use practical examples to show how digitalisation and circular economy can help to improve production efficiency. All the injection moulding exhibits on show at stand C61 in hall 2.1 will be networked and automated with the Arburg ALS host computer system. An LSR processing product will receive its premiere and also on show will be innovative injection moulding applications and two Freeformers for industrial additive manufacturing. The “arburgXworld” customer portal receives its premiere in Asia. A resource-saving lightweight construction application will be presented for the "arburgGREENworld" program.

“Digitalisation has picked up some incredible momentum in China. Our new “arburgXworld” customer portal is set to celebrate is Asian premier at Chinaplas 2020. We strive to use our wealth of digital products and services to help our customers achieve greater production efficiency and create smart factories,” says Zhao Tong, Managing Director of the Arburg organisations in China. “A particular highlight is sure to be the world's first Allrounder from the Golden Electric series for LSR processing. We will also showcase the resource-friendly fibre direct compounding lightweight construction process, a high-performance machine for IML packaging, a turnkey system for multi-variant production on demand and our latest achievements in additive manufacturing. So we have the right solution readily available for practically any requirement – from single-unit batches right up to high-volume production that is automated and integrated with the IT network.”


Asian premiere: “arburgXworld” customer portal

Arburg is an industry pioneer when it comes to digitalisation. The “arburgXworld” customer portal, which is available in 18 languages including Chinese, is set to celebrate its Asian premiere. The portal has a number of apps and configuration levels that offer comprehensive support for a range of tasks – from dimensioning and ordering the new Allrounder 270 S compact, to simulating the control system, monitoring the machine fleet and documenting production processes, right through to ordering spare parts and providing digital services.

Arburg has now brought its entire range of digital products and services, which also includes a number of assistance functions, together in one tool: “arburgXworld”. All the injection moulding exhibits on show at Chinaplas will feature an IIoT gateway and be networked with the Arburg ALS host computer system. Arburg will also present the benefits that digitalisation and Industry 4.0 can bring to bear on injection moulding production in the form of a smart Allrounder exhibit that is integrated with the IT network. This exhibit can be found in the “Factory of the Future” (Smart Manufacturing Tech Zone, stand F41), an initiative from Adsale and iPlast.

Allrounder Golden Electric for LSR applications

Heat-resistant and transparent components made of liquid silicone rubber are in demand in lots of industries. Arburg will show an LSR version of an Allrounder from the Golden Electric series for the first time in Shanghai. This economical electric machine is ideal for the requirements of the Asian market and available all over the world as of now. At the trade fair, an Allrounder 470 E Golden Electric with a clamping force of 1,000 kN will produce high-quality lenses for the automotive industry. LSR lenses are used in car matrix headlights, for example, to enable LED main beams to be switched on and off to suit the conditions. The exhibit produces two LSR lenses, each with 33 light guides, in a cycle time of around 60 seconds. The turnkey system is equipped with two robots and a 2-cavity mould from local partner Concraft. A linear robot system Multilift Select removes the lenses from the mould and sets them down on a cooling station. A six-axis robot made by Chinese company AID feeds the injection moulded parts to a laser station, where a DM code is applied, thus making each component 100 percent traceable. Visitors to the trade fair will be able to view the production date of any individual component via this code in the “arburgXworld” customer portal.

Arburg will show an LSR version of an Allrounder from the Golden Electric series for the first time at Chinaplas 2020. The electric machine produces high-quality LSR lenses for the automotive industry.