Chinaplas is the most important trade fair in Asia for Arburg. From 17 to 20 April 2023, two important, pioneering innovations will be presented in Shenzhen: the Flexlift, a robotic system specially designed for the Asian market, and the new hybrid Allrounder 470 H, which Arburg is launching to mark the anniversary of "100 years of the Hehl family company". Furthermore, the 400 square metre Arburg stand no. 10J21 in Hall 10 will impressively feature the two key topics of digitalisation and sustainability, as well as an Allrounder 1600 T rotary table machine, an Allrounder 370 H and a Freeformer 300-3X for industrial additive manufacturing.
Chinaplas is held alternately in Shanghai and Shenzhen. In 2023, the latter metropolis will play host to more than 3,900 exhibitors from all over the world, who will present themselves at the 35th edition of Chinaplas on the grounds of the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center (SWECC). "The Chinese market is the largest for injection moulding in Asia. The demand for high-end solutions is growing very rapidly and we can offer excellent, market-adapted solutions with our know-how," says Zhao Tong, Managing Director Arburg China. "We have a particular focus here on turnkey applications with post-injection assembly for the large-scale productions of our customers from the medical, mobility and electronics sectors. This is complemented by digital management and important individual services and training. Most of the automation components and tools come from Asian suppliers and have been assembled and intensively tested at the Arburg Technology Factory Pinghu, China.
Premieres: Milestone machine Allrounder 470 H and Flexlift robotic system"Highlights of the trade fair presentation are, of course, the anniversary '100 years of the Hehl family company' and the new Allrounder 470 H that Arburg has launched to mark the occasion," emphasises Zhao Tong. "With this exhibit, we are even celebrating two premieres: that of the milestone machine and that of the Flexlift robotic system, which was specially developed for the Asian market and is also only available there.
The Allrounders 470 H milestone machine is available in Comfort and Premium performance variants. The focus of these new developments was on increasing efficiency, optimising the energy footprint and reducing the cycle time. Highlights include the new oil management concept, throughput splitting enabling simultaneous movements of the axes, servo hydraulics and the high level of user-friendliness in day-to-day operation thanks to optimised connections and interfaces.
Turnkey system for medical technologyAt Chinaplas, the anniversary machine Allrounder 470 H Comfort will produce adapters for the medical market using PC (polycarbonate), in a three-platen mould with 2+2 cavities. The cycle time is 25 seconds. The moulded parts are removed by the Flexlift 10+2 double-arm robot, the main arm can handle a payload of ten kilograms, while its second arm can lift loads weighing two kilograms.
The entire turnkey system that also has an integrated camera test and a sample part drawer for quality assurance purposes, was designed, built and commissioned in the Arburg Technology Factory Pinghu. The gripper component of the Flexlift was also manufactured there in an additive manufacturing process on a Freeformer 300-3x. A live demonstration of the Freeformer at Chinaplas will show how to manufacture a hard-soft compound from PC/ABS and TPU for grippers.
The new Allrounder 470 H saves energy, conserves resources, is production-efficient, user-friendly and reliable.