Arburg at Fakuma 2023

Arburg at Fakuma 2023

At Fakuma in Friedrichshafen, Germany, from 17 to 21 October 2023, Arburg will be showcasing its exceptional ability to deliver solutions in plastics processing. “There is only a Plan A” will show how more sustainability, digitalisation and automation can be realised in the plastics world. One highlight will be the premiere of the Allrounder 520 H, which is the second machine with new hybrid machine technology to be presented by Arburg this year. In the “arburgSOLUTIONworld”, which is also new, visitors to the fair will find out how they can save energy and increase efficiency in their operations, as well as compensate for the shortage of skilled workers. Nine exhibits on the company's own stand in Hall A3 and another ten machines on partner stands will also be giving live demonstrations of exciting applications, processes and trends in injection moulding and 3D printing.

"With 'There is only a Plan A', we will be continuing our extremely successful communication line at Fakuma 2023 and combining it with our '100 years of the Hehl family company' anniversary, explains Juliane Hehl, Managing Partner Marketing & Business Development. "We will show our customers how they can benefit not only from our products, solutions and services, but also from our decades of experience."

Juliane Hehl, Managing Partner & Managing Director, Marketing & Business Development.

“There is only a Plan A”

Arburg's “Plan A” brings together everything the company has to offer on the topics of sustainability, digitalisation, automation and energy efficiency. At the same time, the machine manufacturer makes it clear that there can be no “Plan B”. Instead, Arburg tackles the issue strategically and operationally, showing solutions that enable resources to be conserved as effectively as possible, carbon footprints to be reduced, and recyclable plastics to be returned to the material cycle (circular economy) using sustainability, efficiency and cutting-edge technology. The 100-year history of the company will be presented in a special exhibition area, and is further proof that environmental protection and the responsible use of resources are firmly rooted in Arburg's DNA.

Anniversary gift: New hybrid machine

After presenting the Allrounder 470 H milestone machine in spring 2023 on the celbrations of “100 years of the Hehl family company”, Arburg is now taking the next step towards a hybrid Hidrive series with new machine technology: Starting at Fakuma 2023, s 520 and 570 will be available. The machines combine an energy-efficient and precise electric clamping unit with a powerful and dynamic hydraulic injection unit, making them particularly good at saving energy and conserving resources, as well as production-efficient, user-friendly and reliable. The new hybrid Allrounders still boast significantly reduced acquisition and operating costs, plus a smaller carbon footprint, and are available in the Comfort, Premium, and Ultimate performance variants. Numerous options allow the machines to be adapted precisely to specific customer requirements.

The exhibit, an Allrounder 520 H Premium, will use a 1+1+1-cavity mould to produce an Allrounder machine base from ABS to a scale of 1:18. The "Moldlife Sense" computer system from Arburg's partner Hack enables the mould to be monitored over its entire life cycle. It can also communicate with the machine and mould via an OPC UA interface.

Following the Allrounder 470 H milestone machine, Arburg is taking the next step towards the hybrid Hidrive series with new machine technology in sizes 520 and 570. An Allrounder 520 H in the Premium performance variant will make its debut at Fakuma 2023.


Arburg experts will be providing advice on the meta topics of energy, efficiency, the shortage of skilled workers, and future orientation in its arburgSOLUTIONworld. Among the features of this new interactive exhibition space built around a four-metre-high LED column will be Arburg's “Action Plan: Energy”, including energy advice, machine updates and consumption measurements to help customers save resources and energy, especially in these economically and politically tense times. The revolutionary LED column is also a structural expression of the importance of this topic for Arburg.

The Arburg host computer system ALS, along with individual processes and customer-specific manufacturing solutions, will be used to demonstrate how high quality standards can be maintained despite enormous price and cost pressures. Last but not least, trade fair visitors will learn how they can use digital services such as the arburgXworld customer portal and smart assistance functions from the Gestica control system to overcome the shortage of skilled workers and remain fit for the future.