Arburg at Plast 2023

Cost efficient: Allrounder More produces 2C-parts

An innovative high-end solution shows how the use of a second mould and thus an additional assembly line can be eliminated: In a cycle time of around ten seconds, an Allrounder More 1600 produces four ready-to-use Luer connectors, and does so in a very confined space. The part weight of the PP component is 0.2 grams, while the soft TPE component weighs as little as 0.05 grams. The material was made from renewable or chemically recycled feedstock (ISCC Mass Balance). The 4+4-cavity mould features RotaricE2® technology from Braunform. Four servo-electric axes from Arburg's sister company AMKmotion, monitored via the Gestica control system, play a central role as they control the internal mould sequences for core-back, lifting the lid, capping the closures and unscrewing the Luer threads. Handling is performed by a Yaskawa six-axis robot, which also approaches a camera system for quality control.

Comparing: Allrounder 470 A on Sverital partner stand

The two cooperation partners are looking forward to comparing LSR processing on the Sverital stand with the use of solid silicone on the Arburg stand. While solid silicone will be processed on the Arburg stand, partner Sverital will be demonstrating liquid silicone (LSR) injection moulding with an electric Allrounder 470 A and a special pump system. Thanks to the cooperation between Arburg's Italian team and Sverital, they are able to offer not only Arburg machines but also all the accessories needed to operate an injection moulding system of this type. Sverital also partners Arburg with its Drakkar brand when it comes to automation solutions.

Promising: With the 360-degree principle into the second half of the year

"We can be a 360-degree partner for our customers covering every single angle: from advice on preparing a project, selecting the right machine and after-sales customer service support to implementing turnkey projects with automation, training, and technological support. Then there are our digital products such as ALS and the arburgXworld customer portal with its extensive features for direct contact with Arburg," says Raffale Abbruzzetti, giving an overview of what will be on show at Plast in Milan 2023.
Raffaele Abbruzzetti, Managing Director of Arburg Italy.