13A13: Technologies for more sustainability and production efficiencyThe main stand 13A13 will showcase corresponding Arburg technologies that enable sustainable, efficient manufacturing. Exhibits will include solutions with a small footprint, process control and networked peripherals, as well as completely new technologies, configurations with compact automation or the series production of mass-produced articles. A total of eight hydraulic, hybrid and electric Allrounders with a clamping force of between 350 and 6,500 kN and two Freeformers for industrial additive manufacturing will be on show at the trade fair stand. All injection moulding machines will be automated with robotic systems, in some cases integrated into complex turnkey systems and connected to the "arburgXworld" customer portal.
Visitors will be able to see for themselves the potentials of the Gestica control system and its assistants, such as the "aXw Control FillAssist". The Varimos plug-in from Simcon will be shown for the first time, which displays the effects of changes to machine parameters based on AI.
Another real eye-catcher will be the production of a high-quality tool case in Arburg design on a hybrid Allrounder 1120 H with a clamping force of 6,500 kN.
No less than three exhibits are equipped with the Arburg recyclate package: an electric Allrounder 470 A produces PP handles from post-consumer recyclate (PCR), while a hydraulic Allrounder 270 S compact uses glass-fibre-reinforced PPS recyclate to make tweezers. The exhibit also has secure 5G mobile connectivity – a pilot project by Arburg and Telekom.
Another networked, compact turnkey system is based on an Allrounder 375 V with a six-axis robot and Arburg Turnkey Control Module (ATCM) and produces a bicycle tool from recycled PA66/6 (GF50).
A further "smart" exhibit is a hybrid packaging Allrounder 630 H in a cleanroom design that produces around 18,000 transparent PET blood tubes per hour: the injection moulding machine communicates with the mould, hot runner controller, material dryer and automation via the Gestica control system and OPC UA. The "Moldlife Sense" computer system is integrated into the 32x tool provided by Arburg’s partner Hack and enables monitoring across the complete life cycle.
With an electric Allrounder 720 A, Arburg will present an alternative to deepdrawing. Its new 1300 injection unit enables high injection volume flows thanks to precise AMKmotion servo motors. The exhibit manufactures thin-walled, round IML cups.
An Allrounder More 1600 manufactures Luer lock connectors for medical technology. The application will be the first to show handling with a Yaskawa robot, which can be directly programmed via the Gestica control system.
A definite highlight in terms of mould technology will be the Allrounder Cube 1800 with a 8+8+8-cavity cube mould with new CITI technology of Arburg’s partner Foboha. The three-component cube mould produces a functional component from PP, TPE and POM. A six-axis robot simultaneously fills the mould, cools it and removes the parts.
Arburg family: everything under one roofApart from Arburg’s own products, products from two sister companies will also be on show: two 3D printers from innnovatiQ as well as the components from AMKmotion for the Allrounder powertrain. After all, the powertrain is the hallmark of a state-of-the-art injection moulding machine. Thanks to the acquisition of AMKmotion, Arburg now has complete control over the development and production of the entire powertrain, including servo motors and servo inverters – which makes the company unique, at least in Europe.
Arburg prominently represented at the exhibitionsAn impressive total of 15 further systems will be represented at stands of various Arburg partner companies, distributed across the entire exhibition. In addition, as in 2019, Arburg will act as a sponsor to ensure that free WLAN access is available to all visitors at the exhibition centre.
"There is only a Plan A" is the motto of Arburg at K 2022 in Duesseldorf, the world’s no. 1 trade fair for plastics and rubber.