"The current trend towards local product manufacturing in the pharmaceutical and medical industries will increasingly lead to investments in highly automated manufacturing facilities in Europe. Our team of experts pools years of experience in medical technology and pharmaceutical packaging, which we offer our customers in the form of tailor-made solutions," says Martin Manka, Senior Sales Manager Medical at Arburg. "The new requirements in the production of pharmaceutical and medical technology products demand the highest precision and reliability from the injection moulding machines. Whether hydraulic, hybrid or electric – our Allrounder machines meet the stringent clean room requirements of the ISO and GMP classes." The excellent connectivity of the machines has been proven in medical turnkey projects, adds Manka. Traceability in quality management according to the new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) of the European Union is supported via the Arburg host computer system (ALS).
High-speed, high-performance machinesFurther trends include high-speed, high-performance machines for pharmaceutical packaging and the use of complex moulds, including cube-mould technology. Here, there are increasing synergy effects with the packaging industry, where Arburg also possesses a high level of expertise and sophisticated machine technology.
The "Packaging" versions of hybrid and electric Allrounder injection moulding machines are designed for high-quality and efficient high-volume production and are therefore ideally suited to the manufacture of thin-walled mass-produced items, closures, pipette tips or syringe barrels. They are characterised by short cycle times, reproducibility, reduced energy requirements, as well as process stability and a long service life.