Arburg at the Plast 2018: Industry 4.0 and innovative processes

Arburg at the Plast 2018:… Arburg will be presenting a special highlight at the Plast 2018 in Milan, Italy from 29 May to 1 June: to mark the 25th anniversary of Arburg's Italian subsidiary, international trade visitors will be able to see the hybrid Allrounder 820 H with a clamping force of 4,000 kN in a new design and with the innovative Gestica control system for the first time outside the company headquarters, in hall 22, on stand C81/D82. When it comes to digital transformation and Industry 4.0, a practical example of multi-variant injection moulding will be presented, involving "on demand" manufacture of elastic tension straps, as well as the Arburg host computer system (ALS) and numerous features for integrated plastic parts production. In addition to two other injection moulding applications, stand C25 will also feature industrial additive manufacturing with the Freeformer.

"This year's Plast in Milan is a very special trade fair for us. We have now been represented by our own subsidiary in the Italian market for 25 years. The trade fair launch of the hybrid Allrounder 820 H in a new design and with the visionary Gestica control system shows that we continue to set trends in the market and that we will be a reliable and innovative partner for our customers in Italy for the decades to come," emphasises Björn Noren, Managing Director of Arburg Italy. "We look forward to being there for our customers, providing them with comprehensive support and continuing to grow with them. At present, this particularly applies to digital transformation and the topic of Industry 4.0, which has gained a lot of momentum thanks to state subsidy programmes in Italy. In addition to the practical example of elastic tension straps, we also have many features to offer in terms of information technology-linked plastic parts production and the individualisation of high-volume parts. In addition, of course, we are showing innovative solutions for industrial additive manufacturing with the Freeformer and numerous functional components."

Third machine size in the new design

The worldwide sale of the Allrounder 1120 H with a clamping force of 6,500 kN began at the Fakuma 2017 in Friedrichshafen; in addition, an Allrounder 920 H with a clamping force of 5,000 kN was presented for the first time in the new design and with the visionary Gestica control system. At the Plast 2018, the next machine size, a hybrid Allrounder 820 H with a clamping force of 4,000 kN, will be celebrating its trade fair premiere in a "new look". The exhibit is the highlight on the exhibition stand and uses PP to produce a 300-gram bucket with a capacity of nine litres in just 11 seconds. Handling is by means of a Multilift V40 linear robotic system with a load capacity of 40 kilos.

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High-volume production "on demand": a turnkey system at the Plast 2018 produces elastic tension straps according to customer requirements in a flexible process from shot to shot.