Fakuma 2017: Smart, smarter, Arburg!

Technical injection moulding for the automotive industry

Based on the example of ring gears for transmissions, an Allrounder 370 E Golden Electric will be used at the Fakuma 2017 to demonstrate that the powerful electric entry-level machines meet the requirements for precise and energy-efficient production of complex moulded parts. Four 8.5-gram injection moulded parts made from mineral-filled PA6 will be produced in a cycle time of around 20 seconds. A linear Multilift Select robotic system performs the handling tasks.

A hydraulic two-component Allrounder 470 S with a 1 + 1-cavity mould will produce covers for car interiors. This exhibit is also automated with a Multilift H linear robotic system. Arburg is thus exhibiting a total of six out of eight injection moulding machines at the Fakuma 2017 in automated set-ups and/or as turnkey systems.

New features in industrial additive manufacturing

With two Freeformer exhibits, Arburg is showcasing innovations in the industrial additive manufacturing of functional parts and small-volume batches using qualified standard granulates. These include the processing of PP and the specially developed water-soluble armat 12 support material. At the Fakuma 2017, screw cap prototypes for the packaging industry will be produced from this semi-crystalline material.

As the Freeformer and Arburg Plastic Freeforming (APF) is an open system, users retain independence. They can therefore also qualify original materials, as used in injection moulding for example, and optimise process parameters specifically for their particular application.

Service: remote maintenance via secure data connection

Exhibits in the service area include the new remote maintenance tool from Arburg that enables fast, efficient and reliable online support, demonstrated on a hybrid Allrounder 370 H. The Allrounder injection moulding machine is equipped with a service router and integrated firewall for this "smart service". Malfunctions and process sequences can be efficiently analysed and optimised with the online support.

Dedicated recruiting stand

After the premiere in 2015, Arburg will again be present at the Fakuma in Hall A3 with a separate recruiting stand, with the aim of meeting specialists and experts in order to recruit them for the company. Employees from the HR department will present numerous vacancies for permanent positions and internships.

Source: ARBURG


ARBURG is one of the leading global manufacturers of injection moulding machines for plastics and the relevant additional equipment.