On the "Road to Digitalisation" with Arburg

Injection moulding highlights

A special 'Packaging' version of the hybrid Allrounder 820 H in new design and with new Gestica control system will be seen for the first time. This high-performance machine for the packaging industry features a clamping force of 3,700 kN and a redesigned size 2100 injection unit. Adapted valve technology can be used, for example, to achieve even greater dynamism, reproducibility and injection speeds of up to 500 mm/s. The exhibit shown at the Fakuma 2018 will produce four thin-walled IML containers with a capacity of 500 millilitres in a cycle time of around 3.8 seconds.

Another highlight is the production of micro components made from LSR. At the heart of this manufacturing cell is an electric Allrounder 270 A with a clamping force of 350 kN, equipped with a size 5 micro-injection unit and a 4-cavity mould. It produces 0.038-gram slit valves in a cycle time of around 20 seconds. The liquid silicone is premixed by means of a cartridge and injected with an 8-millimetre screw. Handling is performed by a Multilift H 3+1.

An electric Allrounder 570 E Golden Electric with a 2,000 kN clamping force will produce a high-precision technical component for housing optical components in a cycle time of around 55 seconds. It is compactly automated with a vertical entry Multilift Select. The PPA (GF35) component is removed and the sprue is separated. This is followed by optical measurement and set-down on a conveyor belt.

In addition to the six injection moulding exhibits at the Arburg exhibition stand, nine other machines will produce complex plastic parts on partner stands.

Freeformer: Additive manufacturing of functional parts

The potential of the Freeformer and Arburg Plastic Freeforming (APF) will also be on view at the Fakuma 2018. This open system can process a wide range of original materials and allows custom settings comparable to those in injection moulding. In order to demonstrate a wide range of parts, various APF products will be presented shortly before the formnext 2018 trade fair, together with details of their production. There will also be also an interactive station where visitors can test the quality and functionality of various functional components for themselves. Trade visitors can then get the latest information about the Freeformer and the APF process at the formnext from 13 to 16 November (Arburg stand E 70, hall 3.1).

Smart services in the "Road to Digitalisation" area

Arburg will present its range of training courses and services using a hydraulic Allrounder 370 S - for example the Arburg Remote Service ARS for fast, efficient and secure online support. There will also be an example on the subject of predictive maintenance, which is becoming increasingly important as machines and components are digitally integrated.

Dedicated recruiting stand

In addition to the Arburg stand in Hall A3, employees from the HR department will also be on hand at the Fakuma with a dedicated recruiting stand. Professionals and newcomers to the industry will have an opportunity to chat with the Arburg experts there and find out about the numerous opportunities for permanent positions, as well as for dissertation work, practical semesters and internships.

Source: Arburg