Wittmann Battenfeld with new VPower at the Fakuma 2018

Multi-component technology on the servo-hydraulic SmartPower 240 and the all-electric MicroPower 15

Furthermore, the Combimould technology will be shown to visitors at the Fakuma on a machine from the servo-hydraulic SmartPower series. On a SmartPower 240/750H/210S, the housing of the Wittmann R9 Teachbox will be produced from ABS and TPU with a single-cavity mold. A WX142 robot from Wittmann with a transfer and removal gripper will be used to remove the finished parts. It will transfer the preforms into the second cavity for insert molding. Subsequently, an inkjet printer will print a QR code on the parts to secure traceability of the production data. Next, the parts will be sorted and deposited on a conveyor belt.

In the second Combimould application, a sensor component for a medical measuring instrument will be produced. It will be manufactured on a 2-component machine from the MicroPower series specially designed for injection molding of micro parts, a MicroPower 15/10H/10H, with a 4-cavity mold supplied by Wittner, Austria. The razor-thin, spherical membrane injection-molded from TPE serves to measure a specific pressure inside the measuring device. The parts will be processed in a clean-room environment which is created by using a laminar flow box inside the machine. They will be removed by a W8VS4 SCARA robot from Wittmann specially designed for this machine, inspected by a camera system integrated in the machine and then deposited on a conveyor belt.

Wittmann 4.0 cell equipped with HiQ software packages

The full extent of Wittmann 4.0 integration will be demonstrated at the Fakuma on an EcoPower 90/350, in whose Unilog B8 control system the robot is integrated, together with all connected peripheral appliances, such as Tempro temperature controllers, Gravimax blenders, Drymax dryers and Flowcon electronic flow controllers. As a novelty, the electronic data sheet will be used in the Unilog B8 control system. This electronic data sheet serves to configure a production cell integrated via the Wittmann 4.0 router in accordance with the selected mold dataset, including all necessary appliances such as robots, temperature controllers, metering devices, dryers and electronic flow controllers. Via the "plug & produce" mode, the production cell is ready for start-up in next to no time. All required data for quality management from the machine and the peripherals are available for documentation via Wittmann 4.0. Moreover, the Wittmann 4.0 router allows secure access by a single IP address (single point entry) to all modules of the production cell for servicing by the web service.


MicroPower-Combimould

MicroPower-Combimould


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