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