For the packaging sector, an IML system will be presented that produces two finished buckets with handles in a total cycle time of only 4.85 seconds. The plastic parts will be produced on an Allrounder 720 H with a clamping force of 3,200 kN (352 US tons), representing the hybrid Hidrive series, which is predestined for high-speed thin-walled applications. The total weight of the two items is 62 grams and the material throughput is approximately 50 kg/h.
Full automation on all exhibits
Automation plays an important role with regard to production efficiency. Accordingly, all exhibition machines operate with robotic systems. One of the highlights will be the fully automatic encapsulation of cables with a production cell built around the Allrounder 375 V vertical machine. All parts handling is dealt with by a six-axis robotic system, which the machine operator can program himself using an implemented Selogica user interface. In addition, the robotic system is linked directly to the Selogica machine control system. Online communication extends far beyond the Euromap interface and offers functions such as the synchronisation of movements and simplified machine start-up. The advantages of this solution are shorter set-up and cycle times.
Making the complex simple and fast with Selogica
The unique Selogica always guarantees that injection moulding systems can be programmed and operated simply, quickly and reliably, despite increasing complexity. The Selogica “Set-up Assistant” module, which will also be on show at the NPE, also contributes to this. This enables hydraulic, hybrid and electric Allrounder injection moulding machines to be set up simply, quickly and reliably without prior specific knowledge of the control system - menu guided from the mould change to the finished sequence. The resulting shorter set-up and downtimes have a positive effect on the efficiency of the entire production process.
A wide range of machines, applications and sectors
In addition to the six exhibits at the Arburg booth in the West Hall two more Arburg machines are on display at NPE: a hydraulic Allrounder 630 S with a Mucell application at Trexel’s booth # 1303 and a hydraulic Allrounder 320 C at Single Temperiertechnik.
Focus is on the electric machines: The two series, the Edrive and Alldrive, make it clear that Arburg can offer the appropriate electric machine for every situation, whether a standard or high-end application. A Hidrive machine is the right solution when short cycles and high throughput are required. A vertical Allrounder machine is ideal for the overmoulding of inserts. The extensive robotic range will be represented in Orlando by linear Multilift robotic systems, as well as a flexible six-axis robotic system. The applications presented from the automotive, electronic, medical technology, multi-component technology, micro-injection moulding and packaging sectors will make it clear that all Allrounders can be equipped to meet the specific needs for particular products and industries, enabling cost-effective moulded part production.