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Industry 4.0 award for Arburg
On 22 May 2017, Arburg was honoured with the "100 Centres of Industry 4.0 Excellence in Baden-Württemberg" award. This award was initiated by the "Industry 4.0 Alliance for Baden-Württemberg" network initiative to honour special achievements in the Industry 4.0 sector.

At the award ceremony at the Neues Schloss in Stuttgart, State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Katrin Schütz, emphasised the outstanding innovative strength of the Lossburg-based machine manufacturer: "The production of 'smart' luggage tags offers impressive proof of how Arburg products can be used to implement Industry 4.0 in practice, customising high-volume parts in batch sizes down to a single unit and thereby adding value during the manufacturing process."

Susan Palm and Katrin Schutz

The "100 Centres of Industry 4.0 Excellence in Baden-Württemberg" award was presented to Susanne Palm, Team Manager Public Relations at Arburg, by the State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Katrin Schütz (left).Photo: Martin Storz/Graffiti

A total of 16 Baden-Württemberg-based "flagship projects for manufacturing of the future" were honoured on 22 May. State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Katrin Schütz said: "Industry, small and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups in Baden-Württemberg are leading the way in implementing Industry 4.0, as is impressively demonstrated by today's award-winning solutions. Our aim with this award is to promote tangible solutions from the region, which create added value. The aim is to encourage small and medium-sized enterprises in particular to actively exploit the real opportunities offered by Industry 4.0."

Arburg wins with "flexible high-volume production of single-unit batches"

Katrin Schütz pointed to Arburg as a perfect example of a company that has distinguished itself for decades through its innovative strength and, thanks to its 30 years of experience in IT-networked production, counts among the pioneers in the implementation of "Industry 4.0". Arburg's demonstration of "flexible high-volume production of single-unit batches" convinced the panel of judges and received the "100 Centres of Industry 4.0 Excellence in Baden-Württemberg" award in the "New Software/Networking Solutions" and "New Production Process" categories.

With its flexible, automated, IT-networked and spatially distributed production of "smart" luggage tags, Arburg recently showed how high-volume production can be combined with the customisation of individual plastic parts at the Hannover Messe 2017 in April. This example shows the future of modern business models, with the aim of integrating customers and their requirements in the value chain and individualising high-volume parts.

Smart luggage tags

The "smart" luggage tags and their flexible serial production in batch sizes down to a single unit impressed the expert jury through the combination of injection moulding and additive manufacturing. Photo: ARBURG


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