"In addition to electric machines, fast, production-efficient solutions are of great interest for the packaging industry. We will be showing both at the Plástico Brasil," explains Alfredo Fuentes, who has been at the helm at Arburg Ltda. in Brazil since January 2017. "After two difficult years, we expect to benefit from a positive business environment in 2017. Our 16-strong, highly qualified team at Arburg Brazil offers customers excellent service, expert advice and reliable premium products."
Entry into electric injection moulding productionArburg added the "Golden Electric" machine series to its range in spring 2016 with an aim to facilitating the cost-effective entry into electric injection moulding production. Like their successful "Golden Edition" hydraulic counterparts, the new electric machines offer an excellent price/performance ratio thanks to consistent standardisation, e.g. a fixed combination of distance between tie-bars, clamping force and injection unit size.
This will be demonstrated by Arburg at the Plástico Brasil 2017 with an Allrounder 470 E Golden Electric. This machine has a clamping force of 1,000 kN and size 290 injection unit, and will use an eight-cavity mould from Btomec to produce toothpick dispenser covers made from PP weighing 1.5 grams each.
High-performance, precise, energy efficientThe Allrounder Golden Electric is available in four machine sizes with clamping forces from 600 to 2,000 kN. The dual five-point toggle system ensures fast, high-performance cycles. The play-free spindle drives operate with high precision. The position-regulated screw ensures high moulded part quality.
The new electric machine series also features liquid-cooled motors and servo inverters and offers benefits in terms of energy efficiency, short dry cycle times and high reproducibility. Compared to standard hydraulic machines, the high efficiency of the servo motors, continuous power adaptation and energy recovery during braking achieve energy savings of up to 55 percent. The machines are also easy to maintain thanks to swivelling injection units, plug-in cylinder modules and further improved lubrication and cooling.