Arburg will once again
have a high-profile presence at this year's Fakuma, with a two storey exhibition
stand in Hall A3.
The focus of the trade fair appearance will be on the "50 years of
Allrounder" anniversary and the Edrive series, which extends Arburg's electric
machine range. A total of nine exhibits will demonstrate a host of innovative
applications, providing impressive proof of the performance of Arburg products
with regard to the efficient production of moulded parts.
"In addition to the K, the Fakuma is always the most important exhibition of
the year for us," explains Michael Hehl, Managing Partner and Spokesperson for
the Arburg Management Team, describing the importance of this international
industry event. "That is why, this year, we are not just presenting our latest
developments and a representative cross-section of our product range with
innovative applications. We will also be celebrating the highlight of this
year's '50 years of Allrounder' anniversary in Friedrichshafen, demonstrating
the key advantages that the Allrounder philosophy continues to offer customers
today." Accordingly, there will also be a very special anniversary surprise,
starting in September.
Managing Partner Michael Hehl is pleased with the success of the electric Allrounder Edrive series.
Five decades of the Allrounder success story
During the Fakuma, there will
be a special exhibition area on the stand dedicated to "50 years of Allrounder",
which focuses on the key event: the invention of the Allrounder principle in
1961 by Karl Hehl that revolutionised conventional ideas concerning injection
moulding and laid the foundations for the flexibility of today's Arburg
machines. This milestone involved the separation of the injection moulding
machine into a pivoting clamping unit and an interchangeable injection unit.
This meant that one injection moulding machine could assume a variety of working
positions. Over the years, the unique modularity of the Allrounder injection
moulding machines has developed from this. Whereas in 1961, the Allrounder was a
single machine for all applications, today, thanks to the modular principle, the
ideal Allrounder can be individually configured for any application. "The
success story of the Allrounder over five decades is an economic miracle - both
for our customers and for us," says Michael Hehl.
Efficient production continues to gain importance
"Our company maxim,
'Arburg for efficient injection moulding' is reflected in all aspects of our
presence at the Fakuma," states Michael Hehl. Because Arburg takes a holistic
view of 'efficient production', a multifaceted topic, which plays a key role in
energy efficiency that goes far beyond the machine sector, the company has
decided to use a separate stand to present this topic at the Fakuma.
The wide range of applications underlines the potential of Allrounders in
providing efficient injection moulding and the expertise that Arburg has in all
areas of the injection moulding sector. This involves multi-component
technology, LSR processing, medical technology and the production of
sophisticated hybrid components, automotive products and packaging. These will
be produced on electric, hybrid and hydraulic Allrounders, horizontal and
vertical machines and with complex production cells.
The Edrive electric series provides the perfect complement
The emphasis in
the machine sector is on the Allrounder Edrive series, which further expanded
Arburg's electric machine range this year. The complete range of machines will
be on display: from the smallest member of the Edrive series, the Allrounder 370
E with a clamping force of 600 kN and a size 170 injection unit, to the largest
machine, the Allrounder 570 E with a clamping force of 2,000 kN and a size 800
As far as performance characteristics and drive configuration are concerned,
the electric Edrive machines are designed to cover a broad range of
applications, not just the highest level of performance, as this area is already
comprehensively catered for by the electric Alldrive series and the hybrid
Hidrive series. The new electric machines enable economical, cost-effective
entry into the world of Arburg electric machines and are an alternative to
conventional basic hydraulic machines. The Allrounder E machines offer
advantages in terms of cycle times, thanks to the rapid and simultaneous
execution of the most important machine movements and in terms of energy
efficiency. On all electric Arburg machines, the high efficiency of the
servo-electric drives and the toggle-type clamping unit ensure extremely
energy-efficient operation. Servo motor energy recovery during braking also has
a beneficial effect on the machines' overall energy consumption. Together, these
factors combine to reduce energy consumption by 25 to 50% in comparison with
standard hydraulic machines. Thus, the new Allrounder E machines bear the Arburg
"e²" energy-efficiency label to indicate their optimum energy efficiency.
"The first Edrive machines are already in use and are already successfully
meeting expectations. This shows us that the new series is the perfect addition
to our product range and that, thanks to our Allrounders, we are ideally
positioned to continue the success story of the last 50 years," says Michael
Hehl, looking forward positively to the future.