By Cameron Chai
Arburg, a manufacturer of injection moulding machines for plastics processing, will showcase hydraulic, hybrid and electric Allrounder machines that produces high-quality plastic moulded parts for packaging and optical markets at the Chinaplas 2012 exhibition. In addition, the company will introduce the new electric EDRIVE series at the event.
Allrounder 470 E machine
The new Edrive line of electric machines covers a clamping force that varies between 600 kN and 2,000 kN. These machines are suitable for producing standard products like technical moulded components. The Allrounder 470 E machine with a 1,000 kN clamping force will be displayed at the exhibition. The Allrounder E series machines feature a toggle-type clamping unit and high-efficiency servo-electric drives. The overall energy consumption of these machines is about 50% less when compared to standard machines. The new Allrounder Edrive series holds the Arburg “e²” label that indicates the optimal energy efficiency.
At the Chinaplas, Arburg will also showcase Allrounder 570 H, an addition to Hidrive series of high-performance hybrid machines. The machine features a clamping element, a special packaging unit and an injection unit. The injection unit helps to assure short cycle times. Allrounder 570 H operates with Glaroform’s four-cavity mould and it produces polystyrene cups. The resulting moulded cups weigh 10.1 g. The Hidrive series of hybrid machines from Arburg are designed for high-speed packaging applications. The machines’ clamping force ranges from 600 kN to 5,000 kN.
In addition, the company’s hydraulic S series machines will be featured at the event. These machines are suitable for all injection moulding processes. Allrounder 630 S is a hydraulic machine with a clamping force of 2,500 kN. It features a 2-cavity mould, provided by Hejiu Technology, and a hydraulic accumulator technology. The hydraulic S series machines are used to produce complex optical components such as light-guide panels.