By Dr. Cameron Chai
Arburg Technology Days 2012 exhibition, held from March 14 to 17, has once again proved to be a successful event for the international plastics world. The exhibition has included a display of over 40 products, innovations, breakthrough applications and presentations by experts.
Technology close-up: at the Customer Center, the wide variety of machines, robotic systems, processes and manufactured moulded parts convinced the international trade visitors of the versatility and high performance of the Arburg products.
The main topic that has been discussed at the event is production efficiency. Arburg, along with its partners, has presented the complete value-added chain ranging from product design to production planning, process control and process integration. In addition, five experts have presented a comprehensive outline on production efficiency.
At the Technology Days 2012, ARBURG has showcased its products to international visitors. The productivity package for the hydraulic ALLROUNDER GOLDEN EDITION equipment has been featured at the event. The package includes Arburg energy-saving system (AES), which reduces energy requirements by up to 20%, decreases the machine’s dry run time by up to 5% and minimizes emission of dust, heat and noise.
Another machine that has been featured is servo-electrically driven twin-screw INJESTER. It is ideal for processing several paste-like and high-viscosity materials, including wax, solid silicone (HTC) and moist polyester (BMC). Arburg has also presented an automated production cell with a built-in inline printing system. The so-called InkBot process from FPT integrates robotics and digital printing.
Over 40 machines and applications have been featured at the ARBURG Technology Days 2012. Allrounders series of electric, hybrid and hydraulic machines produce components for various sectors, including optical and packaging, medical technology, electrical and electronics, automotive and injection moulding sectors. The machines are used to process a wide range of materials, including wood polymer, ceramic powders, metals and thermoset. The event has also featured micro-injection moulding, gas injection moulding, in-mould labelling, Mucell, compression injection moulding and other technologies.