This year, Arburg's trade fair stand (Hall A3, Stand 3101) at the Fakuma in Friedrichshafen will be very much in keeping with the spirit of the "energy efficiency" mega-trend. In its capacity as a trendsetter in the field of energy-efficient machines, Arburg's product range features two complete Allrounder machine series, the electric Alldrive and the hybrid Hidrive, which fully meet these high standards. A total of five of the nine exhibits belong to these two series and consequently bear the Arburg "e2" energy-efficiency label.
The Allrounder A and H machines excel not only in their energy-efficient operation, but also in their versatility in terms of sector-specific solutions, their flexibility with regard to automation and their potential to reduce cycle times. It is therefore fitting that these energy-efficient, high-performance machines will be presented at the Fakuma with applications from growth sectors in the injection moulding industry, such as packaging, medical technology and optics - some of which will be integrated in complex production cells.
Allrounder Hidrive: Designed for maximum productivity
The Hidrive machine series, which had its debut at the Technology Days in spring, will also enjoy a prominent position at the Fakuma. These hybrid machines take the best from Arburg's modular system to create a high-performance machine concept: They combine the servo-electric clamping unit of the Allrounder A, the hydraulic injection unit of the Allrounder S with hydraulic accumulator technology and servo-electric dosage to form a powerful machine series for optimised cycle times. The Hidrive machines are characterised by maximum production performance and reduced energy consumption at a highly attractive price/performance ratio. As will be demonstrated at the Fakuma, they therefore lend themselves perfectly to the production of components for high-end sectors.
Such areas include medical technology, which, as well as precision and hygiene, also requires high-speed qualities from a machine. The fact that the Hidrive series meets all of these requirements is demonstrated by the Allrounder 520 H with a clamping force of 1,500 kN and a size 800 injection unit. Equipped with a 32-cavity mould with a full hot runner system, the machine will produce syringe barrels from PP in a cycle time of just six seconds. This is achieved by means of the rapid, dynamic mould movements of the servo-electric toggle-type clamping unit, the simultaneous movements of independent movement axes, the excellent injection dynamics and the large injection flow.
The use of the new Hidrive series in the automated automotive sector will be demonstrated by Arburg with the production of a plug insert. This extremely precise technical moulded part will be produced in a cycle time of 14 seconds on an Allrounder 370 H with a clamping force of 600 kN, a size 290 injection unit and a 4-cavity mould. Part removal and sprue separation are performed by a vertically operating Multilift V robotic system, which sets down the moulded parts separately by cavity to ensure detailed quality assurance - as required by the automotive industry. The Selogica control system, in which the robotic system is fully integrated, guarantees a smooth and fast production process and manages everything on a central basis.