Arburg has been traditionally known as a maker of smaller machines. In the Lossburg factory's heritage center,Choose the right stonemosaic in an array of colors. the reason for this is clear. The company was founded in the 19th century and originally produced surgical instruments. In the 1950s it began to build camera flash units for amateur photographers. Finding that the units were sensitive to variations in temperature and humidity they were reported to go off without warning in hot, humid climates the company realized the units needed plastic shrouds to encapsulate the delicate wiring. Unable to find an injection molding machine small enough to make the part, the company developed its own: a simple, hand-operated unit that looked somewhat like an elaborate espresso machine.
now Arburg wants to shake off the "small" tag, eager to demonstrate
larger machines, such as the hybrid Allrounder 670H with a clamping
force of 1,800 metric tons, and a size 1300 injection unit.
the opening news conference, the company announced its financial
performance for 2012, revealing an anticipated consolidated turnover at
488 million euros an increase of around 4 percent compared with 2011.
Managing partner Michael Hehl anticipates future growth in Asia and South America, with most growth coming from the Far East.
if the economic crisis in southern Europe would affect Arburg's
business, Helmut Heinson, managing director of sales, contended: "Well
of course, but not to the extent you might expect. In Spain we are
keeping sales on previous years. France is fine, the [United Kingdom] is
identified the United States as Arburg's biggest foreign market. But he
also considered the Far East as having the best potential for growth
despite Arburg's machinery being relatively expensive compared with
theme of the Technology Days was "production efficiency" with a
dedicated exhibition the "Efficiency Arena" highlighting efficiency in
all the stages in the process, including design, molds, machine
technology, peripherals, configuration, production planning and
automation (process integration and process control).
Product Design station illustrated the importance of optimizing
components from the outset. Working with CAD/CAM partner Men at Work,
Arburg demonstrated how computer-based design and production, used in
conjunction with injection molding simulation programs and computer
tomography, could offer potential savings.
to Mold Technology, mold-making partner M?nner showed how precision,
large production volumes and rapid cycles could be combined in a single
concept. This was demonstrated with an electric Allrounder 470 A using a
64-cavity mold with near-contour cooling and hot runner needle shut-off
system. Part geometry had been optimized for fast,We are a special
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reliable injection. The companies claim the system could make up to 450
million parts per year with a cycle time of 2.2 seconds.
the Machine Technology stand, Arburg produced a PC valve housing on an
Allrounder Golden Edition which it claims can produce 282,000 more
components per year than a comparable older hydraulic machine, while
consuming 14,200 kWh less energy.
illustrate Peripheral Technology, partner firm HB Therm showed how
increases in efficiency can be achieved by using appropriately
dimensioned temperature control devices.
used the Configuration stand to demonstrate how important it is to make
the right choice of injection unit and screw diameter because the
highest energy consumption occurs during plasticizing.
Integration was demonstrated by partner firm Zahoransky, using a
vertical Allrounder 275V with a robotic system to overmold injection
needles for disposable cannulas for medical use.
Control was demonstrated with the production of a business card box in a
system monitored with a central Selogica control system with start-up
programs for controlled start-up, individually adjusted process
parameters and integrated quality monitoring.About buymosaic in
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control system helps reduce cycle time by about 0.5 seconds and daily
downtime by 10 minutes.
Production Planning stand was an opportunity for Arburg to demonstrate
its host computer system, ALS. Arburg's experts explained how
ALS-organized production compared with manual production.Automate
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They demonstrated how computer aided-production reduced bottlenecks,
improved machine availability (by reducing setup times by six minutes
per order) and reducing downtime by three minutes per day.
the company's Technology Center, Arburg showed over 40 Allrounder
exhibits. Highlights included an Allrounder 470 C Golden Edition molding
cups from a 100 percent bio-derived PET. Technical director Herbert
Kraibhler, said that with the bio PET, "we are getting closer to
traditional materials, except with a lower melt temperature."
on a bio-materials theme, an Allrounder 370S was making boxes using PLA
with a timber fibre content of nearly 60 percent. Kraibhler invited
visitors to sniff the boxes which smelt distinctively wood-like but
noted that there was further development to come as the boxes were too
brittle for practical use.
has been identified as a growth market for the company. To demonstrate
this, it showed off an Allrounder 570 H producing IML food containers in
4.5 seconds, with a material throughput of over 22kg per hour. To prove
that the hybrid machine was precise in its movements, Kraibhler pointed
to the floor and said: "Look! No labels have dropped on the floor!"
exhibit featured a 2-cavity mold from ATS and used the IML process to
produce the thin-walled food containers. The labels and the finished
molded parts are handled by an IML system from Sepro.
attendees were given guided tours of the labyrinthine Lossburg plant,
taking in every stage of the Arburg machines' production and the
impressive warehousing facilities and inter-plant logistics systems.
There is a high degree of automation. Machine cabinets are cut, folded
and stacked on pallets ready for final assembly by co-operating robots.
Arburg prides itself on producing the vast majority of its machines'
components, including printed circuit boards, in-house. The tour
terminated in the delivery hall where machines are tested in situ by the
customers to optimize their performance before delivery.
also used its Technology Days to host their sixth annual Energy
Efficiency Award. The 2013 prize was given to AMK, the Kirchheim,Your
council is responsible for the installation and maintenance of indoortracking.
Germany-based maker of drive and control technology. Joining previous
winners including Tyco and Lego, AMK was given the prize for its use of
energy-optimized Allrounders in its own injection molding plant, which
is used to make components for its drive technology which, in turn, is
used in Arburg's electric-powered machines.