10/19/2012

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Arburg focuses on production efficiency at Fakuma

PCIM is a joint project with Krallmann and Ruch Novaplast in which a foamed part is combined with plastic for the first time. The two components are bonded, so that there is no need for subsequent assembly steps and a finished part is produced in a single step. According to Arburg, this production of composite components made from particle foam and injection moulded plastic opens up new options for the electric mobility, lightweight construction and insulation sectors.The new "long-fibre direct injection moulding” process developed together with German plastics centre SKZ in Würzburg, allows inline feeding and enables longer fibres than ever before to be processed, so that lightweight injection moulded parts with thin walls and high strength can be produced.In addition, a production cell with inline printing system will be presented, which uses the so-called Inkbot process from FPT Robotik that combines digital printing and robotics and enables parts with irregular geo­metries and curves to be printed. This means that customised injection-moulded parts can be produced fully automatically in a single step. The integrated finishing process for the plastic parts means that injection moulders can increase their added value and respond quickly to new demands in relation to changes of motif.Furthermore, there are new features in the area of efficient machine technology, such as the new electric Allrounder 630 A, the productivity package for the Golden Edition series and the servo-hydraulic drive concept for the large Allrounders of the S series, which enables energy savings of up to 50 %, minimal machine cooling, and a low noise level.The Allrounder 630 A with a clamping force of 2,500 kN and a size 1300 injection unit refines the gradation of the electric Alldrive series in terms of clamping force and performance. Arburg says this makes it possible to precisely tailor the machine to the application, which is a major factor in the efficient production of moulded parts. Moreover, the housing of the clamping unit offers plenty of space for media supply lines and complex moulds.The productivity package for the Golden Edition consists of the Arburg energy-saving system (AES) with variable speed pump drive and a water-cooled drive motor. The advantages here are a reduction in energy requirements by up to 20 %, 5 % shorter dry run times, and minimised emissions.In total, the company will have over 20 Allrounders on show throughout the Fakuma, ten of them on its own stand and ten with various partners.

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