Latin America's largest plastics show, Plastimagen, wrapped up on March 15 from Mexico City, with injection molding strongly represented, including a particular emphasis on thin-wall packaging systems.
Arburg presented its Allrounder Hidrive machine series with a hybrid Allrounder 520 H Packaging machine injection molding two thin-walled tubs in a cycle time of 2.2 seconds. In a second exhibit, Arburg built a compact production cell around an Allrounder 470 C Golden Edition and a Multilift Select robotic system. The Allrounder "Packaging" version has sector specific features and at the show offered a 1300 kN clamping force and a size 800 injection unit. The 2-cavity mold from Hofstetter allowed high-speed injection of thin-walled tubs with a shot weight of 16.8g.
Arburg's booth also featured a hydraulic Allrounder 470 C Golden Edition with a clamping force of 1500 kN and a size 400 injection unit working in conjunction with a Multilift Select robotic system. The machine injection molded garden trowels with a weight of 65g, with the Multilift Select robotic system entering the mold vertically, removing the trowels, and setting them on a conveyor belt....