Arburg expects stable sales in 2012

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: October 16, 2012 6:00 am ET

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FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY (Oct. 16, 5:15 p.m. ET) — Officials of German injection molding machinery group Arburg GmbH & Co. KG expect 2012 turnover will be similar to the 2011 figure of 471 million euros, ($609 million) although they hesitated to predict sales for next year.

Arburg engineers say the technology allows the feeding of longer fibers, cut to between 30-50 millimeters long—or even up to 100-mm long—with a low incidence of fiber damage. The Fakuma press also had a new servo-hydraulic drive that company officials say gives an energy savings of up to 50 percent.

Arburg used flexible inline printing to custom-make all the nametags for its Fakuma staff, complete the flag of the country he or she is from. At the show, a six-axis Kuka robot removes the curved, polystyrene part from the 60-tonne electric Allrounder 370 E, and pivots to place the parts on conveyor that moves them through a digital printing system. The printer can be programmed to decorate different designs, one after another.

David Eldridge is editor of European Plastics News.


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