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Arburg to highlight all-electric presses at K 2013

By: Bill Bregar

September 11, 2013

Arburg GmbH + Co. KG will run more than 10 exhibits at its traditionally “lucky number” booth in Hall 13, Stand A13.

Production efficiency and cost-effectiveness are the central focus.

The giant stand will center on all-electric and large Allrounder segment. Arburg will show three machine with clamping forces of 320 and 400 metric tons, the larger range of the company’s product line.

An electric-drive Allrounder 820AS will celebrate its world premier at K. Both the 400-tonne toggle clamp and the electric injection unit are new. In the future, this new size will also be available in the future.

Another premiere: an Agilus six-axis Kuka robot, presented with its partner ftp Rototik. The robot is integrated with the user interface on Arburg’s Selogica controller.

In application innovations, Arburg plans to use the Kuka robot in a demonstration of a process it calls “particle-foam composite injection molding” (PCIM), developed by Ruch Novaplast and Arburg. At K, an Arburg 470S will overmold a plastic wheel rim onto an inserted particle-foam tire.

Another application: long-fiber direct injection molding. For the first time, according to Arburg, glass fiber rovings up to 50 millimeters long will be added directly to the melt. A six-axis robot will pick up sheets from continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic inserts and load then as inserts into the mold, where they are overmolded with reinforcing and function components such as edging, end eyes and ribbed structures.

On the packaging side, Arburg will show an all-electric cube mold cranking out juice container closures, on a 12-by-12 Foboha mold. A 320-tonne Allrounder 720A has two injection units. Arburg also is showing that closure molding system at the Drinktec 2013 conference Munich Sept. 16-20, a month before the K show.

Arburg is based in Lossburg, Germany.

Tel. 011 49-7446 33-3463.