DUSSELDORF, GERMANY - Arburg GmbH + Co. applied its fully modular approach-so buyers can mix and match injection units, hydraulic systems, control options and clamping units-on a new machine, the Allrounder S. The company also announced it will have a new machine for compact disc molding. On a given machine, two injection units can be combined with several hydraulic expansion stages and three cylinder modules. Arburg said Allrounder S machines are available in clamping forces of 17 and 28 tons.
The hydraulic system can be equipped with four pump combinations. The clamping unit boasts new double-piston hydraulics, where oil is led directly from the cylinder into the pistons, meaning the machine has almost no hose connections. Four columns guide the clamping unit.
The German small-press maker also said it will supply Allrounder C machines for the CD market. The Arburg machine would be integrated into a production line.
Arburg also showed:
A new Allrounder 520, Arburg's largest machine, with a distance between tie bars measuring nearly 21 inches by 21 inches. It is available in Allrounder M, C and V models.
The economically priced Allrounder 221 M-series machine and an all-electric prototype machine. Arburg said the adapted Multronica controller is easy to operate. The machine comes in clamping forces of 28-225 tons.
Arburg's U.S. headquarters is based in Newington, Conn.