Arburg GmbH + Co. KG will make news at Fakuma 2011 for something old and something new.
The injection press maker in Lossburg, Germany, is seeking the oldest Allrounder press still in operation — as a way to celebrate the “50 years of Allrounder” milestone.
The winner will receive an all-electric Allrounder 370 E machine.
Arburg invented the Allrounder principle in 1961. For the first time, it was possible to pivot the clamping unit to different positions.
Fakuma, Oct. 18-22 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, will be the last time to submit entries. Before then you can download entry forms from the company's website, www.arburg.com.
Arburg will announce the winner following the Fakuma show.
Also at Fakuma 2011, Arburg is teaming with BASF SE to demonstrate energy-efficient injection molding through the entire process, from resin through molding.
The companies will run production with two different plastics on an Allrounder 370 all-electric press, to show how the right choice of material, one with improved flow characteristics, can enhance energy efficiency. The Selogica machine control has an energy measurement function that shows that information.
BASF will highlight the flow characteristics of its Ultramid B3WG6 high speed grade of nylon.
The demonstration will happen at the east foyer at Fakuma.