During K 2016, Arburg GmbH + Co. KG will display 12 machines at its own traditional “lucky number” booth of Hall 13, Standard A13 — and a total of 27 exhibits.
The company from Lossburg, Germany, will show innovations in lightweight construction, liquid silicone rubber processing, packaging technology, medical, additive manufacturing and more.
But Michael Hehl said Arburg always keeps the wraps on some big announcements. “Anyone who is familiar with Arburg will know that you can always rely on us to produce a surprise and that we like to keep an ace up our sleeve. Things are no different in this important K year,” said Hehl, managing partner and spokesman for the Arburg management team.
Hehl said the Allrounder Golden Electric entry level machine series, which debuted in March, was the first product innovation for 2016, “but by no means the last.” Arburg will show a 470 Golden Electric press with a clamping force of 100 metric tons, molding a technical part.
Arburg will showcase the Industry 4.0 concept, which ties all factory equipment and systems together in a fully automated fashion. In Düsseldorf, the company will link together a vertical Allrounder 375 V injection press, a Freeformer additive manufacturing machine, and automation to show the “smart factory” available today.
Turning to lightweighting, Arburg will demonstrate the Profoam physical foaming process used on conventional injection molding machines, running an automotive application with a high-gloss finish, because of dynamic mold-temperature control.
Cube molding technology will be showcased on a packaging world premiere. And Arburg will produce a wristwatch by two-component molding of two different LSR materials, including assembly of the watch casing.
In a medical demonstration, a high-speed electric Allrounder 470 A will to high-speed molding in a clean room.
At K, three Freeformers will be in action.
And Arburg, for the first time, will host a separate recruiting area where university graduates and skilled professionals can learn about job opportunities at Arburg.
The company's U.S. location, Arburg Inc., is in Rocky Hill, Conn.
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