ARBURG at the Plast 2018

820 H in the new design celebrates its trade fair premiere

At the Plast trade fair to be held in Milan, Italy from 29 May to 1 June 2018, ARBURG will present innovative technologies for Industry 4.0, injection moulding and additive manufacturing in hall 22, on stand C81/D82. The ALLROUNDER 820 H in the new design and with the visionary GESTICA control system will celebrate its trade fair premiere.

Third machine size in the new design
Following on from the ALLROUNDERs 1120 H and 920 H, the third machine size in the new design is now celebrating its trade fair début. The hybrid ALLROUNDER 820 H is the highlight on the company's exhibition stand at the Plast 2018 and produces a 300-gram bucket made from PP with a capacity of nine litres in a cycle time of 11 seconds. Handling is by means of a MULTILIFT V40 linear robotic system with a load capacity of 40 kg.

Practical example of Industry 4.0 - tension straps "on demand"
As a practical example of Industry 4.0, a turnkey system with a vertical ALLROUNDER 375 V will demonstrate how customer requirements can be integrated into the running injection moulding process online. Trade fair visitors can choose between tension straps of different lengths, colours and end piece combinations and can enter the variant of their choice directly at the terminal. The order is then transferred to the central SELOGICA control system via the OPC UA communication protocol. The turnkey system produces the tension strap flexibly "on demand" from shot-to-shot.

freeformer produces two-component functional parts from original material
A freeformer and numerous functional components will be presented on stand C25 to demonstrate that ARBURG Plastic Freeforming (APF) is not only suitable for prototyping, but also for the industrial additive manufacturing of functional components. At an interactive station, visitors will be able to inspect the parts "hands on" and convince themselves of their functionality and quality. The freeformer uses the components PP and elastic high-performance TPE to produce retaining clips in a hard/soft combination.

25 years of ARBURG in Italy
2018 is not only the year of the Plast trade fair in Milan, but also the 25th anniversary of ARBURG Italy. The subsidiary was established in 1993 under the management of Björn Noren, who is still Managing Director, and has developed very successfully. The subsidiary in Peschiera Borromeo near Milan today has 38 employees. The extensive range of services includes the hotline staffed by experts, experienced service and application technicians, a well-equipped spare parts warehouse, a 300 square metre showroom for trials with ALLROUNDER machines and a training programme.