ARBURG at Plastimagen 2019

Focus on packing

At Plastimagen 2019, to be held from 2 to 4 April 2019 in Mexico City, ARBURG will be presenting two typical applications for packaging technology at stand 730. High-speed injection moulding of screw caps and automated production of boxes.

Focus on packaging industry
"We are seeing a trend towards complex equipment, electrical machines and automation in the Mexican plastics industry," explains Guillermo Fasterling, Managing Director of ARBURG Mexico. "Our ALLROUNDERs are widely used in the automotive, electronics and toy industries, and increasingly in the packaging industry. At this year's Plastimagen, we will therefore be presenting two packaging applications – including automation and quality control – as well as the ARBURG ALS host computer system."

High-performance machine for the packaging industry
At Plastimagen 2019, an ALLROUNDER 630 H with a 48-cavity mould will produce screw caps made of PE-HD for water bottles. The cycle time is less than 3.2 s at a weight of 2 g per moulded part. After the screw caps have cooled in a lift cooler, they are inspected by a camera system and sorted into good and bad parts.

Automated ALLROUNDER produces boxes
At Plastimagen, an ALLROUNDER 470 E GOLDEN ELECTRIC with a 1-cavity mould produces 61-g PP all-purpose boxes with snap locks in a cycle time of around 15 s. The injection moulding machine is compactly automated with a MULTILIFT SELECT, which removes the moulded part from the mould and forwards it to a laser station. There the logos of the application partners are applied. The box is then closed on an assembly table and the now ready-to-use item is placed on a conveyor belt by the MULTILIFT SELECT to be made available to trade fair visitors as a giveaway.

ALS is a key component for Industry 4.0
Both machine exhibits are networked with the ARBURG ALS host computer system. As a central component of Industry 4.0, ALS enables online data exchange across production facilities and locations (horizontal integration) as well as with a PPC/ERP system (vertical integration). At Plastimagen, visitors will be able to learn more about the advantages ALS can offer them, including more effective production planning and traceability of safety-relevant moulded parts.

Comprehensive technology and service package
Additionally, the services offered by the Mexican ARBURG team will be presented, such as high-tech solutions for a wide range of industries and processes, as well as professional consulting and comprehensive support in sales, pre-sales and after-sales service. This includes a telephone hotline, a spare parts warehouse, a showroom and the training courses offered by ARBURG Mexico.