Successful second show
The second arburgXvision show was broadcast on 25 February 2021. The subject of interactive two-hour live internet TV event, which was followed by around 1000 participants, was "Producing plastic parts – (almost) without limits!". Experts Oliver Giesen, Divisional Manager Sales Germany, and Werner Faulhaber, Divisional Manager Development, were guests in ARBURG's own TV studio. There were also interesting live links to the Lossburg Training Center.
Right to the point
Feedback from the chat function and surveys interactively interspersed among the expressive injection moulding community showed that the "arburgXvision" format with its practical topic had fully captured the interest of the 1000 participants. For example, 58% of German viewers and 75% of international viewers responded at the end of the show that the topic of a machine's "degree of utilization" had permanently increased in importance for them.
Production-efficient machine utilisation
In the first expert dialogue, Oliver Giesen discussed how the degree of utilisation of a machine has a direct impact on the company's earnings and compared this vividly with the industriousness of a squirrel, for which every single nut counts towards survival. He also showed options for optimising cycle times and reducing scrap rates and explained the benefits of assistance packages, condition monitoring, predictive maintenance and various customer portal apps.
In the second part of the ARBURG theme day, Werner Faulhaber explained the benefits of high-quality technology and digitalisation in terms of planning reliability and how investing in the future can increase reliability, availability and production efficiency in the long term.
Live link, interactive questions, and summary
In the live link to Lossburg, training expert Uwe Klumpp, head of the Product Training department, gave humorous and lively tips and tricks directly to ALLROUNDERs in the Training Center on how to fully exploit the existing potential of ALLROUNDERs without additional investment. During the digital theme day, the attendees were also keen to take advantage of the opportunity to ask further questions via the chat function.
In the concluding discussion with moderator Guido Marschall, Oliver Giesen gave the following summary: "Many features can already be implemented by our customers with their ALLROUNDERs, while others can simply be retrofitted. Free access to the arburgXworld customer portal and the digital ARBURG products is also well worth it in any case."
Technician Werner Faulhaber added that injection molding is becoming increasingly complex and also "more digital". The challenge, he stated, is to further develop the control system so that it can do everything while remaining controllable and actively supporting the operator. The experts agreed that the degree of utilization could easily be increased by at least 4% for most plastics processors through many small measures.
This assessment was also confirmed by the survey: 46% of the German viewers and 25% of the international viewers estimated that the optimisation potential was even greater than four percent. An extremely exciting figure that is likely to indicate an important focus for the future in many companies.
Next broadcast: 25 March 2021
The next show in the ARBURG TV series will take place on 25 March 2021, from 2 to 4pm. The theme is "Games without Borders! Additive manufacturing pushes boundaries". Lukas Pawelczyk, head of the Freeformer Sales department, and Martin Neff, head of the Plastic Freeforming department will be the resident experts.
Login and registration at www.arburgxvision.com. Registration also includes access to the Media Center where all episodes will also be available to watch later on demand shortly after the event has finished.