ARBURG at Chinaplas 2023

ARBURG will be presenting two significant, future-oriented innovations at Chinaplas in Shenzhen from 17 to 20 April 2023: the FLEXLIFT, a robotic system specially designed for the Asian market, and the new hybrid ALLROUNDER 470 H. The topics of digitalisation and sustainability will also be featured at ARBURG stand no. 10J21 in Hall 10, alongside an ALLROUNDER 1600 T rotary table machine, an ALLROUNDER 370 H and a freeformer 300-3X for industrial additive manufacturing.

Premieres: Milestone machine and FLEXLIFT robotic system

The ALLROUNDER 470 H milestone machine is available in the Comfort and Premium performance variants. The focus of these new developments was on increasing efficiency, optimising the energy footprint and reducing the cycle time. Highlights include the new oil management concept, throughput splitting enabling simultaneous movements of the axes, servo hydraulics and the high level of user-friendliness in day-to-day operation thanks to optimised connections and interfaces. The new FLEXLIFT robotic system was developed specifically for the Asian market and will only be available there.

Turnkey system for medical technology

At Chinaplas, the ALLROUNDER 470 H milestone machine will be producing adapters for medical applications from PC in a three-platen mould with 2+2 cavities. The cycle time is 25 seconds. The moulded parts are removed by the FLEXLIFT 10+2 double-arm robot, whose payload is ten kilograms for the main arm and two kilograms for the second arm.
The entire turnkey system, which also has integrated camera inspection and a sample part drawer for quality assurance, was designed, assembled and placed into operation at the ARBURG Technology Factory in Pinghu, China. The gripper component of the FLEXLIFT was also additively manufactured there on a freeformer 300-3x.
Visitors to Chinaplas will be able to see for themselves how a hard/soft combination made of PC/ABS and TPU can be produced for grippers using the freeformer.

Digital and sustainable for the future

Two digital terminals with the ARBURG host computer system (ALS) and the functions of the arburgXworld digital customer portal will be on display at the exhibition stand. Two additional info points will provide more information on the arburgGREENworld program for circular economy, carbon footprint and resource conservation, as well as on all aspects of the ARBURG Service offering.

Automated ALLROUNDER 370 H for fast cycles

Of particular interest to trade visitors from the electronics industry will be the ALLROUNDER 370 H ULTIMATE with GESTICA controller, 600 kN clamping force and size 290 injection unit. With a 16-cavity injection mould, the machine produces relay sockets from a 30 per cent glass-fibre-filled PBT in just seven seconds. The FLEXLIFT 5 with a payload of five kilograms removes the sprue and the moulded parts, which are then deposited separately by cavity.

ALLROUNDER 1600 T: Six-axis robot at work

Also on display will be an ALLROUNDER 1600 T, which produces liquid connections and connecting parts from polyamide 6 with 35 per cent glass fibre content (PA6 GF 35) and metal inserts. The products are produced in a cycle time of around 40 seconds. This automated turnkey system was customised to include a punching unit with punching strip conveyor and a PIN removal system. The Kuka six-axis robotic system was also implemented in the ARBURG Technology Factory in Pinghu.

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