ARBURG at the Industry Fair 2019
Automated injection molding "on demand"
ARBURG will be presenting a practical example for Industry 4.0 at the Industry Fair in Celje/Slovenia from 9 to 12 April 2019 in Hall K, Stand 31. A flexibly automated turnkey system produces multiple variants of elastic tension belts cost-effectively "on demand" in high volumes.
Practical example of Industry 4.0 – elastic 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 molding process online. Trade fair visitors can choose between tension straps of different lengths, colors 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 belts "on demand" on a flexible shot-to-shot basis – with no need for conversions, thanks to a clever product and mold design and Industry 4.0 elements. In industrial practice, such an application is ideal for cable assembly in the automotive industry, for example.
ARBURG leading the way in the field of digitalization
ARBURG has more than 30 years of know-how in IT-networked production. In addition, the globally positioned company is advancing the digitalization of its business processes and services. Plastics processing companies benefit from "smart" solutions that enable them to boost their added value, production efficiency and process reliability – from the smart machine and host computer system to the smart factory and smart services.