Digital transformation

Digital transformation encompasses all economic processes and makes it possible to sustainably increase the efficiency of your production, as well as opening up new business models. Fully digitally integrated and flexibly combinable technologies allow individual concepts to be developed with the focus on the "smart factory".

With automated ALLROUNDER injection molding machines, the freeformer for additive manufacturing and in-house IT solutions such as the host computer system (ALS), ARBURG offers tailored Industry 4.0 components for networked production in the "smart factory".
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Highlights

  • Strategy for the future: 30 years at the forefront of networked production
  • Unique portfolio: modular expandable and flexibly combinable elements
  • ARBURG as a system partner: specific practical solutions with assistance packages and the ARBURG host computer system
  • Comprehensive know-how: expert advice covering all aspects of smart machines, smart production and smart service

Individual solutions

Assistance packages
Adaptively controlling the production process and actively supporting operators! For digital transformation, we consistently align our control technology with this goal. This is also exactly where ARBURG assistance packages come into play: depending on the work situation, we offer all features for significantly improved production efficiency.
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Digitized production
No two plastics production operations are alike, so that individual concepts are required for digital transformation. As a technology and system partner with extensive expertise and a wealth of modular Industry 4.0 technologies at its disposal, ARBURG supports customers on the road to the "smart factory".
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Transparent production
Digital transformation requires horizontal and vertical Integration, in other words the IT networking of your injection molding production facility. The ARBURG host computer system (ALS) plays a key role in the exchange of data. This allows you to use your available resources much more effectively.
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Application examples

Elastic tension strap
IT-networked and flexibly automated production is the basis for incorporating customer requirements in the added value chain while at the same time individualizing high-volume parts in a cost-effective way. One example of this is the multi-variant production of elastic tension straps "on demand".
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"Smart" luggage tags
A pioneering Industry 4.0 application is the spatially distributed production of "smart" customized luggage tags as single-unit batches. Equipped with an NFC chip, the product becomes an information carrier and independently controls its own way through the IT-networked process chain.
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Light switch
At the special Additive Manufacturing Plaza exhibition at the Hannover Messe 2015, ARBURG demonstrated a fully networked process chain involving injection molding and additive manufacturing, including host computer technology. Here, rocker-type light switches produced in high volumes were individualized.
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Office scissors
The freeformer additively applies three-dimensional individualized lettering in PP onto office scissors. Mass-produced items can be individualized without the use of a mold in this fashion using ARBURG Plastic Freeforming (APF). At a layer height of 0.21 mm, the construction time is only around 2 min.
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