Watch manufacturing reinvented: the example of the LSR/LSR wristwatch illustrates the innovative concepts that emerge based on our overarching expertise. Combining multi-component injection molding, silicone processing and automation makes it possible to produce two complete watches in one minute.
The centerpiece of the turnkey system is an electric two-component injection molding machine from the ALLDRIVE series. Using a 2+2-cavity mold, two two-color wrist straps are produced from liquid silicone fully automatically in a cycle time of 60 s. A linear MUTILIFT robotic system removes the molded parts and sets them down in a cooling station and then an assembly station. Here, they are assembled into ready-to-wear wristwatches.
- Watch strap "in one shot": LSR/LSR combination offers a high level of design freedom and pleasant tactile properties
- "Ready-to-use" manufacturing in a single step: automated assembly within the injection molding cycle
- Quality in high volumes: reliable flash and waste-free operation due to coordinated high-end technology
- Central SELOGICA control system: mold functions, injection units and automation immediately accessible
- Efficient turnkey solution: ARBURG offers wide-ranging expertise and modular technology
Cavities: 2 + 2
Part weight: 16.5 g
Material: LSR + LSR
Cycle time: 60 s
The colored silicone wrist straps are injection molded using an electric two-component ALLROUNDER 570 A. Two pre-molded parts and two finished parts are produced in a cycle time of 60 s. Numerous technical details such as a regulated cooling water manifold ensure consistently high part quality.
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Assembly as a ready-to-use wristwatch takes place automatically within the injection molding cycle. A linear MUTILIFT V 15 robotic system removes the wrist straps and sets them down in a cooling station and then an assembly station. Here, they are fitted with the watch housing and a clasp.
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Multi-component injection molding
The two injection units are horizontally arranged in an L-configuration and can each be moved independently. The pre-molded parts are transferred precisely and rapidly via a servo-electric rotary unit. The production sequence can be reliably optimized using the central SELOGICA control system.
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Silicone injection molding
Silicones have many interesting properties: the flexible material remains free from fatigue and discoloration and offers particularly pleasant tactile properties as well as a high degree of design freedom. Reliable processing of LSR requires technology coordinated in detail, such as cold runners in the mold for sprueless part production.
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The top priority is the common goal of always finding the most cost-effective solution. This calls for interdisciplinary expertise. As a technology and systems partner we cover a particularly broad spectrum and can offer you expert support for the implementation of your requirements.
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Technical injection molding
Are you looking for innovative overall concepts to make production more efficient, reduce unit costs and increase added value? As a technology and systems partner we can offer you overarching expertise and modular technology for individual turnkey solutions in order to, for example, rethink watch manufacturing.
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