Into the digital future with teamwork
It's a topic that no company can avoid: Digitalisation! What can it do, what does it offer, what risks does it conceal? The experts on the arburgXvision programme on 24 November 2022 Stephan Reich, Arburg Divisional Manager IT Digital Solutions, Peter Kowalewski, Arburg Team Manager Industrial Solutions Support, and Thomas Pöggel, Telekom Business Development Manager 5G Business Customers, were unanimous in their opinion that digitalisation is the future that offers more opportunities than risks. Matthias Schneider, Managing Director Digital Services & IT at Fischerwerke, one of the market leaders in fastening systems, took the same view. He presented their digital journey and the company's experiences with the Arburg host computer system in a video short.
Arburg Swiss Plastics Expo
Once again in 2023, the trade fair year will start for Arburg with the Swiss Plastics Expo in Lucerne, Switzerland. From 17 to 19 January 2023, Arburg will be at stand C1061, hall 1, in both physical and digital. An electric Allrounder 370 A with Gestica control system will be producing cups from recycled PP. Visitors will also be introduced to the new expansion stage of the “aXw Control FillAssist” feature, which will be showcased on the Allrounder, and the “arburgXworld” customer portal for the digitalisation of services and business processes will also be demonstrated at the trade fair.
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Three exhibits – one goal
At K 2022, three Allrounders specially designed for the packaging sector will be on show. As an alternative to thermoforming, an electric Allrounder 720 A with a new injection unit 1300 will be producing thin-walled IML cups at Arburg stand 13A13. Two other innovative applications will be showcased at stands run by partners.
At the K 2022 trade fair, a particularly innovative application in terms of cube-mould technology can be seen at Arburg stand 13A13, where an automated three-component Allrounder Cube 1800 will be producing a functional component from PP, TPE and POM using an 8+8+8-cavity cube mould from partner Foboha. The finished moulded part is produced directly in the mould thanks to assembly injection moulding. Mould filling, cooling, part removal by a six-axis robot and other assembly steps including capping in the gripper take place synchronously.
Freeformer in new size and new printer
It is undisputedly the world's leading trade fair for additive manufacturing technology and 3D printing: Formnext in the banking metropolis of Frankfurt a. M., Germany. From 15 to 18 November 2022 it will open its doors again. Arburg will be exhibiting the new Freeformer 750-3X in Hall 12.1 at Stand D61. Its build chamber is around 2.5 times larger than that of the Freeformer 300-3X, which will also be presented at Formnext. There will be a limited sales promotion with the Freeformer 200-3X "soft", which features special equipment for processing soft materials and an attractive price. On top of that, the new innovatiQ TiQ2 printer can also be admired live on one of the largest stands at the trade fair.
Digitally networked production cell
An especially "smart" exhibit at the Arburg trade fair stand "13A13" and an example for the future of digital production cells is the turnkey system based on a hybrid Allrounder 630 H: the injection moulding machine communicates via the Gestica control system and OPC UA with mould, hot runner controller, material dryer and automation. The "Moldlife Sense" computer system is integrated into the 32-cavity mould provided by Arburg’s partner Hack, and enables monitoring across the complete life cycle.
With its communications drive "There is only a Plan A", Arburg is dedicating itself strategically and operationally to the important global issues surrounding sustainability, the circular economy and CO2 reduction at K 2022. This multifaceted topic will be highlighted in a very focused way in the arburgGREENworld pavilion in the VDMA Circular Economy Forum. In addition, a wide range of sustainable solutions will be on display at the Arburg stand "13A13".
Efficient, sustainable and digital
To produce sustainably, you must be positioned for the future. This can only succeed with more innovative energy- and production-efficient injection moulding technology and suitable automation. Also included is the ability to process biodegradable plastics. Arburg will present all of the above with an automated turnkey system in Hall 3, stand 3B12 of the Moldplas 2022. From 9 to 12 November, the industry will meet in Batalha, Portugal, around 120 kilometres north of Lisbon, to view the latest trends in plastic processing live.
Assembled in the mould
Arburg shows how time and costs can be saved by integrating functions, using the example of Luer connectors for the pharmaceutical industry. The two-component closures are produced by an Allrounder More 1600 with a 4+4-cavity mould from Arburg's partner Braunform and handled by a Yaskawa six-axis robot.
Toolbox in Arburg design
The literally "biggest" application highlight from Arburg at the K 2022 is the production of an interesting premium toolbox in Arburg design. At trade fair stand "13A13", an efficient turnkey system centred on a hybrid Allrounder 1120 H with 6,500 kN clamping force and size 7000 injection unit will produce and refine the main components live.
arburgXvision: "Climate protection with plastic
Our interactive Internet format "arburgXvision" takes an informative, knowledgeable and entertaining approach to tackling hot topics in the plastics industry. The hour-long episode scheduled to start at 2 p.m. on 22 September 2022 goes by the edgy title "Climate protection with plastic – ways out of the environmental crisis". Two terms from opposite ends of this particular spectrum capture the essence of the discussion. How can plastic – which is all too often dismissed as a substandard and wasteful resource – possibly play a role in protecting the environment?
Arburg at World PM 2022
Taking place between 9 and 13 October, the World PM 2022 Congress & Exhibition is returning to Europe after six years. In the French city of Lyon, at the industry’s largest event for powder metallurgy, Arburg will be using its stand (139 - 144) to showcase an efficient and precise powder injection moulding (PIM) application in which a hydraulic Allrounder will produce complex mass components from an innovative BASF feedstock. Known as primary levers, these components are used in the valve control systems of car engines.
Showing What the Industry Needs!
MSV, which will take place in Brno from 4 to 7 October 2022, is the most important mechanical engineering trade fair of the year for the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Arburg stand (Hall G1, no. 029) reflects that market is traditionally very important for the company. Two exhibits will demonstrate production-efficient series manufacturing on an electric Allrounder as well as the possibilities that adapted automation solutions can open up in day-to-day operation. The stand will also feature a demo station of the portal “arburgXworld” and its apps, as well as for the ALS Arburg host computer system as an overarching manufacturing execution system (MES).
Arburg at the K 2022
Excitement is mounting in the run-up to the K 2022, the world’s leading trade fair for the plastics industry. As always, Arburg has adopted a clear message for its trade fair appearance in Duesseldorf: "There is only a Plan A". "Plan A" conveys that the machine manufacturer is committed to making its contribution and presenting solutions for the important global issues of sustainability, the circular economy and carbon reduction. Accordingly, with its trade fair stand A13 in hall 13 and with the arburgGREENworld pavilion in the VDMA Circular Economy Forum, Arburg will showcase its pioneer role in resource conservation. Combined with extensive digitalisation, Arburg is perfectly positioned to provide high-end technology for greater sustainability.
Innovative reusable cups
Arburg will attend Drinktec in Munich from 12 - 16 September 2022 to showcase a pioneering application: at the Arburg stand 224 in Hall C 5, visitors will discover an outstanding innovation in the field of reusable cups. Arburg will demonstrate how an electric Allrounder 520 A injection moulding machine can produce foam-moulded IML cups from Bockatech, which are not only very light and very well insulated but also recyclable after multiple uses.
Arburg Technology Days 2022
Live and in colour: from 22 to 25 June 2022, the Arburg Technology Days took place again after a break of two long years due to Corona. Industry professionals had clearly been waiting eagerly: Over 3.700 visitors from all over the world came to the German company headquarters in Lossburg. Awaiting them under the title, "Think Tank", were around 50 machine exhibits, the Efficiency Arena with its focus on digitalisation and sustainability, service solutions and fascinating expert presentations. The guests were delighted with the wealth of technology highlights, hands-on innovations, and the spirit of this unique event in the plastics industry.
5G campus network
Investing in the machine room of the future: At its headquarters in Lossburg, Germany, Arburg GmbH + Co KG has launched a 5G campus network from Deutsche Telekom. This will enable the manufacturer of injection moulding machines from the northern Black Forest to test innovative applications for its own production - such as autonomous transport systems, industrial robots or automated production processes. In its Customer Center, Arburg is already presenting the potential of the 5G mobile communications standard for digital manufacturing. There, industrial customers from a wide range of plastics-processing sectors, such as the automotive and packaging industries or medical technology, can test digital manufacturing concepts. For this purpose, Telekom has equipped the Arburg Customer Center with eight special in-house antennas that supply the 2,100-square-meter area with 5G.
Industry 4.0 Talents
Now it is official: with its trainee project "Smart Bratwurst", Arburg was one of the five winners of the "Industry 4.0 Talents" competition this year. The award was presented to the trainees Nico Schoch and Nils Frey by Dr Patrick Rapp, State Secretary in the Ministry of Economics, Labour and Tourism of the State of Baden-Württemberg, at a virtual awards ceremony. The two trainees travelled to Stuttgart on behalf of the Arburg team to receive the award and present the project in the Haus der Wirtschaft.
arburgXvision programme on plastics and recycling
Exciting, informative, a little surprising: that's how the 12th arburgXvision broadcast can be described in a nutshell. On 19 May 2022, Peter Barlog, Managing Partner of Barlog Plastics GmbH, Gerhard Böhm, Arburg Managing Director Sales and Service, and Dr.-Ing. Philipp Kloke, Application and Process Development at Arburg, discussed the topic of "Plastic as an innovation driver - new materials and what they bring!" In this context, there was also a lot of talk about recycling, sustainability and energy issues. But because everything is connected to everything else, these topics are so closely linked that it is difficult to separate them.
Arburg Technology Center in Radevormwald
The first Arburg Technology Center (ATC) – then known as the Info Center – opened in Radevormwald in 1982. This was and remains a sought-after contact point for customers from all over northern and western Germany – and is also considered a model for the international Arburg organisations established over the following years. On 19 and 20 May 2022, the 40th anniversary of ATC Radevormwald was duly celebrated in the presence of Managing Partners Juliane and Michael Hehl and Managing Director Technology and Engineering, Guido Frohnhaus. The exclusive anniversary event and the open day were each attended by around 160 enthusiastic guests.
Carbon footprint of injection machines
Arburg has been working intensively on the topic of sustainability and resource efficiency for a very long time. As a supplier of Allrounder injection moulding machines, the machine manufacturer is increasingly active in evaluating climate protection activities along the entire value chain for its customers. On the basis of ISO TS 14067:2018, a standard that defines a product's greenhouse gas emissions or product carbon footprint (PCF), Arburg has investigated how the PCF and specific energy requirements of its injection moulding machines can be calculated.
Arburg donates a further 400,000 euos for Ukraine
Arburg donates to the Ukraine cause: in order to help those affected by the war in as many ways as possible, Arburg’s partners have donated the generous sum of 400,000 euros to two organisations: Doctors Without Borders and SOS Children’s Villages. The organisations have received 200,000 euros each to aid their humanitarian and medical work in response to the war in Ukraine.
arburgXvision is back on air
The show goes on! From 2.00 p.m. on 19 May, the interactive Internet TV series will tackle more exciting topics in the plastics industry – in an informative, professional and entertaining manner. The title of the twelfth episode is "Plastic as an innovation driver - new materials and what they bring!" Arburg experts Gerhard Böhm, Managing Director Sales and Service, and Dr. Philipp Kloke, Application and Process Development, will discuss this topic with Peter Barlog, Managing Partner of the company with the same name, under moderation of Guido Marschall from Plas.TV. There will be a switch to Lossburg, so that viewers can also gain some practical insights into Fibre Direct-Compounding.