Injection molding More space, modularity and ease of use for multi-component injection molding
Publisher: Alexander Stark
Germany – With a new series of multi-component injection molding machines, Arburg wants to offer more space, modularity and ease of use to its customers. The machines will be presented at Fakuma and will be available for order from October 2021.
Multi-component injection molding is a very demanding process. Building on 60 years of expertise based on technical applications, Arburg has developed a new series of machines to further increase production efficiency. The Allrounder More, with its flexible configuration, can now be optimally tailored to specific customer and market requirements. The machines offer increased space for larger molds, greater modularity during assembly, as well as many features optimized for greater ease of use and simple maintenance. At the Fakuma show, the company will present the new Allrounder More which covers very detailed requirements. The first machines will be available to order from October 2021.
Allrounder More machines are fitted as standard with a dynamic electric toggle clamping unit with liquid-cooled low-energy servomotors. At the start of the series, the machines have two electric injection units and a clamping force of 1600 or 2000 kN, as required. In the future, it will be possible to select injection positions using modules. At the start of the series, a horizontal injection unit and a vertical unit (position V) will be available as standard. L-shaped horizontal (L position), parallel vertical or horizontal parallel (P position) and angular (W position) injection units will also be available as an option. This will allow all common two-component applications to be carried out.
Plenty of free space for the mold and ejector
This is due to the fact machines provide more space for molds, rotary units, media connections and usable ejector stroke. The tie rods have been extended by 200 mm as standard and the movable mold mounting plate has also been extended by 200 mm. The distance between the tie rods is 570 x 570 mm and the maximum daylight of the plate is 1200 mm. The sliding protection has also been widened by 400 mm. Together, all of these features facilitate accessibility to the mold area, the company says.
Details make the difference
Particular emphasis was placed on ease of maintenance and use. These features include push-in media fittings for electricity, water and hydraulics. The cylinder module can be changed in a few easy steps. The vertical injection unit can be conveniently positioned on a support frame, placed on the ground and transported separately from the machine if required.
the material is fed outside the mold area it cannot therefore be contaminated by granules. Hose guides optimize hose routing and avoid possible scuff marks.
With its numerous detail improvements and modular design, Arburg wants to meet all the requirements of a modern multi-component machine. According to the company, it provides customers in a wide range of industries with increased flexibility for precision configuration and greater efficiency in the production of high quality plastic parts in different materials and colors.