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Arburg Gira honours fully automated injection moulding system

Editor: Barbara Schulz

Gira Giersiepen has named Arburg and FPT Robotik as "Suppliers of the Year 2014".

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Supplier of the Year 2014: Arburg Managing Director Helmut Heinson (left) and FPT Managing Director Dieter Steinhauser (2nd from right) receive the award from Gira Managing Director Alfred A. Bulitz (right), in the presence of Heike Henze and Martin Mader (centre) from Purchasing.
Supplier of the Year 2014: Arburg Managing Director Helmut Heinson (left) and FPT Managing Director Dieter Steinhauser (2nd from right) receive the award from Gira Managing Director Alfred A. Bulitz (right), in the presence of Heike Henze and Martin Mader (centre) from Purchasing.
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For many years, the two companies have jointly implemented complex production cells for automated injection moulding applications. Arburg and FPT Robotik received the award for a custom-designed production cell built around a hybrid Allrounder 570 H, which produces shockproof inserts for plug sockets.

The companies worked together to integrate the multi-cavity mould from Gira into the process. “In the design and implementation of the project system, the main focus for all involved was on production efficiency,” emphasised Thomas Knop, area sales manager at Arburg. “This resulted in a significantly improved cycle time."

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"We feel honoured and are very proud to be recognised for development achievements, product quality, delivery service and partnership teamwork by our long-standing and important customer. We also see the award as evidence of our expertise with regard to automated injection moulding solutions," said Arburg's Managing Director Sales, Helmut Heinson.

Gira, a leading manufacturer of smart building systems, operates more than 35 Allrounder injection moulding machines at its plant in Radevormwald, Germany. In the plastics technology business sector the company also develops, designs and produces plastic parts, system products and moulds for the automotive, medical technology and pharmaceuticals sectors.

According to Arburg, Gira’s experts were particularly impressed with the injection moulding concept featuring a 6-axis robotic system, which can be programmed easily and reliably using the user interface of the Selogica control system, Arburg said. The central control for all injection moulding and handling processes means that movements can be synchronised and quality can be comprehensively monitored. This is said to enhance the efficiency of the injection moulding system.

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