Injection moulding More space, modularity and ease of use for multi-component injection moulding

Editor: Alexander Stark

Germany — With a new series of multi-component injection moulding machines, Arburg wants to offer more space, modularity and ease of use to customers. The machines will be presented at Fakuma and can be ordered as of October 2021.

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More modularity, more space, more ease of use: The new Allrounder More series is equipped with numerous optimised features for production-efficient two-component injection moulding.
More modularity, more space, more ease of use: The new Allrounder More series is equipped with numerous optimised features for production-efficient two-component injection moulding.
(Source: Arburg)

Multi-component injection moulding is a very demanding process. Built upon 60 years of technical applications-based expertise, Arburg has developed a new series of machines to increase production efficiency further. The Allrounder More, with its flexible configuration, can now be optimally adapted to specific customer and market requirements. The machines offer increased space for larger moulds, greater modularity during assembly, as well as numerous optimised features for greater ease of use and simple maintenance. At Fakuma trade fair, the company will be showcasing the new Allrounder More which covers very detailed requirements. The first machines will be available to order from October 2021.

All Allrounder More machines are equipped as standard with a dynamic electric toggle-type clamping unit with energy-efficient liquid-cooled servo motors. At series start, the machines have two electric injection units and a clamping force of either 1,600 or 2,000 kN, as required. In future, it will be possible to select injection positions using modules. At series start, one horizontal and one vertical injection unit (V-position) will be available as standard. Horizontal L-shaped (L-position), parallel vertical or parallel horizontal (P-position), and angular (W-position) injection units will additionally be available as options. This will enable all common two-component applications to be realised.

With the new Allrounder More, the material feed is positioned outside the mould area. The vertical injection unit can be quickly changed via plug-in media couplings.
With the new Allrounder More, the material feed is positioned outside the mould area. The vertical injection unit can be quickly changed via plug-in media couplings.
(Source: Arburg)

Plenty of free space for mould and ejector

This is because the machines provide more space for moulds, rotary units, media connections and a usable ejector stroke. The tie-bars have been extended by 200 mm as standard and the moving mould mounting platen has also been enlarged by 200 mm. The distance between tie-bars is 570 x 570 mm, and the maximum platen daylight 1,200 mm. The sliding guard has also been widened by 400 mm. Together, all these features facilitate accessibility to the mould area, the company states.

The increased installation space of the Allrounder More offers more room for larger moulds and convenient mould changes.
The increased installation space of the Allrounder More offers more room for larger moulds and convenient mould changes.
(Source: Arburg)

The details make the difference

Special emphasis has been placed on ease of maintenance and use. Among such features are plug-in media couplings for electrics, 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 mould area so it cannot be contaminated by granules. Hose guides optimise hose routing and prevent possible chafing marks.

With its numerous improvements to details and modular design, Arburg wants to meet all the requirements of a modern multi-component machine. According to the company, it offers customers from a wide range of industries added flexibility for precision configuration and greater efficiency in the production of high-quality plastic parts made from different materials and colours.

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