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Packaging focus at Plastimagen 2019

| Editor: Steffen Donath

An Allrounder 470 E Golden Electric will produce all-purpose boxes at Plastimagen 2019. A linear Multilift Select robotic system performs the handling and assembly tasks.
An Allrounder 470 E Golden Electric will produce all-purpose boxes at Plastimagen 2019. A linear Multilift Select robotic system performs the handling and assembly tasks. (Source: © Arburg)

Plastimagen takes places 2 to 4 April 2019 in Mexico City and Arburg will be showcasing two packaging applications.

"We are seeing a trend towards complex equipment, electrical machines and automation in the Mexican plastics industry," explains Guillermo Fasterling, Managing Director of Arburg Mexico. "Our Allrounders are widely used in the automotive, electronics and toy industries, and increasingly in the packaging industry. At this year's Plastimagen, we will therefore be presenting two packaging applications – including automation and quality control – as well as the Arburg ALS host computer system."

High-performance machine for the packaging industry

The "Packaging" versions (P) of the hybrid Allrounder Hidrive machines have been specially designed for high-quality and high-volume production in the packaging industry. At Plastimagen 2019, an Allrounder 630 H with a clamping force of 3,200 kN and a size 2100 injection unit with a 48-cavity mould from Plastisud will be producing screw caps made of PE-HD for water bottles. The cycle time is about 3.2 seconds and the moulded part weight is two grams. After cooling down in a lift cooler, a camera system by partner company Intravis checks the screw caps and sorts the good and bad parts.

Automated Allrounder produces boxes

Arburg is using an electric Allrounder 470 E Golden Electric with a clamping force of 1,000 kN and a size 290 injection unit to demonstrate the cost-efficient, automated production of plastic parts at Plastimagen 2019. The exhibited machine will be using a 1-cavity mould from Langer Molds and Tools to produce 61-gram PP all-purpose boxes with snap locks in a cycle time of around 15 seconds. The injection moulding machine is compactly automated with a Multilift Select. The linear robotic system first removes the moulded part from the mould and forwards it to a laser station, where the logos of the application partners are added. The box is then closed on an assembly table and the now ready-to-use item is placed on a conveyor belt by the Multilift Select to be made available to trade fair visitors as a giveaway.

Comprehensive technology and service package

The topic of service offered by Arburg Mexico will also be featured at Plastimagen 2019. Today, the team counts 27 employees, including skilled service technicians and experts in application technology as well as automation and turnkey projects. The Querétaro subsidiary offers its customers high-tech solutions for a wide range of industries and processes, as well as professional consulting and comprehensive support in sales, pre-sales and after-sales service. This includes a telephone hotline, a spare parts warehouse, a showroom and the training courses offered by Arburg Mexico.

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