Germany – Over 6,700 guests from 53 different countries once again attended the Arburg Technology Days, held from 15 to 18 March 2017, making it one of the biggest in-house event in the industry.
There was much to be seen at the company's 171,000 square metre headquarters in Lossburg (Germany). The presentation included more than 50 exhibits in action, the Efficiency Arena under the motto of "Industry 4.0 in practice", turnkey injection moulding solutions, the Arburg Prototyping Center for additive manufacturing with the Freeformer, as well as a special service area. Trade visitors also found further inspiration in specialist presentations and factory tours.
The Arburg Technology Days 2017 attracted over 43 percent of its visitors from abroad. According to the company, the largest contingencies from overseas were North America with over 170 visitors and China with around 125. The largest numbers of European guests were brought along by the subsidiaries Switzerland (around 210), Czech Republic (around 180) and France (around 160).
"For our annual Technology Days, we do everything we can to ensure that our invited guests get a comprehensive insight into the Arburg product range, trends in plastics processing and innovative applications. The unique industry event involved a large number of employees and trainees. Our customers really appreciated the unique atmosphere, made great use if the opportunity to talk with our experts and, at the end of the day, took away some key ideas for their own production," summarises Michael Hehl, Managing Partner and Spokesperson for the Arburg Management Team.
There was a great deal of interest among the public in the new hybrid Allrounder 1120 H, which extends product and services into a clamping force range of up to 6,500 kN. Visitors to the Technology Days 2017 had the opportunity to take a closer look at the new large machine with its new design and visionary Gestica control system following its premiere at the K 2016 leading international trade fair. As part of an innovative turnkey solution, the exhibit produced ready-to-use folding step stools in an exclusive Arburg design. This involved producing eight individual parts using an eight tonne family mould in a cycle time of around 60 seconds and then assembling them ready to use in a combined set-up with a Multilift V 40, six-axis robot and assembly station.
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