Injection molding More space, modularity and ease of use in multi-component injection molding
08/01/2021Editor: Alexander Stark
Germany – With a new series of multi-component injection molding machines, Arburg wants to offer its customers more space, modularity and ease of use. The machines will be presented at the Fakuma and can be ordered from October 2021.
More modularity, more space, more ease of use: The new Allrounder More series is equipped with numerous optimized features for production-efficient two-component injection molding.
Multi-component injection molding is a very demanding process. Building on 60 years of application technology expertise, Arburg has developed a new series of machines to further increase production efficiency. With its flexible configuration, the Allrounder More can now be optimally adapted to specific customer and market requirements. The machines offer more space for larger tools, more modularity in assembly and numerous optimized features for greater ease of use and easy maintenance. At the Fakuma, the company is showing the new all-rounder More, which covers very detailed requirements. The first machines can be ordered from October 2021.
All Allrounder More are equipped as standard with a dynamic electric toggle lever clamping unit with energy-efficient liquid-cooled servomotors. At the start of series production, the machines will have two electric injection units and, depending on requirements, a clamping force of 1,600 or 2,000 kN. In the future, it will be possible to select injection positions using modules. At the start of series production, a horizontal and a vertical injection unit (V-position) are available as standard. Optionally, horizontal L-shape (L-position), parallel vertical or parallel horizontal (P-position) as well as angular (W-position) injection units are offered. This means that all common two-component applications can be implemented.
With the new Allrounder More, the material feed is positioned outside the tool area. The vertical injection unit can be quickly changed using plug-in media couplings.
Plenty of space for the mold and the ejector
Because the machines offer more space for tools, rotating units, media connections and a usable ejector stroke. As standard, the bars have been lengthened by 200 mm and the movable mold mounting plate has also been enlarged by 200 mm. The distance between the bars is 570 x 570 mm, the maximum panel light 1,200 mm. The sliding protection has also been widened by 400 mm. All of these features taken together make it easier to access the tool area, the company said.
The increased installation space of the Allrounder More offers more space for larger tools and convenient tool changes.
The details make the difference
Particular emphasis was placed on simple maintenance and operation. This includes plug-in media couplings for electrics, water and hydraulics. The cylinder module can be changed in a few simple steps. The vertical injection unit can be conveniently positioned on a support frame, placed on the floor and, if necessary, transported separately from the machine.
The material is fed outside the mold area so that it cannot be contaminated by granules. Hose guides optimize the hose guide and prevent possible chafing.
With numerous improvements in detail and a modular structure, Arburg wants to meet all the requirements of a modern multi-component machine. According to the company, it offers customers from a wide variety of industries additional flexibility for precise configuration and greater efficiency in the manufacture of high-quality plastic parts from different materials and colors.