“The injection moulding sector is booming again,” stated Arburg as its 2011 Technology Days got underway on March 23rd, running until March 26th. A record 5200 visitors attended the event from 54 countries, which took place at the company’s headquarters in Lossburg, Germany. Some 40% of visitors, stated Arburg, came from outside Germany.
Michael Hehl, Managing Partner and spokesperson for the Arburg Management Team, was highly satisfied with the event, stating, “No other event world-wide combines detailed insights into the current Arburg technology so well with the opportunity to engage in exhaustive technical discussions with our specialists. Moreover, the unique atmosphere at the Customer Centre and throughout the company never fails to impress our visitors.”
Electric Allrounder Edrive machines
A permanent fixture at the Technology Days is the presentation of product and application innovations. This year, the new electric Allrounder Edrive machine series, which enables high-end entry into the world of Arburg electric machines, celebrated its global premiere. In terms of performance characteristics, the Allrounder Edrive machines represent an alternative to basic hydraulic machines. They cover a broad range of applications, particularly with regard to the technical injection moulding segment. All four sizes of the Edrive machine series were presented, covering a clamping force range from 600 to 2,000 kN.
“50 years of Allrounder”
In 2011 Arburg celebrates 50 years of its Allrounder injection moulding machine range. “More than 40 hydraulic, hybrid and electric machines, as well as a comprehensive range of applications, provided impressive evidence that the modular Allrounder range always provides optimal customer-specific solutions,” stated Arburg.
The applications presented included the production of packaging and medical technology products, clean-room technology, multi-component injection moulding, micro-injection moulding, the production of technical parts and the processing of different materials, from liquid silicone (LSR) and thermosets through to metal and ceramic powders.
Foreign delegations who visited the Technology Days in the company of the Arburg subsidiaries and trading partners were offered guided tours of the production areas in their own national language. In addition, around 2,000 visitors took part in the approximately 250 German language tours.