Arburg’s Technology Days were held from June 22-25 of this year, after a two-year break due to COVID-19. During the event, over 3,700 visitors came to the Arburg headquarters in Lossburg under the banner ‘Think Tank’; on display were fifty machine exhibits, and the Efficiency Arena, with its focus on digitalisation and sustainability, service solutions and expert presentations.
“We are extremely proud of these incredible visitor numbers, because, after all, whole regions – for example, in Asia – were unable to travel due to Corona. Added to this is the fact that we organised the Technology Days four months before the world’s leading trade fair, K, and not everybody will come to Europe twice within four months,” stated Juliane Hehl, Managing Partner, Arburg. “The Technology Days certainly proved again their absolute global attraction. This makes it very clear to me that our customers and visitors could hardly wait for the Technology Days either!”
For the first time, sister companies AMKMotion and InnovatiQ also attended the conference with solutions for drive systems and Additive Manufacturing, respectively. A digital highlight was said to be the brand new 5G campus network. Presentations in the new training centre and exhibits and exhibition areas distributed across the entire company covered topics such as turnkey solutions, medical technology, Additive Manufacturing and servicing.
The Efficiency Arena was also said to have been met with a great response. Here, around twenty experts from Arburg and its partners provided information on all topics relating to arburgGREENworld and arburgXworld. The focus of the nine stations was on solutions for resource conservation and digitalisation along the entire injection moulding value chain. With the production of drinking cups that can be separated by type, the visitors were shown an application example of the R-Cycle initiative and learnt about the key topics of circular economy and digitalisation.
An overview of the entire range of products and services offered by Arburg in this respect was on display in two new, permanently installed rooms: in the arburgGREENworld, a hybrid Allrounder 370 H processed Post-Industrial Recyclate (PIR) that originated from technical textiles (airbags). For this purpose, the machine was equipped with Arburg’s new ‘recyclate’ package. In the arburgXworld area, numerous options were shown for making production more efficient, transparent and sustainable thanks to digitalisation.