Product novelty 12. September 2023

ALLROUNDER 920 H: turnkey system makes toolboxes in the ARBURG design

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A turnkey system based around a hybrid ALLROUNDER 920 H produces ARBURG toolboxes
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Much sought-after giveaway: toolbox in the ARBURG Design
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The turnkey system based around a hybrid ALLROUNDER 920 H produces toolboxes in the ARBURG design. Over-moulded 3D films and hot-stamped ARBURG lettering help create the high-grade aesthetics.

A KUKA Scara robot, programmable via the GESTICA control system places the film inserts on a centering station. A MULTILIFT V 40 picks up the inserts, moves past an ionisation bar, which cleans them, and inserts them into the 1+1-cavity injection mould. Here, they undergo in-mould lamination in the insert moulding process. The ARBURG lettering on the top shell is refined inline in a hot stamping station, and this is discharged together with the bottom shell via a conveyor system. The innovative tool carrier system is combined with a manual workstation outside the turnkey system, on which the toolbox is completed with its centre section, handle, locking clips and feet.

A sustainable, biomass-balanced and ISCC-certified PC/ABS from Covestro is processed for the main components. The case closures and handles are created from components made of Recopound® from partner Leonhard Kurz. This material is extracted from post-industrial recyclate (PIR) on the basis of PET films. For homogeneous material processing and consistently high product quality, the exhibit is equipped with Arburg’s recyclate package, which includes hardware and software elements.

"Intelligent" GESTICA assistants provide active support at the machine. The "aXw Control FillAssist" function is networked with Simcon’s Varimos plug-in for filling simulation in the control system itself. The "aXw Control EnergyAssist" ensures optimised switching on and off of all heating zones, the, "aXw Control PressurePilot" for bionically optimised pressure regulation. As an addition to the recyclate package, the adaptive process control works with the "aXw control RecyclatePilot" feature to create a stable shot weight.