Arburg is showing its latest high-end machines for injection moulding at Chinaplas 2014 in order to demonstrate its ability to meet the demands of the rapidly growing markets in China and Asia.
The company says the three exhibits shown on stand E1G01 in Hall E1 are precisely tailored to the needs of the key industries for the region – packaging and electronics.
“With their strong growth rates, the markets in China and Asia are very important for us,” explained Helmut Heinson, Managing Director of Sales at Arburg. “Because of the dynamic technical development in these countries, we regard the Chinaplas as an important presentation forum for our high-end injection moulding solutions.”
Arburg is running two ‘packaging versions’ of its Allrounder 570 H machines at Chinaplas 2014 H producing four IML tubs in a short cycle time of around four seconds. These machines, says the company, combine high productivity and reduced energy consumption and are characterised by a well-balanced combination of distance between tie-bars, clamping force and opening stroke.
“Thanks to their modularity, our Allrounder injection moulding machines can be equipped for specific applications or industries. We will be showing sophisticated examples of this at Chinaplas 2014, with exhibits for the packaging and electronics industry,” explained Zhao Tong, Manager of the Arburg subsidiary in Shanghai.
For the electronics industry Arburg is showing the ‘Hotmelt’ process for overmoulding electronic components, demonstrated on a vertical Allrounder 275 V with a clamping force of 250 kN and a size 100 injection unit.
The thermoplastic Hotmelt adhesives can be used over a wide range of temperatures and are said to feature excellent adhesion on polar plastics. This, says Arburg, makes them highly suitable for overmoulding sensitive electronic components, as found in the automotive sector for example. An LED carrier is being produced as a demonstration part, with the insert consisting of an LED circuit board and two connector cables.
Max Man, Managing Director of the Arburg subsidiaries in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, said: “The Asian market increasingly demands solutions that are characterised by high performance, automation and customisation and that can be made available quickly. This is exactly what we offer our customers, plus comprehensive pre- and after-sales service.”