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Packaging technology Application information
Complete solutions for
high performance
Multi-components LSR Thermoset PIM Clean room Micro e² Packaging
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Packaging
At a glance
Milk stays fresh, mineral water retains
its taste and paint keeps in its con-
tainer. These are just some of the appli-
cations for packaging items that you
can produce on our ALLROUNDERs. No
problems. Reliable. And, most impor-
tantly, in large unit volumes. Here,
every hundredth of a second and every
kilowatt-hour represent hard cash
for you. That’s why we have consist-
ently further developed ALLROUNDER
injection moulding technology into
complete energy-effcient, high-per-
formance solutions. With the special
“Packaging” (P) version, we guarantee
you short cycle times and a high level
of process reliability: around the clock,
365 days a year. In short: maximum
productivity with low energy require-
ments, throughout the entire volume
production. From closures weigh-
ing only one gram, to large-capacity
containers, you can rely on our support
as a partner perfectly positioned in the
global market.
Special equipment for machines in packaging applications
Stable
machine base
FEM-optimised
mounting platens
Individual media connections
in the vicinity of the mould
Servo-electric toggle-type
clamping units with energy recovery
during braking
Synchronisable
servo-electric ejector
with booster function
Prepared for high-speed
removal or IML system
Turnkey solutions
from a single source
Servo-electric
dosage drives
Highly-dynamic, position-regulated
screws with active braking
Dynamic injection
with either servo-electric or
hydraulic accumulator technology
“Packaging” (P) version Options
Highly wear-resistant
cylinder modules with
barrier screws
High-performance drives for
even higher circumferential
screw speeds
Individual bolt-type and
needle shut-off nozzles
Control functions such as
start-up parameters and
dosage across cycles
Example - drink bottle caps: these mass-produced plastic items are in daily use and therefore need to be produced quickly,
reliably and cost-effciently.
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Utilising innovative technology
Packaging items require application-specifc
system solutions for maximum productivity.
All ALLROUNDERs in the „Packaging” (P)
version offer:
• fast, precise, energy-saving mould move-
ments, through servo-electric toggle-type
clamping units
• high plasticising capacities, through
barrier screws and servo-electric dosage
drives as well as
• dynamic injection flow and energy-
efficient operations, through hybrid
fully-electric drive concepts.
The modular drive technology means that
the best possible system design can be
achieved for every application. High-end in-
jection moulding technology, such as
liquid-cooled servo motors, automatic
clamping force control and planetary roller
screw drives are a guarantee of
economical operation.
Targeted process optimization
The freely programmable, graphic-based
SELOGICA machine control system enables
even complex sequences to be transparently
managed. The real-time plausibility check of
all entries during programming is a major
advantage. Application-specifc production
sequences can be put together without re-
quiring special programs.
Special functions help operators to get the
best out of all processes. Aiming for short
cycle times? No problem with the cycle time
diagram and synchronous sequences. Con-
trolled start to production required? Easy
with the right start-up parameters. Need ef-
fective process control? Comprehensively
possible with individual monitoring inputs
Easy, reliable and fast injection moulding
management – only with the SELOGICA
control system.
Comprehensive service benefts
As a system provider in the packaging sector,
ARBURG is capable of offering all of its cus-
tomers seamless worldwide support, from
the idea to the production-ready product.
Mould tests, machine comparisons and pro-
cess optimisations can be implemented in
the Lossburg technical centre under near
series-production conditions. Expert advice
on all technical issues is guaranteed by an
inter-departmental packaging team. This
covers customer specifc, as well as machine
and process technology-related issues, sup-
port in mould design, conception and eval-
uation of alternative solutions, as well as
detailed trials and tests. The focus here is al-
ways on fnding the most rational technical
solution for customers.
Example - fip-top caps: individual turnkey systems from ARBURG always ensure consistently high quality.
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Flow path/wall thickness ratio
Packaging
Special: machine concept for maximum productivity
The requirements are complex: maxi-
mum productivity allied to high energy
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sector. Our response consists of in-
novative high-end injection moulding
technology, offering high-performance,
speed and top quality.
These include closures with integral
dosage aids, tamper-evident caps for
beverages, or labelled tubs with inte-
grated barrier coating for foodstuffs.
In the case of packaging, functionality,
convenience, material savings and the
best technical properties are increas-
ingly required. To be able to meet the
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quickly. Whether closures/caps, containers
or thin-walled items, the product to be
manufactured determines the equipment
used in the systems. ARBURG has the ex-
pertise in terms of machine, mould and pro-
cess technology to enable individual
solutions to be provided.
Flexible: modular system
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tion options. All movement axes can be con-
trolled separately using servo-electric drives
or hydraulic accumulator technology. Simul-
taneous movements mean that short cycle
times can be implemented without limits.
Clamping force [kN]
Distance between tie bars [mm] Injection units according to EUROMAP
Standard
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Freely combinable: injection and clamping units
as well as drive technology.
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Basis: adapted design
The reliability of injection moulding
machines over their entire service life
depends not least on their design. The
special “Packaging” (P) ALLROUNDER
versions ensure:
º permanent process reliability, thanks to
their stable machine bases
º low mould wear, thanks to precisely
guided clamping units with symmetric
force application
º minimal mould breathing, thanks to
FEM-optimised mounting platens
In addition there are generously dimen-
sioned clamping ranges with plenty of free
space for complex moulds.
E!ƂcienI. servo-eIecIric IoggIe sysIem
The servo-electric toggle-type clamping
units of the hybrid HIDRIVE-P and electric
ALLDRIVE-P machines save a lot of time and
energy in comparison with the hydraulic
clamping units, also making them more
cosl-elƂcienl. The cycle limes can be re-
duced thanks to extremely fast mould move-
ments. Features such as energy recovery
during braking ensure that the energy ap-
plied is used more elƂcienlly. Lnergy savings
totalling up to 30% can thus be achieved
wilh speciƂc arlicles. Crealer precision in lhe
positioning of the servo electric clamping
unit also leads to more reliable removal.
Important: high plasticising capacity
Correspondingly high plasticising capacity is
often crucial in the production of packag-
ing. So-called barrier screws, in which the
compression zone has been replaced with a
barrier zone, ensure homogeneous melt
preparation. The cylinder modules are
highly wear-resistant and thus ensure a long
service life. The servo-electric direct drive
permits dosage across cycles, precise
dosage volumes and energy-elƂcienl opera-
tion. High-performance drives with high
screw circumferential speeds permit mini-
mal dosage times.
lasl, precise, and energy elƂcienl. servo-eleclric
toggle-type clamping unit.
High-performing: barrier screws for
homogeneous melt preparation.
Stable: machine bases for permanent
process reliability.
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Highly dynamic: servo valves arranged near the
point of application.
Application-oriented: variety of technical details
Packaging
A collection of technical components
only becomes a fully functional produc-
tion system when you are supported by
a reliable partner throughout the entire
value-added chain. A partner like us: as
system provider, we always maintain
the overview. We combine the injection
moulding machine, mould and automa-
tion, as well as competent service.
Whether in-mould-labelling or multi-
component technology, machine con-
fguration or turnkey projects: we offer
you a broad range of technical details
for specifc applications that will sat-
isfy every demand. In this way, we can
always provide you with a suitable pro-
duction solution.
Fast, dynamic injection
Highly dynamic flling during injection
moulding is decisive for thin-walled items.
This is the only way to achieve the shortest
injection times on a reproducible basis. As
well as high acceleration, active braking is
also important. This is assured by the unsur-
passed, position-regulated screw from
ARBURG. This is achieved by means of hy-
draulic servo valves and servo-electrically
powered planetary roller screw drives for
correspondingly fast movements.
Synchronous, powerful ejection
Fast cycles are also infuenced to a signif-
cant extent by a fast, reliable ejector.
ARBURG also has practical solutions on
offer for this important detail. The
combination of servo-electric toggle-
type clamping unit and servo-electric
ejector is extremely powerful and
results in short opening and clos-
ing times thanks to the precise,
reproducible dropping of
moulded parts. The hydraulic
booster function means that
even shrunk-on closures can be
demoulded with ease. Force is
applied evenly in all mould cavi-
ties through the use of ejector
platens with several eccentric
ejector pins.
High precision: servo-electric ejectors with
booster function.
Fast actuation: valve clusters with large cross
sections for pneumatic functions.
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Tailored expansions
Large valve clusters help with the
fast actuation of pneumatic func-
tions in the mould. Mould cool-
ing can be optimised through
customer-specifc cooling wa-
ter distributors with feed
lines measuring up to two
inches. A dry air device
above the clamping unit
prevents the formation
of condensation.
System solutions for packaging
As system service provider, ARBURG also
handles the project planning of complete
systems, commissioning at the customer’s
premises, CE labelling, as well as training
and support. This is made possible through
close cooperation with leading manufactur-
ers of moulds, automation systems and
peripheral devices.
Highly customised: media connections in the
vicinity of the mould.
Effective cooling: connection lines with large
cross-sections.
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Packaging
Freely programmable: SELOGICA control system
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Flexible sequence management
The SELOGICA can be confgured ideally to
suit the specifc production application se-
quence, with no need for special programs.
Synchronisation of movements is individu-
ally adjustable, depending on the paths or
forces. Equally unique: all signals can be
monitored for optimum process and quality
control, as well as process reliability. The
production sequence is controllable, de-
pending on machine, mould and peripheral
signals. Follow-up functions can be individ-
ually selected. Example: production will only
start if compressed air is available. Only the
SELOGICA offers operators so much free-
dom when confguring ALLROUNDERs.
Firmly under control: synchronous entry of the
high-speed removal systems.
Maintaining control over sophisticated
machine, mould and robotic technol-
ogy is the domain of SELOGICA. With
this setting and monitoring system,
you can quickly set up both simple and
complex injection moulding processes,
operate them intuitively and perform
reliable optimisation. In other words:
central management. All technical fea-
tures of the SELOGICA control system,
such as the graphic sequence editor, are
also ideally suited for the production
of packaging items and aimed at mak-
ing operation faster, more reliable and
more convenient. Here too, ARBURG
provides you with decisive application
advantages: because we have already
integrated all the necessary functions
for high-quality and cost-effective part
production in the SELOGICA system.
Further information:
Product information: SELOGICA
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Reliable start-up
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Reliable start-up
A controlled production start ensures maxi-
mum process reliabilily and elƂciency
lhrough lhe one-oll deƂnilion ol slarl-up
parameters and cycles. Production parame-
ters no longer need to be ad-
justed. All values are stored in
the data record – start-up is al-
ways performed automatically
at the start of production.
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Ultimate process optimisation
From simultaneous injection as the mould
closes (injeclion on lhe ƃy) lo robolic
system advancement as the mould opens,
the SELOGICA offers almost unlimited
options for getting the very best out of
every process. Movements remain harmo-
nious and reliable, even at maximum
speeds. This is ensured through freely
conƂgurable ramps.
Highlights
º Control centre for the entire injection
moulding technology
º Convenient sequence programming
with graphic symbols
º Immediate plausibility checks
º Free programmability of production
sequences
º Common data record for the entire
production unit
º Water-cooling for continuous temper-
ature control in the control cabinet
Ultimate process
optimisation
Flexible sequence
management
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Packaging
Application examples
Injection moulded plastic packaging
is on the advance, offering universal
design options, for example. In order to
ensure that optimum performance is
achieved in your business on a daily
basis using multi-cavity moulds, speed,
a high degree of reliability and qual-
ity are essential. These are precisely
the features that characterise our
ALLROUNDER technology. As system
service provider, our concern is with
complete solutions from a single source
with machine technology that is pre-
cisely tailored to the specifc individual
application. Professional advice, from
the planning stage and installation
on site through to service, round off
our offer. This ensures that you are al -
ways on the safe side when it comes
to packaging.
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Complex two-component
bottle caps
ARBURG cooperates with established experts
to develop perfectly harmonised complete
solutions. The best example of this is the
combination of innovative mould technol-
ogy with a two-component ALLROUNDER
to produce water bottle caps. The machine
technology can be adapted individually to
the mould, e.g. through corresponding fex-
ible arrangement options for injection units.
ARBURG handles the complete integration
of the mould functions, such as servo-elec-
tric turning, in the machine.
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In-mould closing of fip-top cap
The integration of functions is always an
important issue in the packaging sector
with its high requirements in terms of cost
effciency. In the case of fip-top caps for
shampoo bottles, the open cap can actually
be closed inside the mould, for example.
The fexible SELOGICA machine control sys-
tem offers signifcant advantages here.
Thanks to the detailed, confgurable se-
quence management feature, the produc-
tion sequence can always be ideally adapted
to the relevant application. The intuitive hu-
man/machine dialogue lends transparency
to complex sequences and makes the pro-
duction process easy to control.
Effcient: fully integrated mould technology impresses with its reliable processes and
short cycle times.
High-quality: fip-top caps are closed directly
in the mould.
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72 screw caps in 3 seconds
Multi-cavity moulds that produce large unit
volumes in a matter of seconds are the
dominant technology when it comes to the
production of screw caps. In addition to a
correspondingly large plasticizing capacity
implemented with barrier screws and high-
performance drives for the shortest possible
dosage times, there is a particular require-
ment for powerful servo-electric ejection
that can be synchronised with the mould
movements. All other components of the
system, such as cooling sections and visual
part inspections are also coordinated in ac-
cordance with the application. This is the
only way in which production can run
quickly, reliably and to a high quality.
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Reliable label insertion
Those wanting to produce containers in
large unit volumes in a single process step
with the appropriate labels using the in-
mould labelling process (IML), can rely on
us to provide a complete turnkey solution.
As systems supplier, ARBURG designs and
confgures such systems individually, in line
with requirements. Speed, functional relia-
bility and cost effciency are important key-
words here. This is provided mainly by the
servo-electric toggle-type clamping unit
with its extremely short dry cycle times,
energy recovery during braking and high
positioning accuracy.
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Long cartridges
Owing to the long fow channels, many
packaging applications such as cartridges
for silicone compounds require the shortest
injection moulding times and thus dynamic
movements and high speeds. Here, the po-
sition-regulated screws of the ALLROUNDER
can fully demonstrate their great advan-
tages in combination with hydraulic accu-
mulator technology and servo valves posi-
tioned close to the consumers, as well as
fully electric injection units.
Dynamic: achieve long fow paths with short
injection times.
Productive: production of mass-produced
items in a matter of seconds.
Time-saving: simultaneous insertion of
labels and removal of containers.
Distances between tie bars of 920 x 920 mm | Clamping forces up to 4,600 kN |
Injection units up to size 4600 (according to EUROMAP)
ARBURG GmbH + Co KG
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For more information, please go to www.arburg.com.
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