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2/20/2018 | 1 MINUTE READ

Biggest Arburg Machine Yet Arrives in U.S., with New, Prize-Winning Design and Control Features

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U.S. premiere of hybrid Allrounder 1120 H with clamping force of 730 tons, new design, and Gestica control system.



NPE2018 is the U.S. launch of the largest machine ever from Arburg and the first of a brand-new design with a sophisticated new control. The Allrounder 1120H has a 650-metric-ton clamp (730 U.S. tons, 30% larger than any previous Arburg machine) with 1120-mm tiebar spacing (20% larger than other Allrounders) and 1050-mm stroke. Dry-cycle time is 2.4 sec.

Its sleek new design was recently awarded a design prize by the world’s oldest independent design institute, iF International Forum Design GmbH in Germany.

On display for the first time outside Europe, this hybrid press has an electric toggle clamp powered by twin servos, plus servo-hydraulic injection with a gas accumulator. Electric ejection is standard, with hydraulic optional. The new design encloses all electric, hydraulic, pneumatic, lubrication, and temperature-control systems within the machine frame. Safety gates and injection unit run on linear guides. Integrated fold-out steps provide access to the mold area.

Its new Gestica controller has a pivoting and height-adjustable operator panel with a smooth glass front that resembles a tablet computer and accepts multitouch/gesture commands. The 15.6-in., full-HD screen has a new EASYslider element that allows fingertip dynamic control of machine movements during setup. Motions can be speeded up or slowed down with the swipe of a finger on the on-screen bar.

Two other models with the new design and control are already on the market, the Allrounder 920 H (500 m.t.) and 820 H (400 m.t.)—the latter will be unveiled at the Plast2018 show in Milan, Italy, this spring.

Here at NPE, the Allrounder 1120H is molding a PP folding step stool, molded in an eight-cavity family mold and snapped together in an adjoining cell with a six-axis robot. The parts will be demolded by a Multilift V Cartesian robot, a new model with 88-lb payload capacity.




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