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what's new
The new
Allrounder
More
Counteract raw
material prices
with SIKORA
measuring
systems
Machinery
Arburg launches the
Allrounder More
Equipment
Measuring technology
saves material
Bremen, Germany-based Sikora, a technology
company specialised in manufacturing
measuring, control and inspection technologies,
has developed a product portfolio of
systems used worldwide in production lines
for process optimization and quality control
in the production of cables, hoses, tubes
and plastic granulate.
Designed for process control, the systems
precisely measure relevant product
parameters during the production process.
The measured values, such as wall
thickness, eccentricity, diameter and ovality,
are available directly after starting up
the system. They enable direct centring of
the extrusion tools so that start-up scrap
and safety margins can be significantly reduced,
saving material and costs. Sikora's
Centerwave 6000 measuring system, for
example, which enables optimum centring
and is based on millimetre wave technology,
leads to a potential material saving of
about 5 %.
Furthermore, the real-time measurements
yielded by the Sikora measuring
systems facilitates reliable line control
during the running process. Minimum wall
thicknesses are automatically generated
through adjustments to the extruder output
or the line speed. Safety margins in the wall
thickness can thus be significantly reduced.
The measured values are permanently
logged and are available for quality management
in the form of trend and statistical
evaluations over the entire production cycle
or the individual product length.
The use of SIKORA measuring technology
leads to an optimized material consumption
due to the possibility of a fast
centring as well as the control to minimum
wall thickness. Hence, users can specifically
counteract the shortage of raw materials
and the increasing raw material prices and
automatically save material and costs with
the help of measuring technology.
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August/September 2021
Maguire integrates
FlexBus Lite into dryer's
touchscreen controller
Maguire has integrated its FlexBus Lite,
a standard feature on all touchscreen
blender controls, into the ULTRA dryer
touchscreen controls, giving users complete
pump and receiver control in a cell.
FlexBus Lite features an intuitive receiver
and pump control - with features typically
only found on larger central system
controls. It allows control of one vacuum
pump and full system functionality control
of up to 10 materials receivers. The iconbased
touchscreen shows each of the receiver's
activity in real time whether it is
calling for material, receiving material into
it, or showing material discharging. The
pump and receiver settings can be easily
adjusted in real time by the operator.
" With the dryer, vacuum chamber and
material retention hopper on load cells -
you are able to completely regulate the
drying rate to the process rate. This allows
the operator to program a shutdown
to any specific day and time. The control
system then monitors the rate so that
the loader will stop calling for material
and the dryer will be empty, " said Frank
Kavanagh, VP Sales and Marketing. The
remote-control capability makes mezzanine
and elevated installations easier
than ever for the operators. There are no
additional controls
necessary
with FlexBus
Lite - the control
system can
work with any
Maguire product
and also
any third-party
system.
The FlexBus Lite
is now into the
dryer's touchscreen
controller.
Arburg is launching a new series for production-efficient
multi-component injection
moulding. The new machine, dubbed
the Allrounder More, offers a particularly
flexible configuration for easy adaption
to specific customer and market requirements.
The machines offer increased
space for larger moulds, greater modularity
during assembly, as well as numerous
optimised features for greater ease of use
and simple maintenance.
Standard on all Allrounder More machines
is a highly dynamic electric toggle-type
clamping unit with energy-efficient
liquid-cooled servo motors. At
series start, the machines have two electric
injection units and a clamping force
of either 1,600 or 2,000 kN, as required. In
future, it will be possible to select injection
positions using modules. Initially, the
standard model will feature one horizontal
and one vertical injection unit (V-position).
Horizontal L-shaped (L-position),
parallel vertical or parallel horizontal
(P-position), and angular (W-position) injection
units will be available as options,
enabling all common two-component applications
to be realised.
Next to more space for moulds, rotary
units, media connections and a usable ejector
stroke - achieved by extending the tiebars
by 200 millimetres and enlarging the
moving mould mounting platen, also by 200
millimetres - special emphasis has been
placed on ease of maintenance and use.

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