Published On: Fri, Jul 10th, 2015

Arburg to demonstrate high speed production of bottle closures at T-Plas 2015

At T-Plas 2015, Arburg will be showing an Allronder injection molding machine producing drinks bottle closures, as well as the Freeformer additive manufacturing machine.

“With a hybrid Allrounder 570 H in the ‘Packaging’ version, we will be presenting an injection molding application designed for high volume production in the packaging industry. This efficient high-speed machine produces 24 water bottle closures in only three seconds,” explained David Chan, Managing Director of Arburg Singapore and responsible for the entire ASEAN region.

Injection Moulding Machine

Arburg to demonstrate high speed production of bottle closures at T-Plas 2015

This high-speed machine from the Hidrive series offers high productivity and reduced energy requirements for applications in the beverage industry, according to Arburg.

The exhibit, which features a clamping force of 1,800kN and a size 800 injection unit, operates with a 24 cavity mold from Z-moulds. The closures weighing 1.25g are produced in a cycle time of around 3s.

Another highlight, the Arburg Freeformer, will demonstrate the production of gear cards and spray heads for cosmetic containers.

The Freeformer initially melts conventional granulates in a plasticizing cylinder, similarly to injection molding. A second discharge unit can be used for an additional component, for example to produce a part in different colors, with special tactile qualities, or as a hard/soft combination.

At the show, the Freeformer will combine a standard acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) granulate with a special support material. The supporting structures used during the additive manufacturing of the gear cards and spray heads for cosmetics containers can be subsequently removed in a water bath.

T-Plas will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from August 26-29.