Published On: Fri, Dec 7th, 2012

Process automation at the highest level increases productivity

New standards in quality and output. Fill and ALBA Tooling show the future of plastics production at Euromold 2012.

Process automation at the highest level increases productivity

Process automation at the highest level increases productivity

New methods in the production of multi-material systems in high-volume production were presented by Fill and its partner ALBA Tooling at Euromold from 27 to 30 November 2012 in Frankfurt. Fill increases productivity and quality in its projects through structuring of the process chain and utilization of all networking options.”The combination of polyurethane with other materials harbors enormous potential.

This was confirmed emphatically in many discussions with customers at Euromold 2012. Thanks to many years of experience in the field of automation, we can offer our customers genuine added value,” reports Wilhelm Rupertsberger, Manager of the Plastics Competence Center at Fill.

Frankfurt/Gurten, 06 December 2012 – At the Euromold international trade fair in Frankfurt, it was clear to see that developments in the field of plastics production are heading towards hybrid concepts. Components with outstanding product properties are being created through the targeted combination of polyurethane with natural materials. Functionally optimized polyurethane is being combined, for example, with wood or ceramics and allows products with a wide range of uses to be developed. Together with its partner ALBA Tooling, Austrian machine engineering company Fill is a pioneer in this field and presented tried and tested production processes for high-volume production to the specialist trade audience.

Standardized – well thought-out – structured
From the raw material to the tested component. At Fill, efficient production systems are coordinated optimally with one another and deliver custom-made solutions. In the field of optical quality control, Fill’s sister company Weitblick Systems has developed a flexible optical inspection process with the robot-controlled RV1000 camera system. Objects up to a size of 1000 mm can be inspected fully automatically with the RV1000 robot inspection cell.

The robot performing the task can be equipped with different camera systems. The special lightweight robot is capable of operation without any additional housing or safety equipment. This not only keeps the investment costs low, but also results in completely new options through interaction with the operator. Many customer inquiries and concrete discussions with international customers and partners at Euromold confirm the high level of interest in this technology “Made in Austria.”

Corporate data
Fill is a leading international machine and plant manufacturing company for diverse branches of industry. The family-owned business excels in the use of the latest technologies in management, communication, and production. Business operations encompass the fields of metal, plastics and wood for the automotive, aircraft, wind energy, sport and building industries The company is the global market leader in ski and snowboard production machines and aluminum core removal technology.

Andreas Fill and Wolfgang Rathner are joint CEOs of the company founded in 1966 that is still completely family-owned. The company became a public limited company (GmbH) in 1987, was certified in accordance with ISO 9001 in 1997, and now has more than 550 employees. More information can be found at: