The Allrounder 470H 1000 290 in Comfort version on display at the MECSPE LAB – Innovation Area will be equipped with a mould from the company Ghepi and will produce by injection moulding the battery cover for the GPS device power supply, which is essential for saving lives in the event of avalanches.
The new machine technology includes a perfect combination of electric clamping unit and hydraulic injection unit, which helps to significantly reduce purchase and operating costs, as well as the carbon footprint. Factors that have contributed to optimising energy consumption and reducing cycle times include the new oil management concept, the split flow rate for simultaneous movements of the hydraulic secondary axes, and the extensive use of the Arburg servo-hydraulic system.
When compared to a hydraulic machine of similar characteristics, the energy footprint of the Allrounder 470 H is improved by up to 50% and, depending on the application, up to 12,000 kg of CO2 can be saved each year. A reduction of up to 33% in the empty cycle time finally translates into significantly higher production efficiency.
The Arburg servo-hydraulic system (ASH), already proven in the hydraulic and electric Allrounders, has also been integrated in the Allrounder 470 H Comfort and Premium models. Thanks to ASH, the speed-controlled, water-cooled servo motor continuously adapts the drive to the actual power requirement. This saves up to 50 per cent energy, especially in processes with long cooling times. In addition, the noise level of the machine is also significantly reduced.
The Gestica control system also has several useful functions for the printer. The ‘aXw Control FillAssist’ function enables filling simulation and, if supported by Cadmould’s artificial intelligence, can ‘learn’ what effects changes in process parameters have. The ‘aXw Control PressurePilot’ function dynamically optimises pressure regulation to avoid underfilling, or the formation of burrs. The ‘aXw Control MeltAssist’ function automatically calculates plasticising capacity utilisation and dwell times. All these ‘digital features’ together guarantee a highly reliable process and a comfortable and fast way of working.