Plastic insert molding machine manufacturer’s Technology on Tour
Arburg, Plastic insert molding machine manufacturer, communicates the subject of energy efficiency to the world using a truck, open houses and seminars.
With its series of international events, “Technology on Tour 2008”, Arburg, one of the leading global manufacturers of injection moulding machines for plastics processing, is visiting its customers on-site and presenting its current corporate objective “Energy Efficiency Allround” from a theoretical and a practical viewpoint. Together with the subsidiaries and trading partners, numerous events are being organised throughout the world in order to present the subject of energy efficiency to the plastics industry and to introduce Arburg’s associated range of products and consultation services. An important component of “Technology on Tour 2008” is a specially-equipped truck with an electric Allrounder A Plastic insert molding unit on board, which will tour Europe.
Up to now, approximately 50 events are planned throughout the world, including the truck tour, open houses and seminars.
Energy efficiency expertise
The objective of all three types of event it to make the participants aware of the issue of energy efficiency, to highlight the wide spectrum of energy-saving potential and to trigger appropriate changes in plastics injection molding company production processes in the medium term.
Thanks to decades of experience and its extensive process knowledge, Arburg is available as a point of contact and offers its customers an extensive range of consulting services on the subject of energy efficient production.
The central focus of all the events is a specialist presentation in which the Plastic insert molding machine, the mold and the overall process is examined in detail with regard to energy consumption. The overall energy consumption in terms of material preparation, molding and the cooling process is analysed and optimisation potential with respect to the Plastic insert molding machine, mold and system availability is highlighted.
Truck tour through Europe
The most exciting element of “Technology on Tour 2008” is the “Destination Plasturgie” truck, which will tour Europe from the middle of April 2008 to the end of the year as a result of the many years of cooperation between the French plastics industry and Arburg.
The specially-adapted truck will visit various locations in Europe in order to present the fascinating world of plastic molding manufacturing technology and, together with the relevant Arburg subsidiaries, to introduce its corporate objective “Energy Efficiency Allround”. One of the features installed in the truck is an Allrounder 320 A with a clamping force of 500 kN, which will provide a live demonstration of energy-efficient molded part production.
Open houses at subsidiaries and trading partners
Open-house events will take place throughout the year on Arburg subsidiary and trading partner premises – these events will provide the perfect platform to focus on presenting Arburg’s energy efficiency range to the customer, as well as the Arburg product portfolio. Customers will also have the opportunity to receive individual advice on energy-saving potential from the Arburg experts.
Successful seminar concept
The third event component consists of worldwide seminars, the concept for which is based on the “Technology on Tour” series of seminars which has proved successful in Germany for many years. The energy efficiency presentation will be suppleme
nted by individual, technical, specialist presentations on various Plastic injection molding issues, which will be selected on a country-specific basis by the on-site Arburg representatives.
Events staged worldwide
The official start of the energy efficiency offensive will be at the Technology Days in Lossburg, from 3 to 5 April 2008.
Just a few days later, on 15 April 2008, “Technology on Tour 2008” commenced with the truck on Town Hall Square in Copenhagen. The truck will also travel to Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and the Czech Republic. Together with the open houses at the subsidiaries and the trading partners, and the numerous seminars at a variety of locations, “Technology on Tour 2008” will not only be staged in Europe but will extend from Australia and China to the USA.