Injection moulding solution meets highest cleanroom standards


Arburg will show the equipment at Plastec West 2013, in Anaheim, US

Arburg will present an efficient injection moulding solution that meets the highest cleanroom requirements at Plastec West 2013, which is being held from 12 - 14 February 2013 in Anaheim, CA.

The fully-electric Allrounder 520 A features a completely encapsulated stainless steel clamping unit that can be cleaned particularly quickly and effectively. It also has a nickel-plated mounting platen with covered bores and a cleanroom module.

For medical applications, Arburg offers cleanroom solutions tailored in detail to specific requirements. The modular product range covers hydraulic, hybrid and electric Allrounders with a clamping force range from 125 to 5,000 kN (14-550 tons), for which customised equipment packages are available.

A variety of cleanroom concepts can be implemented ranging from machines and complete production cells that can be docked to a cleanroom, through to Allrounders that operate entirely within a cleanroom.

To meet the highest hygiene requirements in accordance with ISO 13485, as well as the specifications of the FDA and the GMP directives, Arburg offers machines with an encapsulated stainless steel clamping unit. The stainless steel surfaces can be cleaned much faster and are inert even to the aggressive agents commonly used during sterilisation.

In addition, the raised machine base, which is covered on the injection side, as well as the nickel-coated mounting platens with covered bores are advantageous in terms of cleaning. The resulting reduction in downtimes also ensures greater efficiency in production.

A cleanroom module with air ionisation above the machine’s clamping unit ensures that the air in the work area is kept as free of particles as possible. The module generates a high level of air circulation via a pre-filter and HEPA filter, as well as neutralising electrically charged moulded parts.

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Liquid-cooled drives and control cabinets are standard at Arburg and also aid low-emission production. In addition only FDA/NSF H1-compliant lubricants are used. As a result, the Allrounders meet the cleanroom requirements of ISO classes 5 to 7.