New Allrounder 470 H A very special “anniversary gift”!
- World premiere: 470 H Comfort and Premium
- Efficiency: 50 percent less energy, CO2 cut by 12,000 kilogram
- Starting signal: New generation of machines heralds the future
470 H Premium, 1000-400, Perspektive, CGI
The 100-year anniversary of the Hehl family company has set the stage for Arburg’s latest piece of machine technology, the hybrid Allrounder 470 H. This anniversary machine delivers an impressive performance across the board: it saves energy, conserves resources, is production-efficient, user-friendly and reliable all at the same time! The perfect combination of electric clamping unit and hydraulic injection unit significantly reduces acquisition and operating costs as well as the carbon footprint. With “Comfort”, “Premium” and “Ultimate” performance variants, various injection units and a wide range of options, the new Allrounder 470 H machines can not only be precisely adapted to specific customer requirements they also mark the start of a new generation of machines from Arburg.
“Electric drives are becoming increasingly important, not least in terms of energy efficiency,” points out Gerhard Böhm, Managing Director Sales and Service. “In the new Allrounder 470 H, we have created precisely the hybrid machine that users need today and in the future; a machine that has not yet been available on the market in this form.” The anniversary machine is particularly interesting to customers who are looking for an energy-saving alternative to hydraulic machines, for example, but who also want to benefit from their proven benefits.
Unique Hybrid Machine
“The new generation of machines incorporates many technical innovations that are only available from Arburg,” adds Guido Frohnhaus, Managing Director Technology & Engineering. “When designing the new Allrounder 470 H, we significantly enhanced our proven technology to optimise the energy footprint and reduce cycle times.” Contributing factors include the new oil management concept for which a patent is now pending, flow rate splitting for simultaneous movements of hydraulic secondary axes and the extended use of the Arburg servo hydraulic system.
50 Percent Less Energy, CO2 Cut by 12,000 Kilogram
Compared to a similar hydraulic machine, the energy footprint of the Allrounder 470 H is up to 50 percent better, and depending on the application, up to 12,000 kilogram of CO2 can be saved each year. The new oil management concept also helps to conserve resources: For one thing, around 35 percent less oil is needed, and for another, waste machine heat is used to pre-heat the oil. In addition, the required cooling water capacity is also between 50 and 70 percent lower! A reduction in the dry cycle time of up to 33 percent results in significantly greater production efficiency.
Save Time and Money on Service and Maintenance
“User-friendliness and reliability are also important criteria for the new machine in order to save time and money on service and maintenance,” says Gerhard Böhm. “To achieve this, we incorporated the experiences and suggestions of our customers and service technicians directly into the design.” Gerhard Böhm adds that predictive maintenance is an important factor in this context and describes how the machine will automatically report that the oil filter is due to be changed soon, for example, so that this can be scheduled accordingly.
Anniversary Machine as a First Step Towards the Future
The new Allrounder 470 H machines in the “Comfort” and “Premium” performance variants will celebrate their world premiere as part of the exclusive anniversary events at Arburg’s headquarters in Lossburg in February 2023. The anniversary machines will then be on display live at the Anniversary Days from 8 to 11 March and at a host of Arburg events and trade fairs around the world. “Arburg is taking an important step towards the future with its Allrounder 470 H anniversary machine,” says Guido Frohnhaus, also offering a first glimpse into the future: “The new concept will be gradually implemented for other Allrounders in the hybrid Hidrive series – and the new generation of machines heralds great things for Arburg. It will be exciting to see what happens next!”