100th Arburg machine for Berker

Posted on 04 Jul 2018 and read 382 times
100th Arburg machine for BerkerBerker, which belongs to the Hager Group and is associated with electrical switches and building technology systems, has been producing high-quality plastic components for the last 40 years using injection moulding machines from Arburg GmbH (www.arburg.com).

Following decades of successful co-operation, Berker’s 100th Allrounder machine was accorded a ‘ceremonial handover’.

Head of production Sebastian Walther, who travelled to Arburg in Lossburg with Christoph Koch of Berker’s production management team to officially take delivery of the anniversary machine — said: “With our 100th Arburg, we are entering a new era. It is the first three-component Allrounder — and also the first 630 S size of machine with 2,500kN of clamping force.”

This Allrounder 630 S, which is equipped with a Multilift robotic system, forms part of an advanced turn-key system.

Mr Walther said: “We will use this production cell for the fully automated production of a new switch series.

We initially came to Lossburg armed only with the mould drawing, but based on that — and together with Arburg — we developed a new production concept, and now we have an efficient turn-key solution that fully meets our needs.”

At the ceremonial handover of the anniversary machine, Ralf Müller — Arburg’s head of technology and key account management — said: “Since the purchase of the first Allrounder in 1978, there has hardly been a year in which Berker did not buy a machine from us.

"Their machine fleet now comprises hydraulic, hybrid and electric Allrounders, as well as vertical machines.” The Hager Group has 11,400 employees and had a turnover of 1.9 billion euros in 2017.

Components and solutions are produced at 23 locations around the world and sold to customers in more than 120 countries.

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